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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 612818 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4485 on: December 14, 2018, 10:38:32 PM »
IN the December issue of Model Rail Magazine there was a "How to" article covering the conversion of a OO brake van into a Road Van.  I had never heard of a Road Van before, but the GWR used them so I thought one would fit in nicely on my layout. 
Last week I nabbed a second hand GF Toad on e-bay for £4.20.  I drew up some doors and strengthening formers in ACAD the cut them from 0.8 and 1.6mm plywood on my laser cutter. 

Panel cut away with a razor saw, edges cleaned up. The "planked" backing overlaps the opening by 2mm each side with the inverted v laminated on top.

I broke one of the roof support rails when I levered off the roof, replaced with a bit of plastic strip.  Plywood door painted with Humbrol Dark Grey wash which seems to be a reasonable match to the naked eye, not obvious at all like it is with the camera/flash combination.  I will weather it next time I have a general stock weathering session.

I'm rather pleased with the result.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4486 on: December 14, 2018, 11:37:27 PM »
Very nice job. A prototype that's new to me, so double nice. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #4487 on: December 16, 2018, 10:18:21 PM »
Very nice job. A prototype that's new to me, so double nice. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
To me it seems like a very sensible thing to do: use the additional space in the brake van for revenue earning goods.
I must admit to being surprised how easy and quick it was to achieve the conversion.  Am now encouraged to tackle other projects.........if I can find any!!  :)

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« Reply #4488 on: December 22, 2018, 04:17:09 PM »
Just received four blue and grey Mk2 coaches which I found on ebay mere minutes after they'd been listed at a bargain buy-it-now price of only 50 quid... snapped up, very happy!

This also qualifies in the "Christmas presents to self" thread as I won't get anything else nearly as good, or that I want as much, come The Great Day.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4489 on: December 22, 2018, 09:27:01 PM »
Excellent price, and all that bubble wrap to pop as well :D

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« Reply #4490 on: December 25, 2018, 10:20:44 AM »
I am very lucky to have a very understanding and tolerant girlfriend!  :claphappy:



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4491 on: December 25, 2018, 11:35:52 AM »
So she got the Orange and you got the kits?

Seems reasonable to me!

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« Reply #4492 on: December 25, 2018, 05:01:53 PM »
Well I’d love to show you what my latest acquisition but received one model related gift and it was “narrow gauge” n scale.... so no use at all. Lovely thought though! Fingers crossed that guagemaster will allow me a swap!

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« Reply #4493 on: December 25, 2018, 08:10:15 PM »


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4494 on: December 31, 2018, 08:25:18 PM »


A Dapol class 22 was my latest purchase.  Seen here on my working Diorama.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4495 on: January 04, 2019, 01:24:38 PM »
Have finally gotten myself a second Mk1 CK in Green which didn't set me back £62 (like the last one which I attempted to get on a particular site), and also picked up another Green BSK as well.
For anyone else looking for the elusive Green Mk1 CKs, Plus Daughters still seem to have a few left, came across their website from another post on here and was surprised when they had them in stock!

Now to get round to either buying more wagons, more locos than I ever need or if I'm feeling adventurous, I might do some more work on the layout instead.
Also hope everyone had a nice New Years.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4496 on: January 05, 2019, 01:21:56 PM »



Well technically a foreigner to SR Modellers but a few did appear on our part of the network. When I found photographic evidence of such i set about to find one.

Hattons came up trumps DCC ready 57xx for £72, quick phone Call to my dad, it's meant to be a joint venture!! He said if we're going for accuracy we needed it and it was ordered.

Hattons and Yodel once again showing how great they can be because within less then 36hours it was in my hands!!

Quick drop of oil and she will be off to the test oval before renumbering and chipping ready to earn her living!!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4497 on: January 05, 2019, 04:41:51 PM »
Have finally gotten myself a second Mk1 CK in Green which didn't set me back £62 (like the last one which I attempted to get on a particular site), and also picked up another Green BSK as well.
For anyone else looking for the elusive Green Mk1 CKs, Plus Daughters still seem to have a few left, came across their website from another post on here and was surprised when they had them in stock!

Now to get round to either buying more wagons, more locos than I ever need or if I'm feeling adventurous, I might do some more work on the layout instead.
Also hope everyone had a nice New Years.


I must admit to having multiple Green Mk1s of various types, so I'm glad you have managed to get a CK. And located a source for those of us who want even more...  >:D

The modeller's constant worry. Do I get enough locos for the layout, or build the layout for all the locos I'll ever need?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4498 on: January 05, 2019, 05:02:40 PM »
I never realised they were elusive :dunce:
I've just the one - 374-259A

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4499 on: January 05, 2019, 09:19:15 PM »
I must admit to having multiple Green Mk1s of various types, so I'm glad you have managed to get a CK. And located a source for those of us who want even more...  >:D

The modeller's constant worry. Do I get enough locos for the layout, or build the layout for all the locos I'll ever need?

Think I'll try and get my small practice layout working at least, most of the bits are finally arriving and it'll give me something to do till the Class 73 comes out (hopefully anyway), I'll get the wagons next month.
And in my case it's mostly getting things for the layout I've yet to have enough room to build yet.

I never realised they were elusive :dunce:
I've just the one - 374-259A

On eBay I've only ever seen three of the updated version, not including the store above all other online stores either don't list them or have them out of stock, checking in with pre-owned as well to be sure.
But I've got all the Mk1s I'll ever need, might need another Pullman but only other coaches I need aren't in RTR as of yet.

 

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