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Offline Ozymandias

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1875 on: December 10, 2019, 09:53:28 AM »
They look great.

Is it just me, or do 'Trojan' and 'Thruster' sound like two of the Gladiators from the TV show, or a couple of dodgy porn stars?



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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1876 on: December 10, 2019, 09:55:18 AM »
The 21 is mine and boy it looks fantastic, feel a bit guilty about the glazing....as for Minitrix warships you can NEVER have enough, although I may stop when I have the fleet.
Mind I have a suspicion that Gideon is aware of my warship affliction..... :claphappy: :claphappy:

Surely you'll need three of each - one in green, one in maroon and one in blue...? ;) :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1877 on: December 10, 2019, 10:00:31 AM »
The 21 is mine and boy it looks fantastic, feel a bit guilty about the glazing....as for Minitrix warships you can NEVER have enough, although I may stop when I have the fleet.
Mind I have a suspicion that Gideon is aware of my warship affliction..... :claphappy: :claphappy:

Surely you'll need three of each - one in green, one in maroon and one in blue...? ;) :smiley-laughing:

But of course! Then there are the no warning panel, small warning panel and large warning panel variants ... I have a list from the Internet.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1878 on: December 10, 2019, 10:04:54 AM »
The Paint Department has been busy...


Having found the correct shade of Anglia blue, this 47 has had a base coat and the first of the cabside stripes:







A pannier and a dock tank get a coat of fictitious (but rather lovely) metropolitan red...:




Work on the next City of Truro - in the background is another completed 27, which just needs a new motor:




A little Drummond gets a coat of proper Drummond green in preparation for lining:




Somewhere under all that masking tape is a Warship with newly-yellowed noses (Andy, this is Zest!!):




More soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1879 on: December 10, 2019, 01:18:05 PM »
Very good to see my "City of Truro" being beautifully repainted and detailed to its early 1960s BR WR condition. It will miss the Christmas and New Year specials but will be announced for the Easter ones. 8-)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1880 on: December 14, 2019, 12:10:29 PM »
Inspiring work as always  :thumbsup:

Sadly my airbrush lives in the garage and it's too cold at this time of year to be painting
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1881 on: January 22, 2020, 10:20:37 AM »
A very happy New Year to one and all!

A welcome return to the workbench - life has been a bit fraught with work, kids, illness, general busy-ness... so it's good to get some loco time in!

Here's some of what's on the go...



Some Minitrixes in the spray booth - a little continental shunter and an Ivatt 2-6-0 get a BR green makeover:





Some formerly rather tatty Jubes get a strip-down and a lick of paint:





Unlike Harry and Meghan, these 47s have decided to go royal...:





Some Warships progress - these will be Zest, Jupiter and Zenith - in various liveries:





Finished the paint job on this little dock tank - just need to find a working chassis and the  :censored: long screw that holds it all together now!:





A finished Hall - now Hagley Hall in BR black. I like this livery!:





In the "oh God, what have I gone and bought this time?!" department... a little N7 (I think?) that will be restored into BR lined black:





You may remember that the workbench had the beginnings of a guitar on it before Christmas - here's the finished result, a present for the son of a friend (he was delighted with it!!):










More loco action very soon!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1882 on: January 22, 2020, 10:33:53 AM »
Thanks for the update photos. The guitar looks fantastic.

Sooner or later, I will give in to having at least one Minitrix "Warship".

Looking forward to seeing my detailed 'Dean Goods'.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1883 on: January 22, 2020, 10:36:12 AM »
Finished the paint job on this little dock tank - just need to find a working chassis and the  :censored: long screw that holds it all together now!:

I've got spare screws if you need one.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1884 on: January 22, 2020, 10:49:12 AM »
I don't know why the guitar pics came out sideways - the Despair Depot apologises but cannot be held responsible for any neck injuries sustained while trying to look at them!!! :D

To save your strained vertebrae, the lettering on the machine head says "the flying m" in Gothic blackletter...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1885 on: January 22, 2020, 11:44:11 AM »
He's back!

We missed ya!

Some nice work there my friend, I'm a bit dubious about the green Jube, but you're doing a Crimson one as well so thats okay.

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The guitar looks fab.

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« Reply #1886 on: January 22, 2020, 12:07:47 PM »
A quick prayer to the lord of warships please let them be destined for North Derbyshire  :claphappy

You can never have too many Minitrix warships can you? (err Gideon I've bought some more)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1887 on: January 22, 2020, 12:27:36 PM »
A quick prayer to the lord of warships please let them be destined for North Derbyshire  :claphappy

Your prayers are answered - yes they are (as is the little green shunter and the Ivatt!) I think whoever painted the shunter mixed their enamel with glue - took me a while to pick the paint out of the grilles and fine details with a pin... ;)
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You most certainly can't!! :) Keep 'em coming...!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1888 on: January 22, 2020, 12:39:46 PM »
One very happy Chap!

The Minitrix continental was a cheap e bay purchase ages ago, no I know why!

So envious of your skills :D

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1889 on: January 22, 2020, 01:13:09 PM »
Always good to see what's going through that busy workshop.

Know for sure that Chris will be as happy with his CoT as I am with mine. Colin Heard of UM was most complimentary about the work done.

Don't forget the couplings, Gideon!  :wave:  :D

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