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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #60 on: May 02, 2019, 04:42:56 PM »
TINGS this year is good, I look forward to seeing it there

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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2019, 08:10:14 PM »


Just a little picture of my detailed Poole class 31 heading a parcels set toward Derby.

This is one of the superb pictures in this months BRM magazine. If anyone is interested in reading about the layout I would suggest giving it a look and if you have any other questions give me a shout on here!!

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Cav - that is an awesome photo - I had to do a double take when I saw it - it looks SO real, I thought it was a real life railway. The way the track and also the backdrop, buildings and clouds look, and the loco detailing - amazing!

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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #62 on: May 09, 2019, 09:06:22 PM »
Cheers buddy.

The track makes a hell of a difference to the scene I find.

Heres a nice one of 47190 showing the trackwork.

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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #63 on: May 09, 2019, 09:39:46 PM »
superbly captured,evocative of years gone by what with the parcels and the freightliner train - typical birmingham lawley street bound  - and well constructed buildings ! thanks for posting those videos - my type of era - see you at TINGS!!!  chris
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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2019, 08:59:06 PM »
I spent a very enjoyable weekend at the Derby exhibition helping to operate an 0 gauge layout, we were next door to BoT and very nice it is too. I was very impressed by the operation with mobile phones, But I don't think my 14 Tesco phone will do it :doh:

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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #65 on: May 15, 2019, 09:04:58 PM »
Thanks Graham! Had a great time there!

If its android it will work so long as you have a laptop, router and JMRI.

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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #66 on: May 16, 2019, 08:32:17 PM »
My phone does calls texts and I think its got a camera. My granddaughter knew more about computers when she was three than I ever will. By the way your daughter must have won best operator this weekend. could I just ask what mods you made to the Poole 31 to make a 31/4. Thanks

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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2019, 10:40:12 AM »
Stunning layout. The track makes such a difference......

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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2019, 11:42:10 AM »
Cheers Chaps.

The Poole 31 as it comes isn't really anything at all. A bit of a mishmash. To do a refurb loco the the first port of call is to cut away the bufferbeam's so the cab is flush across the bottom. Some replacement bufferbeam's were then built up using plasticard glued into the bottom of the body with brass buffers added. There are then a few bodyside details to fill in, hand rail grooves to be cut by the doors and all of the front handrails to be removed to be replaced with wire examples. I also added the extra handrail on top of the nose and the washer ears either side. Its then a full repaint and a weathering job. the bodyside panel lines were drawn on with pencil and weathered/varnished in at the finishing stage.

The loco was then converted for DCC which although not difficult does mean some grinding and filing of the chassis block to fit the chip.

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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #69 on: May 18, 2019, 11:44:08 AM »
did you convert the 2nd van eg the one behind the BG ?

thanks for the tutorial
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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #70 on: May 18, 2019, 12:17:21 PM »
I did, its a courier vehicle.

The donor vehicle was a Farish BSK

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Re: Burton on Trent in N2
« Reply #71 on: May 18, 2019, 12:19:45 PM »
lookslike the courier vehicle which would have carried bullion, expensive items.looks good
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