Bristol Bath Road Workbench

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by clarky, 18 March 2011.

  1. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    As promised, here's my thread      First picture is a couple of 47s (or should I say Brush 4s?      I'll warn you all now, that I really am a VERY slow modeller!!    Graeme
     

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  2. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    Trackwork planned for this weekend!  The chairs are painted ready and the sleepers are just layed on at present. Once I've glued them down, I'll cut out all the joining sprues. These really are beautiful kits, but I've never built pointwork before and I'm TERRIFIED!!
     

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  3. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Slow and steady will win you your first race, but after that you'll be knocking them out in no time..!

    JB.
     
  4. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    Specially for you Rob!  A lifetime's work still to do!    I did intend to do one of them as Glory because she was a Bath Road Loco from June 69 to October 71 and she was one of the last one's that I ever saw in service (on Swindon fuelling point at the end of 1975).  However, I've noticed that she carried the remains of the track for a horizontal windscreen wiper mod, which I don't like. Also she was the one tipped on her side for re-railing exercises at Bath Road after withdrawal, which is just too sad!!  So the 2nd box up is going to be Empire now. She was also based at BR from 69 to 71    Graeme
     

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  5. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    The nameplates for Western Sovereign.    She was delivered on the day that I was born and she'll be the first one that I start!  Based at Bath Road from March 69 to October 71.    Lots to do before that though!  To give a bit of balance, Crusader was a Laira machine at the time.  I think 3rd Carabinier was based at Toton, but I saw her in Bristol lots of times.  I'm a real Hydraulic nut, but I love Peaks!
     

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  6. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Nice one Graeme :thumbs: Thanks for posting and starting your new workbench. Cant wait for the WESTERNS to take shape :drool: :drool:
    I know what you mean about the horizontal windscreen wiper, i have nearly finished Buccaneer and then i will start my 4th which will be Hero which also had the track left in situ for the wiper. ( i think i will used plastic u section for that) :scratch:.
    I'm already waiting for the next progress report :bowdown: :bowdown:

    Rob :wave:
     
  7. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Join the club..... :-[  ::)  ;)

    All looks good so far!! :thumbs:
     
  8. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Very nice  :thumbs: it reminds me I need another Western :))
    if you have any problems with the point shout, dikitriki has been known to build a mean point or two and im sure he could point (!) you in the right direction
     
  9. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Going to look great with those Westerns in action  8) 8) 8)
     
  10. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Nice one Clarky.  This thread is what Western Thunder is all about.  :drool:

    Don't keep us waiting too long please.  :thumbs:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  11. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    I wonder if we've got the whole Western Fleet between us?
     
  12. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    Excellent stuff - Any pointwork tips are most welcome dikitriki!
     
  13. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    Hi

    Gosh, where does one begin!

    I went through my pointwork construction methods here http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=45544

    That should be a good starting point. Any further questions, ask away!

    Cheers

    Richard
     
  14. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    Last night's trackwork.    I got so into things that it was 3:30 this morning before I realised what time it was and went to bed!    But the big railway does it's trackwork overnight, so perhaps it added to the realism!
     

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  15. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    Thanks dikitriki!    I've found that!    It's going to be a great help!  Cheers    Graeme
     
  16. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    I did a bit on the shed doors too.
     

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  17. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    A bit more track layed and the points coming together!      I was a bit concerned by the apparently sharp radius of the curve on the LHS, but it looks tighter in the picture than it really is and it compares to the real one!
     

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  18. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    The shed door walkway's now completed too.   
     

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  19. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    The view across the tracks has made me realise just how wide this layout is!! :eek: :bowdown:
     
  20. clarky

    clarky Western Thunderer

    Hi CME      The 47'2 are both Heljan.    I've used an MMP bogie kit and a cab interior kit on 1611. The buffer beams have been done with Tower couplings and DJH Brake hoses. I've fitted quite a few scratch built bits on the underframe (piping, tank mountings, fire pull boxes etc) and the pantograph windscreen wipers are from MMP's Loco fittings set. I need to change the wipers though and I've got some Peter Clark ones to use.      The steam boiler exhaust on the roof is made from Evergreen 1/2" plastic tube.      I've got the bits to do the same to 1674 (with the exception of the steam boiler exhaust), although the only thing I've dome to date is numbering (HMRS) and Severnmill nameplates.      Graeme