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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #330 on: April 01, 2018, 07:50:07 pm »
There are a handful of wonderfully skilled people on this forum who are capable of bringing into life locos and rolling stock not catered for by the main manufacturers. Not only are we lucky to have them on our forum but must surely tip our hats to them for their expertise.

As well as congratulating Alan, I'll second that and thank them also for taking the time to share their skills, achievements and the odd disappointment. I learn something every day from the contributors to this site, which is what makes it worthwhile to subscribe.

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Seconded.  Apart from the part that is thirded!  Well said, Mike.

The three 4MT's look tremendous.  I have encountered engines of this class in 1:1 scale and Alan has captured the essence of them without a doubt.

Best wishes.

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #331 on: April 01, 2018, 07:52:54 pm »
And the next project is likely to be......................??

There's a green class 20 for renumbering and weathering, and likely to be sold, finishing the silver A4, a couple of rare Beaver LNER J52s that I might do (and likely sell if I do), a rake of Farish sulphate wagons to be repainted to correct livery, as well as interest from another member in southern Z classes, one of which I've done some trial work on.

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Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #332 on: April 01, 2018, 09:11:30 pm »

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #333 on: April 02, 2018, 12:01:35 am »
I’ve deliberately refrained from ‘oohing and aahing’ over each stage of the development of the locomotive as, after all, this is Alan’s personal thread but now feel it’s the time to break silence and express my gratitude to Alan for what he has created.

Imagine the pride/thrill of owning a hand-made, painted and weathered model locomotive nobody else in the universe has, and which no one else (possibly even the esteemed Alan himself) could ever exactly replicate. I am just a very, very lucky man.

Even if a mass produced ready to run version of this class were to be released it would not and could not ever match the quality of Alan’s work.
   
There are a handful of wonderfully skilled people on this forum who are capable of bringing into life locos and rolling stock not catered for by the main manufacturers. Not only are we lucky to have them on our forum but must surely tip our hats to them for their expertise.

I totally agree

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #334 on: July 06, 2018, 04:50:09 pm »
Many thanks Alan and Nobby for this wonderful thread on the 75xxx locos. Truly superb models. I fully agree with all the admiring comments, above. True masterpieces. At least two of these BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0s, double chimney fitted 75022, and / or single chimney fitted 75025 (both in BR Lined Green and of Exmouth Junction, 83D) are on my 'most wanted' list. I now need to look out for an intermediate Chinese production loco drive Black 5 chassis (not the new tool model), then buy the body kits, detailing parts and two N Brass front bogies.
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #335 on: July 06, 2018, 09:07:22 pm »
Just to give veracity to the running number, Alan also sent me this pic of 75013 at Oxford :)
It could be just about anywhere, though


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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #336 on: July 06, 2018, 10:52:51 pm »
Just to give veracity to the running number, Alan also sent me this pic of 75013 at Oxford :)
It could be just about anywhere, though




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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #337 on: July 07, 2018, 12:11:03 pm »
this would shed light on its allocations


http://www.brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=class&id=746001&type=S&page=alloc


would have travelled on the old disused varsity line

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #338 on: July 07, 2018, 01:00:53 pm »
I already have that excellent site, and am only modelling the 'Oxford area' as I used to travel across from Bletchley on the Varsity Line purely because at Oxford you could see stuff from the WR, SR, LMR and ER. That's why I have so much stock (he said, trying to justify it all) :angel: :D

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #339 on: July 07, 2018, 02:09:05 pm »
i noticed part of the route was the bedford to bletchley line, then frieght line to calvert. shame it closed in 1967, hope the line reopens


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Re: Dr Al's workbench - V1, V3
« Reply #340 on: July 24, 2018, 11:54:19 pm »
After clearing my workbench of, frankly, garbage, I'm now onto something new, which I'm hoping will be a very quick project.

This is a little gem - @Atso 's 3D print V1 and V3 kits. This is a really nicely designed 3D print, and Steve's experience here really shows. The model is a simple fit to yhe Farish SR N class chassis (minus it's tender), with an additional rear bogie truck.

I've already got a chassis pretty close to done, this just needing pickups fitted to the bogie, weighting to it, and the coupling height at the rear sorted out (it's a bit low). The DCC PCB was not carried over from the N's tender, instead the wires from the motor being directly connected to the chassis sides via the front fixing bolt - simples!



The bodies need little doing to them - mine need a little bit of layering clean up, though I suspect with a slightly thicker primer layer you would need very little. Steve has these shells set up for LNER config, so for mine which will be BR liveried, the rear works plates on the bunker sides needed removed and a front BR numberplate will need fitted which also necessitates removal of the printed top lamp iron. I'll replace this with scrap brass etch in due course.

I've done all the handrails on the first one - they use a lot of knobs - 35 in total for one body! (or 37 if you drop and loose 2 like me). I've primered it to see where the cleanup of layering is needed, but already it's looking the part:



Cleanup is the one thing I really don't like about 3D prints - wet and dry paper simply doesn't touch the material at all - it'll likely be scraping with scalpel blades - that's why I'm glad that the boiler in particular has minimal layering visible.

The other one I'm fiddling with is a sad Bulleid pacific that was rescued from non-running state (motor popped from the mount), and now being a sweet runner, I'm sure you can guess what I'm going to do with the Duchess tender chassis and black 5 tender body.....



Cheers,
Alan
« Last Edit: July 25, 2018, 12:41:48 am by Dr Al »
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #341 on: July 25, 2018, 05:07:00 am »

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - V1, V3
« Reply #342 on: July 25, 2018, 08:12:03 am »
A fascinating post, Alan.  Thank you very much.

My guess is you will replicate No. 35017 Belgian Marine in May. 1948.

Best wishes.

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - V1, V3
« Reply #343 on: July 25, 2018, 09:14:45 am »
I hope this wasn't an April Fool's joke! B @Dr Al


No, but I don't have a source for decals yet, so they are down the queue a bit.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - V1, V3
« Reply #344 on: July 31, 2018, 09:14:54 pm »
Re Bulleid - 34004 Yeovil in the locomotive exchange to Scotland or 34006 Bude exchange to the Great Central?
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