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Author Topic: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners  (Read 28945 times)

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #75 on: September 14, 2015, 03:13:09 PM »
Thanks!

The transfer sheets are:

Coach insignia:    FRH2203: 2mm/N
18" loco numbers:   FRH2232: 2mm/N

Cheers
Simon
   

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #76 on: October 29, 2015, 12:39:40 PM »
Hi, here's some progress to the Tilbury tank. I've scratch-built a couple of single slide bars and have made up an excellent NBrass rolling road to run them in on.

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #77 on: October 29, 2015, 01:28:40 PM »
Hi, apologies for not posting for a while, real life (and Shrewsbury Folk Festival) got in the way of the modelling.
Here are the excellent Fox Transfers in position, they are superb and only a little fiddly!
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WOW Simon! Just came across this thread for the first time and you do incredible work! That is a stunning little loco! I can't stop staring at it.  :drool:   :NGaugersRule:
Check out Avondale - My heritage railway themed layout :)

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #78 on: November 14, 2015, 07:12:18 PM »
Thanks very much. Here's the Tilbury on a test run on msr's beautiful layout. It's just pulling out of St Pancras station, (when I say pulling, this photo was staged as it still needs some couplings fitted...)
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and bunker first;
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And passing through St Albans.
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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #79 on: November 15, 2015, 09:21:34 AM »
Fantastic work! I really like the crimson lake livery (don't tell Paul Price I said that!  :P ).

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #80 on: November 15, 2015, 09:42:26 AM »
Great work Simon  :thumbsup: were did you get the six-wheeled coaches from???

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #81 on: November 15, 2015, 09:49:10 AM »
Just read this thread from the start - what stunning modelling skills!
Thank you for the many photos showing the various steps to get the model to where it is now. Fantastic!
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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #82 on: November 15, 2015, 10:12:21 AM »
Fantastic work! I really like the crimson lake livery (don't tell Paul Price I said that!  :P ).

Ha I knew you would eventually talk sense.

Its a truly stunning model....Its hard to believe its not one from the larger scales

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #83 on: November 15, 2015, 10:17:23 AM »
Great work Simon  :thumbsup: were did you get the six-wheeled coaches from???


The 6-wheeled coaches are the generic Farish 4-wheelers (Cat. 0671) mounted on the N Gauge Society 6-wheel chassis (Cat. NGK346) originally produced for their Stove. The fit is perfect! I was lucky enough to have a set of these coaches with the lining in excellent condition.


A nice alternative, but much more expensive, is to use the Fleischmann 3rd Class C3 pr 11 compartment coach (Cat. 807004) but beware that these have brakesman cabs. These could be removed, leaving a bit of chassis showing, or remounted so that the body sits in the centre of the chassis. A small fillet would also need to be added to fill the gap in the clerestory left where the brakesman cab used to sit, and some judicous removal of German text. The variant without the brakesman cabs has not, to my knowledge, ever been produced. I decided to just place mine cab-to-cab and leave them as they are, avoiding the risk of damaging an otherwise exquisite model. But those white roofs do need some smutty weathering!

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #84 on: November 15, 2015, 12:29:17 PM »
Thanks for everyone's kind words. Here are a few close-ups of the tanatalisingly almost complete loco...

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #85 on: November 15, 2015, 02:31:02 PM »
Great work Simon  :thumbsup: were did you get the six-wheeled coaches from???


The 6-wheeled coaches are the generic Farish 4-wheelers (Cat. 0671) mounted on the N Gauge Society 6-wheel chassis (Cat. NGK346) originally produced for their Stove. The fit is perfect! I was lucky enough to have a set of these coaches with the lining in excellent condition.


A nice alternative, but much more expensive, is to use the Fleischmann 3rd Class C3 pr 11 compartment coach (Cat. 807004) but beware that these have brakesman cabs. These could be removed, leaving a bit of chassis showing, or remounted so that the body sits in the centre of the chassis. A small fillet would also need to be added to fill the gap in the clerestory left where the brakesman cab used to sit, and some judicous removal of German text. The variant without the brakesman cabs has not, to my knowledge, ever been produced. I decided to just place mine cab-to-cab and leave them as they are, avoiding the risk of damaging an otherwise exquisite model. But those white roofs do need some smutty weathering!





 :thankyousign: Just what I needed to now  :thankyousign: :thankyousign: :thankyousign:

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #86 on: November 19, 2015, 07:08:45 AM »
Fleischmann did indeed make the version without the brakesman's cabin ... and they are regularly offered on Ebay and typically sell for prices between 10 and 20. I use them for most of my 6-wheelers, as I prefer the appearance (no big ugly battery box which oughtn't to be there in the pre-grouping era). They have excellent running qualities.

I'll try to get a photo of one and post it at the weekend.
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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #87 on: November 19, 2015, 11:26:57 AM »
What is the catalogue number of the 6-wheel Fleischmann coaches without brakesman cabs, and are they in the brown livery or in green?

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #88 on: November 19, 2015, 05:24:29 PM »
wonderful work - any chance of a few more views of your layout msr?

Regards,

Alex

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #89 on: March 07, 2016, 08:08:47 PM »
Hi; sorry, I've been away awhile, Christmas and stuff but also this:
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a scratch-built 4mm S4 tender for an MSWJR "Galloping Alice"

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a 4mm S4 LSWR G6 Alan Gibson kit, painted beautifully by Warren Heywood

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a 7mm scratch-build Ford shunting diesel for Luton Gauge O Group's new Central Works layout.

But now it's back to the delights of N-Gauge with a preliminary mock-up for another scratch-build for Michael-
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Any guesses?
Cheers
Simon
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