What Projects Do You Have For 2012..?

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

  1. ceejaydee

    ceejaydee Western Thunderer

    No firm plans to do anything specific this year but only to actually do something.

    As I picked up 100 Hornby wheelsets for £2.99 a pkt of 10 from Hobbycraft on Monday I started the year by swapping wheels over on 27 assorted wagons and coaches in part of my 'Classic Hornby/Triang-Hornby Collection' last night.
    Most of these models are boxed but the wheels have generally seen better days and will most likely not run on more modern track so I have made a start so that I can play with run them at an unspecified point in the future.

    Not sure what to do this evening though.......
  2. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer


    Bought another Blue Spot van off eBay for 20 quid, & ive seen a pic on Flickr of a Departmental Generator van at RTC, Derby. Brush veterans photo's.

    Steve :thumbs:
  3. John 7

    John 7 Guest

    First for this year-try not to buy any more wagons/wagon kits/wagon salvage jobs (unless they're bagains!) (Oops already slipped up here:oops: Damn you #bay.) . Second try and finish some of my un-finished projects, in S either the 04 (kit) or the Planet (scratchbuild), in EM the High Level 03 chassie or in O one of my Manning Wardles. Have I mentioned wagons??

  4. Jim S-W

    Jim S-W Western Thunderer

    Hi All

    Unusually for me I want to buy something RTR namely a couple of Bachy class 85's. As for other projects i really should

    Finish my class 303
    Finish my class 310 and 2 class 312's (although I bet now only one gets done)
    Finish my class 317
    Build the next 2 boards (eastern tunnel and the dip (same area I did the plank)
    Platform details and the Palisades shopping center

    Theres loads more but...


  5. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    This year I will be mostly into rubber. (Apologies, couldn't find a gimp smiley)

    My fetish for tiny trains has come to the fore again; the arrival of Iron Sherpa 1 has swung the pendulum towards the Indian two foot gauge and away from the French 60cm stuff. I'm at the early stages in mastering one of the Darjeeling Railway tea vans in plasticard, the aim being to knock out resin copies. So far it's sharpened up my model making, the fusspot in me not wanting to perpetuate visible bodges in every casting. Once there's something worth showing I'll post progress on my distractions thread.
  6. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    You are the master of distractions :drool: :))
  7. ceejaydee

    ceejaydee Western Thunderer

    Whilst not exactly modelling and possibly not even deserving a mention on WT I can report that I have replaced well over 120 wheelsets on my Triang and Triang-Hornby collection so far this year.
    I've enjoyed cleaning up all the second hand rolling stock that I've picked up over the past couple of years and a visit to a toy fair a couple of weeks ago brought even more goodies to my collection.
    The long-term aim has always been for it to be a 'Living Collection' that can be run rather and relive those childhood Hornby catalogue dreams rather than just being stuck in boxes.
    I may consider investing in some Ultrascale wheelsets for one or two of the locos too in case I do actually get as far as building a small layout.
    Even more shockingly I have to admit that of the three locos I've bought this year none have been diesel outline!!!!

    For more serious stuff my Connoisseur starter loco and Tower 02 still beckon; I've tinkered with a few parts and carried out 'dry-runs' but the motivation to pick up the soldering iron for construction has yet to be found.
    Following on from some recent comments about enjoyment in the hobby; I am enjoying my train collection at the moment and even if it isn't proper modelling I am making a point of doing things and having fun doing them which ultimately is what it is all about :)
  8. makhis

    makhis Western Thunderer

    Finishing Spinners End and my newly acquired 45xx kit courtesy of the Guv'nor so that all is ready for Warley in November.
  9. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    Writing a layout design/modelling book to publish late this year or early next, project layout and assorted mag articles.
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  10. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Just a thought...

    Who is going to complete their personal Diamond Jubilee first/this year?

    Come on Richard, just needs a lik'o paint, do not even have to get the engine dirty.
  11. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    Hi Graham

    Nice segue from the current theme of the day. The trouble is, I got stuck into Heyside, which needs a number of smaller black locos rather more than an extremely unlikely visitor! Maybe in the summer I shall get round to it.....


  12. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Hi Richard, I have now got green paint on mine (and some of the black:thumbs:) , I haven't finished the chassis mind but I have paint - photos once I have all the black done
  13. Wagonman

    Wagonman Western Thunderer

    My main ambition, if I can tear myself away from the computer for long enough, is to tidy up my workbench so I can (a) find out just how many unfinished projects are lurking there out of sight, and (b) actually do some work on them.

    But first I have to sort out photos for the book, at least one more visit to the archives, and then it'll be Newsletter time again....

  14. Stuart in OZ

    Stuart in OZ Member

    Just build a layout and run my trains...

  15. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Ma'am seems to be doing rather well.... I hope that Her Majesty will be pleased to see your Thoroughbred past the post before the last race is run this year, ;) .

    Oopps, guess that means the platform permit has been cancelled, :oops: .

    regards, Graham
  16. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    Ah yes, but I see no sign of summer yet:p
  17. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    I think that you blinked round about the middle of last month...

    regards, Graham
  18. mth

    mth Western Thunderer

    Now the year is half over, how is every one getting on with there list of things to do
    as for me...........
    from my 2011 list
    5- Finish detailing 2 Airfix Auto Coaches (EM) still working on them No change
    7- Build DC kits Class 201 6s (EM) Finnished
    8- Finish 2 Class 9F (O and EM) still building No Change
    9- Finish LMS Jinty (O) not even looked at Returned to owners family
    10- Finish MMP Class 58 (O) not even looked at Returned to owner

    and from the 2012 list
    Build 2X JLTRT class 25's Started
    Build 3x Easy build BG's Finnished
    Finnish building 3 coaches of mixed kits into a 3 car BTU 1 Finnished 2 just needing transfers
    Mod 1 BG now 2 BG's
    convert a County to EM. Not looked at
    get and convert to EM a Bachmann Blue Pullman;) Not yet
    Get and convert to EM a Hornby Brighton Bell Pullman EMU:bowdown: Finnished
    finnish converting 2 Lima GWR railcars into a 2 car set Work in progress
    Convert 2 Lima GWR railcars to EM and detail. converted but not detailed

    also add
    build 6 easy build coached
    build 2 Radley Models EMU's
    Finnish and paint 5 wagons for iploffy.
    and a lot of other stuff for iploffy.

    see how far i get in the 2nd half of the year.

    P.S. met to add build and fitout new shed as workshop. built but not fittedout yet.
  19. SteveO

    SteveO Guest

    Ooh, a list, I like lists. Here's mine:

    Start building the groundwork for a new micro layout
    – most of the baseboard is complete, I just need a turnout to start trackwork

    Rebuild a Class 31 I bought by mistake
    – HolymotherofGod, that is going to take a while and span several yearly updates...

    Restore (and maybe repaint) a mistreated Heljan Class 47
    – One method of removing paint tried, a second yet to be tested

    Convert Triang Hymek to finescale
    – have everything I need but railway time consumed by the 31 (see above) and 47

    Sell everything I don't need or haven't got time for
    – see ebay in a couple weeks!

    That's me done. All of the above is O gauge.
  20. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Oooh.... Update Time is it..?? :)

    Ah, well let's see...:confused:

    Other projects have added themselves to the list or taken priority...
    1) Detailing an Athearn CF7 as Minnesota Commercial Railroad #484 Nearly finished :)
    2) Work on "Withyn Reach" to make it 'Loft Friendly'. Fiddleyard to do :thumbs:
    3) Plan & build a new US-outline O Scale Shunty Plank for Trent Valley Show in 2013 Only 350 days to go!!! :eek:

    and something happened that wasn't really a project as such, and did take me slightly by surprise....
    :oops: I sold my S.B. Class 22.... innocent0009.gif scared0012.gif scared0016.gif