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Author Topic: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench  (Read 29904 times)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #120 on: June 03, 2015, 02:15:18 PM »
Hi, I was about to post something along those lines but Gareth beat me to it!

The opens are based upon the Stroudley design, and wouldn't have lasted until SR days in mainline use, probably mostly gone by WW1. Similar types but with diagonal body side strapping and more modern underframe details would still have been around in the '30s.

Cheers,

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #121 on: June 04, 2015, 12:14:02 AM »
Thanks, chaps. I knew from the lack of 'modern' details that these were very early wagon types. Even the later ones were being withdrawn in large numbers in the 1920s, so the chance of more than a few making it to 1930 was tenuous. Given the fact that I can't access 2mm SA chassis anyway I'll have to give this idea a miss.

Modelling 1930 can be a little difficult in places. A lot of the more famous rolling stock (most Maunsell coaches, almost everything Stanier, for instance) is too late, so a lot of it needs to be pre-grouping, and that needs much more of a DIY approach than later periods.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #122 on: September 17, 2015, 03:04:24 PM »
Hi,

Having gone all modern image and bought an 'N' class in SECR grey I thought it needed to quickly have a stable mate. I have quite a selection of Terriers waiting to be converted into tender drives so I saved one from the cutters torch.
Quite appropriately it was Waddon in LBSCR livery as my plan was to recreate the lone Terrier sold to the SECR with Waddon being the said loco. Originally it carried full Wainwright livery but then received a new boiler (similar to the P class I believe) meaning new boiler fittings and then received wartime grey livery. As well as boiler fittings a fair amount of additional pipework was required but it still kept the Terrier look.
It was quite a simple conversion and one that is easy to repaint. The only problem was the large tank side numerals, buffer beam numerals and SECR bunker plate. Fox transfer did the numerals in OO so after a bit of discussion I paid to have them reduced to N (they are now available to all). Fox have also printed some bunker plates for me which I've used but they aren't 100% happy with them so are reprinting. Hopefully these will also be available.



Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #123 on: September 17, 2015, 03:08:15 PM »
Though I know very little about them, that's a smashing job, Gareth :thumbsup:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #124 on: September 17, 2015, 07:35:06 PM »
Immaculate! Very impressive.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #125 on: September 18, 2015, 10:52:59 AM »
That's lovely Gareth, full of character. I'd be very interested in seeing those bunker plates when they arrive!

Cheers
Simon

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #126 on: September 18, 2015, 01:33:21 PM »
Well done on getting the decals reduced to N. If I ever find a loco that retained this livery to 1930, I'll be tempted to make use of them.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #127 on: September 18, 2015, 02:31:03 PM »
Well done on getting the decals reduced to N. If I ever find a loco that retained this livery to 1930, I'll be tempted to make use of them.

The sheet also includes the yellow numbering and lettering which locos carried post WW1 if they were repainted into unlined green.
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #128 on: September 18, 2015, 03:56:45 PM »
The sheet also includes the yellow numbering and lettering which locos carried post WW1 if they were repainted into unlined green.
Gareth

Very handy to know, thanks. Now if I could just persuade Bachmann to produce an obscure loco for the region I'd be laughing.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #129 on: September 19, 2015, 09:33:23 PM »
Beauty!  I didn't know Waddon went to SECR.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #130 on: September 23, 2015, 02:23:17 PM »
Gareth -

I spotted those transfers on the Fox website; didn't realise I had you to thank for them!

I have two N Brass Locos RTR L class 4-4-0s waiting to go into the paint shop. One might come out in grey, but the other will definitely be coming out in the plain green. Out of interest, which grey did you use?
Pre-Grouping: the best of all possible worlds!

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #131 on: September 23, 2015, 03:22:50 PM »
I think the wobble has gone; the only wobble now is my dodgy camera work!

http://youtu.be/LnIhp_E04po

As mentioned in other threads it looks like I can now only post a link to the video rather than embed it.
Gareth

If you remove the "s" from "https" the link will embed and display the video   ;)


What an absolutely splendid looking layout. Yes.....splendid is indeed the word!

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #132 on: September 23, 2015, 04:28:52 PM »

I spotted those transfers on the Fox website; didn't realise I had you to thank for them!

I have two N Brass Locos RTR L class 4-4-0s waiting to go into the paint shop. One might come out in grey, but the other will definitely be coming out in the plain green. Out of interest, which grey did you use?

Hi,
Humbrol number 27 Sea Grey. Rattle can of acrylic with a small pot for touching up etc.
Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #133 on: September 30, 2015, 08:16:19 PM »
Thanks Gareth. I've been using Humbrol 27 on my LBSC goods wagons ... somehow it looks darker on your Terrier.
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #134 on: March 26, 2018, 10:46:50 AM »
I've finally done some modelling! I've had an N Brass SECR L Class kicking around for ages. It's more of a scratch aid but I managed to put it all together. The recommended chassis is the old Farish 4P but this is powered by a Farish Royal Scot tender drive.



 

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