What Projects Do You Have For 2012..?

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

  1. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad


    Last year's list.......

    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.

    and this year's list

    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.


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  2. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    At least you're consistent Richard...:))
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  3. D1054

    D1054 Western Thunderer

    Here's a picture of 2012 all laid out for me!:eek: Ah well, at least I'm not short of work..... D1054 Project 2012.jpg
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  4. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    BLOODY HELL Boris, Didnt realise you were building a FULL SIZE Governor , starting with the numberplate:)):)).

    A very impressive line-up there mate are they all yours or commisions etc ?.
    Hows Monitor coming along;) dont forget mate, when you have the time , the drawings of the fibre optic lighting;).

    Cheers Rob
  5. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    A review of last year's list:

    1.) Build more than one turnout for the garden line before spring.
    I have very nearly finished just the one:oops:

    2.) Lay (1) outside in spring

    3.) Construct whole of track base for continuous run in garden
    Well of course not:rolleyes:

    4.) Lay more track around at lest some of (3)
    Only a tiny bit more was laid:(

    5.) Finish Minging Waddle (probably)
    Very nearly completed:thumbs:

    6.) Progress 121 railcar to at least resin cabs stage
    Pretty much there:thumbs: (only its a 122 not a 121)

    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
    Slaters SDJR van more or less built, Marshcastle orbital project significantly progressed:)


    Item 8 may over-ride or take precedence over items 5 - 7, but probably not over items 1 - 4.
    Items 5-7 did better than 1-4:confused:

    For 2012, as I am taking Pomparles Siding to RailWells in August then Manning Wardle completion is required and I really ought to build the new scale chassis for 28A and paint it properly.

    Otherwise I'd really like to see more track out in the garden.

    Thinking back on 2011, I did quite well with the groundworks for the garden line as the whole station area is now track ready and there are also a lot more plants growing around the line.

    Finally, I'd like to have started using my lathe in a meaningful way by the end of 2012.


    Currently building a 12" to the foot counter in the shop, much creative re-use of MDF from the former shop front.
    Time for another tea break I think:))

    Bodging in Bath
  6. Pannier Tank

    Pannier Tank Western Thunderer

    I hope to finish my outbuilding in 2012 and then change scale from 12" / 1ft to 4mm /1ft :)
  7. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Is that what is called downsizing?:))
  8. Geoff

    Geoff Western Thunderer

    Top of the list for me is to complete the creamery and scenery, then I intend completing.........

    1) Ex GWR Toad brake van and some 5 plank opens which have now been on my workbench for over 6 months.

    2) It has been said that you cannot have too many Panniers on a (G) WR layout. This Comet, Mashima chassis
    and old Mainline body has now been in build for over two years. All the components to complete it have been
    in stock for ages so I have no excuses not to finish it off.

    Mainline - Comet 57xx.jpg 1.jpg

    Mainline - Comet 57xx.jpg

    3) Another project is a Deans Goods using an old Mainline tender and loco body with Comet chassis.

    Once again all parts are to hand and it will be interesting to see whether the Pannier or Dean gets built first ?


    I also have plenty of detail to add to the layout, the list just goes on and on.

  9. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    How long are these gonna take to complete ?.

  10. John D

    John D Western Thunderer

    In 2012......... I is mainly..........

    7mm scale.....
    Finishing off cab interior of BR un-rebuilt Patriot....and painting it.
    Continuing building BR Jubilee kit
    Starting 8F kit
    Building a 'modern' another version of Alexandra Yard 1885/90-ish (hopefully in time for our
    bash at Shepshed in April) featuring BR (ex-LMS) 0-6-0DE jackshaft drive shunter
    LNW early (sloping smokebox) Coal tank.... I shouldn't have seen the new book on these :rolleyes:

    1:32 scale.......

    Building min. space ........ French metre gauge empire .....for the hell of it!

    HO scale ........ ditto ........ US NY waterfront freight yard........ditto.......

    Old JD's almanack prediction for 2013 ............to still be doing at least three of the above :eek:

    Happy New Year folks.......:)
  11. I plan to teach myself digital extraction, because:
  12. Is that a 1620 can motor (not the 1420 flat can often sold as a 1620)?
    When you say, "In stock for ages", you are not joking are you? Must over 10 years since they were discontinued.

    Best model motor I have come across: no idea why they dropped it.
  13. Old Buffer

    Old Buffer Western Thunderer

    They probably dropped it because it was too good, and their other sales were taking a nose dive.
  14. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Interesting POV, I see what you are getting at, but you can loose inspiration as well.
    Having said that this is the only UK based train forum I read ( not because I love myself!) although I do follow a US rail Forum and a couple of military sites, but they are building and doing sites if you get my drift, and I have learned from and been influenced by them so to me it is time well spent.
  15. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    I have enjoyed reading all of the posts to this thread and I have tried to come to a decision as to what I feel I need to progress in the coming year....this has not been easy because of my eldest Son who keeps changing our direction (from Polar Star to Merlin to 37408 to R&R 36T to... ) and because I seem to acquire roles in other peoples projects (viz, Artillery Lane and Weeping Angels Yard for Adrian and Hartley Hill for Mr. Lewsey).

    So here is my commitment:-
    [1] to progress our Forest of Dean layout to the point that we can show at our club Open Day in September;
    [2] to build and lay the trackwork of Hartley Hill;
    [3] to produce the track plan and baseboard plans for West Wycombe (GW&GC Jt., October 1910);
    [4] cajole Adrian regularly;

    [5] finish some MR three plank wagons which I started in 1975.
    [6] try to complete some GWR P7 ballast hoppers.

    Must be mad, and no time to sit in the back row.
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  16. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Excellent Graham.
    I am going to keep this one so I can show Chris each time she prompts me to finish a part built project!!:)):))
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  17. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    The interesting thing is that we seem to have an obsession with finishing stuff, what is wrong with not finishing ? as long as the process has been enjoyable, does it matter if a model sits there 85% complete?
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  18. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Only when the un-finished state nerks me....

    Hope you get as much of a smile from that as I get when I remind David White about the wheels which came with the kits... plastic steam rollers! Just cannot see why he will not exchange them for S7.
  19. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Actually I agree with Cynric about the essence being "as long as the process has been enjoyable" which is why JQLTRT Gresley coaches are not my favourites. I do hope that the Southwark Bridge Models P7 conforms to Cynric's view on life.... roughly 200 pieces of etch to build a simple wagon, now is that enjoyable? I shall let you know when I am 85% finished - which assumes that I can tell when the finish-o-meter goes past 84.9 recurring %.

    regards, Graham
  20. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Have you got enough to do in 2012 or what!!!!!!!!!!