i think he buys that yellow paint in 5ltr tins, hope he's not done the whole house in engineers yellow.......
He would not be the first. In the 1970s I had a BR Manager neighbour with all the house and garage doors in Rail Blue!
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 14:50
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 18:05
While waiting for a final test print of the MRA wagons to arrive (I have adjusted the bogie ride height slightly), I've tentatively started on a massively complex project that is purely for my own 'want' list (I doubt there will me any demand for this due to the price so won't include this in my MIM line of prints) - the High Output Ballast Cleaning Train.
I'm going to do the actual cleaning unit first, then move onto the MFS-D/F and power wagons at a later date. Although the real unit is powered for slow movements during a track possession, I'm not going to motor this, as it will only ever be seen being towed by 66s as part of the monster HOBC set. I'm going to include a detailed cab interior, metal etches for the window guards and handrails, and design it in kit form to make painting easier.
So far I have the CAD for the first (of four, and the only non-articulated) unit, minus its conveyor belt system. This is the next part to design, and will be printed separately.
Much, much more to do, but its coming on nicely so far I think.
Posted 23 November 2013 - 16:54
With a three week architectural model project taking up almost all of my time at the moment, I've found it hard to fit in any 'hobby' modelling, but as I'm now away in London during much of December working at Foster & Partners, I decided to crack on this afternoon with the HOBC.
This is the second 'outer' unit of the train, and is now almost complete bar the converyor belts. I will probably get a print of both these units for testing in the new year, before moving onto the horrifically complicated inner vehicles.