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Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« on: February 23, 2020, 08:30:35 PM »
Evening all,

Recently I've been trying my hand a bit more at some conversions/repaints and thought it was about time I started a thread to document it. I can't guarantee updates will be regular but I'll do my best to keep on track with my postings!

Before I get on to my curent project, allow me to briefly document my last one. In time I plan to model a section of the Preserved Great Central Railway and I'm slowly collecting the stock that'll be required to run on it. Like most preserved lines their DMU is in BR Green but the body work represents the unit in a later condition, a near certainty that a RTR model will never be made. So I made my own! I tool a 3-Car Farish 101 in Regional/ Blue Grey and resprayed it as per the preserved unit, this also included converting the centre car into a Class 101 buffet unit. A couple of pics below.




Right, on to the current project. And this is actually not for me! A friend has asked if I could recreate him the East Lancs Railway Dining Train. Now this is going to be in it's early 2019 formation and whilst I'm modelling the coaches as they were, the lining will be a slight compromise owing to difficulty in obtaining appropriate transfers.

Here are the 5 coaches destined for conversoon as they arrived.


And below is the current state of play


I've started on the two SO's and the FO as they require the least work. The SO's will just be straight repaints snd as seen in the pic one has already had it's Cream applied, the other is part way through being stripped. The FO is currently in Primer however some modifications are still required to blocl up the central doors as shown here


Lots to be getting on with!

Cheers

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2020, 09:40:08 PM »
Hi Ollie ( @Ollie3440 )

Great to see someone else documenting their adventures with creating unique rolling stock.  Love the Class 101 - looks great.

Really looking forward to seeing your new projects progress.

Kind regards

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 04:34:43 PM »
Afternoon all,

So an update on this dining rake, a little earlier than I originally thought! A lot of the work I've actually been doing on my lunch break whilst at work, with the exception of painting, so I've been able to get a little bit more done than originally thought.

First off, an update on one of the BGs. This has been given a go over with some filler. Two sets of doors on each side have been removed kn the prototype so I'm replicating this on the model. Below are a 'before and after' shot of the first go over(showing eirher side), this is now awaiting primer and what I imagine will be a second go over of filler!



Next up some tangible progress on one of the SOs. I decided to use one as the test vehicle to check I was happy with the colours and despite some initial leakage due to poor masking on my part I'm happy that this one is now all painted up and is now awaiting lining.




So now that 1/5 are all painted up, finally feel like this project has some legs!

Cheers

Ollie

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 05:51:15 PM »
Looking super fantastic Ollie ( @Ollie3440 ).  I have found masking fiddly in N gauge too.  I recently switched to Tamiya masking tape and seem to be getting much better results.

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 06:02:20 PM »
Looking super fantastic Ollie ( @Ollie3440 ).  I have found masking fiddly in N gauge too.  I recently switched to Tamiya masking tape and seem to be getting much better results.

Kind regards

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Thanks Paddy.

I do highly rate the Tamiya tape, definitely my preferred  choice. The leakage was my error for not getting into all the nooks and crannies around one of the door handles.

Cheers

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 09:40:29 PM »
Evening all,

Progress has been continuing with the dining rake. With the first SO all painted up and put to one side I've been concentrating on the FO and the first BG. In the last update the BG had had two sets of doors/windows filled on each side and a first sand down. This has since had a coat of primer and a second go over with the milliput. Anothrr coat of primer is now on and this is now ready for the top coat.



Progress has also been made on the FO. The prototype has had the central doors completely sealed off so I have replicated this using the same method as for the BG above. This is now at the same stage




My aim this week will be to start the main livery on these two and hopefully strip down the other SO ready for painting. I need to source another BG for the Baggage/Generator vehicle as the RTC one that was to be used as the donor has sprayed windows that will be a nightmare to work with.

More to come next weekend

Cheers

Ollie

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 09:16:44 PM »
Evening all,

Well it's that time again, here is the Sunday update.

Progress has continued on the BG and FO from the last post. They are now both in basic livery having had an initial coating of Umber before the cream going on. Still a couple of places to touch up but this makes three coaches looking the part.






This coming week should see the other SO started or maybe the lining will begin on these three, stay tuned for more.

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 11:10:25 PM »
Evening all,

A little later than planned with this update.

As predicted, work hss begun on the other SO, coach has now been stripped, primed and had initial livery application. Still for some touching up to do.





I had hoped to spend time lining these but sadly the Pullmam lining I have is that of the older Pullman Coaches with double lining where as these are lined as per the BR Mk1 Pullmans with single lining. Anyone have any ides on who stocks this? My usual source of Fox don't seem to what I need.

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2020, 10:47:08 AM »
Morning all,

Again, a little later thab planned with this update. Other things have had toctske priority as of late. 4 coaches are now all painted up, FO, BG, SO and SO now just awaiting lining. I have found an old pack of custom transfers from a previous project that may be suitable, if not I have a potential contact who I can try for custom lining
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In other news I have sourced the final BG, this will require some major surgery when it arrives so stay tuned for more!

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Ollie

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2020, 12:07:42 PM »
Good afternoon all,

Well work has finally started on the final BG. Below is an image of the prototype for comparison


And the progress so far, coach stripped, end steps cut off and big hole cur in the side with my new razor saw.





A couple of windows will need filling in and I need to work out how to do the generator windows, going to be a tricky on this coach!


Cheers

Ollie

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2020, 12:35:28 PM »
Iíve always thought a generator coach would be a natural RTR contender.

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2020, 12:40:24 PM »
Dunno whether this pic helps you at all, Ollie?

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2020, 11:45:09 PM »
Evening all,

A long overdue update on the East Lancs Project.

I've finally got the final BG all painted up, so that means I have a complete painted set of 5.



I've also started transfers and so far I've added transfers to 2 of the rake, the FO and one SO. Figures have also been added to the interiors.


So slow progress, but we are getting there now. All being well I should get other coaches lined up in the near future.

Cheers

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2020, 10:57:04 AM »
Hi Ollie

This is an interesting topic! I think that "preserved railways" on layouts developed a bit of a bad reputation in the past. You'd often see them included in old trackplans as an excuse to run anything at all, irrespective of whether whatever it was had actually been preserved anywhere or not. In the last few years I've seen several people taking them seriously as modelling subjects, which I wholeheartedly approve of because they often have interesting and distinctive stock. Nice work!

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Re: Ollie's Workbench. Current Project - East Lancs Dining Rake
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2020, 11:22:24 AM »
Hi Ollie

This is an interesting topic! I think that "preserved railways" on layouts developed a bit of a bad reputation in the past. You'd often see them included in old trackplans as an excuse to run anything at all, irrespective of whether whatever it was had actually been preserved anywhere or not. In the last few years I've seen several people taking them seriously as modelling subjects, which I wholeheartedly approve of because they often have interesting and distinctive stock. Nice work!

Jim

Thanks Jim,

I remember reading somewhere that people tend to model what they grew up with, hence we are now seeing a shift from Late BR to a lot more Blue/Grey era layouts. As I've grown up with preservation it's always peaked my interest. With my pervious layout 'The Sheaf Valley Railway' the premise was that of a preserved railway. I made an effort to only run stock that I knew had been preserved in the livery I was running things in but that was the extent of my research. It's only the past few years I began noticing some of the more subtle differences that preserved stock has (as an example nearly all MK1s have no end steps anymore) and decided to replicate some. Although this rake isn't for me I have a friend who also uses preserved as his chosen era and he asked if I fancied a challenge.

Cheers

Ollie

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