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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 253920 times)

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Offline Ozymandias

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #660 on: November 05, 2015, 09:42:16 AM »
Another Jube completed (sorry Paul, not crimson!) ;)

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The birthday present for my son's friend progresses. A bit more scatter to do - I'm not going to ballast it because it's not meant to be exhibition standard and I'm running short of time, but I think he'll love it:

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And remember that mystery continental black loco? Here it is after its trip to the Ozymandias paint shop. It should have pantographs, but since it's going to be given to a 7 year old, I felt it safer to leave them off... It runs amazingly nicely after some internal cleaning:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #661 on: November 05, 2015, 12:25:48 PM »
I think the new Jube and the layout both look great. That kid's going to love it!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #662 on: November 05, 2015, 12:28:19 PM »
I think the new Jube and the layout both look great. That kid's going to love it!

Wot he said ^^^

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #663 on: November 05, 2015, 12:38:27 PM »
I think the new Jube and the layout both look great. That kid's going to love it!

He's not having the Jube...!! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #664 on: November 10, 2015, 09:25:37 AM »
Some updates from the workbench...

An Ivatt 2-6-0 tender in preservation crimson gets some numbers and lining:

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The blue Windsor Castle gets some nameplate lettering (boy, this is fiddly!):

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The Warship is coming on - just nameplates and varnish (and putting back together internally!) to go:

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Last but not least - the provincial 47. This has been a very long time in the making and the friend I'm doing it for has been very patient! Nearly there - just the cantrail lining to tidy up and a final satin varnish and it's done!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #665 on: November 10, 2015, 10:47:56 AM »
You big show off, BUT seriously they look brilliant, If I could finish my repaint to half the standard you produce, I would have a lot of pristine locomotives in the fleet, instead of lots weathered to hide dodgy lining and finishes

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #666 on: November 12, 2015, 09:24:27 AM »
A bit of progress...

The Warship now has her name and works plates and is ready for a final satin varnish:

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I stripped and re-sprayed the Dutch 27 - much happier with the result this time:

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A new project that I'm doing for a friend - 57601 in what will be West Coast livery. The provincial 47 is in the background, painting finished and just needing final varnish:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #667 on: November 20, 2015, 10:19:11 AM »
Loco restoration has been severely curtailed this week due to a particularly hideous ear infection which has kept me duvet-bound... :(

A deadline is a deadline, though, and this weekend is my son's friend's birthday, so I had to complete the test track layout - and here it is!

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It's not exhibition standard, but that wasn't the brief - I think it'll make a seven-year-old very happy though!

Normal service of pics of locos in varying states of undress/repair will be resumed when I feel better! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #668 on: November 20, 2015, 10:35:21 AM »
Nice work, Gideon, and I hope your lughole is better soon :thumbsup:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #669 on: November 20, 2015, 11:01:19 AM »
Nice work, Gideon, and I hope your lughole is better soon :thumbsup:

Cheers, Nobby! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #670 on: November 20, 2015, 11:27:43 AM »
Nice one!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #671 on: November 20, 2015, 11:37:46 AM »
That's a lovely little layout - the seven-year-old is one lucky lad!

I still want to know where you find the time for all your modelling. Do you work 48-hour days, double-time at weekends??

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #672 on: November 20, 2015, 11:48:14 AM »
A bit of progress...

The Warship now has her name and works plates and is ready for a final satin varnish:

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Warship looks great - who is the supplier of the works plates out of interest?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #673 on: November 20, 2015, 12:02:45 PM »
A bit of progress...

The Warship now has her name and works plates and is ready for a final satin varnish:

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Warship looks great - who is the supplier of the works plates out of interest?

cheers,
Alan

Thanks! :) I get the nameplates from Fox Transfers - they do some great etched products in addition to their decals.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #674 on: November 20, 2015, 12:05:52 PM »
Thanks! :) I get the nameplates from Fox Transfers - they do some great etched products in addition to their decals.

Thanks - also the works plates on the loco solebars? Never seen those before - are the a Fox product too?

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