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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #120 on: July 16, 2017, 09:48:32 pm »
HAHAHAHA I have found my camera, so now be afraid be very afraid.

I have nearly finally finished the work on the last 2 additions to my 4F fleet, one being a rather tortured older Farish model and the other being a new release model from the Landship pack.

First up the older model with a tender cab


As ever the camera is a cruel tool, as it shows up the many areas that need to be improved on the loco, but a coating of weathering hides most things. As a young lad I can remember when these models were first released and how they were on my wish list.

Followed by the latest Farish model.


Still looking perhaps a little clean for me, but I think her new identity suits her, I still need to put some real coal in her tender but that can wait for another time. Yes I know many of you will say I have ruined a good model, but I cant have a spotlessly clean Midland locomotive on my layout can I???

I must admit with each new release from Farish I am amazed at how far N gauge has come, the stuff we get out of the box these days, was only available a few short years ago if you commissioned a skilled model maker. Still they could always be a little cheaper :)

I think these will be the last two additions to the 4F fleet as I have to start to look at 2F and 3F locomotives joining fleet, nothing to do with the Domestic Overlord honestly.
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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #121 on: July 17, 2017, 09:48:14 am »
I don't think you've ruined them at all Paul. They have a lot of character now but the 'fake Farish coal' really stands out in the one with the Deeley tender compared with the Fowler tender.

I do have a new 4F which was separated from the land ship pack. Originally I was going to use the chassis for something else but, having learnt a little more about the North London Line workings over the London end of the ECML, I think it'll have a slight reprieve and end up in LMS livery (as per a 3F I've got) - there, I'm now saving LMS locos!!!  :P

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #122 on: July 17, 2017, 11:00:28 am »
I like they way your locos all look like working examples, not excessively weathered, but some working grime - it's just right.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #123 on: July 17, 2017, 05:38:58 pm »
I don't think you've ruined them at all Paul. They have a lot of character now but the 'fake Farish coal' really stands out in the one with the Deeley tender compared with the Fowler tender.

I do have a new 4F which was separated from the land ship pack. Originally I was going to use the chassis for something else but, having learnt a little more about the North London Line workings over the London end of the ECML, I think it'll have a slight reprieve and end up in LMS livery (as per a 3F I've got) - there, I'm now saving LMS locos!!!  :P
Your right about the coal, I need to grind some up and start to fill a few of the tenders in the fleet.

As for you saving LMS loco's I want to see photo graphic proof

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #124 on: July 17, 2017, 05:41:24 pm »
I like they way your locos all look like working examples, not excessively weathered, but some working grime - it's just right.

Cheers,
Alan

Thanks Alan,

I think my weathering technique can stand some improvement but I try to replicate the look of a working machine, one day I may even progress to an airbrush.

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #125 on: July 17, 2017, 06:12:03 pm »
As for you saving LMS loco's I want to see photo graphic proof




Two Slow and Dirty 3Fs waiting to be repainted into LMS black.



One Midland 4F also awaiting re-liverying - a bit of a push for a North London Line through working but I think I can get away with it...



One Black Five, no need to re-livery but completely inappropriate for the kind of workings I can justify. I kind of like it though so it's got a reprieve...  :P :P

I've also got plans to build an LMS loco in the not too distant future!   >:D

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #126 on: July 17, 2017, 09:53:17 pm »
As for you saving LMS loco's I want to see photo graphic proof




Two Slow and Dirty 3Fs waiting to be repainted into LMS black.



One Midland 4F also awaiting re-liverying - a bit of a push for a North London Line through working but I think I can get away with it...



One Black Five, no need to re-livery but completely inappropriate for the kind of workings I can justify. I kind of like it though so it's got a reprieve...  :P :P

I've also got plans to build an LMS loco in the not too distant future!   >:D


Steve  I might let you off, I thought justifying a Black 5 would be easy???

What LMS loco are you building - TELL ME

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #127 on: July 18, 2017, 09:38:48 am »
I thought justifying a Black 5 would be easy???

 :laughabovepost: Not when if I was keeping things strictly in a historic context, the most I should run is a Jinty (or the very occasional Fowler 3P) and either a rake of old NLR four wheelers or some period one LMS suburban bogie coaches! But then again, I'm not modelling a prototype (yet!) so I think I can stretch things a little but I'm not sure about the 'Five'.

The Jinty with an old rake of NLR coaches will look awesome getting thrashed out of site by an A4 with a Silver Jubilee rake! >:D That'll be copying an actual picture of what was apparently a daily occurrence and allegedly made the Jinty suburban service quite popular with passengers.

What LMS loco are you building - TELL ME

It's a secret until it happens...  :P

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #128 on: July 18, 2017, 10:22:38 am »
I thought justifying a Black 5 would be easy???

 :laughabovepost: Not when if I was keeping things strictly in a historic context, the most I should run is a Jinty (or the very occasional Fowler 3P) and either a rake of old NLR four wheelers or some period one LMS suburban bogie coaches! But then again, I'm not modelling a prototype (yet!) so I think I can stretch things a little but I'm not sure about the 'Five'.

The Jinty with an old rake of NLR coaches will look awesome getting thrashed out of site by an A4 with a Silver Jubilee rake! >:D That'll be copying an actual picture of what was apparently a daily occurrence and allegedly made the Jinty suburban service quite popular with passengers.

What LMS loco are you building - TELL ME

It's a secret until it happens...  :P

A4's ARE PANTS........

TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #129 on: July 18, 2017, 01:50:38 pm »
A4's ARE PANTS........

I think that Black Five's future is starting to look a little dicey...  >:D >:D

TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME

T'is a secret, but I'm losing the desire to ever model it now for some reason...  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #130 on: July 18, 2017, 02:46:20 pm »
A4's ARE PANTS........

I think that Black Five's future is starting to look a little dicey...  >:D >:D

TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME

T'is a secret, but I'm losing the desire to ever model it now for some reason...  :smiley-laughing:

why is everyone so mean to me  :'( :angel:

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #131 on: July 24, 2017, 11:36:13 am »
I've been done for, two bargain purchases from a certain Liverpool "box shifter" has been my downfall.

 Its official like a fool I was lured in to buy two pre-owned tank wagons for a bargain price of 6 each, I remember when they were this price new. So happy was I with this buy that I did not realise how many I already have hidden away.

The problem is I will now have to weather the lot........and I mean lot.......... the Domestic Overlord will kill me if I'm found out  :doh:

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #132 on: July 25, 2017, 01:52:34 pm »
I need to get a supply of modelling time, any idea who sells it?

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #133 on: July 25, 2017, 01:54:18 pm »
Bottled modelling time is rarer than a Poole Farish railfreight 47 - and like the latter, the former you'll have to make yourself.....

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #134 on: August 02, 2017, 09:08:48 am »
I spent 30 minutes last night doing some modelling, I would say serious modelling but with the standard of my work that would be stretching it a bit. Still the self weighting tender takes a tiny step forwards.

 

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