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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #165 on: March 28, 2020, 09:47:01 AM »
Seconded. Simply well weaThered

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #166 on: March 28, 2020, 09:51:34 AM »
This looks great to me Craig. Not sure I'd bother with changing the buffer surfaces - maybe a bit of lube oil on a fingertip to represent grease?

A quick skim through Flickr looking for "Class 08" reveals every weathered example is pretty unique. The features that are always blacker than other parts seam to be the exhaust area (obvs) and also the vents ahead of the cab.

Eg https://flic.kr/p/dyDVnf

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #167 on: March 28, 2020, 10:00:31 AM »
@maridunian nice photos Mike  :claphappy:

I think I'll grubby those 4 vents and footplate and leave it at that.

I'm very happy with my first attempt at BR blue so dont want to risk ruining her now!!!

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #168 on: March 28, 2020, 10:07:25 AM »
You've made a nice job of that, looks superb  :thumbsup:

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #169 on: March 28, 2020, 10:08:39 AM »
They are the moulded air filters grilles just a light black paint in a horizontal brush stroke would do

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #170 on: March 28, 2020, 10:13:27 AM »
You've made a nice job of that, looks superb  :thumbsup:

Cheers, Stu

 :thankyousign: cheers Stu, high praise indeed, especially as I believe @Newportnobby rates you as one of THE BEST at weathering!!!!

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #171 on: March 28, 2020, 12:57:22 PM »
Right that's it. As far as I'm concerned I cannot get her any better. She looks very good to me and @port perran ALWAYS says "if it looks right, it is right"

I'm no mercig but extremely pleased with how its turned out. If I've made any glaring errors I'll have to live with it. (That doesnt mean you cant tell me)







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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #172 on: March 28, 2020, 01:16:02 PM »
does it still growl if you don't put a spot of whisky in the diesel oil  :hmmm: :smiley-laughing:
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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #173 on: March 28, 2020, 01:18:25 PM »
The crew posed makes a difference

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #174 on: March 30, 2020, 02:53:54 PM »
Well the track panels were  built over Christmas and I've finally got round to putting them together to make the loads for my sturgeons.

I'm a bit disappointed with myself for making my panels BEFORE I got the sturgeons. Although the track panel measures up to 60ft, I dont know how big a sturgeon deck is but I do wish I'd made my panels the same size!!!

However I do know that six 60ft panels were loaded and presumably were chained onto the wagon????

I have mocked 1 up with chains but welcome advice and information as to what way they should be secured.



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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #175 on: March 30, 2020, 03:28:36 PM »
I have mocked 1 up with chains but welcome advice and information as to what way they should be secured.

Turn buckles I would have thought - good luck modelling those in 2mm/ft scale  ;)

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #176 on: March 30, 2020, 03:32:18 PM »


These from Nick then???

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #177 on: March 30, 2020, 03:40:26 PM »


These from Nick then???

That's cheating  :P

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #178 on: March 30, 2020, 03:41:54 PM »
It's taken 10 years to get here, imagine if I have to make 24 of them  :'(  :dighole:

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Re: My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« Reply #179 on: March 30, 2020, 06:50:23 PM »
Well I got out early this morning to chain harrow the fields, this was done before i rolled them and drained, scrubbed and refilled all the water troughs in 8 of our turnout fields.

I was done by 4 o'clock and Mrs EC approved me going home!!!!! :laugh3:

A very good while ago I purchased a non working Dapol schools locomotive. It was about 50 I think, having never owned a schools or even looked at them I had no idea if I was going to be able to get it working.

Well it turns out I could if I ordered a new pair of pickup wires that link between the cab and tender, a new driveshaft and a tender drawerbar. Someone had clearly dropped this and obliterated the tender drive. No other damage was on it.

I think it was the summer when DCC supplies had stock and I ordered all the parts I needed, they arrived and like many things got put in a box marked SCHOOLS and left.

To be perfectly honest I'd forgotten that I bought it until today and I remembered that I had purchased the necessary parts so I sat down at the bench and thought I'd have a go.

After 10mins of dropping screws into the loco cradle, realising my right hand does not coordinate with my left very well at important times and nearly driving myself silly I got it all back together and on the test track.

 :jawdropping: she works!!!!, :laugh3:

So basking in my own glory I went on and stuck a driver and fireman in the cab, headcode discs on the front of her and real coal in the bunker. She will get a light weathering but at least she doesnt need to be renumbered!!!!





 

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