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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #870 on: June 08, 2016, 05:48:14 PM »
Can you make one out of the two, streamliner's chassis  into the other body? Alternatively will the chassis fit any kits?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #871 on: June 08, 2016, 06:44:12 PM »
What about turning the streamliner into an armoured train? Various sheets of plasticard as armour plate etc. Bound to be at least one prototype that fits the bill ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #872 on: June 08, 2016, 06:46:34 PM »
What about turning the streamliner into an armoured train? Various sheets of plasticard as armour plate etc. Bound to be at least one prototype that fits the bill ;)

Oh failing real life, James Bond (Goldeneye, 1995) could provide inspiration!

I know they used a class 20, but still....

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #873 on: June 09, 2016, 12:43:56 AM »
What about turning the streamliner into an armoured train? Various sheets of plasticard as armour plate etc. Bound to be at least one prototype that fits the bill ;)

A quick trip to / military could provide some ideas! PInterest is a good source of pictures , as well as the Railwaygun group

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #874 on: June 09, 2016, 09:12:47 AM »
Great ideas, guys, thanks! :)

I've got my eye on a Del Prado model of the streamlined one - if I get it I'll see if I can make the DP body replace the bent one. Apart from the valve gear being full of fluff and the electrics needing a major clean, the rest of the workings seem to be OK.

Failing that, I like the idea of the armoured train!

As for the other one - less sure. I've got lots of sundry bits of valve gear lying about, I might see if I can recreate it - probably a thankless and likely pointless task, but it keeps me busy! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #875 on: June 09, 2016, 11:37:16 AM »
Great ideas, guys, thanks! :)

I've got my eye on a Del Prado model of the streamlined one - if I get it I'll see if I can make the DP body replace the bent one. Apart from the valve gear being full of fluff and the electrics needing a major clean, the rest of the workings seem to be OK.

Failing that, I like the idea of the armoured train!

As for the other one - less sure. I've got lots of sundry bits of valve gear lying about, I might see if I can recreate it - probably a thankless and likely pointless task, but it keeps me busy! ;)

I might have to send a van down to you, with a load of my trains for you to hide from the Domestic Overlord, its a good job I run a transport company LOL

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #876 on: June 09, 2016, 11:40:09 AM »
Great ideas, guys, thanks! :)

I've got my eye on a Del Prado model of the streamlined one - if I get it I'll see if I can make the DP body replace the bent one. Apart from the valve gear being full of fluff and the electrics needing a major clean, the rest of the workings seem to be OK.

Failing that, I like the idea of the armoured train!

As for the other one - less sure. I've got lots of sundry bits of valve gear lying about, I might see if I can recreate it - probably a thankless and likely pointless task, but it keeps me busy! ;)

I might have to send a van down to you, with a load of my trains for you to hide from the Domestic Overlord, its a good job I run a transport company LOL

You'd be very welcome to. I promise not to respray them in LNER livery. ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #877 on: June 09, 2016, 04:48:54 PM »
Because like me you can't bare the thought of models being chucked?



Absolutely!! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #878 on: June 16, 2016, 10:43:15 AM »
You know that moment at the end of "Bridge Over The River Kwai" when Alec Guinness has his "Oh my God, what have I done?" moment?

Having razor-sawn out the glue-melted middle section of the boiler of this German loco, I know how he felt!:




The plan is to use plasticard to replace the missing section, card strips for the boiler bands, thin acetate for the little doors and butchered bits of the original for other detailing. A few rivet decals and you'll never know the difference...  :worried:

On the plus side, the chassis (which was in a terribly grubby and be-fluffed state) now chugs along quite happily.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #879 on: June 16, 2016, 11:20:07 AM »
I would humbly suggest that is a very neat job.

The section was melted anyway, carefully cutting it out like this isn't going to ruin the model.

I am genuinely keen to see the progression on this now, a master restoration in progress  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #880 on: June 16, 2016, 11:29:46 AM »
I would humbly suggest that is a very neat job.


Thank you - bought myself a new razor saw! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #881 on: June 24, 2016, 10:08:46 AM »
So far, so looking-a-bit-ropey... but with a bit of filler and some boiler bands I think this should look OK...





While my paints and spraying kit are still in a removal box somewhere, I have been working on the test track (mission creep, me?!)










Should be back to painting/restoring mode very shortly! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #882 on: June 24, 2016, 11:29:10 AM »
That's looking well on the way to a really good restoration. I've got a non bent one if you need photos for reference?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #883 on: June 24, 2016, 11:37:56 AM »
That's looking well on the way to a really good restoration. I've got a non bent one if you need photos for reference?

Thanks! I've still got the original saggy bit from the middle, so I can use that as reference (and a source of bits for detailing!), but pics would be handy!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #884 on: June 24, 2016, 02:57:26 PM »
Here you go. Not sure if it's exactly the same loco, but hopefully useful reference anyway. Done closeups of the damaged area.










 

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