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Author Topic: Hailstone's Workbench  (Read 10334 times)

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Offline Hailstone

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #105 on: August 03, 2018, 12:20:39 pm »
And the works latest product is 1370 in early BR guise



although a little large, I am pleased with the fire iron carriers on the back of the bunker, these were bent up from some scrap fret metal left over from building an N brass Bullied bogie.

I have decided not to replace the handrails on Met No5 as I may damage other details on the bodywork removing the moulded ones so on to fit buffers and brake pipes - pictures to follow.

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #106 on: August 03, 2018, 12:27:26 pm »
Very nice; very nice indeed!
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)


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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #107 on: August 03, 2018, 01:04:25 pm »
@Hailstone

You just have TOO MUCH  time on your hands..   Oh and too b***dy many locos for your layout!
A great Job on that one Alex.

Jerry

Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #108 on: August 03, 2018, 01:16:35 pm »
I think we are all like that Jerry . I have more than enough locos to last me till I pop my clogs ,BUT I still want twice as many ,though I have got to the stage where if there is one loco that I want I have to sell two to finance it .
The state pension wonít extend to any extras only the bare necesseties of life ,
like food ,heat and that kind of things , I think it would be a good idea to have a government hobby allowance. And thatís what I would bring out if I was chancellor  or prime minister ,it would be cost effective really because if us old fogies were happy we wouldnít be in and out of the doctors  so much.
Bob Tidbury
« Last Edit: August 03, 2018, 10:04:32 pm by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #109 on: August 03, 2018, 11:39:54 pm »
@Hailstone

You just have TOO MUCH  time on your hands..   Oh and too b***dy many locos for your layout!
A great Job on that one Alex.

Jerry




you are retired too Jerry, just spend a little less time drinking vino while sunbathing!!

P.s. get on with my Siphons  :P

All the best,

Alex



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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #110 on: August 04, 2018, 03:51:40 pm »
@Hailstone

You just have TOO MUCH  time on your hands..   Oh and too b***dy many locos for your layout!
A great Job on that one Alex.

Jerry




you are retired too Jerry, just spend a little less time drinking vino while sunbathing!!

P.s. get on with my Siphons  :P

All the best,

Alex





Damn "The Siphons" I forgot , I thought I had until December to sort them out....

Jerry
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #111 on: August 04, 2018, 06:05:36 pm »
I'm sure I heard Alex to say "Don't bother coming to TINGS without them" >:D ;)

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #112 on: August 04, 2018, 07:44:48 pm »
I'm sure I heard Alex to say "Don't bother coming to TINGS without them" >:D ;)

He is meeting me off the Gatwick arrival at Victoria...  OK the Wetherspoons Pub around the corner to make sure that I have the "Goods".  Well Non Passenger Coaching Stock to be precise..  Otherwise my lift to TINGS will be in jeapordy.

Hic hic  :pint: :pint: :pint: :pint: :pint:
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #113 on: August 04, 2018, 11:02:51 pm »
Very nice models, missed these in ngs, I forgot to renew my membership, must attend to that soon.
Lil Chris
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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #114 on: August 07, 2018, 03:46:29 pm »
In order to get something done during the day I have brought a temporary workbench out of the loft, and here it is with some of the work done over the last 3 days.



I have a lot more wagons to build, so while the weather is as hot as it is at the moment i will work in the living room, it is marginally cooler here.

Regards

Alex

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #115 on: August 13, 2018, 12:44:00 am »
I took MET No5 to my club running day on Saturday (NGS Berkshire group) and here it is running through a Met style station built by Richard (Kettle) of this forum



there is still some work to be done, like transfers and nameplates, but it is otherwise complete

Regards

Alex

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #116 on: August 13, 2018, 09:13:42 am »
Thatís looking good Alex itís a shame I couldnít come to the running day but if I had I donít think I would have been allowed home ,  still  we had a good B B Q and the rain held off untill the end of the day . And Alfie had a nice birthday party .
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #117 on: August 21, 2018, 12:21:06 am »
While temperatures in the loft were doing a good impression of an oven, in order to get something done I moved a portable workbench onto the dining table. today I moved back to the loft, but before doing so I took a final picture of the "Dining room wagon works"



In the time I was working there I have built 2 Palvan/Medfit kits (awaiting a roof for one of them) 3 Micas for which I an awaiting Chassis, 1 Tube wagon, 2 SR sleeper wagons, 3 Insixfish wagons and a Cordon gas wagon. all are awaiting application or sourcing of transfers. I also started work on 2 Peedie models LSWR water columns and finally built the load for my Weltrol

Regards,

Alex
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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #118 on: August 21, 2018, 09:32:38 am »
That should shut Jerry up, as he's always saying you don't do anything ;D

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #119 on: August 23, 2018, 03:05:58 pm »
That should shut Jerry up, as he's always saying you don't do anything ;

I've been too busy coping with visitors to respond to this derogatory post.   :D :D

However it has reminded me that I MUST finish the Siphon G conversions for Alex before next week.
Only had them since May..... :worried: :worried:

Nice work Alex.

Jerry
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

 

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