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Author Topic: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell  (Read 1767 times)

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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2018, 05:04:10 pm »
Thank you for these photos., Tony. Very good to see your layout, too. If you need any more Peco brake van chassis, please, let me know as I, probably, have at least one spare one.

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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2018, 07:08:25 pm »
Hi Chris, thanks for the offer, but ordered more than enough and the first carriage only used one.

Couple more photos, 4 wheel coach and a shark brake van I started, just requires decals/ transfers, which luckily I have.
4 wheel coach with curly handles!


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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2018, 09:33:57 pm »
Thanks, Tony. My 'Shark' brake van is in almost the same condition but I have no transfers for it.

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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2018, 09:55:43 pm »
Hi Chris, just ordered some from modelmaster, sheet 2666, available again :bounce:

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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2018, 06:12:57 pm »
Some photos of the finished Shark brake van, some with flash so they are a bit harsh.







Thats all with shark for now, off to add another coat to the flatiron now, should be finished this evening.

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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2018, 06:17:41 pm »
ooops, forgot to mention have ordered two more from N gauge society and more decals from model-master, will set up a production line! See how my rendition stands up to comparison with the DJ models one.

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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2018, 07:18:32 pm »
Thanks, Tony, for these photos. Those transfers are for a later period than the 1960s, I think? Specifically, the left-hand information panel? Is the DJ Models "Shark" available, please?
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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2018, 07:27:20 pm »
Hi Chris, the sheet comes with lots of options, I just used those ones as they were easier, though in the pack there is numbers and shark branding plus weights and tares all separate, or in panel form - I used a photo I found on the Paul Bartlett web site dated1967, one of the older ones. A problem I have found with others is it simply not possible to get all the decals to fit as the photos, so some compromise is needed, as always in our scale.

Regards Tony.

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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2018, 07:28:54 pm »
I would take a photo, but you cant make anything out!

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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2018, 07:37:09 pm »
Hi Chris, photo, not a good one! you can make out the yellow ok and some bits of the white branding.


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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2018, 08:09:35 pm »
Thanks, again, Tony. I know the panels changed around the late 1960s but I did not know when. (My modelling period ends about 1968.) I won't be doing any work on my "Shark" until the summer so that should be enough time to order the transfer sheet.

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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2018, 05:00:33 pm »
So, some more updates, first one was on the layout, where while having a clearout I found a turntable I forgot I had, and had a Locomotech motorising kit, so to cut a long story short I made the turntable up adding a platform and steam/ vacuum pipe with the motorising kit. It worked correctly from the start, and am very happy with it, though it is supposed to run on 12 volts I am using 3 volts. The other turntable was one I made up bashing the Peco kit in to a GWR overgider type, but the pickups did not work at all well.





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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2018, 05:21:33 pm »
Next up was the Worsley works 4 wheel coaches, Curly door handles fitted, roof vents made from 2mm assc top hat bearings, soldered on upside down, but I think they look OK - fitted to Peco brake van chassis 's cut and shut













Next up some more sharks!

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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2018, 05:28:03 pm »
2 more sharks, just waiting for my book, British railways brake vans and ballast ploughs by Eric Gent to turn up then I can get down to numbering them, though may be awhile as not estimated to arrive until June :(





7F in the background

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Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2018, 05:38:23 pm »
So, on to the 7F, which I think has turned out nice. I bought it off E-Bay, and it was covered in a horrible thick layer of black paint. Stripped all the paint off, added a Nbrass chimney, added handrails, sand boxes (made from styrene), Brass buffers and a few other bits and bobs that I don't remember now, but will after posting!
No before photos as forgot to take any!









Adding the numbers to the smokebox was extremely fiddly!


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