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#176 Jack P

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 15:14

If it was in SECR Wainwright I would be calling that sacrilege, but as it's in Maunsell you're just about excused...

 

 

I hope you mean that!

 

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Anyone with any suitable number suggestions - please let me know!


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#177 sem34090

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 18:20

1308? 1263? 1234? 5678? 9101?



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 22:15

I hope you mean that!

 

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Anyone with any suitable number suggestions - please let me know!

Repaints were plain black from March 1941 so I imagine the majority ended in that livery?  But a quick look at photos has only produced one definitive example so far, ie 1239.

 

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#179 Jack P

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 13:01

Thanks Chris, I think I've found one or two that would be suitable. Those buffers are a minefield! 1519 looks promising, i found a negative on ebay that shows it in this condition (am going to make sure before i leap though)

 

Getting closer to finishing the air control van, tonight I managed to add the buffer-beam pipes, get the glazing done, test fit couplings, and get the torpedo vents on the roof. I still need to do the end handrails, but I've just noticed, my last .50 drill bit, snapped. Damn.

 

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While the H is still un-numbered I fitted the buffer-beam details, a slightly modified Hornby screw link, and the vac pipe.

 

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I'll leave you with this shot of the weathered (and incorrectly lined) M7 243. Thanks for reading!

 

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#180 Georgeconna

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 14:54

Can I ask where you picked up the white metal Roof Vents please (hopefully not New Zealand!). (lovely work btw)


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 23:39

Can I ask where you picked up the white metal Roof Vents please (hopefully not New Zealand!). (lovely work btw)

 

Lanakshire Model Supplies (LMS), they supplied all of the whitemetal parts on this model, and while i'm listing things, the two black vacuum hoses are Hornby, and the coupling is Roxey.

 

Thanks very much for your comments!

 

I now realise all of the photos are quite washed out and pale, still trying to get used to a proper camera, and get my head around editing software. My apologies all.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 14:01

Thanks for the Info. I built a Dundas kit but it came with No vents which is a bit a a pain as I have to order to get them sent from the UK to Ireland now..


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 14:18

Lanakshire Model Supplies (LMS), they supplied all of the whitemetal parts on this model, and while i'm listing things, the two black vacuum hoses are Hornby, and the coupling is Roxey.

 

Thanks very much for your comments!

 

I now realise all of the photos are quite washed out and pale, still trying to get used to a proper camera, and get my head around editing software. My apologies all.

 

Not sure I agree about the photos being washed out. 

 

Different folk will have different monitors and settings. On my monitor they look bright but fine, ideal in fact for photos of models, particularly in black, and needing to show chassis detail.

 

Before you alter anything I'd suggest you wait for feedback from other readers.

 

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#184 John Tomlinson

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 14:20

Just to add to my comment, after looking back at the previous page and particularly the layout shot on #156, I'd say the pictures are just right. Obviously that's using my monitor!

 

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#185 Wickham Green

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 14:23

Thanks for the Info. I built a Dundas kit but it came with No vents which is a bit a a pain as I have to order to get them sent from the UK to Ireland now..

If you look carefully you'll probably find the vents are there - probably green plastic and rather undernourished ...... yes whitemetal ones are probably a better option .......... and should be the earlier 'round' type* for most of the SECR / air-control vans rather than the 'squashed' type.

 

* as on Hornby LSWR 58' rebuilt coaches


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 22:39

should be the earlier 'round' type* for most of the SECR / air-control vans rather than the 'squashed' type.

 

Would you say the ones on this ACV are the wrong type in that case? I did try and find some SECR specific ones, but had no luck..



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 13:44

Would you say the ones on this ACV are the wrong type in that case? I did try and find some SECR specific ones, but had no luck..

The ones I've used for my SECR 'Edith Cavell' vans were ABS LNWR ones if I remember rightly - Lanarkshire don't seem to do an equivalent but there are some nice brass Midland ones in the Comet range which might suit ( and a number of other types without pictures ! ) ............ check your photos anyway as some of the early vans could have received later pattern vents at some time, of course. 


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:18

The ones I've used for my SECR 'Edith Cavell' vans were ABS LNWR ones if I remember rightly - Lanarkshire don't seem to do an equivalent but there are some nice brass Midland ones in the Comet range which might suit ( and a number of other types without pictures ! ) ............ check your photos anyway as some of the early vans could have received later pattern vents at some time, of course. 

 

Now that it is all glued together, It might be a tad late to change them. Which is a shame, maybe i'll try and sort the correct ones for my next build, I need to order a few things from Comet anyways.

 

Short update tonight, Finished repainting another (correct prototype this time) E4 into wartime black, added a fireman, and some cab details, and weathered the interior a little. 

 

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Sorry about the dust, I need to remember to brush things off before I photograph them.

 

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My P arrived yesterday too, all I did was fit the detail pack, tweak the pickups a little and gave it a decent running in.

 

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Here it is in a sort of David and Goliath pose, I also fit out the WC with front steps and draincocks from RT models. I need to get on and finish the H off, i've chosen the number 1162, I just need to pull finger and get it finished. That's all for now, might be some more updates soon, i'm expecting one or two brass kit to turn up in the coming weeks, and thus should hopefully begin my foray into kit-building. 

 

Thanks for reading!


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 22:05

nice, Must get some of those for my own Pacifics. Going to have a trawl through RT now!


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 20:50

Rt is excellent, They also do the SR 3 link couplings, which are very fiddly but do build up nicely!

 

 

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Finished off another LSWR rebuild, this was 320 now 373. I am looking forward to the release of the malachite birdcages to see how my colour compares, it's certainly brighter than Hornbys version. This one was painte with railmatch, the other ones I've done are with an old Humbrol tin, there is a slight difference, the railmatch is a bit paler. I need to sit down and mix my own some day.

 

That's all for now


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 14:25

God that is a nice coach, Is that a roxey Kit? 


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 22:29

God that is a nice coach, Is that a roxey Kit? 

 

 

Gosh, I wish! It's one of the Hornby LSWR rebuilds, would be excellent if I could build a coach to that standard!


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:50

Update:

 

More of the same really, some weathering of another schools class, which on reflection, I'm not happy with the tender, so will be cleaned down with thinners and done again. Plus a venture out to the club this evening. I shall let the photos do the talking, as really it is just more of the same!

 

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That's all for now!


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 16:48

More lovely photo's Jack, I do like the soot effect on the schools class, very effective.

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