7mm Loose Ends

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by 28ten, 23 January 2010.

  1. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Didnt Hero have the wiper mod? I know it was Vac only and a right state in '71.

    Is this what they call multi tasking?
    The laser is cutting a site plan, and im getting on with ' stuff' :))

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  2. SteveO

    SteveO Guest

    That is a spectacular workshop - it's better fitted out that my kitchen! Love the spice rack. Do you do this for a job as well as a hobby?
  3. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Never mind that, it's the plans for his next project on the cupboard door that have piqued my interest.
  4. alcazar

    alcazar Guest

    Took me ages to spot that hinged grille.

    would anyone notice unless you pointed it out? Especially without another to compare with?
  5. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Which mod is this? (the rotating wiper maybe... ) When was the mod one?

    In passing, whilst wandering the internet looking for Hero photos I noticed one Wizzo which had full yellow ends including under the brow... in which were two vents. Hopefully Ian can expand further.

    regards, Graham
  6. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    006 and 039 had the rotary wipers, with Hero it was something to do with the blades. I was reading about the vents this morning but I cant remember which they were fitted to :(
  7. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    I do seem to be doing a lot of concept modelling for architects so I guess I may be an freelance architectural model maker rather than CAD guy:)

    Yes i think the hinged grill matters, well it certainly does once you know about it ;)
  8. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Its secret, but I can say it involves finescale Mega bloks :cool:
  9. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    OK guys Western Hero.:D

    She was fitted with a straight line wiper on the drivers windscreen only at each end. She was at Swindon for an intermediate overhaul and whilst in the works she received experiment 348 Wynstruments Type 48 Straight Line wiper. She also received Blue livery and was released off works Nov 29th 1967.

    So Graham if your intending on doing Hero in maroon your OK.

    I will be doing Hero with the mod and in that deplorable state;)

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  10. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    That would be the red white and blue livery :) i think you will need the hairspray for that one
  11. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    For reference type books I would recommend these two:

    Western Hydraulics by J.K. Lewis (Book Law)

    The Class 52's by David Brit (OPC)

    For photo collection type books I would recommend :

    Western Glory by Chris Chapman (Waterfront)..........all BFYE in this one though, so perhaps not for you Graham ?

    Diesel Hydraulics in the West Country by Derek Huntriss & Peter W Gray (Ian Allan)

    Phill :)
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  12. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    A temporary roof has been cut while I do some thinking as to how to support it looks as if the supports will actually have to do the job for which they were intended


    Rubbish shot but it is getting the feel right, although im not sure of the purpose of the extra light over the toilet block unless there was a skylight in the toilet

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  13. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    That will be a new experience for you Rob :p :)) (tongue firmly in cheek mate););)
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  14. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    Probably not, but if Cynric is anything like me then just knowing it's wrong will drive him crazy, sometimes too much information is a detriment and ignorance truly is bliss LOL. I had a similar discussion on Sunday over the Heljan Deltic whos bogies are of the early type, if modelling BR blue that would drive me insane and they would have to go! :)
  15. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    No dont understand the word "hairspray" dont know what its for, never had to use it.:))

    Although with SWMBO and two daughters there seems to be alot of it managed to get onto the bathroom mirror every time im im there:mad:

  16. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    The scrap pile - this is where having your own machine saves money ....

    I needed to rough out some ideas, and no matter how much 3d cad you do nothing beats a bit of fibreboard and cereal packets for getting the feel. the photos are very rough but they give an idea

    with a horsebox and platform


    the rear elevation on the embankment


    and a birds eye view showing the glazing in the roof and the mysterious glazing over the toilet. this is almost looking lake a small layout :eek:


    There have been over a dozen requests for this type of building in single storey format, so it is something i shall be working on :)
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  17. alcazar

    alcazar Guest

    I searched my books last night for a possible photo of 1000 in Desert Sand etc.

    I came up with ONE in 1962, no yellow panels, red inset to buffer beam, slightly dirty, at Swindon, in colour.

    It's in Diesel Hydraulic Locomotives of the Western Region.

    The book also has a photo purporting to be 1015 in Golden Ochre. I think it's possibly the WORST piece of photoshopping I've ever seen.......:(
  18. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    I think I have my reference shot , it will have to be with small yellow panel but it is from '63 with the hinged grill. it is as good as i will get without carving the body. I can take running a locomotive with correct livery and details with a slighty earlier period train but I cant take, the correct livery, incorrect details and correct train. As long as each item is correct in itself then that will have to do.

    Having said I wouldnt do the toilet interior I will now have to ....


    Work on the station will have to stop now until i find time to go over to Toddington station which shares some similarities in the roof and brick detailing
  19. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    I'm reaching a similar compromise, I'd like a LMR class 40 with small yellow panels but earliest 'consistent' dates seem to be Jun/July 62 which limits me to four Princess Royals #3, 6, 8 & 9, one BR red and three BR green, moving on a year in the project has compromised my choice in other areas.

    Nice Lav floor BTW LOL.
  20. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    I dont think 12 months here or there matters it is not going to jar visually, unlike say a ten year gap. I think the time factor is the hardest of all to come to terms with irrc David Jenkinson said something similar.