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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1050 on: December 22, 2016, 11:52:19 am »
Nice work Oz. You seem to be busier than one of Santa's little helpers! :D

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incredibly detailed decals from a nice man in Germany (whose details I can provide to those interested but whose name I forget now!)

If this guy does decals I can use on Swiss rolling stock (mainly German language stuff) I would be very interested in contact details.
Thanks.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1051 on: December 22, 2016, 12:10:28 pm »
Nice work Oz. You seem to be busier than one of Santa's little helpers! :D

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incredibly detailed decals from a nice man in Germany (whose details I can provide to those interested but whose name I forget now!)


If this guy does decals I can use on Swiss rolling stock (mainly German language stuff) I would be very interested in contact details.
Thanks.


Thanks Daffy! :)

His name is Andreas Nothaft, here's his website: http://www.modellbahndecals.de

He does do Swiss stuff, I think (my German is non-existent, I've had to rely on GoogleTranslate!) - as well as a great range of German decals across all eras. The decals are high quality, good to use and the service I've had from him is excellent.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1052 on: January 09, 2017, 12:31:49 pm »
Happy New Year to one and all...! :)

The Despair Depot workbench remains pretty full, but I've actually finished some projects...

The Patriot conversion is done and I'm really pleased with it - looks lovely and runs well:








Also done are the E2 Southern tank and the LT pannier. Very pleased with the E2, and it runs really sweetly. Both for sale...








Also complete is the Dutch class 27:






Loads more on the go - pics soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1053 on: January 09, 2017, 12:35:19 pm »
Some of your best work Oz!

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LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

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« Reply #1054 on: January 09, 2017, 12:46:03 pm »
You get better and better, it's always a pleasure to see your work.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1055 on: January 09, 2017, 01:46:24 pm »
That Jubilee looks amazing - what a fantastic model that loco was for its day.  Still stands up well now.

Great work.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1056 on: January 10, 2017, 10:21:35 am »
More from the workbench...


A class 50, a J39, a class 47 and the B12 continue their makeovers. I'm super-detailing the B12 with coupling hooks, screwlink couplings, lamps and a bit of brasswork - it's going to look gorgeous when it's done!





A closer view of the J39, which is going to be done in lined LNER livery. I like these double boiler bands I got from Fox Transfers. In the background is one of the skirted A4s I bought - just added some decal rivets to the skirts:




More soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1057 on: January 10, 2017, 04:38:23 pm »
Ozzy

Your a Marvel, and I was going to send you my poorly Minitrix mogul, but your production line is worst than mine :(

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« Reply #1058 on: January 10, 2017, 04:43:00 pm »
Ozzy

Your a Marvel, and I was going to send you my poorly Minitrix mogul, but your production line is worst than mine :(

Thanks Paul! :) Now I've finished a couple there's space on the workbench if you wanted me to take a look at the mogul - very happy to! Keeps me out of mischief... ;)
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« Reply #1059 on: January 10, 2017, 04:56:29 pm »
Ozzy

Your a Marvel, and I was going to send you my poorly Minitrix mogul, but your production line is worst than mine :(

Thanks Paul! :) Now I've finished a couple there's space on the workbench if you wanted me to take a look at the mogul - very happy to! Keeps me out of mischief... ;)

Cool PM me the details an I will parcel the old girl up

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1060 on: January 12, 2017, 10:29:17 am »
"Things I Wish I'd Thought About Before Actually Doing, No 135"....

I should know that if you spray cellulose primer on top of enamel varnish, this will happen:




The cellulose also totally obliterates the plastic of the rivet decal, so back to the drawing board and back in the brake fluid with this A4. Sigh...  :doh:  :'(
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1061 on: January 12, 2017, 11:27:33 am »
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Oh dear, well it just goes to show you are human Oz.

Even the great masters make mistakes, and I increasingly believe there is no such thing as a mistake if you learn from it.

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LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1062 on: January 12, 2017, 10:57:09 pm »
:doh:

 there is no such thing as a mistake if you learn from it.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1063 on: January 13, 2017, 04:15:47 pm »
Whilst I've not had the time to look at every page of this long thread the standard of work on your latest models, Gideon, is really superb.

With the old Graham Farish pannier tanks, have you ever thought about adding the handrail on the front? Prototype here:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_03_2015/post-1-0-04290900-1425385975.jpg

(At least one NGF member did and it makes a real difference, as does adding the missing smokebox numberplate for the BR livery ones.) GF only moulded them on the sides of the tanks.

I ask because I have a BR Black one (DCC-fitted by Douglas of Wickness) which is missing the rail and the numberplate. However, I need to find new cabside numberplates, too, for 9467 as it was allocated to Plymouth Laira from April 1952 to May 1962!

However, my original request was 34008 "Salisbury" bought, as my first Bulleid Light Pacific, years ago, on eBay, as a non-runner, that had been incompletely repainted, renumbered and renamed. I now realise the significance of the loco. as 34008 was the last BR steam loco. to run on the mainline in the far Southwest. (I didn't at the time but took pity on the loco. from the seller's description.) Bob at BRLines brought it back to full working order then Douglas will DCC-fit it, soonish, then it will, I intend, go to you for turning out in ex-works BR Lined Green livery with BR Late Crest livery, still as 34008 "Salisbury", of course. I'm sure you'll do a superb job. It really needs a new bogie, by N Brass, which I have and detailing (the parts for which I also have).
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« Reply #1064 on: January 14, 2017, 11:00:15 am »

However, my original request was 34008 "Salisbury" bought, as my first Bulleid Light Pacific, years ago, on eBay, as a non-runner, that had been incompletely repainted, renumbered and renamed. I now realise the significance of the loco. as 34008 was the last BR steam loco. to run on the mainline in the far Southwest. (I didn't at the time but took pity on the loco. from the seller's description.) Bob at BRLines brought it back to full working order then Douglas will DCC-fit it, soonish, then it will, I intend, go to you for turning out in ex-works BR Lined Green livery with BR Late Crest livery, still as 34008 "Salisbury", of course. I'm sure you'll do a superb job. It really needs a new bogie, by N Brass, which I have and detailing (the parts for which I also have).

So what are going to do after lunch...

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