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Title: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on January 25, 2018, 05:15:50 pm
Well, as I always seem to have one project or another on the go I decided to try and document some of them here, the first up is  a canopy I built, as I was not to happy with the Ratio one that was currently on the layout.
I found a photo of Gobowen railway station canopy:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Canopy_on_platform_2,_Gobowen_railway_station_(geograph_4023958).jpg (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Canopy_on_platform_2,_Gobowen_railway_station_(geograph_4023958).jpg)

I then made some formers and combined the original ratio canopy supports with a roof from a carriage shed.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118164642-610302228.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118164655-610311570.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118160830-61016194.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118160954-610191276.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118161001-61020839.jpeg)

Next up was some almost operating ground signals, other forum members in another thread had commented on the availability of dual colour micro LEDS, so combined with dummy ground signals I decided to see if I could make some that I could change from red to green to simulate their operation.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118162923-61021353.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118163010-610241572.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118163008-610231574.jpeg)

It turned out to be quite difficult to photo the LED's and get the colour to show, to the naked eye it is OK, but does not come out in the photos.

Finally some photos of a Z class shunter I have started to build for Chris in Prague.

The kit bits, they needed a bit of a clean and filling in some places
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118165837-610332006.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118165918-61036598.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118165935-61038729.jpeg)

Will try and post some more photos of the Z class as realised it is more advanced than these photos.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on January 25, 2018, 06:15:29 pm
More Photos of the Z class:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118180839-6104581.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118180842-610462122.jpeg)

Now waiting for Door, dome and safety valve , should be coming from N brass soon.

Aside from this another job I did the other day, which was more under the workbench not on it, was laty some flooring that I found in a skip! I just could not let it go to waste.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118180754-61039997.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118180808-610441035.jpeg)

Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on January 27, 2018, 03:36:59 pm
So I started another job yesterday, and finished today - something which is dear to my heart, and that was to repair my minitrix 2-6-0 chassis, the crosshead valve linkage had broken off - something which happens to alot I suspect. I had several plans but in the end decided to try and make it up from scrap etch. Should also thank J.F.Heath for his excellent web site, Classic UK Minitrix Models, which details how to strip them down and rebuild. 

So here are two views of the broken gear.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-270118152424-61125260.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-270118152836-611271825.jpeg)

The broken bit and its substitute.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-270118150811-611211244.jpeg)

Ready for painting
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-270118150157-61050834.jpeg)

Test fitting
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-270118152621-611262466.jpeg)

Painted and fitted, it was harder to screw in the 14BA bolt than you might think!
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-270118150829-611221051.jpeg)

Original Minitrix part glued on top, unfortunately on the other side that part fell apart and was unusable.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-270118150228-61119866.jpeg)
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on February 04, 2018, 06:19:43 pm
Some more photos of the Z class:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-040218175809-61559296.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-040218175821-615601644.jpeg)

Steps added
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-040218175823-61561602.jpeg)

Boiler door with hand rails and No plate added
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-040218175834-615632473.jpeg)

Whistle and assorted pipe work
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-040218175831-61562923.jpeg)

And here are some photos of a Minitrix class 42 warship which I bought cheap, but after lots of work on it it turns out the motor has at least two shorts on the poles of the motor :'( :'(
Somebody else has done the re-paint, but not do bad - I'll just look for another motor now.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-040218181201-615641803.jpeg)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-040218181203-615651601.jpeg)

Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: paulprice on February 04, 2018, 06:55:05 pm
Very impressive
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: paulprice on February 04, 2018, 07:07:03 pm
Well, as I always seem to have one project or another on the go I decided to try and document some of them here, the first up is  a canopy I built, as I was not to happy with the Ratio one that was currently on the layout.
I found a photo of Gobowen railway station canopy:

[url]https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Canopy_on_platform_2,_Gobowen_railway_station_(geograph_4023958).jpg[/url] ([url]https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Canopy_on_platform_2,_Gobowen_railway_station_(geograph_4023958).jpg)[/url]

I then made some formers and combined the original ratio canopy supports with a roof from a carriage shed.

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118164642-610302228.jpeg[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118164655-610311570.jpeg[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118160830-61016194.jpeg[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118160954-610191276.jpeg[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118161001-61020839.jpeg[/url])

Next up was some almost operating ground signals, other forum members in another thread had commented on the availability of dual colour micro LEDS, so combined with dummy ground signals I decided to see if I could make some that I could change from red to green to simulate their operation.

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118162923-61021353.jpeg[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118163010-610241572.jpeg[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118163008-610231574.jpeg[/url])

It turned out to be quite difficult to photo the LED's and get the colour to show, to the naked eye it is OK, but does not come out in the photos.

Finally some photos of a Z class shunter I have started to build for Chris in Prague.

The kit bits, they needed a bit of a clean and filling in some places
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118165837-610332006.jpeg[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118165918-61036598.jpeg[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-250118165935-61038729.jpeg[/url])

Will try and post some more photos of the Z class as realised it is more advanced than these photos.


what size are the LED's
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on February 04, 2018, 07:39:44 pm
Hi Paul, not sure and don't have any with me right now to measure, maybe next week, but they really are small, possibly 1.5 to 2mm square, they came with the leads already soldered on - I will see if I can find the original post.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on February 04, 2018, 07:52:13 pm
Here you go: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DT0605RG-20pc-Pre-soldered-litz-wired-leads-Bi-color-RED-GREEN-SMD-Led-0605-DUAL/331283185320?hash=item4d22043ea8:g:rtAAAOSwGvhT437J (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DT0605RG-20pc-Pre-soldered-litz-wired-leads-Bi-color-RED-GREEN-SMD-Led-0605-DUAL/331283185320?hash=item4d22043ea8:g:rtAAAOSwGvhT437J)

1.6 x 1.5, small!
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: paulprice on February 04, 2018, 09:26:35 pm
brilliant thanks for the link
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 10, 2018, 11:00:33 am
Many thanks, Tony, for your excellent work on the Z Class 30956 and all the photos. detailing the progress on the model.

The LED ground signals are an excellent idea. I agree with you about your platform canopy. It looks excellent and reminds me of the one at Falmouth Docks station:

https://thestationmaster.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/falmouth-docks-station.jpeg
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on February 10, 2018, 07:34:42 pm
Thanks for your kind words Chris.
More photos of the Z Class with AWS box! Front buffer beam pipe work is made up also, will take a photo later.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-100218190815-61759382.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-100218190830-61761853.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-100218190836-6176295.jpeg)

Now some photos of another project that I started, and that was to re-motor a Minitrix Class42, using mounting brackets that I have made up and a motor from the 2mm F.S.

Motor with mounts
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-100218190758-617282364.jpeg)

Underside
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-100218190800-61757724.jpeg)

In situ, screws not in place but have had a dry run, and all goes together OK
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/4407-100218190805-617582057.jpeg)


Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 10, 2018, 08:06:31 pm
Many thanks indeed, Tony, for this latest update and the excellent photos. I think you're making a really superb job of 30956. The AWS battery box is a really excellent added detail. I'm sure that the front bufferbeam pipework will look excellent, too.

I'm sure that the remotored Minitrix Class 42 "Warship" will be an equal success.

Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on February 27, 2018, 04:41:42 pm
More updates!

First up my replacement motor mod for the Minitrix class 42, this is the mK2 version, mk3 was fitted and works very well

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-270218155116-62402410.jpeg)

Next up the Z class I am building for Chris in Prague, in primer

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-270218155129-62404976.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-270218155123-62403730.jpeg)

First coat, but had to fill some divets in the tank sides
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-270218155135-62405909.jpeg)

Next up photos of a County class loco I started, with bigger drivers and added detail, I also raised the tender by 2mm, it just seemed too low to me.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-270218161354-62408794.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-270218161400-624092150.jpeg)
As Original
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-270218161424-624122369.jpeg)

With extra 2mm
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-270218155148-624061993.jpeg)
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 27, 2018, 04:56:05 pm
Thank you, Tony. The Z is looking very good. Glad you were able to remotor the Minitrix Class 42 "Warship"; excellent models for their time. The "County" will look very good, too, I'm sure. Looking at a photo. of a "County" the revised tender seems to line up properly with the cab. 1006 "County of Cornwall" was allocated to St. Blazey (83E) from June to October 1960 (along with 1002), so would make a very appropriate choice.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on February 28, 2018, 03:03:12 pm
Thanks for the info Chris, will see what fox's have in stock.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on March 10, 2018, 05:57:54 pm
Some updated photos of the Z class being built for Chris in Prague,

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-100318174457-627862043.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-100318174448-62784216.jpeg)

And a couple of the County,

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-100318175253-627882126.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/4407-100318175258-627899.jpeg)

And that's all for now folks, does not seem like a lot, but it all takes up time!
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 10, 2018, 06:17:45 pm
Two lovely models, Tony, well worth all your valuable time spent on them. I look forward to seeing 30956 arrive at Cant Cove, in due course, and your "County" running on your layout.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on March 23, 2018, 08:49:19 pm
Another update, first up chris's Z class, almost finished

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-230318203641-63288274.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-230318203140-632841338.jpeg)

Next up a little beauty I bought on E-bay, but required a roof

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-230318203157-632852320.jpeg)

More photos later of this one
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 23, 2018, 09:38:30 pm
Many thanks, Tony. A beautiful model. It is just awaiting, I believe, it's 3D-printed 72A shedplate to complete it. It's well worth the wait to see it at Cant Cove, working the Castle Branch and steam-heating the coaching stock of special trains.

I'm sure you'll restore the very interesting LMS tank loco. to perfect condition.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on March 23, 2018, 10:09:37 pm
So more photos of the Drummond HR Class X 0-6-4T
I had hoped to be able to remove the numbering, make a roof and just generally touch it up, but this proved to be impossible and I had to go the whole hog with a repaint, but not to difficult in the end.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-230318203215-632871823.jpeg)

a couple of photos of the stripped down loco
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-230318202900-632722057.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-230318202934-632822327.jpeg)

And the finished item, took about a week
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-230318220556-63290741.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-230318220558-632952248.jpeg)
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 23, 2018, 10:12:28 pm
Another beautiful job, Tony.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on March 23, 2018, 10:23:16 pm
Thanks Chris  :-[ forgot to reply to your question previously, was wrapped up in trying to upload the photos - yep just waiting for the shed plates and then I will be able to post it off :)

Regards Tony
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on March 23, 2018, 10:26:37 pm
Almost forgot, next project

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-230318203205-632862071.jpeg)

Paint should be coming off tomorrow. I think its a webb coal tank?
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on March 23, 2018, 10:30:16 pm
Just searched and found out its a Deeley MR Class 3P Flatiron 0-6-4T
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 24, 2018, 12:15:54 pm
Thanks Chris  :-[ forgot to reply to your question previously, was wrapped up in trying to upload the photos - yep just waiting for the shed plates and then I will be able to post it off :)

Regards Tony

Many thanks, Tony. I hope the missing smokebox shedplate will arrive soon to add the finishing touch to this lovely model. You should enter it in a NGS competition for kit-built locos.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on March 24, 2018, 12:55:34 pm
 :-[ you are too kind Chris, I don't think it is that good, good but pretty normal good, those boys from the 2mmm association turn out some stunning stuff.

Regards Tony
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 24, 2018, 01:26:26 pm
:-[ you are too kind Chris, I don't think it is that good, good but pretty normal good, those boys from the 2mmm association turn out some stunning stuff.

Regards Tony

I was thinking of the N Gauge Society kit-built loco. category, Tony.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on March 24, 2018, 04:53:05 pm
Hi, more updates, been busy today!

Chassis as bought, needs painting :o
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-240318164030-633311741.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-240318164052-63335445.jpeg)

Painted chassis, much better

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-240318164258-633371707.jpeg)

Stripped body shell

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/4407-240318164239-633361409.jpeg)

Unfortunately after stripping off the paint I realised I don't like the chimney very much, so am waiting to hear from Nick of N brass and will be replacing the chimney, safety dome and buffers with N Brass items, will be a bit of a delay but worth it.

Regards Tony
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 24, 2018, 05:40:25 pm
I agree 100%, Tony. Well worth waiting for the N Brass items. They make such a difference. 8-)
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on April 14, 2018, 01:50:10 pm
So, N brass items arrived, but there was too much going on also:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-140418124344-641592115.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-140418124345-641592435.jpeg)

Going to add front steps and hand rails then a coat of primer.

I started this also, which is a worsley works scratch aid 4  x 4wheel coaches (GWR), i plan to mount them on chassis made from PECO brake van chassis's.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-140418123552-64146631.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-140418123608-641531364.jpeg)

Out of focus one showing chassis and body

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-140418123627-64155321.jpeg)

I then realised I had no curly door handles so had to order them also, which I now have and will continue building this weekend.

Finally got around to making up some station sign boards and fitting them.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-140418123700-64156731.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-140418123737-641581733.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-140418123707-641572389.jpeg)

that's all for now, will post some more photos later when i have got something more to show.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague 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.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP 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!
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-140418190406-641651173.jpeg)

Shark brake van
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-140418190406-64165770.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-140418190423-641682284.jpeg)
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague 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.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on April 14, 2018, 09:55:43 pm
Hi Chris, just ordered some from modelmaster, sheet 2666, available again :bounce:
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP 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.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-150418180318-641901344.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-150418180529-641941040.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-150418180530-64194680.jpeg)

Thats all with shark for now, off to add another coat to the flatiron now, should be finished this evening.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP 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.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague 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?
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP 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.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on April 15, 2018, 07:28:54 pm
I would take a photo, but you cant make anything out!
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP 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.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/4407-150418193440-642182147.jpeg)
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague 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.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP 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.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518165235-655011952.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518165228-654701627.jpeg)

More updates to follow...
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP 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

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518170540-655021279.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518170543-655031563.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518170559-65504567.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518170643-655071053.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518170631-655061142.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518170615-655051743.jpeg)

Next up some more sharks!
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP 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 :(

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518172240-655081569.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518172242-655092086.jpeg)

7F in the background
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP 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!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518172913-655101949.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518172913-65510221.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518172931-655121696.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518172947-65513113.jpeg)

Adding the numbers to the smokebox was extremely fiddly!
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/4407-190518173005-65514426.jpeg)

That is all for now!
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on May 19, 2018, 06:45:44 pm
Thanks for all these updates, Tony, excellent work.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on November 09, 2018, 03:21:43 pm
Well long time and no updates, so here goes, first up is the 64xx to 74xx conversion that I did for Chris in Prague, which basically consists of removing the auto gear from the buffer beam, squaring off the curve of the bunker to make a right angle and adding the beading and adding hand rails to the running plate.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-091118150027-713252360.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-091118145832-713231216.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-091118145831-71323574.jpeg)

Next up was this Stainer Princess kit (BH Enterprises) I bought from Hattons for 10, and it even had name plates also! Bought a second hand duchess chassis and modded everything to  fit, railmatch paint sprayed on, fox lining.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-091118143239-713222198.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-091118142412-71312279.jpeg)

Next is a project that I am still working on, which is a Langley twin rail car.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-091118142410-713121554.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-091118142708-713182443.jpeg)

Still some more filling and priming to be done.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-091118142545-71316961.jpeg)

The trailer car, I have made a Plastikard floor up for this, as the white metal one included in the kit was going to make way too heavy.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-091118142758-713192177.jpeg)

Trailing car bogie with white metal overlay glued on.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-091118142910-713201197.jpeg)

Regards Tony

Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Newportnobby on November 09, 2018, 03:46:32 pm
Very nice work, Tony.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 09, 2018, 04:04:25 pm
Many thanks for this update, Tony. You did a superb job on the 64xx to 74xx (7446, of 83E, St. Blazey, 8/50-4/62) conversion. Thanks a lot.

The Stainer Princess looks very good, too. You must be very pleased with it.

Very good progress on the Langley ex-GWR twin diesel railcar set using a Graham Farish ex-GWR diesel railcar chassis, too. It should be W33W plus W38W but I'm wondering whether its final livery was the original, lighter BR DMU green ('malachite') or the later dark green? I always thought that it was the darker green.
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on November 13, 2018, 02:51:18 pm
well, I realised there was a problem with the Langley Rail car, and that is that the top lights for the windows are not there!, so have started to make them from styrene.
One side done!
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-131118143248-714561895.jpeg)

Other side half done
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-131118143415-714611282.jpeg)

Chassis with its insulating tape coat
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-131118143202-71453743.jpeg)

Jig for getting the spacing correct, also the graphite acts as a release agent.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-131118143324-714571369.jpeg)

Test fit of chassis to body
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-131118143148-714441332.jpeg)

Also at the same time I started to make up these ultima 6 wheel bogies for some farish Pullmans, all solder construction, apart from the last little axle box covers, they kept getting stuck on the soldering iron tip.
The bits cut from fret.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-131118143324-714571551.jpeg)

One made up, just needs painting and bending up.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-131118143401-714602457.jpeg)

so that's it until next time.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 13, 2018, 09:22:00 pm
Many thanks, Tony, for this update. I had not realised that the top lights for the windows are not included. Your rig and, especially, the use of graphite is ingenious.

I hope you were able to download the excellent article on modelling GWR diesel railcars?

6-wheeled bogies for the Pullmans will be an interesting variation.

Have you thought about some brass coach kits, like Hawksworth stock not made by Graham Farish? e.g. BCK, and Sleepers?
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: AJP on November 15, 2018, 12:07:05 pm
HI Chris, some where in a drawer I have a 12 wheeled restaurant car, etched brass from Etched pixels, bought years ago, but probably next up for construction, in crimson and cream of course.
I thought also for representing a 3 car train with the rail car what about a minitrix MK1 in S.R. Green?
Below photos of the finished 6 wheel bogies, and windows finished on the rail cars - I did wonder about cutting windows out of some old minitrix coachs, but  I would need 2 min, and prices aren't that cheap for them!
6 wheel bogies, some of the mount on the carriage has to be cut out to accomadate the centre pair of wheels.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-151118115317-714831089.jpeg)
I should really do the under frame also  :(
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-151118115336-715202003.jpeg)
Rail cars
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-151118115533-71521634.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/4407-151118115608-715221118.jpeg)

Best Regards
Title: Re: Tony's WorkBench Show and Tell
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 17, 2018, 09:28:37 pm
Hi Tony, thanks for the photos. and the latest update. Actually, I do have a spare Minitrix coach body. North Cornwall being pretty hilly, it is unlikely that a centre car would have been used. In any case, it should be a Collett C77 Open Third coach. A Dapol Collett Second, resprayed and lined might do?

W33W+W1096W+W38W definitely received green livery; I think the dark rather than lighter (malachite shade). (Collett 1938 C77 Open Third W1096W was repainted in BR multiple unit green to work with the diesel railcar twin unit W33W + W38W.) In the ColourRail phot., notice the way that the lining was applied to W1096W - level with the lining on W33W and W38W but above the waist so interrupted by the windows!

The six-wheel bogies look very impressive under the Pullmans. After those, a coach body kit would be easy! 8-)