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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #360 on: September 11, 2017, 07:59:57 PM »
Thanks for those pictures.
Excellent.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #361 on: September 12, 2017, 09:25:49 AM »
Not to mention the help given by the operating team of Filton TMD (Adam) to the Little Ashton TMD at TINGS. Very much appreciated by all at the depot and the retail outlet next door (NGS Display stand) which had a great number of very welcome and enthusiastic customers.
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #362 on: September 12, 2017, 09:48:57 AM »
Not to mention the help given by the operating team of Filton TMD (Adam) to the Little Ashton TMD at TINGS. Very much appreciated by all at the depot and the retail outlet next door (NGS Display stand) which had a great number of very welcome and enthusiastic customers.
 :thankyousign:

More than welcome sir, a truely great way to spend a weekend. One day I really would love to do it with something I have built!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #363 on: October 07, 2017, 03:32:11 PM »
Good afternoon

Previously mentioned mysterious goings on at the TMD continued today, with some further turning blue of the air earlier this morning.

Just after lunch the doors where thrown open and a northern visitor emerged into the afternoon sun, complete with new shiny depot plaque.

My march through the fleet, upgrading names, plaques and arrows with etched versions continues with 47 306 “The Sapper”.

The first picture shows my preferred tools, the most important being Delux Materials “Glue and Glaze”. The is a very forgiving glue in that it bites but does allow for lots of adjustment before setting solid. Any over-spill can easily be removed by use of a cocktail stick.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/c9k8g36o452jxrm/Photo%2007-10-2017%2C%2013%2025%2016.jpg?dl=0

On this model, Farish kindly printed a version of the Tinsley rose, which is perfectly covered by the Fox etches.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/93bxyg51zywdv4r/Photo%2007-10-2017%2C%2013%2039%2016.jpg?dl=0

Finally we see the shiny new cab side of “The Sapper” outside the TMD

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dq15ulwero2l3nq/Photo%2007-10-2017%2C%2014%2001%2005.jpg?dl=0

I am told by the shift manager that any further blue language should be restricted only to occasions when something has gone wrong....so earplugs in then!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #364 on: October 07, 2017, 03:44:17 PM »
Thank you for the update. Excellent work.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #365 on: October 07, 2017, 11:44:29 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:  Many thanks for the update, very nice  :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #366 on: December 03, 2017, 04:45:15 PM »
Hello everybody and welcome to a bumper update by means of a summary of recent modelling activities.

The big news is of course the new stock which has arrived in Filton via Birmingham International. Class premier 56, Romanian built 56001 is seen here on shed having had its name plates polished.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/aoz0dmjbi9gdwce/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2018%2018.jpg?dl=0

I do like these 56's, but I hope the lights last a bit longer than its coal sector classmate! Still, having had a light oil it ran very well on test at the NGS stand at Warley. Full running it will be completed after the Filton track is cleaned.

Next up is the big boost the the area's NSE fleet:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mdznoepvi90jk4m/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2048%2013.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3hr8es3m6iswy8q/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2041%2057.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9awrq8j9ok4oukv/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2042%2023.jpg?dl=0

This is a lovely set, I feel I really should have got one sooner. That said, according to the certificate in the box, this is the 11th one so its clearly been sat in a warehouse / on a shelf for a while.

I like the little extra's that come with the set (although I really don't have any use for the signal box as yet).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jno3y4kj5ijshry/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2038%2006.jpg?dl=0

Another fantastic find for me at Warley was, like the above Capital Connection set, also 30th anniversary related.

As will have become quite obvious to those who have read this thread, I am a huge fan of the triple grey "Sector" liveries. This year marks 30 years since it was unveiled to the public by BR, and I found this poster (part of a set released back in 1989) for sale on a fantastic display stand at Warley:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x80bwjybmzpbnh3/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2028%2055.jpg?dl=0

And it was only £1!

Just need a suitable frame now, and then choose a piece of man cave wall to display it.

Also on display in the man cave (safely at the back of my workbench) is my beloved 92022:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ntq5rbb6hbq2dan/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2011%2059.jpg?dl=0

And now an apology.....from this point on we stray away from N gauge.... :o :goggleeyes: :help:

As some will know, I was lucky enough to enjoy a fantastic honeymoon on The Rocky Mountaineer with Mrs Skyline. We returned with many amazing memories, photos and souvenirs, including this rather nice HO model of the train's GP40 locomotives:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z96g7k5o3ltoelu/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2045%2026.jpg?dl=0

This display case (from Ten Commandments, as is the N gauge version) was sourced at Warley at Mrs Skyline's request so it can spend the month of May (our wedding month) sitting on our mantelpiece.  For 10 months it will stay in the man cave, and during December.....

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4rk8bvis1xlvsm/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2047%2032.jpg?dl=0

A joint household project to create my first winter diorama including lights, snow, a small pond and as the years go by (so is the plan) an increasingly random assortment of Christmas related items! Still got a lot more work to do on this (not least add the perspex).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wn8vxoei8xonx6d/Photo%2003-12-2017%2C%2014%2047%2037.jpg?dl=0

Oh, and the lamp seemingly out in the middle of nowhere? Well it does work and eventually going to be our nod to the classic "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe".....

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #367 on: December 03, 2017, 09:53:51 PM »
 :hellosign: Thanks for posting,   :greatpicturessign:
     regards Derek.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #368 on: December 17, 2017, 05:24:58 PM »
Good evening all

So there has been much modelling in Skyline Towers of late, but I would be lying if I said it was all in the 2mm world. However, the Filton fleet has not been neglected.

One of the highlights of 2017 was receiving my first example of @37058 (Mr Sutton's) work.

I am a big fan of the 60, I wanted a Coal Sector one, and then up comes a tweaked version from West Coast Respray at a really good price. Authority was gained from SHMBO and 60048 arrives at the TMD.

Anyway, tonight I added my own little touch to "William Wilberforce", some of Shawplans excellent arrows:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i886tjyohhd97bx/Photo%2017-12-2017%2C%2015%2057%2026.jpg?dl=0

If I don't get a chance to post again beforehand, a Merry Christmas from all at Filton TMD  :D

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...The GGG....
« Reply #369 on: January 03, 2018, 04:11:58 PM »
A very tired greeting from Filton TMD.

I am absolutely shattered after being kept awake all night by storm Eleanor. I was in a foul mood this morning but seeing as it would appear nothing is damaged inside or outside the house, I should not complain.

Anyway, to cheer me up a bit, and to welcome the latest edition to the "post private" fleet, today I had the "Triple G" event.

No, not the usual triple grey, this was the "Great Gronk Gathering":
 


Two of these are original Poole models (one of which celebrates its 24th year with me this March!) that don't often see the light these days. Was nice to photograph them all for once.

Also, further news from the workshop.

47715 has been spotted out and about in the Filton area without the /7 trademark cooling pipes. A chance convo with @37058 last week resulted in this 3D print arriving today:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hh7dv3yk09j83ox/Photo%2003-01-2018%2C%2011%2015%2002.jpg?dl=0

Another little job to keep me amused.

After I catch up on my shut-eye of course  :sleep:

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #370 on: January 03, 2018, 04:47:20 PM »
Excellent.  I do love the 08's!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #371 on: January 03, 2018, 04:50:50 PM »
They look so good all gathered together.
No damage from the storm here either. I always go down to the allotment after a storm and creep round the corner to see if the greenhouse is still there!
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #372 on: January 03, 2018, 05:00:05 PM »
They look so good all gathered together.
No damage from the storm here either. I always go down to the allotment after a storm and creep round the corner to see if the greenhouse is still there!

Quite astonished that I had a still covered BBQ and all our fence panels this morning!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #373 on: January 04, 2018, 12:01:00 AM »
 :hellosign: Many thanks for the great photo, here in the West all seems to be standing although I heard this Evening Portreath sea wall got a battering
     regards Derek.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...Duff Days.....
« Reply #374 on: February 19, 2018, 06:25:45 PM »
Quite a special evening on the TMD...

Project “Arg please don’t let me have messed up the masking again” has finally born fruit...

As members of the Forum Facebook group may have seen, Filton TMD has produced its first ever re-paint...well strictly speaking it was a commission from Tinsley...in the form of 47 145 “Merddin Emrys”.

As usual, the TMD staff felt this momentous occasion warranted an event (and lets be honest they don’t need much of an excuse). So, for all those who read my ramblings, I present “Duff Days”:







As you can see this is a colourful gathering of the local Class 47s, specifically two Poole built examples (SS Great Britain and Portabrook), an old tooling China model (The Sapper in Triple Grey, fittingly a sister of 47 145 as I suspect its body formed the basis for my respray) and three newer tooling 47s (both NSE versions and the unique Parcels green).

47 145 itself is on a Poole chassis from a Virgin class 47 (the body for which was sold on).

I am toying with the idea of putting together an NGS article showing how I managed to get something that I am told can be recognised as ‘145 without looking at the numbers on the side  ;D

The whole experience was certainly a real insight into the skill that outfits and individuals who offer re-sprays have. My respect for them is boundless!

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