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Osborns shunters truck
« on: April 12, 2020, 08:39:50 AM »
Morning All, happy Easter to you  :beers:

Looking through all the pictures we have and theres a Z class (I already have the exact one  :laugh3:) in a couple of photos it has a shunters truck.

According to extracts from some books these were never favoured for work on the SR however a picture cant lie.

It looks very similar to Osborns 'OCWW OB001 N Gauge r.t.r. GWR Shunters Truck' which I'm more then happy to purchase to have as a 'near enough'

BUT

When the pre-orders for the cranes were released I questioned the build quality of them, for which I was berated even though it was confirmed the pictures were sample mock ups rather then the finished product. I never did get an apology off the original berator :no: I did however purchase a crane from Maurice and very VERY pleased with it I am!!

So I am interested in knowing if anyone owns one or has seen a finished product to tell me how good it is and totally different to the website pictures.

 :thankyousign:

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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2020, 10:12:27 AM »
I have one and very happy with it.
I can post a photo if it helps.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 10:25:15 AM »
 :photospleasesign: that would be great thank you Martin

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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2020, 10:32:15 AM »




I recall Martin's is painted so will look better than mine for sure

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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2020, 10:59:12 AM »
Here’s mine.

Sorry, my Photographic composition With the tractor behind the truck leaves a lot to be desired.
Martin



« Last Edit: April 12, 2020, 11:08:45 AM by port perran »
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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2020, 11:15:48 AM »
 :thankyousign: @Newportnobby @port perran

I think it's got to be worth a punt, might high build primer her and see about flatting her out a bit.

I will make an order!!!

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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2020, 11:29:55 AM »
I have one too.... primed, wire wool, prime again before painting (GWR for me)
Am very happy with it.
Pete
« Last Edit: April 12, 2020, 03:57:52 PM by Dizz »

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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2020, 12:03:53 PM »
:thankyousign: @Newportnobby @port perran

I think it's got to be worth a punt, might high build primer her and see about flatting her out a bit.

I will make an order!!!

Not sure you need to flat it out. It even has a planking finish on the wooden box.
Brookline build thread:

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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2020, 04:02:39 PM »
Close-ups of our N gauge stock never does it any favours, but here is mine:

IMHO the 3D printed truck definitely needed some attention though.  Obviously not to the level of removing intended detail, and also bearing in mind what can be seen at a normal viewing distance.....


I'm not knocking it, like I said, am very happy with mine.
All the best
Pete

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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2020, 04:08:05 PM »
Cheers Pete, yeah I know what you mean about it, chatting to Nick who 3d prints, theres alot of limitations as to finesse and thickness of parts.

I'm wondering if anyone on the 2FS scene knows of a kit from them????

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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2020, 05:29:21 PM »

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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2020, 05:38:56 PM »
 :thankyousign: @thebrighton

 :doh: seriously Gareth can you imagine how bad mines going to be???

Shunters truck. It will have to be shoved around the yard sitting on 2 tracks it will be that bent  :D

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Re: Osborns shunters truck
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2020, 06:18:04 PM »
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Spot on Gareth I think I could just about make that run properly  :D

 

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