What Projects do you have for 2011..?

Discussion in 'Talk' started by Jordan, 3 January 2011.

  1. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Well following on from the 'postscript' to the "What projects do you have for 2010?" Thread, maybe we should kick off a new one for this year..?! :scratch: :thumbs:

    From Marsa we have:-
    ...and from Lancer we have:-
    For myself, these are my modelling projects for 2011;
    1) Get my new US O scale layout finished enough for it's Show in June. 8)
    2) Paint & detail my Atlas SD40 (Soo Line Red/White - what else..?? :D )
    3) Weather some of my US rolling stock.
    4) Plan and start a new HO layout.
    5) Get to grips with this new-fangled DCC malarkey for the above. Anyone think DCC will catch on..? :vista:

    After all that I'm not sure I'll still be eligible to be a member of this Forum... :scratch: [​IMG]

    Along with these plans is an on-going project to make my shed a bit of a better place for my trains; mainly tackling the condensation problems that occur after a cold night when the sun hits the roof... :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
  2. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad


    My project timescale is not based around calendar years, but rather working towards a first exhibition, so to a certain extent it's a carry over from 2010.

    Specific projects:

    Finish the following locos
    L&Y saddle tank
    Aspinall A 0-6-0 and
    one of Fairburn, black 5, 8F, or Peak

    Build the 2 LMS 42' parcels vans

    Dingham a whole load of wagons - about 25 I suspect

    Finish the layout, working on the signalling at the moment.

    There's a huge time commitment there, and I'm not going to be free of my stupid work load until the end of January I suspect.

    Still, I'm looking forward to 2011 with more focus than I usually have.


  3. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    My 2011 'to do' list consists of:

    Bogies for Lima 33
    MOK Q1
    MMP 08
    Decide on layout plan and get laying
    Westdale/scratchbuild Southern Region Inspection Saloon DS70155
    Slaters ex Southern PLV

    and hopefully between items four and five, that nice Mr Parkins will have brought out his new Class 33, so that I will have something to pull/propell the Inspection Saloon.


  4. I want to sort out in my head what I want to achieve in S scale: One32 is nicely sorted.
    Other than that, I will be happy to have done some modelling during the year, but I hope to be very busy work wise in getting my business running - have got it up, now need to get the work in - so in some respects a lot of modelling progress could be bad news!
  5. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    Mainly garden based modelling for me this year. Off the top of my head I need to do the following

    Tidy up ballast
    Fit station platform (built)
    Build platform shelter and lamp
    Build platelayers hut and fogmans hut
    Build Signal
    Sort out remote control system for layout power
    Add in switches (wires already run) for lighting and smoke unit in hut
    Plant more bushes
    Run more trains :)

    Modelling based activities:
    Finish at least one Ruston 48DS
    Detail and paint Autoccoach
    Finish the four G1 wagons that are built but need paint
    Change wheels and gearbox on Pannier tank

    Get cracking on the EM layout as I currently do not have an indoor trainset (boo!)
    Try and get a bit more S Scale stuff done.

    That seems quite a lot when its written down, a busy year then  ;D

  6. D1054

    D1054 Western Thunderer

    Hi All,

    First project in 2011 is to finish off all projects from 2010!  :headbang:

    Buildings & Structures:-

    Swindon "A" Shop facade, three road entrance (West), and offices to rear
    Working traverser
    Running shed
    Con yard gantry crane


    D1063 & D1009 (JLTRT)
    37088 (JLTRT)
    MMP 08
    DJH A3 - Salmon Trout


    Complete etches for Diag. TT039 "Clayliner" China Clay Slurry TTAs - and build 6+
    Complete BRK  -  that's take a complete break!!


    Purchase (ouch!) and master ESU radio unit for ESU DCC Command Centre

    All the best to all Western Thunderers in 2011,

  7. Pugsley

    Pugsley Western Thunderer

    In terms of 7mm projects, I definitely want to get the 37 finished, it's been dragging on for far too long now!  I also want to start one of the tank wagon projects, but I haven't yet decided if it's going to be the Phosphoric Acid tanks, or the Nitric Acid ones - I've got more info on the Phosphoric ones, but the Nitric ones are a slightly easier prospect.

    Either way, I think most of this years modelling time will be taken up with 4mm stuff, I really should be building the stock for the layout that is sporadically being constructed, so:
    1. Finish the class 455 EMU
    2. Finish the 07-275 tamper
    3. Finish the Heavyweight 37
    4. Start and finish the tank wagons

    That'll keep me occupied for some time!
  8. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    Morfa, well it'll figure on my to do list for several years to come, but I'd like to get the basic circuit up and running this year. I'd also like to do another 009 pizza, strange other worldly ideas of Cuba mixed with Portmeirion float about in my cranium. the there's my dabble in the gauge one waters to do too. I reckon that's enough for now.
  9. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    I wonder if committing them to a list will help me stay on track?

    My 2011 projects are

    Finish the A3

    Build some coaches 2 xJLRT, 1 x Peter Dobson LNER coaches and some Sidelines/Heywood LMS (being a bit ambitious here I know)
    Finish the dozen or so 4mm projects that litter my bench - decide whether to build or sell my 4mm PDK 02 and DJH Barney kits.

    Perhaps build another loco or in any event get wheels etc. to complete the loco's I have. My job isn't looking too secure long term at the moment so I plan to build up my stock of kits so that if the time comes that I can not afford to buy any I will have a stock to be going on with.
  10. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    My 'To do list'

    1. Finish BFYE Hymek
    2. Scratchbuild a station canopy

    1. More work on my indoor terminus.
    2.Construct a outdoor viaduct.
    3. Play trains & take some new pics for you lot !  :wave:

    Would like to.....
    1. JLTRT Western (BFYE).
    2. Steve Beattie Class 22 (BFYE).
    3. Gresley Buffet (blue/grey).
    4. Westedale GUV.
    5. Half a dozen 'Six Wheel Milk Tanks'.
    6. Couple more MK11a's (Corridor 1st & Half Brake)

    Phill  :eek: :)) :wave:
  11. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Good lord where do I start

    My layout
    7 Big Big coaches
    2 JLTRT coaches
    2 Easybuild coaches

    Numerours wagons to paint and finish

    and alot more besides once the weather has improved

  12. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Just like everyone else I've got loads of stuff to finish off too:
    Bulleid 11001 research at the NRM, then I can give it some brake gear, plumbing and a proper cab interior.
    'Continental' coach.  With the last couple of construction conundrums sorted I can now get this complete.
    'Ironside' from the Agenoria kit; I've had the chassis running for ages and now need to find the time to get the bodywork built.  In theory it's required for a show in October.
    The chassis for the Springside 2251 also needs completing.  It can then serve as a reference/testbed for all our future 0-6-0s.

    Patterns for various Southern-related parts; including inside valvegear components for Drummond locos and a couple of other things I have up my sleeves.

    And then there's a new project, which will take up most of the year.  The area we're modelling would see most of its services operated by 'U' class 2-6-0s, so I'll be building a batch of three from the David Andrews kits.  Then, hopefully, a test etch for a 'Rebuilt River' followed up with the couple of those we need for the layout.

    Busy?  Yes..... ::)

  13. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Apologies for asking....  what happened to those Dukes and Dukedogs?
  14. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    9083 and 9015 are still here, although technically 'off bench' projects.  By which I mean that I'll be putting together many of the components for their construction (e.g. crank axles, motion parts, hornblocks, sound profiles, split axles and preparing the wheelsets) and completing any necessary cutting diagrams, calculations, research, etc. through the year when I need a break from other projects, a 'five minute job' or something that can be done away from the workbench.  In this way, when I get to their 'construction' most of the problems will be solved and it should just be a case of assembly.  The resulting assembly can then be both quick and (hopefully) straightforward.  It also stops me having to solve problems at the bench; which is when the frustration can set in...

    It's the same approach I've used for a year or two now; the 'U's, for example, have a thick folder containing all the info I have available, a few parts, cutting lists for the new parts I want to detail them, copies of the GAs, calculations for the position of the CSB suspension points and the sketches for how to get the CSB approach to work with a pony truck.

    I hope that makes some sense!

  15. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Two main ones:

    1. Finish of my DC kits class120 Stalled because windows won't fit without a lot of filing, and everytime I start I seem to lose patience.

    2. sort out some point control whether it be electric or manual with the GEM system or even dowel rods underneath the baseboard (I did one point like that on my previous layout.
  16. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    1.) Build more than one turnout for the garden line before spring.

    2.) Lay (1) outside in spring

    3.) Construct whole of track base for continuous run in garden

    4.) Lay more track around at lest some of (3)

    5.) Finish Minging Waddle (probably)

    6.) Progress 121 railcar to at least resin cabs stage

    7.) Other stuff that I could mention but had better not (like a million standard class seats in resin)

    8.) More other stuff I haven't even thought of yet


    Item 8 may over-ride or take precedence over items 5 - 7, but probably not over items 1 - 4.
  17. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    After drifting through 2010 I hope to do the following
    Finish D1011
    Finish Catfish
    Paint a few wagons that are just sat in primer
    I have coaches to build but they can wait

    Buildings for Ashburton - im really looking forward to this
    Fred Phipps D63xx
  18. Pannier Tank

    Pannier Tank Western Thunderer

    I only have one project for 2011, thats to construct an outbuilding for my model railway activities.
  19. 3 LINK

    3 LINK Western Thunderer

    It's going to be a busy year  :scratch: :eek:

    1/  Move to new house (nearly packed and ready to go) !!!
    2/  Take over the double garage for my use only  8)
    3/  Persuade her indoors that it will be fine if I can just run a single line along the back wall of the dining room. This will enable me to run from the garage directly though and out into the garden, surely not a lot to ask  :shit:
    4/  Finish off my jltrt 42xx.
    5/  Build Finney 28xx ( only been waitting 2 years to get started  :scratch:
    6/  Build all the rolling stock that has been gathering dust since 2003  :)
    7/  Then finally build the layout to run it on !!!
    8/  Ho and in between install new central heating for the house (and garage  8)), and dig a pond.

    Maybe I have taken to much on, ask me in a years time  :))

    ATB,  Martyn.  :thumbs:
  20. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    mr 3 link that sounds like what I did when I moved in my misses gave me the back garden and when we build our extension the side walk through will be my workshop.