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Author Topic: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench  (Read 28969 times)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2015, 10:59:00 am »
Greetings,
Here's a few more things I've been nailing together recently. Firstly there is a pair of SECR passenger brakes made from Bill Bedford etches.



Hi Gareth

The passenger brakes really do look fantastic. I'm more impressed by these than the loco (you can call me weird).

I do like those passenger brakes. How on earth did you do such fine and intricate lining? Seriously impressive!


Me too. One day I'll have to tackle lining on my Union Mills T9 and also a couple of white metal loco kits, and I'm not looking forward to it.

I did think of repainting a Farish 4-4-0 as an L1 because superficially they're very similar. I like your approach, and your results. Much better than a simple repaint. At the moment I'm doing nothing railway-based at all, having been discouraged by some problems with the layout and distracted by work on the History Files, but I really want to get back to the modelling work, starting with the Farish suburban coach upgrades. Soon, hopefully.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2015, 02:54:47 pm »
Fantastic work! I'm dipping my toe into prehrouping models of the SECR so this thread couldn't have turned up at a better time. I'd like to start with a H class. What have you used to construct yours? Is it a kit or scratch build?
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2015, 03:18:27 pm »
Fantastic work! I'm dipping my toe into prehrouping models of the SECR so this thread couldn't have turned up at a better time. I'd like to start with a H class. What have you used to construct yours? Is it a kit or scratch build?

I'm not sure how long you've been in the NGS but there was an article on its construction in the NGS Journal in 2013, issue 4. It is a modified Dapol M7 which in a nutshell needs shortening, new front splashers and reworked cab. The rear bogie also needs shortening and moving forward. Unfortunately I don't have the photos of its build anymore but if you don't have the journal let me know so I can scan it and email you.
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2015, 03:27:37 pm »
That's great! Pm sent :)
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2015, 09:27:27 pm »
Many years ago I converted a Farish 4P to an L1.
I will have to raid the archives to see if I have still got a photo - probably in black and white!
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2015, 01:06:08 pm »
Many years ago I converted a Farish 4P to an L1.
I will have to raid the archives to see if I have still got a photo - probably in black and white!

I'd love to see that. It can't entail much more work than detailing an old Farish loco would entail (without carving off moulded hand rails and the like).

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2015, 08:31:21 pm »
Here it is in it's weathered glory!
I think possibly this might have been scanned mirror image?
I seem to remember that the bogie wheels were swapped for larger ones from? I forget(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2015, 08:46:07 pm »
Is that the night ferry behind? The L1 looks great. I wish UM would have a crack at an L or L1
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2015, 10:31:06 pm »
I think Colin was contemplating one of the ex SECR 4-4-0s a year or so after the T9, so there is a faint hope.  Maybe if enough of us ask for one ... ... ...
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2015, 02:09:24 pm »
It really does look the part. Were the changes difficult to do?

Colin at UM is certainly very friendly and helpful to talk to. It can't hurt to ask him.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2015, 09:58:05 am »
Hi Gareth,

Lovely work as always! Just out of question did you quarter the L1's new wheels by eye or do you use a jig?

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2015, 12:17:23 pm »
Is that the night ferry behind? The L1 looks great. I wish UM would have a crack at an L or L1
Yes, its the Night Ferry - Lima coaches - pulled by an etched brass body class 71 with two Farish power bogies and home made chassis.
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2015, 02:53:14 pm »

Lovely work as always! Just out of question did you quarter the L1's new wheels by eye or do you use a jig?

Done by eye. I keep adjusting until it rolls!
Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #58 on: April 13, 2015, 04:26:29 pm »
I've found myself building far too many GER locos of late so thought I'd better return south. I've a couple of small Japanese chassis one of which is the inspiration for my next project.
SECR number 313 was a small Manning Wardle loco that spent its life a Folkestone docks. Unfortunately I can't find any photos online to post a link and copyright prevents me from scanning the pages from books. You'll just have to trust me on this one.
Anyway, I've just cut out the main body parts from some scrap brass (buffer beams were spares from another etch) and will start attacking them with solder soon.


Gareth


 

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