What Projects Do You Have For 2012..?

Discussion in 'Talk' started by Jordan, 28 December 2011.

  1. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Okay... the New Year approaches, so as is becoming traditional here, following on from last year's Topic What Projects do you have for 2011..? let's update things accordingly.

    Looking back at my own post there I'm quite amazed at how much I actually did manage...
    ... and I'm still allowed in Western Thunder..!!!!! :eek: :p :D

    So what for me for 2012...?
    1) Finish my "Progressive Rail" HO fleet for the Trent Valley Show in June.
    2) Detail my two HO Soo Line locos.
    3) Keep on learning the DCC witchcraft.
    4) Keep going with my HO Loft Layout (i.e. don't waste all the time up there just playing trains!!)

    Just a couple of O Scale things....
    5) Keep saving for the Heljan 7mm Class 31 (and not dipping into the fund for DCC decoders!!)
    6) Finally... and I'm making no promises here... finally get somewhere with my 7mm Class 14... :shit:

    Over to you.......
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  2. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Having just checked what I wrote last january, I hate to say the list is the same.
    1. Finish class 120
    2. Do something about point and signal control.
  3. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Can I just copy what I said last year pls
  4. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I'm glad I'm not the only one.
  5. marsa69

    marsa69 Western Thunderer

    Well at least I got one of them right :D And for the 37 I did get a Heljan Cl20, a Tower models Cl20 kit and a Bachmann 03! That sort of adds up to 37 I would say :p

    For 2012 I'm going to predict something modest. Finally finish the layout electrics (you listening John?), save up for a Heljan Cl31, finish painting my civ eng wagons and start & complete a brass kit for the first time. I can choose between my PRMRP shark brake, Connoisseur 24t brake or a GJH Plant 'Super' GUV? I do have 2 x MMP 'Catfish' but I think I'll leave them for a bit, say 10 years?



    PS And more research into Bolton Great Moor Street station
  6. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Well, back then I said:

    Did the 11001 research and baffled myself completely - it's been nine months yet and I still haven't worked out how to complete the s*dding brakegear - it looks as though Ashford probably knitted it...
    Continental - ready for roof detail and paint.
    Ironside - running chassis is still running but I'm no further with the bodywork. ESU updating the LokSound decoder family imposed a bit of a holding pattern here.
    2251 chassis complete and, as such, has served its purpose. I still need to get it finished and painted though.

    Two sets of valvegar patterns were made - one set broke up on spruing, the second would have been a pain to cast. I have a couple of tricks left up my sleeve, so they'll be done within the first half of 2012.

    Still waiting for the test etch to arrive, but I have made a gentle rolling start with the 'U' 2-6-0s. New patterns for the brakegear are required, but other than that I now have most of the parts to hand.

    In addition I've built a couple of Parkside wagons, worked up how to get working inside motion in a pair of M7 0-4-4Ts (and started making the parts) and am a significant way through an undefined number of carriages. I also got some of the HO sorted with the SSW GP7 being very nearly finished and the FP7A in bits ready for a rainy day. I'll also have a new demo chassis to make up for the Guild, I'm waiting for the bits to arrive.

    And we've done quite a bit with the DCC and sound programming last year.

    So I think I'm having a clearing up year, which should mean I can start a new project in the back half of the year. The D15 or a Brighton Atlantic would be good; the carriages will need a passenger loco to haul them!

  7. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Anything I fancy :) ranging from completing another Western to 1/32 projects, from 1/35 AFVs to laser bits and from 3d printing to LGB for the boys? I think that covers all eventualities!!
  8. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Right i know ive said this before but im not going to make a list that i sort of half/quarter finish:oops: becuase i feel that i NEED to make proper progress.

    SO HERE IT IS................................. LAY SOME TRACK IN THE GARDEN:D

    that is all im going to set myself for 2012 anything else is a bonus . No track and i call it a very very bad year;)

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  9. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Well for me just laying some track would be a result. Maybe the year after next...
  10. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    2011 list to start with.....
    1- Finish 12 JLTRT mk1 coaches (O) finnished:D
    2-Finish Class 86 (O) finnished:D
    3- Finish GW 64xx (O) finnished
    4- Finish building Finney 47XX (O) finnished
    5- Finish detailing 2 Airfix Auto Coaches (EM) still working on them
    6- Finish rebuilding Airfix 14XX (EM) finnished
    7- Build DC kits Class 201 6s (EM) still building
    8- Finish 2 Class 9F (O and EM) still building
    9- Finish LMS Jinty (O) not even looked at
    10- Finish MMP Class 58 (O) not even looked at
    11- Find time to go to work if I must

    for 2012 I need to add
    Build 2X JLTRT class 25's
    Build 3x Easy build BG's
    Finnish building 3 coaches of mixed kits into a 3 car BTU
    Mod 1 BG
    convert a County to EM.
    get and convert to EM a Bachmann Blue Pullman;)
    Get and convert to EM a Hornby Brighton Bell Pullman EMU:bowdown:
    finnish converting 2 Lima GWR railcars into a 2 car set
    Convert 2 Lima GWR railcars to EM and detail.
    and need to find even more time to go to work as i've been promoted (or not) to a Driver Instructor.:headbang:
  11. dennis-rs

    dennis-rs Western Thunderer

    needs a bigger page for mine sorry to say:headbang::rant:
    so many things to complete and so little time
  12. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    Not counting the commissions lined up:

    Build baseboards.
    Build and lay track (actually that's Graham, not me).
    Create mock-ups of buildings and civil engineering.

    Build a couple of shunting Bucks.
    Build a handful of opens (or one really good one and have the rest cast in resin).
    Backdate and repaint my sand wagon.
    Create artwork for pre-1903 GER transfers.
    Cease procrastinating.
  13. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    I dont know where to start but the driving instructor bit got me :)):)):)):)), I've seen you driving round Milton Keynes on the road your a menace god help the railway
  14. marsa69

    marsa69 Western Thunderer

    Do you need any help? I'm a whizz when it comes to track laying. Just ask John :D
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  15. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    :)):)):)):))Cynric can we have a sarcastic smiley please
  16. dennis-rs

    dennis-rs Western Thunderer

    Oh yes he can lay track hes also great with a sander :)):))
  17. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Adrian, just do this one, now, and the rest shall be as good as done.
  18. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    Can't remember what I said, if anything. So many projects started, to start & to complete !!!.

    Here goes......

    2 x 08 MMP kits,
    1 x 06 Judith Edge Kit (this Xmas present)
    1 x Hejan Class 26 shell to scratch build class 26 to running (bought at Telford)
    1 x Heljan Class 26 shell to scratch build class 27 to running (bought at Telford)
    2 x Skytrex MGR wagons, to detail & weather
    2 x 21T Hopper wagons to rebuild, detail & weather
    1 x PMVY to weather
    2 x Express Parcel Vans to finish paint & weather
    3 of 7 Lima Ferry Vans to weather
    4 x Lima Mineral wagons to convert.
    Various road vehicles to alter.
    1 x ex NBR Van almost completed build
    & still in the box (last year Xmas pressie) 7c022 SR/BR 4 wheel van (BY)

    See TOO much on my plate !!!.
  19. AdamF

    AdamF Western Thunderer

    Going to keep my project list short to give myself the best chance of completing it:

    1) finish the 517;
    2) build a wagon or two to go with it;
    3) build a stretch of S7 track for them all to go on; and
    4) try not to get distracted from 1 to 3 above :))

    Could be a hard year - I invested in a copy of Gerald Wingrove's work on scratchbuilding cars and I am struggling to resist the temptation of building a Morris Commercials J-Type :)

    Oo, and I'd like to learn how to use CAD to produce etch artwork for a SECR P Class build :)

    Oh dear :)) See? No chance!
  20. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    I'm taking the same tack as Rob - Like last year be nice and vague. So my projects are
    • finish something
    • learn something
    • and have fun
    As long as I manage 2 out of the 3 then I'll be happy.
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