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Author Topic: Class 950 - ex Class 150.  (Read 4999 times)

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Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« on: November 23, 2011, 03:03:37 pm »
Hello all,

I've had a go at making this Class 950 in RailTrack livery.  I don't know why I've got into making RailTrack vehicles lately?!  I don't even like the livery! ::) :D  It's not yet 100% finished as I need some paints to arrive due to not all of the windows lining up in the right places, and around the drivers door handles.

Here is the original picture I was working from...



I then bought a Class 150/1 off of somebody on the forum, spoke to Adam at Electra, and got to work.  :)


Here is the first stage of filling in the windows.


Adding the graphics - which I must say this is the hardest model I've had to use them on, and they do need a little work, but still superb.


The almost finished unit with painted roofs, handrails, cab windows, snow ploughs, added ground level spot lights, and camera/sensor.


A before, mid way, and finished photo - although some painting still to do.

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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 03:44:20 pm »


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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 03:47:00 pm »
Hi Chris - that's a really neat conversion job :thumbsup:
Being a modern image numpty - what the heck are those things on the front below the lights? Leaf blowers? :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 03:49:26 pm »
Curious why you filled the windows rather than just vinyled over them ? Did you find vinyl alone wasn't opaque or solid enough ?
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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 04:00:18 pm »
Thanks for the feedback.

Hi Chris - that's a really neat conversion job :thumbsup:
Being a modern image numpty - what the heck are those things on the front below the lights? Leaf blowers? :smiley-laughing:

Well I've been calling them spotlights, but I should think that they are some kind of sensor for each track.  Certainly not leafblowers! :thumbsup:

Curious why you filled the windows rather than just vinyled over them ? Did you find vinyl alone wasn't opaque or solid enough ?

The windows are quite deep, so the vinyls wouldn't have anything solid behind them.  Eventually the vinyls might tare, or if I ever varnish them, then picking them up in the future would push the unsupported vinyl and crack the varnish.

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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 04:10:50 pm »
what a great job you've made of those  8)

not my era or taste but they look fabulous and look just like the pics

i was going to ask the question "what are those things on the front"

dave  :thumbsup:

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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 04:47:28 pm »
Top rate job you've done there, Chris. I think the tweaks to the artwork were well worth the effort.  :)
Best Regards,
Adam Warr
Electra Railway Graphics
Peterborough, UK
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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2011, 05:38:42 pm »
Hi Tank,

Well done on a superb conversion. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Alex

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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2011, 11:57:57 am »
Thanks again for the comments.  Yes Adam, the tweaks were worth it!  :)

Here are a few pictures I've just taken on my layout with some of the whitemetal kits I built 5 years ago...








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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2011, 12:19:19 pm »
Congratulations on your bashing skills, Chris. Some most unusual stuff there :thumbsup:

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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2011, 01:05:34 pm »
Nice work Chris... :thumbsup:
Looks like a big job just broke out there....

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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 02:31:55 pm »
Ok from a dinosaur , it certainly looks the buisiness. You should enter it into the n gauge modelling competition. It looks like a winner. Pity it doesn't have a tender and a nice chimney.........
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 03:13:52 pm »
Very good looking job there tank, i love that in one of those main photos there was more out of the ordinary stock than you would see on 5 layouts,,,,,,,
Charlie.

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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2011, 04:50:53 pm »
Nice on to Tank and Adam (Electra). I was contemplating a similar conversion myself only in the new yellow livery.

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Re: Class 950 - ex Class 150.
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2011, 06:41:19 pm »
Nice one Chris :thumbsup: The prototype was in Norwich today but couldn't get to see it as I was at work. It had left by the time I finished :thumbsdown:

 

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