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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2018, 04:51:35 pm »
Very nice too, Rob :thumbsup:

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2018, 08:43:49 pm »
Lovely model and beautifully crafted.   :thumbsup:

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2018, 02:10:39 pm »
Greetings people,

The workbench topic has been really quiet recently? Indeed, I've not been in the most enthusiastic mood with the hot weather and my managers going out of their way to make me as unhappy as possible...

So the recent piece of rolling stock to emerge from the paint shops is lovely 3D printed coach body from Etched Pixels;



A Furness Railway ex-North London Railway coach modified to South Midland teak. I wish I had put some seats and passengers inside as my windows came out clearer than I thought.




It's goes well with my rigid eight and is dwarfed by the No.26, (don't worry a smaller loco is planned for this train).
Also today, Some transfers arrived from fox transfers so I can finish a few more wagons very soon.

Rob.

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2018, 04:54:27 pm »

It's goes well with my rigid eight and is dwarfed by the No.26, (don't worry a smaller loco is planned for this train).


I was wondering. The coaches look great but something (loco or coaches) seems out of scale :hmmm:

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2018, 04:57:01 pm »
Could it be the 1:148 vs 1:160 scale problem again , similar to Farish Scenecraft and Oxford vehicles?

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« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2018, 05:08:12 pm »
Could it be the 1:148 vs 1:160 scale problem again , similar to Farish Scenecraft and Oxford vehicles?

I've had the same issue before with Farish loco and Lima coaches (so 1:148 v 1:160) but I can't believe Etched Pixels stuff would be underscale. Hopefully the OP can help us out.

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« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2018, 06:59:10 pm »
Could it be the 1:148 vs 1:160 scale problem again , similar to Farish Scenecraft and Oxford vehicles?

Thank you very much for this, Caz.  You have explained something that had been niggling away at the vacuum where my brain ought to be.  Now I know why the Farish model of a 'bus I remember travelling on when I was a boy (the branch line had closed!) appears so small.

Thanks again and best wishes.

John

PS  Apologies, Rob, for the slight diversion from your terrific models.
'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'.)


The Table-Top Railway is a train set trying and failing to be a model railway.

I believe that train sets and model railways are fun.

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2018, 01:55:56 pm »
I found the image on this link that justifies having such a large locomotive pulling low roof carriges.;
http://www.penrhos.me.uk/

The Graham Farish GP tank is a real beast of a locomotive. If it was real, it would dwarf many 0-6-0 tank engines and would probably be extremely heavy and restricted on where it could travel.
But the Graham Farish models are also slightly taller. I'm not fussed, I'm happy with the model.

Rob.

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Re: My fictitious Railway
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2018, 03:59:39 pm »
Well that pic certainly justifies it. Must admit to never having seen anything like that before :dunce:

 

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