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81F

3291 posts

Just thought I'd add this new topic to see if people want to share modelling projects with others. As many of mine are adaptations of Hornby products I hope the moderator will not mind.

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

3291 posts

 Two projects i have on the go at the moment is a GWR 517 for the Hornby 0-4-2 auto tank chassis and a GWR Saddle tank for the Standard hornby 0-6-0 chassis. The former is in a post currently awaiting mderation because of the photos.

 

I've also started a third - a body for the electrotren 0-6-0 saddle tank. Possibly the ex-Cloebury Mortimner and Ditton Priors Light railway pannier.

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

LC&DR

8844 posts

 My workbench, AKA the dining table in our conservatory, contains an O gauge SE&CR class C 0-6-0 I scratch built in 1976 and which required a full repaint. Also a 0-6-0 O gauge chassis for a LMS 3F 'Jinty' a friend of mine built in 1979, just before he was killed in a motor cycle accident. Both these have been sitting in my big shed since we moved to York in 1993, and I rediscovered them during a search for something else. I will now finish his 'Jinty' in rememberance of him. I have tested them, plus his LNWR Coal Tank which I also have, and remarkably after a clean and oil they all still run.

 

However today I will be respraying the lower panels of my car I stupidly scratched and bent while reversing into a narrow gateway.

Green trains are best!

yelrow

3902 posts

LC&DR, if you want to do another one, i have a dent in my front wing. john

Use Windows 7, only, On french version of windows. Run RM, with Elite. DCC layout, Large DC, and 3 Rail layouts. Also, TT, and N Gauge

LC&DR

8844 posts

@yelrow

LC&DR, if you want to do another one, i have a dent in my front wing. john

No, John, sorry. I am perfectly capable of denting enough cars to keep me in full employment!!

Green trains are best!

Gordonvale

223 posts

Blood stains and a Band-Aid wrapper.

yelrow

3902 posts

Eurostar set bought for 15 euros, £9.50 at french car boot. Included all track, points, controller etc. Bought  fully working  loco chassis from ebay, waiting to refit to existing body, to allow to run. Existing  loco just revs, as plastic cogs seen better days. Also triang TT loco, while i source material to make rectangular piece to hold wheels/ pick up clips in place. john

Use Windows 7, only, On french version of windows. Run RM, with Elite. DCC layout, Large DC, and 3 Rail layouts. Also, TT, and N Gauge

LC&DR

8844 posts

 The O gauge Jinty is coming along nicely. I have the footplate, side tanks boiler, firebox and nearly all of the smokebox completed, ready to put together, and hopefully I will start the cab and bunker tomorrow. Detailing will take considerably longer of course, adding boiler bands handrails, sand boxes and splashers gets fiddly, the smokebox door will also require a good deal of work.as it will have to be shaped by hand. I spent over an hour getting the curves on the top of the firebox sanded to the right profile.

 

Still need to find a source of boiler fittings (Chimney, dome and safety valves, also tank fillers) does anyone have some suitable 'O' gauge bits in their spares box?

 

Had a bit of a problem with the 'C' class repaint, the transfers I had were over 30 years old, and refused to stick. I have sent to Fox for new ones.  

Green trains are best!

Ericm0hff

5755 posts

I put a post with a pic on here two or three days ago, it hasn't been released yet!

if it works first time, you did something wrong!

81F

3291 posts

  My first is a GWR 517 body for the Hornby 14XX.  For some 30 years now I've wanted a model of number 1473 "Fair Rosamund" which was the woodstock branch loco which took my grandmother to school in Oxford. Having failed at scratch building one in my teens, ruined a McGowan Models white metal kit and wrecked the body of a Hornby 14XX, I thoght I would turn my hand towards 3D printing.

My first attempt was fractionally too short so keeps popping off the chassis nso having made it a little longer I printed half of it to see if it would fit. The photos below show the results which seem OK so I am now awaiting delivery of the whole body shell.

 

 

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

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