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Posted by S.A.C Martin , 13 January 2013 - * * * * - · 933 views

It all started here, in January 2008.  The original post in what was intended to be my very first modelling project, building a Thompson Pacific, specifically no.60508, Duke of Rothesay .That project ended somewhat abruptly, with metal fatigue present throughout the kit. Happily, bits of that original project live on in several different locomotives. The...


"Thompson A1/1 from a Gresley A1"

Posted by S.A.C Martin , 16 November 2012 - * * * * - · 2,134 views
LNER, Thompson, Gresley, A1 and 5 more...
I was all set to start a new project, completely unrelated to Thompson's Pacifics, when a timely email from an old friend reminded me I had yet to finish the most controversial one of all...

This is a project I first had a go at in 2007, on the old RMweb. The project's premise was clear: to build a model of the Thompson A1/1, Great Northern,...


"Thompson A2/1 from a Bachmann V2 & Graeme King Parts - Part 4"

Posted by S.A.C Martin , 14 November 2012 - * * * * * · 1,194 views
LNER, Pacific, Thompson, A2/1 and 4 more...

A bit of finishing off prior to weathering. Firstly, the front steps on the running plate have been removed. 60508 didn't have these steps, and it was a timely post from one Tony Wright on another thread which spurred me into removing them (particularly as 60508 is photographed in this livery quite...


"Thompson A2/1 from a Bachmann V2 & Graeme King Parts - Part 3"

Posted by S.A.C Martin , 06 November 2012 - * * * * * · 587 views
LNER, Pacific, Thompson, Gresley and 4 more...
[youtube] not often I post videos on my RMweb blog, but I had a request from a reader to make a video of the A2/1 running, so here it is running on my rolling road. If I can get up to the High Wycombe club soon at some point I will film it on the test track.The bufferbeam's been painted red, the dome painted...


"Thompson A2/1 from a Bachmann V2 & Graeme King Parts - Part 2"

Posted by S.A.C Martin , 04 November 2012 - * * * * * · 772 views
LNER, Pacific, A2/1, Copley Hill and 2 more...

A bit of black paint, some nameplates and the smokebox numberplate, and the change from V2 to A2/1 is all but complete. There's lot of areas where I need to apply filler to smooth the bodyshell out in the various cuts made, so this isn't quite the final entry to cover on my cut and shut...


"Thompson A2/1 from a Bachmann V2 & Graeme King Parts"

Posted by S.A.C Martin , 01 November 2012 - * - - - - · 1,297 views

If you'd like a recap on this particular project, click here for part 508 of the madness!

Why 508? The locomotive number 508 was A2/1 Duke of...


"Murdering a Bachmann V2...Thompson A2/1"

Posted by S.A.C Martin , 29 October 2012 - * - - - - · 551 views
LNER, Gresley, Thompson, Pacific and 3 more...

I had a free afternoon after an audit, and, well, one thing led to another...

That's all you're getting for the moment - I will explain in full this particular murder later in the week.



"Thompson A2/1 from a V2?"

Posted by S.A.C Martin , 26 October 2012 - * * * * * · 927 views
Thompson, Gresley, V2, A2 and 2 more...

An alternative title for this blog suggested was "Simon is mental Part 508".

So, what do we have here?

I have a boatload of older Bachmann V2 bodyshells. I bought up a job lot some years back to nab spare parts from. This particular one has sat on one of my shelves for about...


"Thompson A2/2, Gresley A4, and Copley Hill's Demise..."

Posted by S.A.C Martin , 22 October 2012 - * - - - - · 1,107 views

We will start with the latter. I am planning a new layout, on which I can start to actually run my collection of locomotives and rolling stock, so Copley Hill's demise was assured really. I needed the space for a workbench on which to build my models, paint and weather them, and whilst the Copley Hill...


"Identity Change...60503 & 2006"

Posted by S.A.C Martin , 09 October 2012 - * * * - - · 330 views
LNER, Pacific, A2/2, P2, Nu Cast and 1 more...
It's been a difficult last month, with job woes and traveling a plenty, but when one door closes, another one opens. However, whilst my physical modelling has taken a bit of a hit, with no work done on the fleet of locomotives and rolling stock since early September, I have begun planning my new layout,...

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