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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 03:45:26 PM »
Quote
Confused!!  :D

I work about 10 mins from StA's where things are all up in the air at the moment (literally!)and live in a small village on the south bank of the Tay between the bridges, I'm sure you'll know the places.

Hi Lawrence,

Yes, we know that area quite well.  I lived in Lawmill Gardens (near to the Craigtoun Country Park) in St Andrews and we tend to stay in the caravan park there when we visit.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 06:24:05 PM »
ROLLING STOCK

Today's posting is about rolling stock, MK1 Sleepers to be precise.  Now I know Graham Farish will be releasing their own MK1 Sleeper this year but mine were created back in 2009.  The idea came about after creating a set of MK1 TPO coaches (I will try to cover these in a future posting) using printed sides from Robbie's Rolling Stock.

http://www.robbiesrollingstock.co.uk/

Discussing MK1 Sleepers with Robbie he suggested amending his existing LMS Sleeper art work as the coaches are very similar.  Robbie sent me through some example art work to "try" and we arrived at an agreed set printed coach sides.

Robbie prints his art work on high quality photo paper (not vinyl, well not in 2009) so they need to ideally be sealed before use.  For this I chose Ghiant Ink Jet Fixative Spray which comes in matt and satin finishes.  The spray costs about 8 a can but it is an excellent product and can be bought from numerous places such as Amazon.

Note of caution, whilst Ghiant spray is really good I found out that less is more!  Do not spray Robbie's sides too closely or flood the surface with the spray - they will run!  Instead, spray from 9-12 inches and start spraying before the printed side and after i.e. waft it over.  This way the spray seals the surface and the art work remains unblemished.  I also stuck the sides on to a large piece of card with masking tape so they did not move when sprayed.

To create the actual coaches I purchased two Bachmann Graham Farish MK1 coaches.  These were not the latest Blue Ribband MK1s (not available in 2009) but rather Bachmann's updated original Farish MK1s.  I chose these as I wanted the improved wheels, printing on the sole bar and ends.

My MK1 Sleepers were to be in BR Maroon livery so you can use any MK1 apart from Blue/Grey as they have blue sole bars.  First task was to disassemble the coaches down to their constituent parts i.e. remove bogies, roof and seating.  I masked off the chassis with tape to ensure the delicate printing did not get damaged.

Next I used a black permanent marker to "paint" the sides and edges.  This ensures none of the original livery can be seen.  It also provides a solid surface on which to glue the new sides.  The sides were cut out carefully using a new scalpel and the white edges coloured black with a felt tip.  Do not use the permanent marker as the ink is to strong and can bleed in to the art work (another email to Robbie asking for more sets of sides!).

These coaches only have printed detail so there are no raised mouldings to remove before attaching the new sides.  I used neat PVA applied with a flat brush that dried quickly and has not curled or lifted in the subsequent three years.  When reassembling the coach I chose to leave the seating in place (it cannot be seen) as it adds weight to the coach.  Robbie has colour matched the maroon of the Sleeper very well to the Graham Farish MK1s in Maroon and they do not look "odd" in a train.

Finally, here is a photo of the finished MK1 Sleeper.  Alas my poor photography does not do justice to the finished model.  They look even better in real life.   ;)



For some reason Robbie does not list these sides on his web site but I am sure he would be happy to supply them if asked.  I cannot recommend them enough.

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 03:40:09 PM »
STOCK BOXES

I was looking for a viable solution in terms of stock boxes for a few years.  After much research including the feedback from the N Gauge Yahoo Group I decided to use the following.

First I ordered a number of foam trays from Jon at JB's Model World.  Jon used to have a web site but now trades from his eBay shop.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/JBs-Model-World/N-Gauge-Storage-/_i.html?_fsub=2187821&_sid=110615568&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

The trays I went for were 201that hold thirty six 10 foot wheelbase wagons although some are a tight fit. For example, a PECO box van fits perfectly. For wagons and locomotives I ordered the 202 tray where the cut out is one long section that can hold up to two MK1s (or similar length item) per row. Personally I have found tray 202 of more use than the 201 version and ordered more of those from Jon.

The foam trays are of high quality and come with the cut out pieces in place. If you want, you can cut the waste pieces with a scalpel to form dividers as appropriate.  Finally for each tray I bought a corresponding foam cover sheet (303).

To store the trays I wanted a "cabinet" that allowed fast access to stock but kept it clean and safe. The Pierre Henry A4 12 Drawer Multi Filing Cabinet whilst not cheap is excellent and provides a secure (metal chassis and plastic drawers), mobile (has optional wheels) and each drawer holds one foam tray with cover.

My two cabinets (yes I have 24 trays - not all filled!) are all black in colour but these seem to have been updated as follows:



Alas the price on these cabinets has increased but when I bought them WH Smiths were doing a deal on two.  You can still purchase them from places like Amazon, TESCO etc.

One word of warning though, the foam trays are slightly wider than the internal dimensions of the cabinet drawers (approximately 1cm). Length wise they are a perfect fit. This means that each foam tray and cover has to be cut with a scalpel to make it fit. This is not difficult and takes a couple of minutes per foam tray.

Whilst not the lowest cost option the above does deliver a high quality solution and as this was a "one off" I was happy to go ahead. With two of these cabinets you can literally store 100s of items of stock. The optional wheels make movement easy and there are inserts on each drawer where a small card can be placed to explain the contents.

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013, 12:36:10 PM »
BREWERY WAGONS

In memory of my late Father I decided to assemble and run a brewery train on HOLLERTON JUNCTION.  Although the period for HOLLERTON JUNCTION is quite wide (1948-1968) the use of Private Owner wagons (especially those in "as new" condition) is not accurate.

However, the train is colourful and I know Dad would have appreciated it. ;)

At present the train consists of the following wagons:

1 x Dapol Bulk Grain Hopper "Bass Charrington"
1 x Dapol GPV "Fremlin Bros"
2 x Dapol GPV "Palmers Brewery"
1 x Dapol GPV "Willow Brewery"
2 x Graham Farish Box Van "Allsopp's"
2 x Graham Farish Box Van "Bass"
2 x Graham Farish Box Van "Fremlin Bros"
1 x Graham Farish Box Van "Worthington"
1 x Graham Farish 7 Plank Wagon "Flower & Son"
1 x Minitrix 8 Plank "Nicholsons' Brewers"
2 x PECO Box Van "Bass"
2 x PECO Box Van "Worthington"
1 x PECO Cattle Van "GWR Ale Wagon"
1 x PECO Cattle Van "Bass"
1 x PECO 4 Wheel Tanker "United Molasses"

Some of the above wagons are not easy to find these days but the search has been fun and I have made contact with some very helpful people along the way.

Last night I created my own version of the PECO "Ale Wagon" by adding a "Bass" logo and barrel load to a standard BR bauxite cattle van.  The result is rather neat even if I do say so myself and it certainly looks the part even if it is not prototypical.



The Graham Farish 7 Plank "Flower & Son" wagon is an early Bachmann model circa 2003 and is rather attractive.  At that time, Farish were using darkened plain wheels which whilst better than the bright ones can still be improved.  I chose to replace these with new Farish spoked wheels.  I also added a barrel load to this wagon to finish it off.



Finally, there is a web site created by Mitch Stepanovitch that is full of wonderful information about N Gauge/Scale wagons.  I have no connection but it is worth a visit.

http://www.stepo.net/index.html

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2013, 12:44:59 PM »
A beer train - yay! :beers:
Well done, Paddy

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2013, 11:34:20 AM »
That's a very impressive list of Brewery wagons, makes my 6 van set look pretty ordinary! I'll have to up my game!  :thumbsup:
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2013, 11:51:05 AM »
Well i currently have 14 bass brewery box vans...and i aim to add another 20 or so to it :p
Visit my heritage Railway "moorside Valley Railway"

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2013, 11:57:41 AM »
That's a very impressive list of Brewery wagons, makes my 6 van set look pretty ordinary! I'll have to up my game!  :thumbsup:

Sort of got carried away!  :D

Mind you, 20 wagons is about the limit for HOLLERTON JUNCTION anway.  Actually, there is 21 as I have not listed the wagon I got for Velentine's Day - Dapol Bulk Grain Hopper "Bass Charrington".  I have updated the list above.  ;)

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2013, 05:57:59 PM »
BREWERY TRAIN

This is my first video and I have to say the quality is not good - obviously need more practice!  :doh:

Anyway, it tries to show my brewery wagon train in all its glory.  The locomotive is 46400, an Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 in BR black.  This Minitrix locomotive was purchased new by me back in 1997 and was fettled by the Model Railway Doctor  in 2000 to improve its running and haulage capabilities.

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/PaddyColeman/MVI_0101_zpsd00b6e71.mp4

Enjoy.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2013, 07:56:05 PM »
BREWERY TRAIN

This is my first video and I have to say the quality is not good - obviously need more practice!  :doh:



Wow that makes my efforts look good  :thumbsup: Have another go, would like to see them again or have I over indulged!! The old glims ain't what they used to be
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2013, 09:08:29 PM »
BREWERY TRAIN

This is my first video and I have to say the quality is not good - obviously need more practice!  :doh:



Wow that makes my efforts look good  :thumbsup: Have another go, would like to see them again or have I over indulged!! The old glims ain't what they used to be


I know, not sure what went wrong there.  Is it lighting?  Anyone got any tips?

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2013, 12:27:50 PM »
ADDING VARIATION TO A STANIER 8F

The Graham Farish Stanier 8F 2-8-0 has long been a favourite of mine as large freight locomotives fascinate me.  Also, although it is not the most detailed of models its die cast construction captures the rugged, powerful nature of these locomotives.  Finally, it reminds me of its Hornby Dublo big brother.  Totally charming to my eyes.  :)

Shed 13C currently has two 8Fs allocated:

1. 48773 (LMS 8233) which was built by the North British Locomotive Co. in Glasgow during June 1940.  The locomotive is fitted with a riveted Stanier tender with BR late crest.  48773 was withdrawn in August 1968 and has been preserved.



2. 48709 (LMS 8709) which was built at the Brighton Works in June 1944.  The locomotive is fitted with a riveted Stanier tender with BR early emblem.  48709 was withdrawn in July 1967 and scrapped at J. Cashmore in Newport during January 1968.



To provide some variation I ordered a replacement Fowler tender (BR late crest) from Bob at BR Lines to attach to 48773.  As these locos do not have tender pick-ups the exchange was easy although the drawbar that came with the Fowler tender is too short.  Not a problem though as one simply uses the drawbar that came with the Stanier tender.

8F 84773 now looks like this:



Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2013, 12:47:54 PM »
Very nice, Paddy :thumbsup:
I have had an 8F for years, and only miss that piece of 'girderwork' that came down over (I think) the 2nd driving wheels from the front. Still, too easy to snap off probably :(

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2013, 07:27:11 AM »
Very nice, Paddy :thumbsup:
I have had an 8F for years, and only miss that piece of 'girderwork' that came down over (I think) the 2nd driving wheels from the front. Still, too easy to snap off probably :(

Hi Mick,

The 8F seems a logical choice for Bachmann to upgrade.  They have a new Stanier tender and the WD chassis could be modified to provide the 2-8-0.

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C) - The Train Set I Always Wanted...
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2013, 07:54:39 AM »
Ah Paddy there is nothing quite like the Stanier 8F to get the pulse racing, great loco and good luck with the layout  :thumbsup:
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