Chris Klein's 7mm Scale Locomotives

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by Chris Klein, 17 August 2018.

  1. Chris Klein

    Chris Klein Active Member

    Alan,
    You are very kind. My technique is to copy good colour photographs of the real thing, ensure all aspects of the scene are a uniform, harmonious style, fade or weather all colours, and take my time. I like your weathered wagons, especially your GWR Toad.

    Regards,

    Chris
     
  2. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Judging from prototype photos, the amount of Firemen who used to drop their short-handle shovel in that top rear handrail, you'd think the designers placed it there just for that use - not to assist climbing the side of the bunker!! :)
     
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  3. Chris Klein

    Chris Klein Active Member

    Attached are some photos of a Minerva 0 gauge Kerr Stuart VICTORY 0-6-0T that I have recently weathered for a customer. The brief was to simulate the effect shown on the prototype photo of FRANCES. It was a something of a challenge, but I hope I have captured the appearance of the real thing. NB the cylinder drain-cocks are not attached for security in transit.
    Regards,
    Chris
    20191110_185712.jpg 20191110_185631.jpg 20191110_185915.jpg 20191110_184924.jpg 20191110_184951.jpg 20191110_185756.jpg FRANCES with Giesl.jpg
     
    Last edited: 12 November 2019
  4. Chris Klein

    Chris Klein Active Member

    I should have called this thread "Chris Klein's 7mm Scale Stuff". Here is a humble Minerva 0 gauge RTR Iron Mink that I have dressed for its new owner.

    Chris K

    Iron Mink BR Mod Weathered 01.jpg
     
  5. Chris Klein

    Chris Klein Active Member

    I have weathered a GWR Match Truck converted from a Minerva RTR OPEN A. Here it is on Cwm Bach including a photo of the wagon with the over-hanging timber load that started all the fuss. I'm rather pleased with it, but may add some garnish in the form of a couple of timber baulks and some coiled rope.

    Regards,

    Chris K
    Match Truck GWR L22 converted from Minerva OPEN A_weathered.jpg Match Truck GWR L22 converted from Minerva OPEN A_with OA.jpg
     
  6. Chris Klein

    Chris Klein Active Member

    I'm not sure I should be posting this on WT. Thhis is the first bulletin in a series of periodic reports describing the adaptation of my Tonfanau Camp layout from a 1950s/60s British Railways station on the Cambrian Coast line with a private siding serving an army camp to a small wayside station in East Anglia serving an RAF airbase in the same period. I intend the the layout to be easily switchable between the two scenes. The buildings and signals will plug-in replacements and the ER station is inspired by Pulham Market on the erstwhile Waveney Valley line.

    First off the workbench is this little LNER platelayer’s hut. It is built from the Roxey Mouldings resin kit, which is a robust model of just five parts. I carved away part of one of the corner posts and inserted a small length of wire to represent an exposed portion of the steel reinforcing rod.

    Pre-cast concrete can be quite difficult to simulate convincingly. For this model, I used Woodland Scenics Road System Top Coat Concrete paint (ST1454). This is a thick acrylic paint that looks like newly laid concrete and can be stippled to provide a little texture if desired. The colour was too bright for my taste so I added some drops of Vajello black and dark earth to tone down the rawness. I then applied a thin black wash and finished with some matt black enamel mixed with a smidgeon dark brown brushed into the corners and then manipulated the paint with a cotton bud.

    It’s probably best only to tune in occasionally as there will be long periods of radio silence between bulletins.

    Chris K
    LNER Platelayers Hut 1.jpg LNER Platelayers Hut 2.jpg LNER Platelayers Hut 3.jpg
     
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  7. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    Works for me, nicely done :thumbs:
     
  8. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Two layouts for the price of one - great idea! :thumbs:
    (Nice work on the hut, by the way).


    Regards

    Dan
     
  9. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Looking forward to seeing the military vehicles :).
     
  10. Roger Pound

    Roger Pound Western Thunderer

    A very nice piece of work. Planning on having any aircraft on the layout :)?

    Roger
     
  11. Chris Klein

    Chris Klein Active Member

    I'd like to fit in this Meteor F8 that is making slow progress if I can find space or perhaps a Hunter.

    Chris K

    Airfix 1-48 Gloster Meteor F8 unpainted.jpg
     
  12. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Looks even better in the flesh Chris ;)

    John :)
     
  13. Stewart

    Stewart Western Thunderer

    The Mk.8 Meteor would look great, lots of colourful squadron markings. The T Mk.7 is my favourite.

    Mark
     
  14. Roger Pound

    Roger Pound Western Thunderer

    Chris,
    The last time I saw a Meteor was when I took my ATC Squadron on camp to RAF Leconfield many, many years ago. It was a Mk 11 NF, I believe, although I stand to be corrected on the terminology. It sat rotting away in the middle of the disused airfield almost hidden and overgrown by tall grass, as at that time the station was concerned with the overhaul of BAC Lightnings - now there WAS an aircraft!

    Roger.
     
  15. Stewart

    Stewart Western Thunderer

    Hi

    Sorry to be an anorak, the Meteor designation is Meteor NF Mk. 11, manufactured by Armstrong Whitworth, to enable Gloster to concentrate on the development of the Javelin.

    And you are right about the Lightning!

    Best regards
    Mark
     
  16. Wagonman

    Wagonman Western Thunderer

    There are the remains of a two seater Meteor (T8?) sitting on the edge of the airstrip at Weybourne in Norfolk. USAF helicopter crews used to use it in conjunction with their Air Evac exercises until one of them had an argument with a gaggle of geese and crashed onto the bird reserve at Cley killing all four crew. We finally managed to get low flying over the bird reserve banned after that.
     
  17. Stewart

    Stewart Western Thunderer

    Hi

    Anorak time again, Meteor 2 seater variants were the T Mk. 7, NF11, NF12,
    NF13 and NF14

    There was a T Mk. 7 fitted with a Mk. 8
    tail, which became known as the T Mk. 7 1/2!

    Apologies for thread hijack.

    Best regards
    Mark
     
  18. Stewart

    Stewart Western Thunderer

    Hi

    Just remembered there were conversions
    of I think the NF11 into the TT Mk. 20 for target towing.

    I believe Martin Baker, of ejection seat fame, still use two modified T Mk 7 aircraft for trials work.

    Anorak now hung up!!

    Best regards
    Mark