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Discussion in 'WR Action' started by bogusman, 21 February 2018.
Definately not too sound with sticks.
Just a couple of pics of first stages of weathering. Let me know what you think.
Looking good Pete, but can you get the camera a bit closer next time, or better still, move up to 7mm scale!
Thanks Dan but no to 7mm got too many kits to enjoy in my retirement.
Has the sheen of a prototype in that used but clean condition, and the cab interior looks so realistic that I wouldn’t be surprised to discover that it possesses the aromas of the real thing.
Thank you for your comments jonte hope to post some more of the tender and chassis soon
As promised. Rear steps need straightening and reinforced with 0.45 wire
 Loco is finished except for numberplates (6 week wait) and couplings (have you ever put parts away somewhere safe then you can't find them!!!!). I hope to display it at scaleforum on Saturday (just noticed still need to fit slacking hose) comments are welcomed.
Hello - that's very nice indeed (and I've always liked the 'Shirtbutton' roundel, so it's nice to see a model so-adorned). For a relatively recent ex-works loco, I think that looks about right, though I wonder whether the coal space and toolboxes are a bit clean - I can't believe any crew would bother to polish the tops, sides and backs of these! Did the GWR varnish their cab floors? If not they might be greyer but with a crew in place would that be noticeable? Not sure.
Anyhow, I'll be at Scalefour on Saturday so I'll look out for it!
Thanks for your comments Adam. I must admit Dan Randall also mentioned the toolboxes so they will be weathered before scalefour. As far as I am aware the cab floors were varnished (got this info from ex western fireman). The colour always came back when slacking the cab with the pep pipe (i use to be a fireman on the SVR) from drab grey black. One thing I must try and make before Saturday is the wooden battern that went across the coal space.
Having a break from loco's so back to wagons.
Nice - any chance of some close ups?
Will see what I can do with the camera on my phone tonight Adam.
Adam hope these are ok.
Thanks Pete, we don't get nearly enough wagons on this forum
So a plastic (Slaters?) mineral, Geen (?) loco coal and Bachmann RCH 1923 type with the coke rails? Is that a Masokits subframe between them?
Correct on all accounts Adam. In future I will just replace the wheelsets on the bachmann wagons (lifes too short). Other parts used are masokits V hangers, ABS brakes with brake safety loops fitted and Ambis brake levers. I found the David Geen brakes badly cast so fitted ABS replacements. I must admit I do like the masokits sprung units they are easy to make and work very well. After a stint of wagon building I will start to make a train of brown stock (siphon Cs,Bloaters etc) as got a Hall partially built which would be ideal to haul it.
Now I remember why I stopped wagon building, fiddly b****rs these brake lever guards!!!!!
Latest on GWR coal wagon. As already discussed on another tread on this site I need to get some milliput for the end joints. Comments are welcome. Still to fit spring stops to wagon.
Due to one of my sons best friends (we had known him since he was 6 years old) coming to a tragic end in Bath I feel at the moment my mojo has gone as far as modelling is concerned at the moment so at present I will not be posting anything more in the near future.