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4 CIG: beginning

Posted by NickL2008 , 02 October 2015 - - - - - - · 397 views
mk1, 4 CIG
Good evening

The latest project for me to actually try and finish is an addition to my EMU fleet; a class 421 4 CIG. Watching the real ones, and commuting to a course I used to attend when I was younger on the Southern Region has inspired me to do one, as well as a 442 (more on this project soon).

Initially Ive had two options:

Use MJT etched sides on...


An Electric Scot - Chassis

Posted by NickL2008 , 07 February 2012 - - - - - - · 800 views
Chassis, 87006, Bachmann Warship
Good Evening-
work now started on the Class 87 Chassis. The underframe was more or less cut off just leaving the box with the grill on. The parts were re-used from the Original Lima frame and using various tubing and sheeting, the frame was rebuilt to make the model look much better. The end result is worth it IMHO and it certainly improves the overal look...


An Electric Scot

Posted by NickL2008 , 06 February 2012 - * * * * * · 627 views
87006 Virgin, Lima
An Electric Scot Good Evening,

Latest project is a Lima Class 87. Being a fan of the real Class 87, growing up with them, ive always wanted a model of one as I remember these fine machines ploughing up and dow nthe West Coast Mainline until withdrawal. I completed a Model a few years ago, but had to sell it. Thankfully now though ive been able to get a new model. Already...


A Break from the Western; class 56, 47s and 31s currently working on

Posted by NickL2008 , 06 November 2011 - - - - - - · 733 views
56025, 31130, 31452, 47828, 47805

Its been a while since ive updated again, mainly because ive been working on 5 locos at once! The Western has been put on hold for now as I decide as to which motor I wish t odrive the model with.

Over the past mont hive been working on Firstly a pair of Vi-trains 47s. 47805 "Pride of Toton" & 828 "The Severan Valley...


Western Detailer Part III

Posted by NickL2008 , 11 September 2011 - - - - - - · 394 views


Progress has been slow on the Western this week, owing to night shifts - and long ones at that! However, Ive managed to add the grills into the Western and get some Primer onto one side to check for lumps and bumps. The holes for the grills were awkward to drill because of the grills being offset and not centrally mounted as the Lima mouldings are,...


Western detailer Part II

Posted by NickL2008 , 05 September 2011 - - - - - - · 477 views


Update on the Western. After waving plastic, and a few more days later, some nice new parts arrive from Howes Models; Clear spure with the cab windows and engine room windows, Black spure with the gear tower components.. of whichwas the correct wheelbase as opposed to the complete unit which Howes sell that looks to be too long a wheelbase for the...


Western detailer update plus other stuff

Posted by NickL2008 , 24 August 2011 - - - - - - · 366 views
Class 52, Class 156, 47145

an update on the Western model. Ive now extended one end of the model by approx. 2.5mm, and have now filled all the joins with filler. I have only done one end so far, as this can allow to iron any problems that may happen whilst extending the model. The Heljan front skirting is now almost ready for fitement, but I have now run into a problem that has...


Western Detailer

Posted by NickL2008 , 21 July 2011 - - - - - - · 757 views


As mentioned here: http://www.rmweb.co....t-scale-length/ I am currently working on a Lima western. The aim of this blog entry is to hopefully document what can be acheived using the Lima model as a basis to represent The Class 52...



Posted by NickL2008 , 18 May 2010 - - - - - - · 175 views

Summers here, and for me Im calling time on modelling for now, the financial side of things isnt improving, and although people are looking, a lack of comments has made me think is it all worth it? maybe its just me ..

The 101 is the only solitary thing ive worked on recently, the DMS' underframe is more or less 90% done, with just some small...


workbench update; Yellow scharfenburg, a Dirty 101 and reformed DVT

Posted by NickL2008 , 22 March 2010 - - - - - - · 980 views
73118, 73101, 73129, 101692 and 1 more...

Another abundment of images with text to hopefully make sense of it all hopefully, with my improved photography (well I think so at least :lol: )

The 73 fleet is coming along well, although shortly I am going to Focus on other trains that have been put on the back burner thanks to my small fleet of three class 73s, being 73101, 118 and 129....

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