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Author Topic: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive  (Read 3051 times)

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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2019, 01:36:38 PM »
Hi Alex, highly impressive work. My choice would be the 3rd then the 2nd of the colour schemes shown.

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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2019, 01:48:40 PM »
Hello all,

The model is now complete, apart from a few handrails on the cab sides, and is ready for painting. I think the handrails really add some depth to the model!







I am also still undecided on the livery for the loco and therefore have drawn up some colour designs. What do you all think would look best? Whilst some of the liveries are based on prototypical colour schemes, some are less accurate. However, as long as it looks good and realistic, I am not too concerned about complete accuracy considering how rare the prototype is!



I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Cheers,

Alex

As I understand it she was a rebuild of the The Reid-Ramsey Turbine-Electric Locomotive, the only colour representation was the following.  My suspicion is she will follow the same colour scheme being primarily black.




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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2019, 12:38:07 PM »
Hello all,

Many thanks for your replies. I am still yet to decide on a livery but, although they are unprototypical, I am leaning towards the grey, blue or olive green liveries. In the meantime, however, I have built a box to transport both the Reid-MacLeod and Leader locomotives:







Cheers,

Alex


« Last Edit: July 26, 2019, 12:44:11 PM by AR »
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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=49856.0

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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2019, 12:58:38 PM »
The box is an excellent idea, Alex.

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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #64 on: May 28, 2020, 07:55:00 PM »

Hi all,

I hope everyone is well and apologies for not updating this thread in a long while!

However, I have finally gotten around to making some good progress with the model. I have decided on a colour scheme of BR Lined Maroon. I know this is not particularly realistic, but I have made up the story that the loco was a success and passed into BR ownership. I think the model deserved a smart livery and I have always liked steam locos in crimson or maroon.

I primed the model in white, before using Railmatch BR Maroon to give the base colour. The black highlights and red bufferbeams where brush painted after. The mesh for the grill was from some 4mm scale security fencing and painted the same colour as the main body prior to fixing with superglue. I have ordered some BR crests, lining and smokebox numbers from Fox and they should arrive in the coming days.

Finally, I have a re-print of the chassis plate arriving soon as the current one was badly warped and then I managed to break it! The benefits of 3D design/printing!

Here are some pictures from different stages:

















I look forward to hearing what you think, and your verdict on the livery!

Cheers,

Alex
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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #65 on: May 28, 2020, 07:59:26 PM »
Alex, It really looks good in that colour.  You should get the chassis by Saturday.

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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #66 on: May 28, 2020, 08:04:17 PM »
Hi,

Thanks, I was agonising over the colour for a long time! But I am pleased with how its come out, I think some nice BR crests and lining will really set it off!

Great, I look forward to it arriving, perfect timing for the weekend :) Thanks again!

Cheers,

Alex

Previous Project:

Reid-Macleod Steam Turbine Prototype
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45211.60

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GT 3 Gas Turbine Prototype
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=49856.0

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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #67 on: May 29, 2020, 12:01:32 AM »
One of the quirkiest model locos I have ever seen. Amazing work, well done!

Roy

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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #68 on: June 02, 2020, 05:22:21 PM »
Hi all,

Thanks for the kind comments!

I am pleased to say the model is now complete! After over a year of on and off modelling I am glad to see it finished! I think the lining and crests etc. really set it off. The chassis also looks smart in matching maroon livery.

I look forward to hearing what you think:











Now to figure out the next project....a GT-3 Gas Turbine would be very nice....

Cheers,

Alex

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Reid-Macleod Steam Turbine Prototype
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45211.60

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GT 3 Gas Turbine Prototype
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=49856.0

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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #69 on: June 02, 2020, 05:28:04 PM »
That looks stunning, no other word will do.

It's a superb model, one that many people would love to own. Absolutely top job.
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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #70 on: June 02, 2020, 05:32:16 PM »
That looks stunning, no other word will do.

It's a superb model, one that many people would love to own. Absolutely top job.

Thank you for the very kind feedback, I am glad you like it! I really enjoyed the project so hopefully more to come soon!

Cheers,

Alex
Previous Project:

Reid-Macleod Steam Turbine Prototype
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45211.60

My Current Project:

GT 3 Gas Turbine Prototype
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=49856.0

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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #71 on: June 02, 2020, 05:34:32 PM »
Simply "Sex on a stick", a fantastic model. :D

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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #72 on: June 02, 2020, 06:04:44 PM »
Very nice work indeed, Alex.

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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #73 on: June 02, 2020, 06:55:44 PM »
Very smart Alex and pretty unique too I imagine - is there another one in N?  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Reid-MacLeod Steam Turbine Locomotive
« Reply #74 on: June 02, 2020, 07:07:07 PM »
Splendid work! Must admit I wasn't sure from the original shots that the maroon colour scheme really suited it, but the lining sets it all off nicely. How about painting the Leader to match?
Also looking at the loco you wonder what kind of forward view the crew must have had on the prototype? It wasn't great on conventional large steamers, but on this thing it must have been a nightmare to see where they were going!
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