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Author Topic: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)  (Read 17149 times)

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #75 on: September 29, 2015, 11:20:12 am »
Sounds like a great collection.  I have 47 706 in ex-Scots livery and NSE flashes.  I send mine off to Wickness and Mercig as well....a nice little partnership going between those two!  :D

My model is a Class 455 which I sent to him in November I think (could be wrong!).  I'll pop round to his house in two weeks to pick it up, as he's not too far away.


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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #76 on: December 09, 2015, 06:56:29 pm »
Next batch of repaints completed
Millfield Models
These should be delivered by next weekend

That completes the last of my non-DCC ready conversions, these will all be replaced throughout 2016
I had these completed so that the layout has at least a mix of Large Logo Blue locos, whilst the Wickness Models / Mercig Studios models are completed, and these original models did not look out of place
« Last Edit: August 27, 2016, 05:21:57 pm by mjkerr »

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #77 on: December 22, 2015, 01:33:42 pm »
The third batch of my projects has now been completed by Mercig Studios, and this completes all (five of) the Large Logo Blue 37/4
When compared with 37404 already completed, the subtle differences can be seen




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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #78 on: March 02, 2016, 01:12:36 pm »
The fourth batch, of my projects has now been completed by Mercig Studios, last of the Class 37, and this completes all the 37/4
 
37160
This is an unusual Class 37, due to the cut away buffer beam

37707
Differs from the base 37/5 that was used, sadly the larger Petroleum sector symbols are not available but you would not notice unless comparing to photos!





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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #79 on: March 05, 2016, 08:22:30 am »
They look very good !
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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #80 on: June 15, 2016, 12:09:36 am »
Apologies, Virgin Media Website Hosting is now dead
I have way too many links to modify them all, so have completed the locomotive ones in this thread

One advantage is I have gained a Domain Name, so moved everything to my own server and so no issues going forward :
http://www.glasgow-queen-street-n-gauge.co.uk

The next batch of completed models from Mercig Studios is due at the end of this month
Sadly due to work I will not have much time, until the end of Summer
However, that is the idea and come the winter more times indoor
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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #81 on: July 06, 2016, 07:23:06 pm »
The fifth batch, of my projects has now been completed by Mercig Studios, second of the Class 47/7





These Class 47/7 have light / moderate weathering

Reference photos were supplied for unique details to each loco :
47710
Heavier above cab, especially No 1 end
Faded paintwork and damage where RCH cables have come loose

47714
Graduated weathering towards the No 2 end (due to push-pull operations) and paintwork damage at No 1 end

47715
Heavier above cab, especially No 2 end
Two vertical oil streaks on B side and light blue data panel

47716
Heavier above cab, especially No 2 end
Light blue data panel
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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #82 on: July 06, 2016, 07:41:31 pm »
As always those Mercig models look beautifully done.

But the weathering above the windows looks a tad heavy to me. A quick Google images search of Scotrail 47/7s certainly shows some looked pretty grubby, but certainly not all. Of course knowing Ian these are precisely copied for specific photos. So what do I know!?

As someone who does their own weathering (after having started sending them off someone else to do) there really is a fine line between mimicking the actual weathering and going so far with the airbrush you're creating a caricature of a weathered diesel. Obviously Ian is a million times better than I'd ever hope to be, but it's something I try to think about.

Cheers, NeMo

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #83 on: July 06, 2016, 10:21:03 pm »
But the weathering above the windows looks a tad heavy to me. A quick Google images search of Scotrail 47/7s certainly shows some looked pretty grubby, but certainly not all. Of course knowing Ian these are precisely copied for specific photos. So what do I know!?

I agree, the weathering is rather generic, and this has become a concern
However, the locomotive specific detail is superb

Compare the InterCity 47/4 and first 47/7 :
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=27724.msg325304#msg325304

So far only five of the 16 (in operation) Class 47/7 have been completed
This batch has lighter bodyside weathering, with dirty cab roof

Next batch
47702 is a few months after ex-works
47703 is similar with light weathering, heavy roof, but also bodyside damage on A side
47705 is similar to 47715 with light weathering but a much darker oil streak on B side
47707 will be completely coated in oil on A side
47714 is a few months after livery repaint

I now have enough Class 47/7 to run push-pull operations, just lacking the DBSO
Replacement vinyls arrived from Electra Graphics last week, so at least are a temporary solution
I can then compare these initial Class 47 locos
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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #84 on: July 08, 2016, 01:24:04 pm »


I now have enough Class 47/7 to run push-pull operations, just lacking the DBSO


You'll need to wait until the tunnel opens!     :laugh3: :laugh3:

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #85 on: July 08, 2016, 04:26:58 pm »
You'll need to wait until the tunnel opens!
The layout is complete, along with the tunnel
The issue I have is I had to remove one of the points and it needs to be replaced!

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #86 on: August 18, 2016, 09:28:35 pm »
The next batch of completed models is nearing completion

A small website update (although it took a few days to complete)
Removed, the old dead links
Updated with information for each specific locomotive that will be retained
The specific pages will be updated with reference photos in due course

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #87 on: August 18, 2016, 09:44:14 pm »
Just looking at the rolling stock list :goggleeyes:
I hope you are insured :worried:

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #88 on: August 19, 2016, 04:59:24 am »
Just looking at the rolling stock list
I hope you are insured
Ironically, my Rolling Stock list is now shorter than it was 5 years ago (when I had 60 locomotives and 30 rakes of coaches / wagons)
Equally, it is now worth less!
However, by the end of next year when the project is completed with less rolling stock the value will be back to where it was, so well within the Insurance policy limits

Local Police visited my house a few years ago, and they had no idea what the value was
As soon as I said each loco alone was worth nearly 600 they were shocked, but agreed the detail was outstanding
They also agreed it would take someone some time to remove all the items
More likely they would grab a handful and run, as there were more saleable items in the house
Last time I reported a theft they stole just the glass from the window, they could not get any further into the house!

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #89 on: August 19, 2016, 11:52:20 pm »
I admire your dedication to detail and am in awe at attention to detail. and the patience you have

....I just hope your trackwork is as fantastic, and I expect to see see scale like ballast, pools of oil and water, the occasional dumps from the toilets.  A bashed up tampon planted in the middle of the tracks plus mashed up toilet paper would be a good match.

It's not about the money, just how good it looks at the end of the day.

 

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