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Title: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Tank on November 23, 2011, 03:03:37 pm
Hello all,

I've had a go at making this Class 950 in RailTrack livery.  I don't know why I've got into making RailTrack vehicles lately?!  I don't even like the livery! ::) :D  It's not yet 100% finished as I need some paints to arrive due to not all of the windows lining up in the right places, and around the drivers door handles.

Here is the original picture I was working from...

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Class150-1Railtrack.jpg)

I then bought a Class 150/1 off of somebody on the forum, spoke to Adam at Electra, and got to work.  :)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Class9501.jpg)
Here is the first stage of filling in the windows.

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Class9502.jpg)
Adding the graphics - which I must say this is the hardest model I've had to use them on, and they do need a little work, but still superb.

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Class9504.jpg)
The almost finished unit with painted roofs, handrails, cab windows, snow ploughs, added ground level spot lights, and camera/sensor.

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Class9503.jpg)
A before, mid way, and finished photo - although some painting still to do.
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: class37025 on November 23, 2011, 03:44:20 pm


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Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Newportnobby on November 23, 2011, 03:47:00 pm
Hi Chris - that's a really neat conversion job :thumbsup:
Being a modern image numpty - what the heck are those things on the front below the lights? Leaf blowers? :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 23, 2011, 03:49:26 pm
Curious why you filled the windows rather than just vinyled over them ? Did you find vinyl alone wasn't opaque or solid enough ?
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Tank on November 23, 2011, 04:00:18 pm
Thanks for the feedback.

Hi Chris - that's a really neat conversion job :thumbsup:
Being a modern image numpty - what the heck are those things on the front below the lights? Leaf blowers? :smiley-laughing:

Well I've been calling them spotlights, but I should think that they are some kind of sensor for each track.  Certainly not leafblowers! :thumbsup:

Curious why you filled the windows rather than just vinyled over them ? Did you find vinyl alone wasn't opaque or solid enough ?

The windows are quite deep, so the vinyls wouldn't have anything solid behind them.  Eventually the vinyls might tare, or if I ever varnish them, then picking them up in the future would push the unsupported vinyl and crack the varnish.
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: davieb on November 23, 2011, 04:10:50 pm
what a great job you've made of those  8)

not my era or taste but they look fabulous and look just like the pics

i was going to ask the question "what are those things on the front"

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: captainelectra on November 23, 2011, 04:47:28 pm
Top rate job you've done there, Chris. I think the tweaks to the artwork were well worth the effort.  :)
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Alex on November 23, 2011, 05:38:42 pm
Hi Tank,

Well done on a superb conversion. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Alex
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Tank on November 24, 2011, 11:57:57 am
Thanks again for the comments.  Yes Adam, the tweaks were worth it!  :)

Here are a few pictures I've just taken on my layout with some of the whitemetal kits I built 5 years ago...

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Class9505.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Class9506.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Class9507.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Class9508.jpg)
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Newportnobby on November 24, 2011, 12:19:19 pm
Congratulations on your bashing skills, Chris. Some most unusual stuff there :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Dock Shunter on November 24, 2011, 01:05:34 pm
Nice work Chris... :thumbsup:
Looks like a big job just broke out there....
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Jerry Howlett on November 24, 2011, 02:31:55 pm
Ok from a dinosaur , it certainly looks the buisiness. You should enter it into the n gauge modelling competition. It looks like a winner. Pity it doesn't have a tender and a nice chimney.........
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Fratton on November 24, 2011, 03:13:52 pm
Very good looking job there tank, i love that in one of those main photos there was more out of the ordinary stock than you would see on 5 layouts,,,,,,,
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Anthony Lloyd on November 24, 2011, 04:50:53 pm
Nice on to Tank and Adam (Electra). I was contemplating a similar conversion myself only in the new yellow livery.
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Chris on November 24, 2011, 06:41:19 pm
Nice one Chris :thumbsup: The prototype was in Norwich today but couldn't get to see it as I was at work. It had left by the time I finished :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Tank on November 24, 2011, 07:05:54 pm
Congratulations on your bashing skills, Chris. Some most unusual stuff there :thumbsup:

Thanks mate.  I like to make the more unusual stock.  :)

Nice work Chris... :thumbsup:
Looks like a big job just broke out there....

Yes, they heard the Area Manager was on the way, so tea-break was held off until after lunch and tiffin!  :smiley-laughing:

Very good looking job there tank, i love that in one of those main photos there was more out of the ordinary stock than you would see on 5 layouts,,,,,,,

:D  Thanks Fratton!  As I said above, I like to have the unusual stock laying around.  One thing I've always liked with railways are the sidings full of old stock, and their many uses.

Ok from a dinosaur , it certainly looks the buisiness. You should enter it into the n gauge modelling competition. It looks like a winner. Pity it doesn't have a tender and a nice chimney.........

I appreciate the compliment about winning a competition. :thumbsup:  Not my cup of tea though, as it's too much faff to send it to the NGS and get it back again.  :)  Although it would be nice to have something on glossy paper....  Maybe in the future!  :D

Nice on to Tank and Adam (Electra). I was contemplating a similar conversion myself only in the new yellow livery.

I know Adam already has the Network Rail version ready, so go for it.  It would be good to see someone elses effort. :thumbsup:

Nice one Chris :thumbsup: The prototype was in Norwich today but couldn't get to see it as I was at work. It had left by the time I finished :thumbsdown:

That's a shame Chris.  How did you know it was there?  You seem to find out about all of these wonderful trains coming past your way, but I haven't a clue! ??? :D
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Chris on November 24, 2011, 10:54:46 pm
Quote from: Tank
That's a shame Chris.  How did you know it was there?  You seem to find out about all of these wonderful trains coming past your way, but I haven't a clue! ??? :D

I'm on a couple of Yahoo groups called Anglia Gen and East Coast Gen which cover all sorts of train movements around East Anglia including to and from Norwich. That is where I tend to get most of my info for my railway photos and videos but now that I'm increasing my hours at work it's getting more difficult to get to see the rarer workings now. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Rheneas N Gauge on November 26, 2011, 12:56:45 am
nice to see one of them modeled and i like the details you have put on it well done  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Anthony Lloyd on November 26, 2011, 08:24:54 pm
Tank, where did you get the camera/lights from?

Tony
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Tank on November 26, 2011, 09:23:48 pm
It's a secret.   :smiley-laughing:  The camera is just a rectangular piece of thick plasticard that I filed two angles on to get the right look.  The lights are the simply two pieces of 2.5mm insulated wire that you'd use for the plug sockets in your house.  I found it easy to bend, and the insulation was easy to file down to give the effect of the lights surround.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Alex on November 27, 2011, 08:38:10 pm
Hi Tank,

If you don't fancy entering the NGS competition how about writting an article on your conversion?

Alex
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: Tank on November 27, 2011, 08:45:20 pm
I could do....I just don't feel it's good enough.  I'll put something together and send an email to someone.  Thanks for the idea!  :)
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: nng89 on January 16, 2013, 07:15:49 am
hi mate i want to change my 150 into a network rail 950 but there are no links on the website how do i get one.
Title: Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
Post by: captainelectra on January 16, 2013, 07:18:47 am
Drop an e-mail to adam.warr@ntlworld.com  :)