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Tender extensions for Canadian Pacific

Posted by JaymzHatstand , in 00 22 March 2015 - - - - - - · 529 views
merchant navy, Bulleid, CanPac and 1 more...
After digging out my BR blue 35005 Canadian Pacific and looking at various photos online, it became watertight that she ran with an extension to her tender. A few photos of the modifications are visible here...http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/96518-hornby-merchant-navy-announced-formerly-facebook-leak/page-14#entry1804977

So far, my pr...


Isle Of Man Empress Van - Roxey Mouldings IV

Posted by JaymzHatstand , in 12mm Gauge 06 January 2014 - - - - - - · 502 views

I've finally got the second set of footboards in place, and it all looks rather smart and ready for a clean and lick of paint...

This was until i popped the bogies in to see how it looked with them in, and discovered that there is next to no clearance between them and the supports for the footboards, and not a lot of room for adjustment! I can prob...


Isle Of Man Empress Van - Roxey Mouldings III

Posted by JaymzHatstand , in 12mm Gauge 21 October 2013 - * * * * * · 383 views

This week has seen a bit more progress on the Empress Van.  I have reshaped one of the ducket pieces to match the profile of the coach end and re-soldered the ducket side piece to it.  After a test fit, it is a lot better than it was before, still not 100% accurate, but it will actually go together with minimal re-shaping.  I have also fitted the footboar...


Isle Of Man Empress Van - Roxey Mouldings II

Posted by JaymzHatstand , in 12mm Gauge 13 October 2013 - * * * * * · 509 views

Afetr a bit of a hiatus while my attention was focussed on getting Whitborough Quayside ready for its exhibition last weekend, the Empress Van has been on a back burner. Now, however I can revisit it and hopefully make a bit of progress!

The bogies have gone together, and there is quite a bit of sideplay between the bearings but they aren't too sloppy. T...


Isle Of Man Empress Van - Roxey Mouldings I

Posted by JaymzHatstand , in 12mm Gauge 31 August 2013 - * * * * * · 593 views

Well, I've finally bitten the bullet and begun a journey into 12mm gauge as well as 009 (and 00!) My first foray is a Roxey Mouldings Isle of Man Empress Van. I ordered it a week or so ago and this morning it dropped through my letterbox. I do intend to build a second set of bogies for the vehicle so that I can also run it on my 009 layout (after all, the...


Improving some Kirk teaks Pt3 - Tackling a teak finish

Posted by JaymzHatstand , in 00 19 November 2012 - * * * * * · 879 views
LNER, Teak, Ian Kirk, Painting and 2 more...
I have had a bit of a play with creating the teak effect on the First Open using one of the methods suggested on this forum (a quick search proved rather fruitful and interesting!)  That of a painted base coat (in this case Tamiya XF-4 Yellow Green) followed by a number of coats of wood stain (Ronseal Antique Pine as recommended by Wordsell forever),...


Improving some Kirk teaks Pt2

Posted by JaymzHatstand , in 00 09 November 2012 - * * * * * · 330 views
Teak, Kirk, LNER, Coach
A bit of progress has been made over the last week or so, although one of the coach bodies (the Brake Third) suffered  fair bit of damage while I was trying to dismantle it, so this has now become a source of spares and will eventually become a tarpaulin-covered siding filler!

I'm now left with the Open First and Open Third which have had the paint...


Improving some Kirk teaks Part 1

Posted by JaymzHatstand , in 00 30 October 2012 - * * * * * · 406 views

A few years ago (around ten I suspect :O) I built a few Kirk kits, rather badly!  I have decided that I'm going to have a go at renovating them and hopefully end up with something a little better looking and also useful!

They are an Open First (crimson & Cream), Brake Third (maroon) and Open Third (maroon)...


A roof overhead - some 009 stock progress

Posted by JaymzHatstand , in 009 25 June 2012 - * * * - - · 1,027 views
009, Scrayingham, Ffestiniog and 5 more...
I found out on the Wednesday just gone (20th June) that Scrayingham has been requested to appear at the Witby & District show in Goathland Parish Hall on the weekend of July 21st and 22nd July (hopefully I'll see some of you there), which gives me a month to get it into a presentable state!

I've been making a bit of progress with some of my...


Warflats of differing heights...

Posted by JaymzHatstand , in 00 29 November 2011 - - - - - - · 1,801 views
Ratio, Parkside, Gramodels and 3 more...
Earlier this year I purchased a Gramodels Warflat from the Doncaster show, and I've finally got around to putting it together (after eventually getting the wheels for it) and I must admit, it's a nice easy build and certainly is well detailed. The one piece resin cast deck/solebars needed a soak in some hot water to straighten it out a little (but nothing...

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