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Offline Ozymandias

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Interesting/unusual class 50?
« on: March 06, 2015, 02:20:08 PM »
I've got a Farish class 50 which I'm restoring - it's the 50007 Sir Edward Elgar. I was going to just restore it in that livery but I wondered if there were any unusual/not regularly-modelled liveries I could do instead.

Any suggestions?

Oh, and if anyone has a class 50 battery box... ;)
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Re: Interesting/unusual class 50?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2015, 02:31:17 PM »
but I wondered if there were any unusual/not regularly-modelled liveries I could do instead.

Any suggestions?


How about 50003 in large logo blue with a black roof and red buffer beam?  It was like this in 1989 as shown in a photo on this website

http://www.tauntontrains.co.uk/HOOVERS.htm

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Re: Interesting/unusual class 50?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2015, 03:38:54 PM »
you could always try a fictitious livery from
http://www.fictitiousliveries.co.uk/

or a genuine one from
http://www.class50.com/c50_liveries.php?s_liv=21

Dutch although not all that colourful is rare to find on a 50 in our scale...
http://www.class50.com/c50_liveries.php?s_liv=26&type=2

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Re: Interesting/unusual class 50?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2015, 04:37:43 PM »
Hmmmm... I like both of those (and more importantly, I've got all the paint for them!) ;)

Decisions, decisions...
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Re: Interesting/unusual class 50?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 04:51:51 PM »
Mr Sprue on here is currently re-modelling and making the Poole style Battery Boxes.

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Re: Interesting/unusual class 50?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 07:29:37 AM »
Have you thought about backdating your Class 50? That's a project I'm working on. I'm aiming to get my Class 50 into its late-60s D4xx guise. Apart from renumbering, this involves getting rid of the headlight hole and the multiple unit cables on the cab end and restoring the headcode box above the windows.

Previously I'd already added the bufferbeam steps, installed etched brass window frames and various brass brake hoses to one end of the body. You can get these various bits from BH Enterprises, as well as different headcode box fittings depending on what you want to do.

Below is my progress so far. Still need to add more filler but filing away the details from the cab ends was much less difficult than I thought it would be. I've also had 'fun' using an airbrush to paint the yellow panel and window frames as opposed to my usual approach of using a paintbrush. Seems to result in a sharper finish despite using the same Tamiya masking tape.

In any case, such a backdated D400 would have run on the London Midland Region, mostly in the northwest, from late 1967 through to around 1970 when all the D400s had multiple unit cables fitted to the cab ends so they could double-head fast expresses. This is the only period in their life (outside preservation, of course) when they worked alongside steam locomotives, though photos of this happening are rather rare. One or two can be found in 'Class 50s in Operation', a book well worth reading if you're interested in this class and its very eventful and often unfortunate career. Incidentally, the headlights didn't get fitted until much later: during refurbishment by which time they were on the Western Region.

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Re: Interesting/unusual class 50?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 07:47:04 PM »
how about loadhaul???? lol

 

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