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Offline Ozymandias

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1950 on: March 11, 2020, 10:56:30 AM »
A very quick update - not much workbench time over the last couple of days, but...


The Drummond is very nearly done - most of the blacking in is finished and it's really starting to look the part:





The E2 and N7 get a final coat of satin. Fiddly lining jobs, these, but very much worth it! Just got to make sure the chassis work now...:



More soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1951 on: March 11, 2020, 10:58:55 AM »
That Drummond looks fantastic.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1952 on: March 12, 2020, 09:43:47 AM »
The Despair Depot Paint and Lining Department had a night off last night, while the Finishing and Fettling Department came on shift.


Some completed locos...


A repainted and lined Minitrix Ivatt (@BramptonBranch - this isn't your one, but it is what yours will look like, very shortly...! ;) ):





A little Minitrix dock tank gets ideas and a livery beyond its, ahem, station...:





An old Arnold German tender loco restored to former glory:




More soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1953 on: March 12, 2020, 09:48:57 AM »
Nice work.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1954 on: March 13, 2020, 10:39:24 AM »
And some more finished locos! :)


9F "Black Prince":





GWR 56XX:





BR N7:





LBSC E2:




More pics of ongoing projects soon...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1955 on: April 25, 2020, 04:12:53 PM »
My dear Forum friends,

Firstly I hope you are keeping well and safe in these rather strange times!

My apologies for the lack of update posts of late - a certain amount of Woe and Challenge have been besetting the House of Ozymandias...

A few weeks ago I got the minutest scalpel cut on the tip of my finger. Thinking nothing of it I did some concreting and gardening at my girlfriend’s and got concrete dust and soil in the cut, which got infected. Long story short, it got very infected and I had to go into hospital for an operation to remove the worst of it. Fortunately the infection hadn’t reached the bone, because there was a risk of losing the whole finger.  :o

To add insult to injury, because my immune system was busy with the finger, I had a resurgence of chickenpox - that’s three times I’ve had it now!!

I am now on the mend, but still only have one properly functioning hand, so fine loco work will beyond me for a few more days.  :(

So if I have a loco of yours, please don’t think I have forgotten about you - as soon as I can get the dressing off and bend my poorly digit again, I will be back at the workbench!

Best wishes to all, keep safe and keep well!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1956 on: April 25, 2020, 04:28:59 PM »
I hope things continue to improve for you Ozy. A long time ago I was clearing snow from my drive and slipped. In doing so, I very slightly grazed a finger and, as you do, carried on. A few days later I had to go to hospital as it had become infected. I even got a 'telling off' from the Sergeant for not reporting the accident, even though I was off duty at the time! Strange thing the human body. Take care.  :beers:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1957 on: April 25, 2020, 04:29:36 PM »
Wow Ozzy I was only thinking t’other day you had been absent for some time, and I did hope it wasn’t because of this new pox that had been doing the rounds....

Not sure if what you have been through sounds much better to be honest  :goggleeyes:

Keep safe and well and, I say this with understanding as somebody who is using the workbench to keep sane, do resist the urge to start doing things before you are up to it.

Health first, get well soon.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1958 on: April 25, 2020, 04:30:53 PM »
Ouch! Hoping you have a relaxed and stress free recovery. I had chickenpox as an adult and it was horrible, even without a sore finger and all the other scary stuff going on.

Glad you're on the mend, I always look forward to seeing new posts in this thread!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1959 on: April 25, 2020, 04:44:29 PM »
Wow Ozzy I was only thinking t’other day you had been absent for some time, and I did hope it wasn’t because of this new pox that had been doing the rounds....


My thoughts exactly. We've missed your entertaining and uplifting posts!

Get better soon.

Cheers,

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« Reply #1960 on: April 25, 2020, 06:22:04 PM »
Get well soon Gideon we miss your updates! Also you never know what challenges await your modelling skills on the near future....😁

All the best Andy.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1961 on: April 25, 2020, 07:13:48 PM »
Yikes! Get well soon my friend, we miss you on here. Hope you'll be back in action in the not too distant future.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1962 on: April 25, 2020, 07:37:57 PM »
Get well soon!

I had dropped a PM to you about a possible job, and while I waited I wondered if the Covid might have knocked you over.   Sounds like you've actually had an even worse time of it, so my thoughts and prayers are with you.

We all look forward to seeing you back again, but only when you're fully recovered!

All the best,

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« Reply #1963 on: April 26, 2020, 12:54:50 AM »
I am sorry to hear that Gideon, get well soon and stay safe

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1964 on: April 27, 2020, 03:25:46 PM »
Glad to hear you're on the mend Gideon. Who'd have thought applying decals could put you under the surgeon's knife?

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