Jump to content


Google Ads are only seen by non-members of RMweb - Create an RMweb account and you'll only receive modelling ads.

Photo

Class 325 Royal Mail unit in EM

class 325




  • Please log in to reply
254 replies to this topic

#26 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 12 January 2012 - 23:26

Hurst radio pods the first of three pairs.

I usually beef the ribbed base up a little by 10 thou, which for me just gives that bit more depth.

Ian

Attached Thumbnails

  • nrm.JPG
  • Untitled-2 nrnm.JPG


Google Ads are only seen by non-members of RMweb - Create an RMweb account and you'll only receive modelling ads.

#27 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 13 January 2012 - 13:40

I have hit a block today with my ordering of buffers.

No one seems to have any stock of metal sprung Oleos! What is a boy to do?

I am as yet unable to see a clear picture of the buffer stock of a 325 but for ones I have looked at its nope were out of stock...with no nod as to when they may become a stock item once more.

Still plenty more to get on with..

Ian

#28 CWJ

CWJ

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 539 posts
  • LocationYork

Posted 13 January 2012 - 13:43

Ian,

Regarding the roof pods, look closely at some photos before fitting, as they appear to be mounted at a slight angle (to avoid the roof ridges). Difficult to explain in words, but you'll see what I mean!

Cheers,

Will

#29 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 13 January 2012 - 13:48

I got on that one with 142's a while ago Will,

Easiest way look to the ribs and then position them from there, they are as you say ever so slighty "off centre" The ribs even if out will provide the information to fool the eye.

http://www.therailwa...POD01-12-08.jpg is clear what Will means.

Ian

Edited by Ian Fisher, 13 January 2012 - 13:52 .

  • Like x 1

#30 Michael Edge

Michael Edge

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,332 posts

Posted 14 January 2012 - 13:27

I'll post some more 325 photos for you, I've got some clear buffer beam shots.
Michael Edge
  • Like x 1

#31 Michael Edge

Michael Edge

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,332 posts

Posted 14 January 2012 - 16:45

Buffer beam photos as promised - these are from Litchurch Lane during building.
Michael Edge

Attached Thumbnails

  • 325 buffer beam 1.jpg
  • 325 buffer beam 2.jpg
  • 325 buffer beam 3.jpg

  • Like x 3

#32 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 14 January 2012 - 19:30

Oh Mike ty ty ty ty, Gready of me I know but keep em coming!

Thank you once again.

Good useful pictures.

Ian

#33 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 14 January 2012 - 20:30

Just assembled but I do like those Honrby handrails and wipers..Thanks to ebay!

Attached Thumbnails

  • 325293_3079436872929_1473999450_33144762_420481732_o.jpg


#34 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 14 January 2012 - 20:32

We went to Hobbycraft looking for some resin, but came away from the local Asda with this, still its all towards the project.

Attached Thumbnails

  • 336134_3082436987930_1473999450_33145680_1476360443_o.jpg

Edited by Ian Fisher, 14 January 2012 - 20:33 .


#35 Michael Delamar

Michael Delamar

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 12,665 posts
  • LocationLiverpool

Posted 14 January 2012 - 23:30

not enough red bricks :)

its not watertight if thats what your thinking, been there with rubber moulds.

nice protoype shot here..

http://www.flickr.co...s-45827152@N07/

#36 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 15 January 2012 - 19:53

Bit of work with roof pods and some plastic strip tonight, fingers just being rescued from super glue!

Ian

#37 Pete Harvey

Pete Harvey

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 2,469 posts
  • LocationNorth Warwickshire

Posted 15 January 2012 - 20:18

Plasticard works just as well to make a mould box Ian and it's alot cheaper what did the Lego cost you £30?

Pete

#38 James Makin

James Makin

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 766 posts
  • LocationWorthing, West Sussex

Posted 15 January 2012 - 21:00

With the Lego, just add some parcel tape inside the 'structure' and it soon becomes watertight, worked for me doing some resin casting last year! :)
  • Like x 1

#39 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 15 January 2012 - 21:24

Hi Pete,

If only it was so simple!

Over half has been acquired by Our Grandson hes four at the end of the month!

Tamworth Asda had an offer on £8 for the box with base and £22 for the brick collection.

Im thinking if I can get more red bricks maybe a lego 3235 might be easier??

I took the red mention by Mike as being *iverpool, him knowing I prefer BR Blue and Royal Blue!

Ian


Plasticard works just as well to make a mould box Ian and it's alot cheaper what did the Lego cost you £30?

Pete


Edited by Ian Fisher, 15 January 2012 - 21:26 .


#40 Pete Harvey

Pete Harvey

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 2,469 posts
  • LocationNorth Warwickshire

Posted 15 January 2012 - 21:42

Ian I'm sure that the mjority of the lego will get appropreated by your grandson lol.

That's a good deal for a box than size £8.

Pete

#41 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 15 January 2012 - 23:24

NRM pods with the 4mm x .5 strip added as a backing then with loads of bits all over em, but they dont look that rough in the flesh the almost complete job!

Just need some mark three rooves to glue em too..

Ian

Attached Thumbnails

  • 329692_3091521095027_1473999450_33148940_1648791012_o cop.jpg
  • 335334_3092526640165_1473999450_33149423_800150009_o cop.jpg

Edited by Ian Fisher, 25 January 2012 - 01:30 .


#42 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:45

Email opened late last night from Bratchell Models 3 x 319's posted First class Saturday just down to the Royal Mail now o_O



Despite our postie making four trips up and down the street this AM and parcel force visited at least three times no plastic here yet!! :( (Monday)


Ian

Edited by Ian Fisher, 25 January 2012 - 01:30 .


#43 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:57

Kits had an attempted delivery today but due to the simple fact of me being in work and my partner being on grandparent duties, it will be Thursday now before we can get em at the earliest!!

Will be first in the que Thursday when they open for sure.

Last night got me thinking of effective coupling systems and electircal connections and making the best use of them over the unit length. I plan to use the live axle on every other bogie so not every axle will be live but four out of every eight will pick up which I hope would do a good job for me.

I like the look of the Hornby Pendolino inner couplings and wonder if its worth another spares raid via ebay to "have a look"

Ian

#44 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:49

little trial with a spare shell,

I did a balst with some emery to remove the framing on the glazing.

Whilst this is now below the bodyshell the actual window pain sits ever so slightly lower, so unitl I can have a go with some very fine abrassive to take the black beading down on the bodyshell it looks like this route may require a tad more filling and finnishing then the Bachhy 150 route!

Not impossible though

Attached Thumbnails

  • 2012-01-18 01.24.01.jpg
  • 2012-01-18 01.22.19.jpg

Edited by Ian Fisher, 18 January 2012 - 11:15 .


#45 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:20

Last night I got some of my wheel stash out and I think I will go with these SteamEra Black Beetle nickel silver 12mm on resused Bachmann gears and axles for the powered cars.

One wheel has a MJT disc brake etch added just dropped in and I think it look OK.

I like the profile and general look of these wheels, they seem a well made product which cant be a bad thing!

Ian

Attached Thumbnails

  • 411913_3117466823654_1473999450_33162065_1493009232_o.jpg

Edited by Ian Fisher, 19 January 2012 - 10:56 .


#46 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:22

Who was first in the que at Burton Delivery office today?

Well to be honest there was no que!

But my plastic has landed

Let battle commence, well in a bit anyway have to do some paid work....

Ian

Attached Thumbnails

  • 322425_3119933245313_1473999450_33162672_676320332_ocopy.jpg


#47 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:37

Although I dont need these for my 325 they will of course proove invaluable for getting the join and sizes right with my carvings that have been underway a few days now.

Not having them to hand to really check, I have to say I think what I had done without these and working from the end of the 321 its looking favourable so far!

Ian

Attached Thumbnails

  • 331742_3120016007382_1473999450_33162697_543657128_o copy.jpg

Edited by Ian Fisher, 19 January 2012 - 10:45 .


#48 tomstaf

tomstaf

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationMiddlesex

Posted 19 January 2012 - 20:07

Although I dont need these for my 325 they will of course proove invaluable for getting the join and sizes right with my carvings that have been underway a few days now.

Not having them to hand to really check, I have to say I think what I had done without these and working from the end of the 321 its looking favourable so far!

Ian


Ian all is looking very good so far. But you've got a 319 cab, not a 321.

Tom

#49 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 19 January 2012 - 20:13

Yep Tom your right, the pic is a 319 and the base model is a 319. I have been working off a completed and assembled 321to date! Sorry for the confusion.

What I maybe had not made clear was my use of the 321/322 to get an iea of the sides im just off to do a tracing of the 319 outline and compare it with me Networker/plastic strip and filler 325 combo...

Ian

Edited by Ian Fisher, 19 January 2012 - 21:56 .


#50 Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

    Member


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,281 posts
  • LocationBurton-Upon-Trent

Posted 19 January 2012 - 22:58

Well im a happy man just did a sketch, see what you all think.

Just a little remedial work to do but nothing too drastic..the cab roof profile has alreay been dealt with.

Attached Thumbnails

  • profile copy.JPG

Edited by Ian Fisher, 19 January 2012 - 23:06 .

  • Like x 1








Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: class 325

Google Ads are only seen by non-members of RMweb - Create an RMweb account and you'll only receive modelling ads.