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Offline Ozymandias

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1500 on: January 10, 2018, 11:52:09 am »
Beautiful. If you'd told me they were new factory fresh and just unboxed, I would not have blinked. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Thank you! :)

And may I say that I thoroughly approve of your choice of football club... :)

Indeed you may Sir. Very frustrating these days though - this season I've used my season ticket twice only. :unimpressed:

I managed to get to one game at the Emirates - fortunately it was against Spurs and we won! :)

Otherwise very frustrating, I agree. :(
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1501 on: January 10, 2018, 01:27:30 pm »
Thank you, Gideon, for these photos. of the BR Standard 4MT and the WR 'Large Prairie' tank locos.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1502 on: January 10, 2018, 01:38:01 pm »
thanks for the update Gideon, superb work as ever - the 4MT looks stunning

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1503 on: January 10, 2018, 02:07:17 pm »
80041 is one of the Exmouth Junction (72A, 83D) BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4Ts that will be appearing at Cant Cove, later. 80041 was allocated to Exmouth Junction from 6/62 to 5/65; it was then transferred to 82G Templecombe where it was shedded from 5/65 to 3/66 (when the shed closed).

The others should include: 80037 and 80064, also allocated to Exmouth Junction. But only 80037 went on to Templecombe, from 5/65 to 3/66.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1504 on: January 16, 2018, 12:33:59 pm »
A few more restorations reach the end of the production line, and some current projects progress...



A bit of crimson LMS loveliness:





Some completed ones:


















And finally, this poor little thing has arrived from eBay... not sure what to do as a livery (although theoretically it should be DB black and red), any suggestions?




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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1505 on: January 16, 2018, 02:30:29 pm »
Oooooeeeeeerrr...

....I'm having a moment...

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Porn, thy colour is crimson!

Hubba hubba hubba!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1506 on: January 16, 2018, 02:34:38 pm »
Oooooeeeeeerrr...

....I'm having a moment...

 :drool:

Porn, thy colour is crimson!

Hubba hubba hubba!

 :laugh3:

 :laughabovepost: You know that Jube's yours, don't you...? :D
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1507 on: January 16, 2018, 03:14:58 pm »
Oooooeeeeeerrr...

....I'm having a moment...

 :drool:

Porn, thy colour is crimson!

Hubba hubba hubba!

 :laugh3:

 :laughabovepost: You know that Jube's yours, don't you...? :D

Why d'ya think I'm getting so excited?

 :laugh2:

It's good to see loads of loco's coming out of the depot, it means my other two Jube's are getting closer too.

That Turbomotive looks huge next to the Jube. That's going to be an impressive looking loco by the time your finished.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1508 on: January 16, 2018, 07:23:12 pm »
Nice job on the old Ibertren Arnold 2-6-4T.  Is that going up on ebay?

[edit] I see it has [/edit]
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1509 on: January 17, 2018, 10:00:43 am »
Nice job on the old Ibertren Arnold 2-6-4T.  Is that going up on ebay?

[edit] I see it has [/edit]

Thank you! :) Yes, it's now on eBay - with quite a few others! I needed to create some room on the workbench...! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1510 on: January 17, 2018, 09:35:58 pm »
The Minitrix Warship looks excellent; you've made a speciality of restoring them to a variety of pristine liveries. However, to my (old) eyes, the bodyside stripe looks a bit too wide, if you compare it with:

https://photos.smugmug.com/1/Pre-TOPS-Locomotives/Type-4/Type-4-/To-id/i-G5tmMGK/0/7c6b0aef/XL/D807%20Caradoc%20LairaClass%2042%20Warship-XL.jpg

What do you think?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1511 on: January 18, 2018, 11:01:46 am »
I have Adrian Curtis' "Warship Dawn" and on p87, he cites a full description of how what became "Warship" class diesels, D 800 and D 801 should be painted: "6. APPLIED LINE AT WAIST OF LOCOMOTIVE, AND NUMERALS
No. D 800
Light grey 7-078 Line: 6 1/4", numerals: 6 1/2", all between doors
No. D 801
Stainless steel; Line 3" between cab doors; numerals 6 1/2", forward of cab doors, aligning at foot"
7. CREST -- Centred between ventilators"

Curtis describes, later, how the light grey line (I had always thought it to be white from colour photos) was reduced to 3" before application (as this looked better) and that, despite stainless steel numbers for D 801 being cast, neither they nor the stainless steel line were ever applied to D 801 (or any other loco.). D 801 with these would make a nice model though.

Despite (designer) Black's wish, the "Warship" nameplates were fitted midway between the painted waist line and the BR crest (which was centred between the ventilator grills).

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Chris (in Prague)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1512 on: January 18, 2018, 11:45:51 am »
The Minitrix Warship looks excellent; you've made a speciality of restoring them to a variety of pristine liveries. However, to my (old) eyes, the bodyside stripe looks a bit too wide, if you compare it with:

https://photos.smugmug.com/1/Pre-TOPS-Locomotives/Type-4/Type-4-/To-id/i-G5tmMGK/0/7c6b0aef/XL/D807%20Caradoc%20LairaClass%2042%20Warship-XL.jpg

What do you think?

Thanks Chris! :)

You're absolutely right, the body stripe is wider than on the original. I use the slightly thicker Fox white lining for this, as the .35mm lining is way too thin.

I should try to find a better option for future models, though...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1513 on: January 18, 2018, 03:06:16 pm »
I did mine using Tamiya masking tape and a brush and a pale grey from Railmatch (BR diesel light grey - still available via ebay looks as though it has been discontinued)

 

Regards,

Alex
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1514 on: January 25, 2018, 02:04:35 pm »
Lots happening on the workbench at the moment - but I've been slacking on the photography front!


Arthur is finally finished and will be heading back to his patient (and hopefully pleased!) owner shortly...

On the workbench with 31811, now re-numbered to 31849:





Front view of Arthur alongside Turbomotive 6202, which is tantalisingly close to being finished...




More soon! :)
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