Scattergun MTH workshop or A Glutton for Punishment.

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by mth, 22 February 2011.

  1. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

  2. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

  3. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

  4. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

  5. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    Well It was nice to see some new and old faces at the Bristol show:thumbs:, including one member who nearly demanded I told him the answer to my last question:rant::rant:.....
    Well to put him out of his miserey:headbang:.......There are 8 non Easybuild bogies in the box. The 2 silver B1 and 6 Commomwelth.

    Now to start on the next batch of coaches:thumbs:. More photo's soon.
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  6. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    For a change I've started on a Loco convertion.:headbang:
    The quistion i was asked was can I convert a Heljan 45 into a 45/1.
    My answer was, should be easy, you only need to add the ETH cables to the front..........WRONG.

    Complete bogie-Loco dismantalation just to get to the Buffer-beam off.
    Then body alterations.

    and I've agreed to convert a 45 to a 46.:headbang:

    and some people wonder why I have
    A Glutton for Punishment in my thred title.

    Also add the 10 coaches i'm building.......
    Last edited: 15 February 2018
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  7. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    you worry tooooo much dude. lol
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  8. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    Quick update
    the Class 45 to 46 and the Class 45 to 45/1 convertion

    Some of the coaches in finnel primer
    and the other convertion waiting bits
  9. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    Been keeping myself busy over the last couple of weeks
    Easybuild Suburbans....
    BTO M43226

    BTO M43301

    Third M46063

    Third M46080

    and Last but not least a TO[NG] W48028 with part scratchbuilt interior.

    Now to get on with the other coaches and Loco's...............
  10. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    another probuctive week in the shed. It will be a pity to have to go back to work.
    Converted Heljan Cl 45 into a Cl46. Just need to alter the frount end, Roof and Battery Box.
    Just need to get the nameplate.

    IMG_2793.JPG Other convertion was a 45/0 into a 45/1. Fit ETH cables, fill in foof and steps on body side.
    Now to finish the last 4 coaches.:headbang:
  11. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    IMG_2803.JPG 45149 now with correct headcode box at this one only.
  12. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    Went to Ally Pally over the weekend, and came back with a new loco.

    Oxford Janus. Now converted to EM. Just 2 Horse Boxes to convert.
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  13. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    Just a little weathering to finish this one
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  14. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    we have a nice warm day here today, so time to clean and scrub a few items........,
    now to prime them and paint.......
  15. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    :eek: this must be a new definition of "few" that I'm not aware of!
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  16. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    Compaired to the 10 coach build i had last year then this is a "few"
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  17. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    Ever had one of those days when everything seems to be going right then a small chip wrecks everything.
    This was a fully lined and nearly finished BCK.
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  18. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

  19. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

  20. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    Next 2 now ready. Both Eastbuild....
    IMG_2933.JPG Including the stretcher window
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