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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2016, 08:33:19 pm »
Wow! The ugly cornflakes box certainly does look amazing!  :greatpicturessign:
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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #61 on: August 06, 2016, 01:46:42 pm »
Wow, I've neglected this thread recently. I been slowly working through bit and bobs, I post a lot of it onto the forum Facebook group and my Flickr account (here).


Dapol EWS Class 66 and Farish DRS Class 37 in N gauge by Steve Jones, on Flickr

Here are two of my latest arrivals projects. EWS liveried 66181 is the kind of anonymous freight loco seen all over the network. I've warmed to the Dapol model despite being unsure of it before. The later DCC ready chassis is a great peformer. DRS liveried 37409 is a Farish model, and has had the body lowered to reduce the gap between body and bogies. I'm a big fan of a tractor and I'm thankful to the a mate of mine for helping me source this one which is now quite scarce (and expensive!).

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« Reply #62 on: December 11, 2016, 07:10:07 am »
Still posting most of my recent work on Flickr abs Facebook, but here: have an EWS Class 37 I've completed recently!



Weathered with a mix of enamel washes and powders, factory finish toned down with Dullcote. Body lowered to reduce the gap between body and bogies.

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« Reply #63 on: December 31, 2016, 11:54:06 am »


Dapol Class 58 in Mainline triple grey livery. Weathered using enamel washes made with Humbrol paints, a coat of dullcote from a rattle can and powdered from Humbrol and Forge World. A few details to touch in but pretty much there now!



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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #64 on: December 31, 2016, 12:03:39 pm »
Disgusting!
Filthy!
Well done!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2016, 12:10:32 pm »
Body lowered to reduce the gap between body and bogies.

Hi Jonas - great weathering! Could you say more about what's involved to lower the 37 body please?

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« Reply #66 on: December 31, 2016, 12:33:33 pm »
Hi Jonas - great weathering! Could you say more about what's involved to lower the 37 body please?

Hi mate, sure. There are a couple of ways to do it, but this is how I do mine. I remove the cab interiors first, you need to snap the clue to unclip them. There are two cut outs on bottom of the lighting boards where they sit in the chassis - I file these, as its what the body sits on, so it sits lower. Be careful not to break the feeds to the LEDs. Chop the lugs from the battery boxes and blue tac them onto the chassis as they won't clip into the body anymore once you've seated the body back on the chassis.

I'm told you can file the bottom of the cab interior or the top if the lighting board if you want to retain them but I've done at least 4 now and noone has ever noticed it's missing!

I know some people have removed material from the gear towers, or chopped the bogie frames off and moved them higher up to get a similar effect (Mercig do this) but I find this to be the easiest and less risky method.

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #67 on: January 01, 2017, 11:03:02 am »
Thanks Jonas. I have a Poole DC 37 so think those bogie towers are the main constraint.

Mike

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2017, 04:36:09 pm »
 I must update his thread more...anyway, apologies to those of you who have seen these on the Facebook group;



I always regretted selling my Class 24. Well I know have another one, and it's my best work to date IMO. This one is a keeper!



I've also finished these few wagons for the 24 to shuffle around. Shame a gunpowder van isn't available for a true North Wales coast vibe...perhaps I could model the caravan on wetrols than ran to Valley occasionally!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #69 on: April 08, 2017, 05:03:41 pm »
Nice work, Jonas. They look suitably 'grotty'.

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« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2017, 03:36:19 pm »
Looking great!

Shame a gunpowder van isn't available for a true North Wales coast vibe...

Would one of these do?

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #71 on: April 10, 2017, 09:53:17 am »
Would one of these do?

You know what, it might well do. Not sure how accurate it is, but a slap of the old weathering muck can cover a multitude of sins!

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2017, 06:44:33 pm »



It's summer 1979, and 24035 is engaged in shunting an overgrown yard, in some nondescript backwater in North Wales...

Ok, not quite - it's my new shunting layout being tested on my kitchen table. The back scene needs a little work and the borrowed dutch dogfish are obviously having a Back to the Future moment! 😝

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2017, 08:18:55 pm »
It'll be a swine to get the track pins through the granite work tops! ;)

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Re: Jonas' workbench
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2017, 08:22:36 pm »
It'll be a swine to get the track pins through the granite work tops! ;)

As if I could get away with that! I should point out...on my layout board, which is laid out on the kitchen table!

 

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