7mm Buckjumper's Workbench - Latest: GCR D8 open wagons

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Buckjumper, 5 July 2012.

  1. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

  2. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    KerRect. :D

    D'you know, I've never had a 'wish I didn't have to part with this' thought about any commissions.
  3. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Surely you could have postponed delivery of this Buck until 1st November 2014? After all, the National Archives show that the engine was allocated to Weeping Angels from 01/04/1891 until Dec 32nd 1899 and 3/4.

    A very nice piece of work, regards, Graham
  4. Wagonman

    Wagonman Western Thunderer

    Lovely work!
  5. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Funny that Ade, I've never thought like that either, but what does bother me is the way they are treated by the customer, a certain recent loco came back for servicing and the number of broken or missings parts:( realy p****d me off.

    Excellent job by the way mate:thumbs:

  6. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    Cheers all.
  7. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Like the figures :) the engine is passable :p
  8. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    Cheeky blighter! :))
  9. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    When you are the GUV'nor all things are passable, neigh - possible, with a laser cutting machine.
  10. 7mmMick

    7mmMick Western Thunderer

    Lovely work indeed Adrian. The figures are very nice, who supplied them ?

    ATB Mick
  11. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    I think they're Pete Armstrong's figures, Mick, but I don't know who the painter is.
  12. welshwizard

    welshwizard Western Thunderer

    agree with that matey !!!!! And as allways beutifill work Ade.
  13. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Adrian,

    just beautiful


  14. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    Mostly scratchbuilt J65 no.(6)8211 representing its condition c1948-1951 while it still wore the old NE warime livery but had the BR smokebox plates, and was running as a 2-4-0T. Diagram 39 boiler from a J67 kit, castings from Gibson, Connoisseur, Griffin, CPL, and Ragstone. AGH wheels and an ABC gearbox.









  15. 7mmMick

    7mmMick Western Thunderer

    Fantasi Adrian, why did she run as a 2-4-0 ? It looks quite strange with half the coupling rods missing. What process was used for body and frames, etching, pantograph mill or good old piercing saw and file ?

    ATB Mick
  16. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    just brilliant!


  17. Tony West

    Tony West Western Thunderer

    Very nice young Adrian !!....I especially like the pool of water next to the tank filler, nicely observed!.
    Cheers Tony.
  18. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Excellent Ade :thumbs: , don't often see the 65's modelled so much as the 68/9's.

  19. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Superb Adrian:thumbs:
  20. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    Thanks for the comments.

    Mick: The GER took the front rods off tanks working lines with sharpish curves in the belief that it reduced flange wear, such as the Fenchurch Street to Blackwall line and Tiptree to Kelvedon. The LNER and later BR used surviving J65s on harbours and docks which were more suited to four-coupled locos. The GER didn't confine the practice to tanks though, and took the rods off a 2-4-0 T19 express (basically an LNER E4 with 7' drivers instead of 5' 8") and ran it as a 2-2-2 single. It was a success and the D27 2-2-2 class went into production.

    Many parts were cut using the old-fashioned piercing saw method, though I had some of the rectangular parts like buffer beams chopped out on a guillotine. Nice little locos, and I've got one in hand to be finished in GE blue for my own collection.