7mm Rob's Rolling Stock Workbench

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Rob Pulham, 9 January 2011.

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  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Now for those that collected the runner up trophies.

    First is the Dragon Models Lancashire and Yorkshire 30 ton Bogie van

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    These are followed by my diorama back drop which was made to finish off an earlier diorama which had nothing behind it.

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    Finally a couple with their respective trophies

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  2. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Well done, Rob.

    Bags of atmosphere. The weathering on the wagon is top notch and the wagon itself looks more USA than British.

    Regards,

    jonte
     
  3. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    Well done! Both models look excellent, I particularly like your diorama :thumbs:
     
  4. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Thanks Richard,

    It was a very enjoyable foray into what's a new bit of modelling for me.
     
  5. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    My new layout (for 0 gauge) will be fairly compact, so I will be trying my hand at some little cameo scenes around the layout to bring it to life. It's a little while away yet though!
     
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  6. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    A slight diversion in the form of a complete foreigner to me - a Parkside SR Brake Van.

    It's ultimately destined for the small ads but it has made a change which has resparked my interest.

    This is as far as I got in a couple of sessions over the weekend.

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    It's just posed for the photo at the minute


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    As you can see the brakes are not fixed yet.


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    I found an interior shot which showed a couple of small seats below the lookouts. There was also a separate box/locker with a lid which I may or may not model. I say that because when the lid is one there isn't much visible inside.... Although once the interior is painted a bit more may be seen.

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    I have planked over the tops of the verandas which I appreciate isn't visible when looking at it from above but it does enhance it as a model.


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    Some were made to slightly different diagram in that they had additional windows added adjacent to the doors in each end. many others had them fitted later in their lives. I found a couple of photos where they survived intact without so I decided to leave them as is.

    It will be finished to represent a BR liveried example so I won't be fitting the sand boxes although having said that I am very tempted to model this one

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    Or this one as being something quite different. I am not sure what the time frame for it being fitted with the cylinders on the end platform though - I want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

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  7. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Rob,
    The ones with the vac cylinders on the end of the frame were those built for WD I recall. I don't think any of them saw mainline service, but I could be wrong. To be honest there are loads of variations of this brakevan, with changes in planking, brakes, windows, handing of doors/duckets and the 15t versions that have narrower solebars. More than I can easily remember...

    Steph

    Edit: yep; 55577 is a fictitious number, it was actually WD11035. See here: Goods Wagons - SVR Wiki
    Edit2: S49000 was originally WD49000, now carring the number S56506 (allocated in 1942 and not carried)
     
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  8. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Thanks Steph:thumbs:
     
  9. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    They were and there are a few photos of these being used on the long closed Longmoor Military Railway.
     
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  10. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Not much done this weekend but a little progress was made on the brake van

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  11. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Back at the beginning of last year (February) I built a Powsides ex GER 5 plank open. This was an E&T buy at Telford about 3 years ago.

    Warren primed and coated it in grey for me and I have finally got around to adding the transfers ready for some weathering. I must have done a bit of weathering/painting of the woodwork but I can't recall when...

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    The last shot has it's load which is one of the Skytrex castings that I bought and painted two or three years ago.
     
  12. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Must be empty barrels there, they would never load fulls like that!
     
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  13. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Hi Phil,

    That was my thought exactly.
     
  14. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    Or the result of a rough shunt bump smiley.gif

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  15. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

    That’s very nice, Rob. I like the weathering (inside and out), and the barrels look the part, too.

    Cheers

    Jan
     
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  16. lankytank

    lankytank Western Thunderer

    You getting Warren to paint your wagons now? Blimey, you must o' won the lottery.... some of use can only dream of being able to afford to have him paint our loco's....... :)):)):)):)):)) :thumbs:

    Rotf-pmsl :rolleyes:
     
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  17. warren haywood

    warren haywood Western Thunderer

    We have a little business venture going on:):)
    I’m not that expensive;);)
     
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  18. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    I managed to move an even longer term inhabitant of the workbench a bit closer to the finish line this weekend.

    I first built the basic kit back in May 2015 but I have only just got around to finishing the transfers. At the time Adrian Marks advised me that at grouping these ended their days in departmental service and as such never received LNER livery, hence this one will be finished in a very scabby GER livery.

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    A superb kit with all the brake gear being lost wax castings rather than etches.

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    The only changes I made were to add the tie down rings from bent brass dressmaking pins (I annealed them to bend them).
     
  19. simond

    simond Western Thunderer


    Rob,

    Looking at your lovely model last evening, I noted the padlocks. Nice touch!

    Prototype question; Was it normal to padlock vans, and if so, how were the keys managed? Presumably this van would require 4 locks, ideally all using the same key. Did the companies have large supplies of essentially identical locks, with, eg station masters or freight yard supervisors having a “gaoler’s bunch of keys” to be able to unload wagons arriving from afar?

    Intrigued.
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  20. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Alongside progressing the Kirk twinset (all three bogies are now to the same stage) I have also put together and painted/weathered an ex LMS Steel bodied Ventilated van.

    It still needs couplings and some further work before I will have achieved my aim but I am pleased with progress so far.

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