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JLTRT GWR Pannier tank kit. Now this is the very last kit build. 2.1. Superstructure.

Posted by ROSSPOP , 18 May 2018 - * * * * * · 287 views

I was hoping to have completed construction this week, but there has been a few re-fashioning delays from the kit and some errors on my part . 
The buffer faces as supplied have a very noticeable `dome` head `their all domed`!! 
 
Easily sorted with the trusty carborundum disc...................................................................


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JLTRT GWR Pannier tank kit. Now this is the very last kit build. 2 Superstructure.

Posted by ROSSPOP , 09 May 2018 - - - - - - · 312 views

Nice kit so far with some innovative ways of constructing a square footplate. One complex area the pannier tanks is a quality heavy resin moulding more of which later. There are very good detailed etched overlays which saves on the riveting front. The footplate sub-unit keeps the work nice and square and is an easy fold assembly.   I chose...


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JLTRT GWR Pannier tank kit. Now this is the very last kit build. 1. Basic Chassis

Posted by ROSSPOP , 09 May 2018 - - - - - - · 274 views

Eyesight has dictated that this loco kit will be the last one as I must save my sight for easier tasks-like building a layout!!! 
I felt I should add this last kit build to my GWR collection of constructs to complete the journey as it were. 
Fortunately, I purchased the kit six months before the collapse of JLTRT and further fortune has been tha...


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GWR 48XX Auto-tank loco. The very last kit build. Now with DCC Sound

Posted by ROSSPOP , 31 August 2017 - - - - - - · 227 views

.................................... This now completes my 7mm GWR Loco build thread........................................................  



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GWR 48XX Auto-tank loco. The very last kit build. Out of the paint shop.

Posted by ROSSPOP , 20 August 2017 - - - - - - · 432 views

I find it such a stressfull slog blocking out and painting each area on a GWR livery................     But she is finally liveried up without too many dog hairs in the finish. I`m glad I added a Badger Anthem dual-action airbrush to my paintshed kit as being able to adjust the flow of air and/or paint has helped no end.  ...


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GWR 48XX Auto-tank loco. The very last kit build. In the paint shop.

Posted by ROSSPOP , 14 August 2017 - - - - - - · 501 views

The chassis is virtually complete and has had it`s first powered bench test.    The body has been primed with Clostermans etch black and then all green livery areas undercoated with Humbrol very old stock No80 to highlight any blemishes etc.    I`m happy with how the push pull gear looks    
 And will be using a...


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GWR 48XX Auto-tank loco. The very last kit build.

Posted by ROSSPOP , 04 August 2017 - * * * * * · 604 views

GWR 48XX  Auto-tank loco. The very last kit build. This is a Modern Outline Kit but I`m not going to give a blow by blow constructional account as it has already been done by many others.  
However, my version will be based on No 4851 in 1939 when the rear left hand side steps and access handrail was fitted and also still had he original auto-gear which I have never seen modelled.  
I bought...


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2015/2016. Dave Andrews GWR Castle kit.

Posted by ROSSPOP , 03 May 2016 - * * * * * · 968 views

No longer available so lucky to have snapped this one up on Ebay.        This project is to be a gradual enterprise as it was really an impulse purchase during 2014 when I had committed myself to building a GWR modular diorama/layout.        The layout is going well but by the e...


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2013. Gataneal kit. GWR AEC Railcar

Posted by ROSSPOP , 03 May 2016 - - - - - - · 506 views

A most awkward and troublesome kit. I can understand now why I spent those years in the early 1980`s trying to make all those 4mm etched Jidenco loco kits, it was to prepare the way for making this model in 7mm............. :laugh:  I had previously seen a few made by others and felt there was some potential for the kit and I had always fancied a...


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2012. JM (Just Magic) Kit. GWR 93XX Mogul

Posted by ROSSPOP , 03 May 2016 - - - - - - · 734 views

At the time I started this kit, no one else made a 93XX Mogul. From what I had researched other modellers had made quite a decent example of the type.  I was aware that the etches were well researched and produced but lacked a lot of rivet detailing. With the exception of the chimney and sefety valve, I replaced all the white metal detailing parts...


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2011. Javelin Kit GWR Dukedog

Posted by ROSSPOP , 03 May 2016 - - - - - - · 688 views

I always wanted a Dukedog when working in 4mm, so this was a kit I could`nt resist. I`ve based her on 3216 in 1945 condition as the kit had a plain tender and matched the picture I had found.    I purchased replacements for the dome and safety valve and leading driver chassis spring detail , together with all the cab detailing parts from Hobb...


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2010. Scorpio Kit GWR 61XX Large Prairie Tank

Posted by ROSSPOP , 03 May 2016 - * * * * - · 888 views

The very first 7mm etched brass effort. Snapped up on Ebay complete with Slaters wheels.      Certainly for locomotives , I am a follower of the principles of sprung hornblocks as a means of maintaining good electrical contact with the track, smoother movement through pointwork and track joints between baseboards and more impo...





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