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Talisman's workbench...
« on: January 24, 2014, 03:19:43 pm »
New thread to cover my activities on the dining room table workbench.

Since I returned to the fold about 16 months ago, the box of stock (a 5x ream A4 paper box) full of old 'N' gauge stock has been rationalised and the unwanted/no longer working stuff disposed of or cannibalised for spares. This left a Minitrix 2MT 2-6-2T and a Farish 'Crompton' Bo-Bo, several Farish 'mainline' coaches (kept for their faint resemblance to Maunsell R1 high-window stock) and BR-liveried Peco and Farish goods wagons, the former of both RTR and kit-built origin.

As well as purchasing new locos, passenger coaches and goods wagons to stock a new layout, which as intended to be a self-created affair, but I got the opportunity to purchase a part-completed layout (see link in sig block), I've been raiding the NGS kits to built stock that I can't buy RTR. Having only recently come to this forum, you won't get any in-progress pics on those, but a couple of days ago I got the opportunity to do a bit on the workbench and the following two pictures resulted:

Varnishing the SR vans prior to weathering



and putting the numbers/data panels on to some Peco van kits



(Excuse the mobile phone camera quality...)

On my list for the near future:
i) Weathering the vans
ii) Completing some NGS bogie bolster kits
iii) Renumbering and applying set numbers on the new Bulleid coaches

More progress soon...
My inspiration - never let a setback get you down...

My layout thread - Hambleside East: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18364.0
My workbench thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=19037

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 03:42:35 pm »
Was there a reason behind the red circle in the second picture?

I have read through your post twice and I cannot see a reference to it  :confused2:

cheers John.

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 04:05:33 pm »
I think it was used in another thread pointing out the difference in size between Peco and NGS wagons.

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 04:46:14 pm »
Sorry about no explanation of red circle, John, I noticed it when pressed 'Post' but had to pop out with SWMBO. Was going to fix/explain later...

Whiteswan is correct, the red circle is to highlight difference in height between NGS SR van kit and Peco twin-vent vans (both RTR and kits). The question is, which one is correct? Both are on the same Peco 10' chassis, so the difference is in the height of the body.
My inspiration - never let a setback get you down...

My layout thread - Hambleside East: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18364.0
My workbench thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=19037

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 11:20:43 pm »
I found some more rolling stock in a cupboard in the garage...

NSE-liveried Class 73/1 73129 "City of Winchester", Mark 2 SO and FK coaches and a Royal Mail liveried BG; and an unmade Langley LBSCR E2 0-6-0T kit (just add Farish Pannier chassis).

So this:



...with Electra Mark 2(Z) FK (Green) sides will be a new addition to the passenger stock on 'Dunestone'.  :)

Quick test, the EDL is completely dead  :( - doesn't appear to be getting any juice thru to the motor so will need to be stripped down to find out why that is.

The NSE SO and Royal Mail BG are unwanted now, so will find their way to the classifieds in due course.

The E2 kit has been put on the 'to be looked at' pile to see if I have the inclination/patience/equipment to put a whitemetal kit together and fettle it to fit the appropriate chassis...
My inspiration - never let a setback get you down...

My layout thread - Hambleside East: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18364.0
My workbench thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=19037

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 01:44:37 am »
Just off the workbench, the Farish Bulleids have been branded in sets...

Set 94 in green:




BSK S4039S - only when you take a detail picture do you notice the air bubble under the decal - something to rectify tomorrow



SK S40S - previously ('What are you doing' thread) I had said that I didn't have a number for this vehicle, but by judicious removal of the S34 and leaving the suffix 'S' and using only half of a number I probably wouldn't use on the decal sheet, I have now!  :)



CK S5836S - this should be S5837S but the wrong numbers are on the NGS/Modelmaster decal sheet 2415; this I only found out when I had applied the decals to the vehicle  :doh:



BSK S4038S - this should be S4040S, see the CK for explanation...



Set 767 in crimson/cream:

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)


Sorry for the dodgy focussing in a couple of the pictures - trying to get used to a new camera, and how to take pictures of such small items...

More later!
My inspiration - never let a setback get you down...

My layout thread - Hambleside East: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18364.0
My workbench thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=19037

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 10:40:50 am »
Nice work - they look the biz :thumbsup:

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 01:24:46 pm »
New thread to cover my activities on the dining room table workbench.

It's nice to see that your 'workbench' is as state-of-the-art as mine. ;)

...the red circle is to highlight difference in height between NGS SR van kit and Peco twin-vent vans (both RTR and kits). The question is, which one is correct? Both are on the same Peco 10' chassis, so the difference is in the height of the body.

Could they be 'low roof' and 'high roof' varieties? If the body up to the roof is the same but the roof area is higher on one then you might have the answer.

Sorry for the dodgy focussing in a couple of the pictures - trying to get used to a new camera, and how to take pictures of such small items...

You might find that you have a special setting on your camera for close-ups. Mine is only a relatively cheap Nikon Coolpix and it has this, so I'd expect your to as well. You'll get some beautifully sharp shots with that.

Peter

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2014, 11:20:17 pm »
Owing to the extensive mods on the layout (see the "Dunestone" thread) not a lot going on on the workbench recently. Managed to start a few things on the odd modelling evening at the MRC, summarised in the pictures below:

A trio of NGS Bogie Bolster Kits - one has got as far as having the underframe detailing added
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An NGS Shock Open/Van kit - one of two of these kits I have in the work queue


Putting coal loads into a fleet of 16T open wagons



The Metcalfe Brewery kit - completed but awaiting final detailing and weathering before being planted on the layout
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and a Metcalfe low relief Hotel kit


So a few things to be getting on with... more progress soon, fingers crossed.


« Last Edit: September 09, 2014, 11:23:02 pm by talisman56 »
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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2014, 01:08:55 pm »
That's a lot more on your workbench at the same time than I have on mine!

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2014, 01:15:31 pm »
You can't beat real loads in your wagons. Coal, Sand, Slate etc... etc..

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2014, 04:15:34 pm »
You can't beat real loads in your wagons. Coal, Sand, Slate etc... etc..

aviation fuel...  :help:
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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2014, 04:27:38 pm »
You can't beat real loads in your wagons. Coal, Sand, Slate etc... etc..

aviation fuel...  :help:

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2014, 01:10:25 am »
Making a start...

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Re: Talisman's workbench...
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2014, 10:46:36 am »
That looks suspiciously like a coach kit.

 

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