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MLV and 2-EPB - more stuff rescued from the old forum

EMU workbench   by pete_mcfarlane   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:25 pm   edmac wrote: Looks great Pete , hows the EPB coming along ?   Ed No progress on the EPB I'm afraid. Far too many projects on the go at once __________________________________________ Comment posted by ferries2008 on Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:22 am   Morning, So what are your other projects,are they all 3rd.rail? __________________

pete_mcfarlane

pete_mcfarlane

MLV and 2-EPB - rescued from the old forum

EMU workbench   by pete_mcfarlane   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:49 pm   A couple of DC Kits EMUs on my work bench.   The MLV was bought at Wakefield a couple of weeks ago. Basic construction is now complete (in 2 weeks, which must be a record for me).     Now awaiting underframe and end details. I'm planning on using the Southern Pride underframe mouldings in place of the etches that comes with the kit.

pete_mcfarlane

pete_mcfarlane

Episode 12: "Hawk the Hunter!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7oaN7CLgJg&feature=fvw Air Date:   20th December 2008   These are the stories they tell... Hawk the Western Pannier tank is enjoying his second stay at Copley Hill - shunting trucks with Gronk the diesel was fun. But when a train of vans goes missing, can the shunter turn hunter and find the thief...!   "This Episode has been dedicated to the memory of a legendary film maker. Oliver Postgate, 1925-2008"   I was rather devastated when I

S.A.C Martin

S.A.C Martin

DC Kits class 71 - rescued from the old forum

DC Kits Class 71   by pete_mcfarlane   original page on Old RMweb __________________________________________   ??? posted on Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:42 am   Finished my Class 71 this evening. I bought it at the Derby show in April 2006, so this must be one of my quickest builds ever Apologies for the slightly ropey pictures but I'm still working out how to take photos of models with my ancient digital camera.   It's a DC kits resin body and whitemetal bogies. This is a really good kit -

pete_mcfarlane

pete_mcfarlane

Episode 11: "Hawk Eyed!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRUJqdbu6VU   Air Date:   17th August 2008   These are the stories they tell...   It is the start of a new order on British Railways...the advent of the diesel locomotives. Gronk, the new diesel shunter, and Hawk, the western pannier tank, run into a spot of bother with the shunting...   If I may make a confession...I love my 94xx pannier tank. I bought it on a whim a very long time ago, and when its motor died out some time after shooting Episod

S.A.C Martin

S.A.C Martin

Signature haulage

Balcombe would see these as the main traction on fasts (which wouldn't stop!) http://semgorgu.ipower.com/gallery/6pul_1.html as well as Brighton Belles.   Semi fasts and stoppers would be   http://semgorgu.ipower.com/gallery/4lav.html and http://semgorgu.ipower.com/gallery/2bil_01.html   Whilst Newhaven boat trains and freights would be either steam-hauled or with Bulleid's CC1/2 and 20003 Booster electrics such as (first two pictures, actually in Balcombe yard): http://semgorgu.i

10800

10800

Episode 10: "The Legacy of Gadwall"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESLD-Y7c_Nk   Air Date:   4th July 2008   These are the stories they tell...   A few weeks after Scott's outburst, Stephen decides that now is the time to reveal the truth behind Sir Ralph's name...and the tragic story that follows... Stories from before the second world war, and the tragedy of the war and its effects on the railways of Britain, and the loss of a brother are recounted by Stephen, and finally, Scott sees, that the engine before him, i

S.A.C Martin

S.A.C Martin

Episode 9: Birds of a Feather!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztps7k3iISE  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIerCm2KPJw&feature=response_watch Air Date:   6th April 2008   These are the stories they tell...   Scott and Sir Ralph argue over the rights and wrongs of missing headlamps...and when Scott pulls a train with the wrong headcode, as does Sir Ralph, Scott decides: now is the time to reveal Sir Ralph's infamy..   Episode Nine and Episode Eight were made one after the other, so the similarities i

S.A.C Martin

S.A.C Martin

Episode 8: "Scott and the Herring Gull"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWEVLLYwFJw&feature=channel  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt5KTw7ti4c&feature=channel Air Date:   25th March 2008   These are the stories they tell...   A bright blue pacific, of class A3 arrives at the yard: his name is Flying Scotsman, but he prefers to be called Scott and is rather put out when he discovers he is not as famous as he thinks he is! Then Sir Ralph arrives, and leaves in terror at the sight of Scott! To which, a mystery b

S.A.C Martin

S.A.C Martin

Episode 7: "Christmas, 1952"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUz5QzX5fLg&feature=related Air Date:   23rd December 2007   These are the stories they tell...   In which Tavish and Sir Ralph learn why keeping the railway lines clear of snow is important...   This episode is one of the shortest episodes in the series. This is not a reflection on the vast amount of planning, set adaptation, filming, editing, animating and lastly stressing that went into it!   Tavish the J39 was chosen as the story's mai

S.A.C Martin

S.A.C Martin

Episode 6: "Goodbye Stephen The Green Engine"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGDheG8rK0g  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afx6KPpdsKE&feature=related Air Date:   24th September 2007   These are the stories they tell...   In which Stephen talks to another engine, and hears of the Modernization Plan in the making. Meanwhile, Herbert is late with his passenger train, leaving only Stephen to take the fast goods train that evening...   Of the original six scripts aired, this was the darkest script. With hushed whisper

S.A.C Martin

S.A.C Martin

Here we go.....

I'm afraid I've not got to grips with the new form of rmweb yet. For me it's like going into the local supermarket and finding most of the shelves have been rearranged; very disconcerting. So much so that I sent an email to Andy last night asking how to unsubscribe from all this hassle. His diplomatic reply made me wonder if I can use the changes on rmweb to my advantage.   So rather than grumble about things as I so often do, I thought I'd be constructive and actually get some modelling done.

Peter Kazmierczak

Peter Kazmierczak

Retaining Walls taking shape

Today's efforts have seen progres on the retaining walls that will run around the edge of the small diesel shed area. These are obviously a Scalescenes kit. I did buy a Scalescenes Diesel Depot but I have entirely lost patience with it - I'm sure they are good when finished but there is just far too much cutting of cardboard for my liking. Anyway back to the retaining walls; they still require a fair bit of cutting but since they take shape much quicker it is easier (for me at least) to maintain

pauln

pauln

Some oldies

Whilst sorting out the photo albums I found these, they are all pre 1906 (:icon_wave: Buckjumper, Mikkel) stock any questions fire away The first two wagons are from WEP kits modified with sprung axleguards         Something Broad Gauge - a tilt wagon from a BGS kit       An E26 from CPL side with slaters bogies, the rest is scratchbuilt       Finally that rarest of things a finished project!! this coach is 20 years old I didn't know about the inner brown lining on

28ten

28ten

Pacesetting... (excuse the pun)

The Hornby Pacer is an aging model with an appalling mechanism. However despite it's age and mechanical inadequacies I think it really captures the look of the prototype really really well, and am interested to see how it will respond to some gentle improvements.   Rose Hill is a slow burn project - and I've settled on no specific stock purchases (although if successful I may splash out on a 101 and 150!!) and so my original Pacer was dug out from Mum and Dad's a few weeks ago for evaluation

James Hilton

James Hilton

Summer Progress

So bringing the blog up to date after very little progress over the summer due to work and hols. Ballasting of the two main lines is complete at last as is most of the carriage sidings trackwork.   I was rather taken by a Virgin Voyager advertised for sale here on RMweb so I now have yet another piece of rolling stock that doesn't really fit with the geography .... but it will do for fun until the layout is finished.     A couple of years back at Warley I bought a very cheap Heljan plasti

pauln

pauln

Missys Q1 Chop Shop Part II

Hello   After removing the huge joint inbetween the engine and tender for a smaller, finer brass one I was left with a huge hole and a rather blank cab so tonight I quickly put together a kind of cab just so it doesnt look as blank. Its not prototypical or anything and it was quickly glued together but hopefully it fills the gap ok. The new joint is now going through the firebox door.   BEFORE...   AFTER...   Next is the tender...   Missy

-missy-

-missy-

Railcar's chassis

Following a question I have shown my simple chassis arrangements. Its not going to please the rivet counters but then again I do not think they would use a MTK kit. The seats are old MTK ones for a DMU so are not quite correct.   The main part of the chassis is a piece of PCB board,I then soldered 2 coach W irons to it. I made a motor mount from some brass sheet and added a DC10 motor with 30/1 Romford gears. I added 2 square bits of brassbetween the W irons for added stiffness. 8ba bolts so

hayfield

hayfield

One small step

Now for some detailing of the footplate.... Steps   Once again start by identifying the parts on the fret the footplate angles [7a,7b], the front steps [13,14], the battery boxes [44, 45], cab steps [15,16] and the jackshaft crank guard [17]. Before removing the parts, note that the front step casing [13] has rivets to be punched. Once again I recommend a small parts tray - and a pair of magnifying goggles/headband as we are moving into the realm of parts that are less than 1sq.ft. on the prot

Kenton

Kenton

Micro Layout - Day 3!

Decided to tackle the ballast today - doing a really rough job on it, very thinly applied, not painted the rails yet, and going for a really basic look to it (this is a week of fun, and to me, all that track detail isn't fun!)   I've also finished the backscene and the car park scene, and buit the bridge. There isn't much more to do now - once the ballast is dry tomorrow, I can hoover this off, do all the remaining ground texture work, stick on the other buildings, then tackle the steps up to

bmthtrains - David

bmthtrains - David

37425 nearing completion!

Well after having this loco for a Month, its nearing completion, A slow progress mainly due to College and Work lately, and not forgetting the postal strike too delaying the parts being delviered but worth the wait!! only a few more bits to add then can safely say this model is done!! hmm now what else needs doing to 47768

NickL2008

NickL2008

Improving the Bachmann 150

Another project started (yes I know I havent finished the last one but........)   I mentioned this earlier when I started looking at rewheeling it, but now I've got on with the much more important task of the actual detailing.   As mentioned before the plan here is to cover: Minor chassis improvements (adding extra pipes etc to match that added to the 153) Rebuilding the driving ends chassis to get rid of the large chassis block and over the top AWD drive system, instead going with an u

The Fatadder

The Fatadder

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