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Author Topic: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 709864 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4530 on: January 25, 2019, 09:41:44 AM »
I just won another Landship train pack from Evil Bay

The seller was the British Heart Foundation, so the money is going to a good cause, BUT what am I going to do with another 4F ???????????????????

Well done, I was watching that one too as it was for charity, I also already have four of the loco's that I have re-numbered now, Well done for supporting a good cause.

Bob

It was because it was for a decent charity that I made an effort to get it, I have been after a couple more bolsters for my steel train for a while, but prices seemed very high. Now I have 3 at a bargain price and another loco at an even better price.

I will now shortly have 9 of the tank load castings gathering dust as I have no use for them

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4531 on: January 25, 2019, 10:06:51 AM »
Plenty of other people have posted photos of these before, but I received my set of 6 from Robbie Burns today and I am so pleased with them I make no excuse for showing the wagons again.  I am dead chuffed with the set, a top job Robbie and thanks very much  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


When I saw this I decided that I just had to get a set too. They arrived a couple of days ago and they are absolutely fantastic. Took them down to the club last night and got chuckles and laughs from the older members, but blank looks from the whippersnappers  :no:



i ordered a set as well and they've just arrived - he must have been busy following the interest here!

Can anyone suggest a suitable loco for them? terrier, other small steam/diesel?

At the moment mine are hooked up behind my Farish 4F - but with the other dozen or so wagons behind them it's having trouble pulling that  lot around the tight curve at one end of the layout. There is a bit of a gradient there too which doesn't help.
Once I've finished working on the front of the layout (AKA workbench LOL) I'll be able to park them in the coal siding and use my other 7-plank and 5-plank wagons for the slate wharfs so I won't be running such long trains anyway.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4532 on: January 25, 2019, 11:35:35 AM »

Regarding the tank loads, I got my trusty Dremel on the job and hollowed them out, cutting the weight of them by about half, now one loco will pull nine fully loaded bolsters up my rather steep with 2nd radius curve (about 1 in 40) incline.

Bob
« Last Edit: January 25, 2019, 11:37:21 AM by Shiney Sheff »

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4533 on: January 25, 2019, 02:15:07 PM »
I am now 800 yen (ca. GBP 5.50 at the current lousy exchange rate) poorer than before, on the plus side I am now the proud owner of this 46 ton Railfreight/Speedlink VGA wagon:


Graham Farish VGA (Railfreight/Speedlink) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4534 on: January 25, 2019, 07:12:23 PM »
Nice one, even though I've never been in "modern image"  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #4535 on: January 25, 2019, 08:58:21 PM »
Nice one, even though I've never been in "modern image"  :thumbsup:


You're showing your age there, I'm informed anything with "British Rail" on it no longer counts as "modern" ;)

They did have what I presume now counts as "modern image", a Class 66 in some hideous vinyl wrapping, which I left where it was.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4536 on: January 28, 2019, 01:15:48 PM »
I spoke with Robbie, (http://www.robbiesrollingstock.co.uk), a couple of weeks ago in order to have two wagons made up to my specification.  The wagons are in memory of my parents. Dad was a postman for most of his working life, but once he retired, he started making miniature models out of wood. Mum spent most of her working life working from home, designing and sewing ladies clothing, (which is how I came to meet the late great Roger Moore in the 60's -but that is another story!). I can highly recommend Robbie's work.


(The missing bit of red on the roof edge is not obvious on the model - flippin' camera close up!)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4537 on: January 28, 2019, 03:32:35 PM »
That's a smashing remembrance to your parents, David

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4538 on: January 28, 2019, 03:36:54 PM »
Excellent David.
They look really good and its a wonderful tribute.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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« Reply #4539 on: January 28, 2019, 06:28:28 PM »
That's a smashing remembrance to your parents, David
  :hellosign: Seconded, they look superb
         regards Derek.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4540 on: January 28, 2019, 10:04:01 PM »
What a terrific idea, David. Presumably, the numbers are your parents's year of birth?

I sympathise with your problem of close-up photography showing up painting flaws. The same thing happened to me with respect to my sloppy painting of wheels evident in my recent Deadwood video which you have seen.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4541 on: January 29, 2019, 12:53:05 AM »
what a great idea, something I would like to consider for my parents.

cheers
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4542 on: January 29, 2019, 08:15:37 AM »
Robbie is very accommodating. All I did was pick which wagon I wanted from his lists and then gave him the amended wording. From initial email to receiving the wagons was 15 days and only cost me £32 and that included posting to Ireland! However, do not all rush to get in your special commissions,  ;), I have asked Robbie to do me some tankers for 'Wakefield Dairies', (see my thread for my layout 'Averingcliffe'). He replied that that would be no problem, but he is rather busy at the moment!

@Webbo - yes the numbers are my parents year of birth. Isn't it amazing how you only see the flaws after the photo' is taken?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4543 on: January 29, 2019, 05:19:45 PM »
Well the delivery pixies have dropped off my latest "Landship" pack from Evil Bay

As soon as I get a little more control in my right arm the bolsters will get a repaint into LMS grey, as for the 4F that will have to wait for a good coat of grot and grime, or maybe..............

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4544 on: January 29, 2019, 10:17:30 PM »
Hello all

So a bit late as I couldn’t get the forum to accept photos direct from my phone (I am sure it was related to the recent upgrade and covered elsewhere on the forum), but here are my latest bits:

Firstly, a Farish “Minimodal” 33, which was smuggled under my nose by my in-laws.

It arrived having had its last two digits removed by a previous owner, but otherwise in good nick and a great runner.

I thus took the opportunity to undertake my first ever re-number. This, with the aid of some T-cut and some Fox numbers was partially completed at the Calne MRS:



I had to take all the remaining white numbers off to start with as the replacement DRS set I obtained was a fraction smaller.

I need to do the very small repeaters on the nose ends now  :worried:, but have this very evening won somthing on eBay that should provide motivation....

Also, purchased at Calne itself, where a rather nice Farish lorry and the correct BDA to get me nearer finishing a recreation of a Welsh Nuke train I found a photo of a few years back. Just need another example of the same BDA and Farish to hurry up with their refurbished 31s!

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