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Barnum Saloons, Part VI

Posted by James Harrison , 28 May 2018 - * * * * * · 124 views

https://farm2.static...d7070b511_b.jpg  https://farm2.static...1bf3e12c1_b.jpg  https://farm2.static...39dd889b7_b.jpg  And.... it's finished! No.1 of 4, anyway.  The roof: I used the roof formers that had been drawn, fitted to a sub-base. I laid thin stri...


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Barnum Saloons, Part V

Posted by James Harrison , 25 May 2018 - - - - - - · 111 views

Well, there was going to be a photo here, but it came out so dark that I think I'll attempt it again later.... 
Anyway, I've been busy.  
Solebars are now fitted (3mm x 2mm plastic I-beam, sanded smooth on one side), and I've started the roof. 20 thou plastic sub-base, then the silhouette-cut roof formers, then some very thin strips of balsa wo...


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Barnum Saloons, Part IV

Posted by James Harrison , 19 May 2018 - * * * * * · 211 views

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After two coats of Humbrol matt orange to begin the teaking process, I fitted the bogies. I'm using Hornby Gresley bogies for these, with the detail removed.  
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Then returning to the teaking process, a drybrush...


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Barnum Saloons, Part III

Posted by James Harrison , 09 May 2018 - * * * * - · 150 views

After a lot of swearing, frustration, wasted plastic and quite some time spent just idly staring off into space whilst the silhouette cutter does its thing, I think I'm getting somewhere.  
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This is just the basic body shell. It's not quite ready yet- there are some small gaps to...


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Barnum Saloons, Part II

Posted by James Harrison , 07 May 2018 - - - - - - · 144 views

Well, I got going. And I got stuck. What happened, quite simply, was this. I imported the drawings into Silhouette Studio, then I set up the parameters for the material (size of sheet etc) and, without my noticing or even asking for it , the Studio software took it upon itself to rescale the drawings to suit.  
Frankly this is a deplorable thing f...


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Barnum Saloons, Part I

Posted by James Harrison , 06 May 2018 - - - - - - · 195 views

Well. I wasn't anticipating a break away from locos and rolling stock for quite that long.  
Since I finished the Pollitt saddle tank back in January, I've built a 1/600 RMS Mauretania, an entry for the Cakebox Challenge and most recently been working on a "Your Model Railway Village" station building, trying to convert it into some goods offices bu...


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GCR Class 18 Converted, Part V

Posted by James Harrison , 13 February 2018 - - - - - - · 199 views

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Finished! Now I think that is quite a respectable result, from what was a toy.


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GCR Class 18 Converted, Part IV

Posted by James Harrison , 08 February 2018 - * * * * * · 145 views

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And we're about ready for some paint.... 
There have been a couple of interesting challenges with this one. Firstly the safety valves, which barely protrude above the saddletank. The way I solved this was to take the original safety valves and cut them right down, then I used s...


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GCR Class 18 Converted, Part III

Posted by James Harrison , 04 February 2018 - - - - - - · 115 views

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Progress on the little saddletank. This week I have been fabricating some new 'cheeks', I suppose you could call them, running down from the saddle tank to the running plate. I can't model the boiler as such as the motor and chassis get in the way. Speaking of the chassis, the orig...


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GCR Class 18 Converted, Part II

Posted by James Harrison , 28 January 2018 - - - - - - · 160 views

Well, for the last fortnight I've been working on rather a nice WWI biplane but now that that is finished there is no reason why the little shunting loco can't make a reappearance on the bench.  
So; The prototype.  
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The starting point.  
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GCR Class 18 Converted, Part I

Posted by James Harrison , 14 January 2018 - - - - - - · 415 views

Onwards, now, to a new project, and I've chosen to model a Class 18 converted. 
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Photograph from the RCTS LNER locos books.  
These are quite interesting engines which started life as 0-6-0 tender locos in the 1880s and were converted to tank engines in the early 1900s....


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The Last Ashbury Carriage- Part III

Posted by James Harrison , 14 January 2018 - - - - - - · 102 views

Since last time, I have added the transfers, I have finished the paintwork, I have added footboards.  
This one, then, is now finished. Would I build any more? No, probably not like this.  
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The Last Ashbury Carriage- Part III

Posted by James Harrison , 14 January 2018 - - - - - - · 75 views

Since last time, I have added the transfers, I have finished the paintwork, I have added footboards.  
This one, then, is now finished. Would I build any more? No, probably not like this.  
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The Last Ashbury Carriage- Part II

Posted by James Harrison , 10 January 2018 - - - - - - · 99 views

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Well, I've fitted the roof, I've added the glazing and the seating and introduced the body to the underframes.  
With the exception of the transfers and the varnish, this one is (just about) finished.


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The Last Ashbury Carriage- Part I

Posted by James Harrison , 06 January 2018 - * * * * * · 397 views

Ending 2017 and beginning 2018 as I mean to go on, clearing some more of my longer-waiting projects, I've started on the last of the four cardboard ex-Metropolitan Ashbury carriage kitsI started last Summer. 
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Carriage underframes; having started with the simple open box structure...


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The 2018 Build Programme

Posted by James Harrison , 16 December 2017 - - - - - - · 225 views

I said last year that 2017 would concentrate more on trying to clear my to-do list than taking on new projects.  
To a degree I have succeeded in that; at the same time I seem to have failed woefully.  
I did very well at paring down my stock of unbuilt wagons, but unfortunately as quickly as I was building them I was buying more. To my recolle...


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Cattle Wagons, Part IV

Posted by James Harrison , 09 December 2017 - - - - - - · 102 views

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Well, that's one down! 
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I think I have reason to be quite pleased with that. Now for the other five or six. Once I've built that dreadnought of course.


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Cattle Wagons, Part III

Posted by James Harrison , 05 December 2017 - * * * * * · 197 views

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Nearly finished. I'm now thinking about how to weather it, specifically how to realistically model the limewash.  
I went back to my test piece.  
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I tried tipex; it doesn't look right. There's something decidedly off and unsavou...


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Cattle Wagons, Part II

Posted by James Harrison , 28 November 2017 - * * * * * · 169 views

Well, I finished the body panels after using a lot of plastic strip (half a packet's worth!- I'll need to order some more of that if I'm doing six or seven of these), and then I was in a position to build the bodywork, or some of it.  
I remember the first of these wagons which I built many years ago I had issues with making sure everything was squar...


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Cattle Wagons, Part I

Posted by James Harrison , 22 November 2017 - - - - - - · 288 views

For the last few months I have been looking for a specialised freight train to model. I have, in the past, built a bogie fish van or two and had another gifted to me, so you might be thinking a fish train would answer the bill, but my understanding is that fish trains usually ran to 30 or more vehicles, just a little too long for my tastes and storage....






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