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Title: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 21, 2017, 05:40:52 PM
Thought I'd start a new on my workbench thread as all the photos were lost on my old thread. Various photos of my Locos & rolling stock, re-sprays, weathering & detailing.
Cheers, Stu

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/2084-211017174046.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=56995)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 21, 2017, 05:45:20 PM
Class 37

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Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 21, 2017, 05:53:03 PM
16T minerals

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/2084-211017174725.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57000)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017174854.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57001)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017175015.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57002)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017175122.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57003)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017175226.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57004)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 21, 2017, 05:56:00 PM
NCB shunter

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017175515.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57005)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017175556.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57006)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 21, 2017, 06:03:27 PM

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017180059.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57007)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017180135.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57008)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017180212.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57009)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017180248.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57010)


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Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 21, 2017, 06:09:15 PM
Pannier tank

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(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017180624.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57013)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017180707.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57014)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017180759.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57015)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017180847.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57016)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 21, 2017, 07:09:28 PM
Class 37/4's

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017190330.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57018)
 
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(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017190559.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57020)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017190801.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57021)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017190924.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57022)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 21, 2017, 07:14:25 PM
37 691

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017191202.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57023)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017191231.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57024)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017191301.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57025)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017191339.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57026)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/2084-211017191416.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=57027)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: daveg on October 21, 2017, 07:16:20 PM
Great set of photos. More when you get the chance, please.

Love the tired old panniers.

Dave G
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: weave on October 21, 2017, 07:41:19 PM
Hi Stu,

What can I say except absolutely wonderful modeling,

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: bridgiesimon on October 21, 2017, 08:11:44 PM
Your weathering skills are awesome mate!!

Best wishes
Simon
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Newportnobby on October 21, 2017, 08:47:21 PM
Stunning :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Mito on October 21, 2017, 09:07:32 PM
+1 to all above :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 21, 2017, 09:33:16 PM
 :thankyousign:

Thanks all for the kind comments  :) I'll post some more photos up when time allows.

cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: cjdodd on October 22, 2017, 01:54:54 PM
absolutly fantastic skills.
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: rusticged on October 23, 2017, 08:03:38 AM
 :thumbsup:
Congratulations Stu - Brilliant work!
Cheers,
Ged.
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 28, 2017, 07:54:32 PM
Hi all, I've recently had a bit of time to do a few more weathering jobs on my models.  :)
First up, a set of 3 water tank TTA's from the weed killer range to add to my rake of TTA's. Water transfers removed, some hazard warning transfers added & some light weathering...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117195223.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58670)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117195308.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58671)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117195423.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58672)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 28, 2017, 08:02:26 PM
Next up 1st one of my fleet of 3 Dapol class 33's, renumbered as 33015, & destination blinds overhead warning transfers also added. Snowploughs fitted both ends. Then everything weathering...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117195924.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58673)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117200017.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58674)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117200124.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58675)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117200216.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58676)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 28, 2017, 08:09:19 PM
Last one for now, another class 08 shunter to add to the fleet. Stripped this one down & Re-sprayed it from BR Green to faded BR blue, numbered as 08660 then some heavy weathering  :)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117200542.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58677)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117200626.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58678)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117200721.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58679)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117200813.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58680)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-281117200900.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58681)

Cheers,  Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: class37025 on November 28, 2017, 08:22:35 PM
so, so jealous of your abilities !
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Newportnobby on November 28, 2017, 09:36:17 PM
Simply superb, Stu.
I'd appreciate knowing how you created the destination blind for the class 33.
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 28, 2017, 10:20:02 PM
Simply superb, Stu.
I'd appreciate knowing how you created the destination blind for the class 33.

Thank you Mick,
I got the destination blinds from here,
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-Gauge-Southern-Region-2-Character-Display-Blinds-for-Dapol-Class-73-EMUs/152249197470?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-Gauge-Southern-Region-2-Character-Display-Blinds-for-Dapol-Class-73-EMUs/152249197470?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649)

No dismantling needed, they are self adhesive, just cut them out with a sharp scalpel & fit  :thumbsup:

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 01, 2017, 01:38:26 PM
A rake of 16T minerals & some brake vans belonging to @REGP (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1145) , commissioned to weather & detail these.
 
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-011217133117.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58786)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-011217133207.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58787)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-011217133323.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58788)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-011217133409.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58789)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-011217133450.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58790)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-011217133548.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58791)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-011217133639.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58792)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-011217133728.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58793)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-011217133810.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58794)


Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Dr Al on December 01, 2017, 02:09:34 PM
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/2084-011217133810.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58794[/url])


The rust streaking on the bauxite ones really is particularly effective - not too excessive, just enough - very nice indeed.

Cheers,
Alan
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: REGP on December 01, 2017, 02:35:02 PM
Im certainly very pleased with the work Stu has done and I like the different treatment given to grey wagons compared to the bauxite ones.

Ray


 
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Newportnobby on December 01, 2017, 02:59:51 PM
Being in possession of some of Stu's handiwork I can say those are well up to his usual standard :thumbsup:
(I'm still saving some dosh to get a rake of box vans done)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: GScaleBruce on December 02, 2017, 03:21:25 PM
Next up 1st one of my fleet of 3 Dapol class 33's, renumbered as 33015, & destination blinds overhead warning transfers also added. Snowploughs fitted both ends. Then everything weathering...

That has finally spurred me into action to fit a destination blind to my class 33. I'd assumed the blinds wouldn't look right if they were stuck on the outside, but I couldn't bring myself to force the lighting units away from the inside of the cab, so the roller blind labels have languished in the bits box. One fitted, with a dab of black paint around the edge to stop any excess light showing. Now I definitely need another class 33 with an 89 headcode for the Portsmouth - Bristol service...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/3603-021217150955-58819404.jpeg)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 02, 2017, 05:43:20 PM
Next up 1st one of my fleet of 3 Dapol class 33's, renumbered as 33015, & destination blinds overhead warning transfers also added. Snowploughs fitted both ends. Then everything weathering...

That has finally spurred me into action to fit a destination blind to my class 33. I'd assumed the blinds wouldn't look right if they were stuck on the outside, but I couldn't bring myself to force the lighting units away from the inside of the cab, so the roller blind labels have languished in the bits box. One fitted, with a dab of black paint around the edge to stop any excess light showing. Now I definitely need another class 33 with an 89 headcode for the Portsmouth - Bristol service...

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/3603-021217150955-58819404.jpeg[/url])


Looking good!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 17, 2017, 06:29:11 PM
The remaining 2 of my fleet of 3 class 33's now weathered & detailed...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/2084-171217182405.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59429)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/2084-171217182448.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59430)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/2084-171217182543.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59431)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/2084-171217182635.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59432)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/2084-171217182726.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59433)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/2084-171217182814.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=59434)


Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: austinbob on December 17, 2017, 07:22:23 PM
Very nice Stu, like the wear on the buffers.
I always think it a shame about those awful couplings. Still we gotta have em I suppose. I wonder if transparent couplings would look any better?
 :beers:
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: GScaleBruce on December 31, 2017, 05:13:52 PM
Very nice Stu, like the wear on the buffers.
I always think it a shame about those awful couplings.

Indeed, very nice. It's not a complete solution, a fully detailed buffer beam would look better, but short shank rapidos make (imho) quite a significant improvement on the class 33.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/60/3603-311217171033-600151325.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/60/3603-311217171034-6002367.jpeg)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 26, 2018, 08:01:04 PM
Time to resurrect this thread. A few photos of some roof weathering done on a few random coaches & wagon rolling stock from my flee I did a little while ago  :)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2084-261018195429.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70520)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2084-261018195858.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70523)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2084-261018200049.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70524)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 26, 2018, 08:06:04 PM
Mk1 coaches

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2084-261018200240.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70525)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2084-261018200434.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70526)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2084-261018200600.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70527)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 26, 2018, 08:21:47 PM
Breakdown train stock

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2084-261018201745.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70534)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2084-261018201836.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70535)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2084-261018201937.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70536)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2084-261018202036.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70537)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2084-261018202125.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70538)

That's it for now,

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: class37025 on October 26, 2018, 08:38:52 PM
love the roof detail
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Newportnobby on October 26, 2018, 10:25:41 PM
Strewth, Stu! :o
What size are the seagulls on the IoW and what do they feed on??!!
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on October 26, 2018, 10:33:58 PM
Strewth, Stu! :o
What size are the seagulls on the IoW and what do they feed on??!!


 :smiley-laughing: :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 02, 2018, 07:46:16 PM
Another one of my little projects done a couple of months ago. Class 37/5 in large logo livery & red stripe converted into a Class 37/7. Two engine room windows blocked up & filled over, had to sand & partially respray the body to get rid of the red stripe on both the grey & yellow areas. Then a re-number as 37 798, a Cardiff Canton based loco which will be ideal for the Porthkerry layout. Some light weathering & detailing done to finish it off & help blend in some of the resprayed areas.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-021118194054.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71005)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-021118194204.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71006)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-021118194303.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71007)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-021118194358.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71009)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-021118194447.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71010)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Newportnobby on November 02, 2018, 09:36:38 PM
Great job, Stu!
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 03, 2018, 05:26:59 PM
Currently on my workbench are these Taylor Plastic Models kits which I've been meaning to build for some time & now finally getting round to them. I have 20 wagons in total to build into an Iron Ore train which were a common sight in South Wales Port Talbot & Llanwern steelworks. These will be ideal for my Porthkerry layout to go behind either Class 37's or Class 56 locos.


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-031118172030.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71052)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-031118172124.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71053)

I've made a start building the bodies of the 1st 10 wagons.


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-031118172328.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71054)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-031118172429.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71055)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-031118172529.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71056)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-031118172635.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71057)

That's all for now,

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Newportnobby on November 03, 2018, 09:22:28 PM
They're going to keep you busy for a while! :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 03, 2018, 10:43:57 PM
They're going to keep you busy for a while! :goggleeyes:

I think they will do Mick  :goggleeyes:

Still, something to get done in the dark evenings.

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 10, 2018, 09:54:14 PM
Been suffering with a back problem over the last week so managed to get a bit more done on the wagon building while resting. Something to keep me sane! Some grey painting & pink faded red done on the 1st 10 wagon bodies done...before anyone asks yes they really were that colour  ;)
https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/bscllanwerntippler (https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/bscllanwerntippler)
 
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-101118214858.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71379)



(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-101118215225.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71380)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-101118215320.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71381)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 10, 2018, 10:00:09 PM
Also made a start on building the second batch of 10 wagon bodies..

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-101118215818.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71382)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-101118215910.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71383)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-101118215959.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71384)


Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Newportnobby on November 11, 2018, 10:00:00 AM
Who'd have thunk it? Pink panels on wagons and, presumably, orange on the blue ones :goggleeyes:
Anyone know the reason for this?
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 11, 2018, 10:43:06 AM
Who'd have thunk it? Pink panels on wagons and, presumably, orange on the blue ones :goggleeyes:
Anyone know the reason for this?
I think they were originally Orange/Red Mick but faded to the pink colour over time.

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Newportnobby on November 11, 2018, 11:04:22 AM
But why just 2 end panels, Stu? Do the colours denote something? :dunce:
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 11, 2018, 01:37:37 PM
But why just 2 end panels, Stu? Do the colours denote something? :dunce:



They are tippler wagons, the coloured ends denoted rotating couplings, wagons without coloured ends had fixed couplings. I guess they could be tipped whilst still coupled in the rake.

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Newportnobby on November 11, 2018, 05:44:52 PM
Makes sense  :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: robert shrives on November 12, 2018, 01:19:26 PM
But why just 2 end panels, Stu? Do the colours denote something? :dunce:



They are tippler wagons, the coloured ends denoted rotating couplings, wagons without coloured ends had fixed couplings. I guess they could be tipped whilst still coupled in the rake.

Cheers, Stu

Exactly so- very effective at unloading, noisey, safe and cheap as not much shunting at terminals.  much neater but not so cheap as with simple box wagons and mechanical grabs.
density of iron saw wagons with what looked like only part loads - often physically only a third full, but still 70 plus tons all up weight.
 
Robert
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 15, 2018, 10:15:49 PM
Bit more progress on the Iron ore tipplers. Second batch of 10 wagon bodies now sprayed in light grey..

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-151118221306.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71531)

Bogies wheels & couplings now fitted to the 1st batch of 10 wagons..

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-151118221442.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71532)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-151118221528.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=71533)


Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 30, 2018, 02:02:45 PM
Another update, all the iron ore wagons now painted & bogies assembled

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2084-301118140005.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72000)
I've done all the transfers on them which has took absolutley ages to do & I'm now fitting the ladders & brake wheels (no photos as yet)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2084-301118140208.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72001)
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 30, 2018, 02:10:39 PM
Also in between I've been weathering & detailing my rake of 28 HAA empty MGR hoppers, to go with another rake of 24 loaded ones for the Porthkerry layout.


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2084-301118140607.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72002)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2084-301118140806.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72003)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2084-301118140848.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72004)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2084-301118141022.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72005)


Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Newportnobby on November 30, 2018, 03:49:03 PM
Very nice, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 05, 2018, 10:51:53 AM
The iron ore wagons are now finished building wise, apart from making up some removable loads for them. All the transfers done which took ages to do on 20 wagons, all individually numbered too. Ladders & brake wheels fitted, (although the ladders are a bit brittle being old kits) & all given a bit of weathering. They've cost a bit to do, in buying them, buying all the transfers etc but I'm pleased with how they've turned out & enjoyed building them, plus they are a wagon type not available as RTR so it's something a bit different. Hopefully I've done them justice. A few cruel close up photos....

 
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2084-051218104700.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72099)


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2084-051218104822.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72100)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2084-051218104937.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72101)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2084-051218105047.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72102)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2084-051218105140.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72103)


Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: bridgiesimon on December 05, 2018, 11:42:51 AM
They look great like that, bet they will look awesome running on your layout!
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 12, 2019, 10:57:00 PM
Not the best of photos. My rake of 3 Motorail wagons I recently weathered.
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/83/2084-121119225608.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=83866)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/83/2084-121119225647.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=83867)


Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Jim Martin on November 16, 2019, 01:34:56 PM
I love the faded tones that you've got on those tipplers! I find the very deep colours which usually prevail on RTR stock pretty unrealistic, especially on freight stock (and especially especially Farish's rendition of EWS red), but you've really captured the right look there.

Jim
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 26, 2019, 05:23:29 PM
Hi all. A few photos of another batch of 12 16T minerals I've recently weathered & detailed.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/84/2084-261119172107.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=84394)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/84/2084-261119172153.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=84395)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/84/2084-261119172232.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=84396)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/84/2084-261119172313.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=84397)


Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: crewearpley40 on November 26, 2019, 05:33:28 PM
Particularly impressed with those
 Motorail rakes certainly  done a
 Great job on the 16t wagons
 How do you achieve that ? To a high standard. Chris
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: exmouthcraig on November 26, 2019, 06:50:09 PM
Absolutely spot on Stu!!!! Fantastic realistic job!!!

Your layout must look fantastic with all the well beaten typically BR Blue regime running!!

 :claphappy:
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 26, 2019, 07:25:46 PM
Particularly impressed with those
 Motorail rakes certainly  done a
 Great job on the 16t wagons
 How do you achieve that ? To a high standard. Chris

Thank you! I've weathered these with enamel paints, using various brushes & also an airbrush.

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: crewearpley40 on November 26, 2019, 07:29:42 PM
The haa set and those iron ore wagons are superb too
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: Newportnobby on November 26, 2019, 09:58:27 PM
Just to make y'all envious, I have some of Stu's handiwork :)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49129003268_fab36ca053_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hRmZ3u)B1 on Kimbolted coal freight (https://flic.kr/p/2hRmZ3u) by Mick Hollyoake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/182878845@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: crewearpley40 on November 26, 2019, 10:11:32 PM
Thats one stunning rake mick and stu. Reslly authentic
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 27, 2019, 02:19:54 PM
Currently on the workbench are my fleet of 3 Dapol Class 50's. Been fitting drivers into the cabs at one end. All 3 are going to be weathered & detailed. One is going to be re-numbered & re-named as 50 006 'NEPTUNE'. The other 2 will be staying as 50 037 & 50 040.
 Although my layout is based in South Wales, class 50's could regularly be seen there so I can get away with having some in my collection  :thumbsup:

Some photos...


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/84/2084-271119141437.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=84427)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/84/2084-271119141603.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=84428)

This one undergoing conversion into 50 006...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/84/2084-271119141735.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=84429)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/84/2084-271119141837.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=84430)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/84/2084-271119141937.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=84431)


Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: crewearpley40 on November 27, 2019, 03:49:22 PM
Super locos stu.will they receive your usual high standard ofweathering ?
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on November 27, 2019, 04:17:59 PM
Super locos stu.will they receive your usual high standard ofweathering ?

Thank you! Yes all three of these are going to be attacked with the airbrush... >:D ;)

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: STEVE44 on December 02, 2019, 02:52:53 PM
Hi , really love your stuff excellent modelling. Could you please tell me what you use to get off decals. As I would like to have ago at renumbering the new dapol class 50. Cheers Steve.
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 02, 2019, 04:33:46 PM
Hi , really love your stuff excellent modelling. Could you please tell me what you use to get off decals. As I would like to have ago at renumbering the new dapol class 50. Cheers Steve.

Hi Steve, on these to remove the numbers I use an old scalpel blade. I use the blunt non-blade end of the scalpel blade & very carefully scrape away at the transfers. The transfers tend to chip away fairly easily I find, be careful not to dig the blade into the body sides though. I then finish off by wiping the area over lightly with a cotton bud soaked in some meths to finish off & to remove any remaining bits of the old transfers & it's ready to apply the new transfers.

Hope that's of help,

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: STEVE44 on December 02, 2019, 04:40:20 PM
Thanks for the reply. Bit nervous as it's a new model but will give it ago. Steve.
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 02, 2019, 04:49:27 PM
Thanks for the reply. Bit nervous as it's a new model but will give it ago. Steve.

It can be a bit daunting but just take your time & go lightly, don't scrape the blue paint just chip away at the white numbers, also don't use the sharp or cutting part of the blade as it will easily scratch the paint.

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 14, 2019, 05:03:05 PM
Hi all, Not the best of photos as the lighting wasn't great when I took them, I'll have to try & take some better ones another time. I finished weathering & detailing my fleet of 3 Dapol Class 50's last week. A few photos..
 
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/85/2084-141219170028.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=85119)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/85/2084-141219170124.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=85120)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/85/2084-141219170249.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=85121)


Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: crewearpley40 on December 14, 2019, 05:55:41 PM
Thats sterling work Ún Superb, Illustrious and Leviathan.  How did you achieve  such good results please ?
Title: Re: Stu's Workbench
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 14, 2019, 10:30:36 PM
Thats sterling work Ún Superb, Illustrious and Leviathan.  How did you achieve  such good results please ?

Thank you! Some of the weathering I do with paintbrushes, drybrushing & I also use an airbrush. I just look at photos of the real thing & try & copy it as best I can. All just practise really I suppose.

Cheers, Stu
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