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My fictitious Railway
« on: August 31, 2017, 05:09:33 pm »
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It seems very quiet on here at the moment so I will show you what I have been up to lately...


I have always toyed with the idea of starting my own fictitious railway, so I have started repainting a few wagons to start with to see how it goes.

All my wagons are at the moment wagon kits from Peco, nothing exciting I know, but it was a test of my paintbrush skills. What do you think?



More to come...

Rob.



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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 05:19:19 pm »
Sounds like good fun.
What does SM stand for ?
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 05:25:11 pm »
Nice hand paint job. It's amazing how small those kits are in real life.Just out of interest, whose transfers did you use? I've got a few of those kits to build.
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 06:30:06 pm »
I have always toyed with the idea of starting my own fictitious railway, so I have started repainting a few wagons to start with to see how it goes.

All my wagons are at the moment wagon kits from Peco, nothing exciting I know, but it was a test of my paintbrush skills. What do you think?

Rob,  I think this is a great idea and I should very much like to see more of your work.  I recall a couple of freelance standard gauge railways from the 'Model Railway Constructor' years ago.  Whilst common with narrow gauge, it is rare with standard gauge, other than for preserved railways.  Some of the most convincing US model railroads have been freelance.

Best wishes.

John
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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 09:08:36 pm »

What does SM stand for ?

I was nervous of asking that, but the paint job looks very good.

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 04:48:54 pm »
Thanks for the nice comments. I figure I should go into a little more detail about my plan.
SMR is the South Midland Railway which on paper was once a real railway but never really got going.
My idea is another one of those cross country railway lines that runs from north London towards Oxford and with my little mind it merges with the East Gloucestershire Railway, continues to Cirencester, where there is the SMR's works and then it continues west into the Cotswolds, down the Frome valley where it runs parallel with the GWR line before branching away to join the Midland line at Stroud. It follows that route until it crosses the Midland mainline at Stonehouse and continues to the terminus and small docks at Frampton On Severn.
Is was formed with the idea of competing with the GWR and South Wales coal traffic.

An exciting idea?
So with a few wagons and locomotives that I have no use for I set about starting my own company. In my mind the Midland Railway was a major shareholder so a perfect opportunity to repaint and modify some Midland Loco's to start with and coaches as well.

Here are the wagons I've done at the moment.



I was reading a post that Atso did in when modifying peco wagon of making a NE refrigeration van and I was so influenced by that that I wanted to make one as well but for the SMR But I want to paint it red. Just to make it more interesting. I've nearly finished it and will put it up in a bit.

More to come.

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 06:59:32 pm »
Yes; an exciting idea.

Thank you for the photograph of these interesting wagons.

Good idea to involve the Midland in your plan; it certainly liked to interfere wherever possible.  No doubt someone will tell you that their great grandfather was a driver on the SM.

There are several very nice Midland locomotives in the Union Mills range that will probably suit your purpose admirably.

All the very best.

John
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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 11:09:13 pm »
Great idea and story line. I did a fictional US Railroad company called Fife County Freight in a green and white livery. It blended in quite well with my other US rolling stock.

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 12:10:46 pm »
Thanks for all the positive input.

My latest creation,



I guess I should get a brake van and engine sorted.

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 02:33:30 pm »
Very crisp paint and decalling job :thumbsup:

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 03:44:44 pm »
Beautifully done Jollybob! I really must dig mine out and finish it now!

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 05:10:10 pm »
Thanks. This is a fun little project, I enjoy adapting Peco wagons, it surprising what you can make out if them.

So, I new I had a brake van body somewhere, I have a North London Railway brake van that I bought from Etched Pixels a couple of years ago, this is it after I primed it.


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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2017, 01:11:02 pm »
The brake van is coming along now and some bits have arrived from Nbrass so I can start on my loco. I'm going to keep it safe and start with something simple, so a Farish GP tank will do. As long as this goes well it will prompt me to do some more locomotives.


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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2017, 06:26:40 pm »

What does SM stand for ?

I was nervous of asking that, but the paint job looks very good.

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2017, 02:39:09 am »
Yes, the painting on the brake van isn't brilliant, I often find that a problem with 3d printed items when using a brush, that and I chose to use a Tamiya paint with which I seem to have noticed solidifies on the surface very quickly, so my painting is a bit sloppy. If I known all that beforehand I may have done it slightly differently. But I'm happy with it and from a normal viewing distance it's not really noticeable.

 

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