A number of locos have been laid aside for a while waiting new motors and gearboxes. Some have already been posted on here but I did catch up a lot during lockdown.
This DJH WD had been built by someone else. The motor was out of mesh so.. a High Level Gearbox soldered to a cheap Chinese motor has been fitted and a smidgeon of dirty weathering added.
This Wills 4F came without a motor or gears but did have a tender cab (used from Skipton as part of their "sn
Having fettled a few locos I have now got around to weathering them using ink?water and weathering powders. I found some good colour photos ( but not of some of teh locos modeled ...
Bachmann renamed Patriot Royal Tank Corps - through mud and blood to the green fields beyond
A 4F with high sided tender - need to go and replace one of the 4s
and a Model Loco Black 5
Long time since I posted in my Blog. Been away and then ...
Positive thing about the Lockdown is more time to finish items in the "Roundtuit" pile.
I had a number of locos acquired without motors and gearboxes. I had some motors and gearboxes so...
take a High Level gearbox and a Mitsui motor,
add to an existing Wills 4F and
a 4F with tender cab.. do it again and
A 4F with a high sided tender
To match the locomotives available to the needs of the layout a couple of renaming jobs were required... now undertaken.
first up my Mainline/Comet Jubilee - now Madras
and a Hornby Rebuilt Scot
the Middlesex Regiment
Many moons ago my father built an M&L Cornwall locomotive together with its Inspection Saloon.
I lined it ..not sure I could do that now and this loco along with a NER Class A 2-4-2T with a D&S NER Inspection saloon has visited a large number of layouts over the years - including Stoke, Grantham and the Gresley Beat...
This is a scratchbuilt item ...
Being from County Durham I do have a soft spot for ex LNER locomotives. Helping to "play" with Herculaneum Dock (owned by Mike Edge) I have become more interested in ex LNER (and ex GC ones especially) so ...
a Bachmann J11 was purchased while it was on a Rails Low price sale. New DG couplings fitted and a bit of weathering and...
I then had an opportunity to buy an ex Wills K3 in lined BR Black. Again a DG coupling fitted to the tender and a gentle wash over with some inks and powders
Been a while... busy with holidays, cricket and client work so only bits of works undertaken for me.
Two 8Fs. The first is a Ks kit built one, with a D13 and a MG Sharp gearbox. Quiet but powerful
I got this third hand and can be used on Chapel-en-le -Frith as well as on Herculaneum Dock.
The second is
a DJH one built by me while demoing at Hull Show with the late Mike Cook.
It had its original motor and gears and has got louder with age. So I fitted a Mashima and a High L
Taken a long time to getting round to doing something with a DJH Caprotti BR Standard 5MT. I bought it pre-built but sans motor a while ago.
A New High Level gearbox had now been fitted with a round can Mashima motor.
It needs renumbering and weathering ready for use on Chapel en le Frith at Leeds show.
I have finally got round to fitting a new chassis to a very old Mainline Jubilee - I had renamed it Sturdee many moons ago. I have used a comet chassis and valve gear/pistons kit, along with Markits wheels and a Mashima 1624 coupled to a Comet gearbox. As i was fitting the second guide to the piston on one side.. ping... lost it! I do have another kit with the etch and white metal parts so I will dig that our and finish this. I will check it runs then fit brakes, final pickups etc and a qu
As a student at Leeds University I became a member of the Leeds Model Railway Society in 1976. I attended the Exhibition that year in October (Thursday, Friday and Saturday opening in those days in a dark (and cold early and late door) Corn Exchange. I was asked to help to operate a layout by Nicktoix which was also linked to the Wigan Wallgate/Gravity yard built by Mike Edge.
I had a brief overview of how it all worked and.. off we went. One minor problem was that A Ks Black 5 in LMS lined
I acquired a couple of ex LM designed locos in recent months. It has taken a while to get them sorted but they are now coming along. Both were built the late Geoff Brewin of Comet.
First up a Ks bodied Jubilee - Leeward Islands. It has a Comet chassis and a Comet tender. I have finished it with lining and some replacement bits added.
and a 3/4 front view
next up a Crab from the same builder. Will loco body and tender and a Bachmann chassis
and again a 3/4 front view
Long time since I posted on this blog. Today I was looking for a loco and came across a number of locos I hadn't photographed for my loco list. A lot are 2-6-4T - luckily they will come in handy for Mike Edges' extended version of Herculaneum Dock.
DJH Fairburn tanks awaiting weathering and couplings having been purchased recently.
a Trafford Park Loco
and a Bachmann version
of Lostock Hall
and a Stanier 2-6-4T
again last shedded at Lostock Hall. T
I have bought some second hand locos recently. They came without motors so I have fitted Mashima 1624s to them.
First up Derbyshire Yeomanry a Millhome Kit in BR Green weathered down a little and due to be available for our new club layout Chapel en le Frith this October at the Leeds Show.
next up a Little Engines 04/8. For use on Herculaneum Dock next time it is exhibited..
and finally an Ex Geoff Brewin Crab - wills body on a Bachmann Chassis
Long time since I added anything on my loco blog. I have acquired a few locos but haven't manage to finish any of them. Apart from this one..one of my favourite locomotives
The Old Contemptibles - a Hornby Rebuilt Scot gently weathered by me..
I bought a second hand Hornby 8f quite a while ago. Before I went on my holidays I had repainted the can sides and renumbered it as a BR engine. I have started to weather it so..
and a bit of a close up
Big problem is that there is oil leaching through the various "holes" in the bodywork... so more weathering will be taking place...
Hope you like this..
Finally got round to weathering my Bachmann Director. It has had a brass splasher top beading added and those awful sprayed on wooly silver lines on teh splashers removed before weathering...
(It might just get some new wheels as well...)
and a closer look at the front end..
Been a while since an update but...
I have a few BR Standards. The Bachmann one
replaced an Airfix on which had a new chassis and running gear fitted. This one can pull most things but does anyone have a way of filling in the screw hole in the connecting rods other than modelling putty?
And another Bachmann loco - an ex LMS 2MT Mogul..
Been a while but work.decorating/life in general is getting in the way at the moment so for the time being
A Nu-cast ex Great North of Scotland 4-4-0.
I may well sell this as it was built for layout started many years ago when I lived in Stevenage - Catrine.
So sometimes My father made some obtuse locos...
first up a Stirling Single.. Ks tender drive and if anyone needs any Romford wheels for one of these please pM me as I may have a large heap of them..
my only questions are -- Why? and What else to do with the spare driving wheels?
And then a really useful loco - a scratchbuilt Raven S3 (B16 to us in BR land)
Romford wheels, DS10 motor
Two different diesels
first up a Dave Alexander Clayton - built and painted by Nicktoix. Two DS10 motors and a tad more powerful than the RTR ones..
and now for something completely different..
take a Mainline 03 with a bust motor - add vulcan chassis with romford wheels and a DS10 motor - a bit of a gentle wash over and hey presto....
Just to show that I don't always weather my stock..
a Dapol prototype deltic on a modified set of Lima bogies - I know have replacement wheelsets to get it to run on code 75 rail... just need to fit them..
At one time Leeds MRS set off to build a model of Hartford Junction on the WCML (for various reasons it was never finished) . As part of this I started to gather together some AC Electrics - all painted Electric Blue.
First up a Hornby bodyshelled AL1 (or 81)
New pantograph, modified bogies and added numbers/crests
and a Hornby AL6 (class 86)
repainted , new pantograph, modified bogies and Jackson Evans crests and numerals.
I also have a AL5 (Bachmann) but no layou
And just a sample of the BR Standards - strangely enough I have built these..
First up a Standard 2-6-4T - DJH kit built painted and lined by myself.
Of course Bachmann then brought one of these out and it has a lot of pipework not in the DJH kit
Next up a Standard 5MT - again a DJH kit built painted and lined by myself.
and of course just when I finished it along came an RTR version
and finally, for now, a DJH Brit...
- and again.. a new RTR one available.