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Author Topic: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's  (Read 2968 times)

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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #75 on: June 01, 2020, 01:35:05 PM »
I think it is Caz of this parish who used an e-cigarette in a tunnel to give a puff of 'smoke' when a train exited. It was very effective. The problem with most scale smoke generators is they're a bit pathetic! You want some properly opaque black clag really!
. Nick ask newportnobby mick on this one

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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2020, 01:49:14 PM »

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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #77 on: June 01, 2020, 02:56:33 PM »
Not sure, probably, if it was Caz. Not going to trawl through 11 pages looking for the reference though :)

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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #78 on: June 01, 2020, 03:41:36 PM »
Pages 3 and 4 videos there

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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #79 on: June 02, 2020, 07:58:15 PM »
Here's my Class 25 in it's finished form, wearing it's winter clothing!


Just call me Ted, or Edward... or Ed.

Just not Eddie.

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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2020, 08:01:05 PM »
Here's my Class 25 in it's finished form, wearing it's winter clothing!



  looks professional weathering ted. Especially where diesel oil spills and dirt have accumulated

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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2020, 08:02:20 PM »
Beautifully scabby ugly unkempt thing you got there Ted!!!!

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« Reply #82 on: June 02, 2020, 08:06:00 PM »
looks professional weathering ted. Especially where diesel oil spills and dirt have accumulated

Cheers! I printed off a number of images to guide me, and yes the oil is on the tank as per most of the shots! :)

I found one of a CL37 that had various layers of muck on it and loved the effect. A lighter dry layer higher up, damper and darker further down.

Beautifully scabby ugly unkempt thing you got there Ted!!!!

Aye, it's what happens when you're in lockdown... although, you probably meant the loco!  :laugh3:
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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #83 on: June 02, 2020, 08:14:51 PM »
Super work removing the coupling and a feat of patience fitting the pipes etc  bits in the bag ted

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« Reply #84 on: June 02, 2020, 08:29:19 PM »
Super work removing the coupling and a feat of patience fitting the pipes etc  bits in the bag ted

Thanks, but note the swear jar bursting at the seams!  :D
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« Reply #85 on: June 02, 2020, 08:32:03 PM »
Super work removing the coupling and a feat of patience fitting the pipes etc  bits in the bag ted

Thanks, but note the swear jar bursting at the seams!  :D
I can imagine. Enjoy the well earned beer mate

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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #86 on: June 02, 2020, 09:26:15 PM »
Looks great, the fading is really nicely done.

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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #87 on: June 06, 2020, 03:44:18 PM »
Weathering the loco was a distraction, I got back on track (excuse the pun) and finally I have finished the laying of this 5ft stretch - the 'Shirebrook approach'.

It's take me ages because a) I'm slow b) I start over if it's not perfect and c) there are 22 blocks on this part of the layout alone! Completely OTT perhaps, but I want detailed reporting of where locos are and also the ability to shunt and stack with great accuracy.



Next, wiring...  :worried:

And then filling all those gaps with sleepers!  :doh:
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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #88 on: June 06, 2020, 04:24:47 PM »
Very impressive! Would you not have been a prime candidate for code 40 trackwork...?

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Re: Midlands Coal & Freight, Late 1980's
« Reply #89 on: June 06, 2020, 04:36:10 PM »
Very impressive! Would you not have been a prime candidate for code 40 trackwork...?

Cheers Nick. A pet peeve of mine is wagons and locos bouncing (jigging around) over joints and points. I've been keeping insulated gaps as tight as possible and profiling the edge of rails so there's no lip. My smallest and lightest wagon, the presflo 20T, rolls over them cleanly.

Now... there's a Code 40? I thought Code 55 was the best we had on offer.  :confused1:

Just Googled it... well, you learn something new everyday!

I'd better go and rip it all up and order me some.  :smiley-laughing:
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