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By 'eck, he's achieved something!

Posted by Pugsley , in RTR Bashing, Weathering 21 March 2012 - * * * * * · 867 views

I've not really acheived much of late, I haven't really felt like doing much and the large scale 37 has stalled as there's a few expensive bits I need to buy for it before I can continue. Over the last week or two I've slowly started to feel like doing something, so thought I'd turn my attention to some of the unfinshed projects kicking...


Tanks a bunch

Posted by Pugsley , in RTR Bashing, Wagonry, Weathering 13 February 2011 - - - - - - · 467 views
EM, tank, 102T, grimy, 45T and 3 more...
The first of the 45 tonners is now almost complete, with just tidying up and painting left to do. i also need to fit the catwalk that fits above the buffer beam, on the solebar, but will fit that once the barrel has been painted.

The kit instructions are quite straightforward, but I did struggle with one bit, folding...


Spot the difference

Posted by Pugsley , in RTR Bashing, Wagonry 17 January 2011 - - - - - - · 350 views
TTA, tanks, mods, spot, the and 1 more...
I've made a start on the chassis of the first TTA, replacing the springs and making it look a little more like the prototype it's based on.

Whilst looking mostly similar, 45t Monobloc oil tanks are a minefield once you get into the details. Suspension brackets are different shapes, there are different rib quantities and spacings, different...


Low fidelity?

Posted by Pugsley , in RTR Bashing, Wagonry 11 January 2011 - - - - - - · 442 views
TTA, tanks, mods, paper blu-tack
Who needs expensive decals when you've got paper and blu-tack? :lol:

I've started another project to give me a break from the 37, I thought it was about time I indulged in a spot of wagonry. Besides, now slow progress is being made on Bisley Jct, I really could do with some stock for the oil terminal!



37/7 Progress

Posted by Pugsley , in RTR Bashing 28 May 2010 - - - - - - · 552 views
Bachmann, 37, 37/7, conversion and 4 more...
An even greater lack of imagination with the title for tonights update, on the plus side it is a little more descriptive of what's actually occuring! :D

Since last time Hornby class 50 buffers have been substituted for the Bachmann ones, which are too spindly IMO. To do this, twist the heads slightly to the right and pull, the head should come...


He ain't heavy....

Posted by Pugsley , in RTR Bashing 24 May 2010 - - - - - - · 329 views
Bachmann, 37, 37/7, conversion and 2 more...
A somewhat obtuse title, I suppose, but what the heck, I'm suffering from lack of imagination due to the heat :D

Work continues on the heavyweight conversion, with the bogie mods done and the headlights replaced. These are Replica items, drilled through with a 2mm drill and stuck to the shell with Plastic Weld once the original moulded lights were...


Heavyweight Champion

Posted by Pugsley , in RTR Bashing 21 May 2010 - - - - - - · 533 views
Bachmann, 37, 37/7, conversion and 2 more...
With the oil terminal on the forthcoming layout, I decided it would be a good idea to have a Railfreight Petroleum 37 or two on the roster for bringing the oil trains in. A search of fotopic found this photo of 37890 at Guildford in 1991:

Given that it's not a million miles from where the layout is set and the...


Finished projects in this index will only have a link to the first page - the links to the rest of the project will be on the first post.


General Stuff
Background - The whys and wherefores
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Kit building
Bratchell/Jim S-W Class 455/9 EMU 5908
1 - The start
2 - Bodybuilding
3 - Start of detailing


Britannia Pacific 07-275 tamper conversion/kitbash - DR73311
1 - Tampering


Adventures in S7
Link for parts 1-12
Link for parts 13-24
Link for parts 25-36
Link for parts 37-46 (the end)


Mystery Project
Can You Tell What It Is Yet?

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