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  1. Hi Andy Glad you like the E4-X - and unquestionably, your N1 LNER-thingy looks good after smoothing - especially if it was printed 3 years ago when Shapeways 'best' was not as good as it now is. I have another 3D printed body in hand so I might experiment a bit with the filler primer, but my concern is that the roughest areas are usually where it is most difficult to rub down, and that small details such as rivets might be lost. Nevertheless, it is always worth trying a new approach. Tony
  2. Thanks Paul, very helpful. I had seen these before but had completely forgotten about them as a source. They will be very useful. Tony
  3. I think you may have mis-read my post. To be clear, I am happy with the model and relatively so with Shapeways, nevertheless I will certainly look at the site that you refer to. It is always good to have options, especially if they are better and cheaper! Tony
  4. Paul These look excellent, particularly at 1/148. I share your interest in such vehicles but at 1/76; are you able to point me at the source material that you have used to create these diagram numbers? Tony
  5. Thanks Matt I'll take these points up with the designer of my models, but it is worth saying that I am not unhappy with the finish of this loco; since Shapeways moved up to the latest plastic it is getting pretty smooth - although of course, it could always be better! Thanks again for your thoughts on this. Tony
  6. Matt Thanks for your comments. Is there a website or RMWeb thread that I could go to so as to learn about 3D print orientation? I have several more locos where this is likely to be the only solution and so it would be helpful to understand best practice. Tony
  7. Thanks to Pete's timely suggestion I have made contact with Dan Garrett (SER Kits) who has already responded! His plans put delivery of an F1 etch well ahead of that for a B1, although he may eventually get to that too. Since he designs first for 7mm, a 4mm version will be delivered a little later. The Jidenco kit that I have will allegedly build either an F1 of a B1 and so I have amended my 'missing' list to show the Jidenco kit allocated to the B1 and will wait on SER Kits / Dan Garrett for the F1. Incidentally, the number in brackets against each loco represents just how many, or few, there were in each prototype class: LB&SCR Billinton E5X (4) - build in hand - 3D printed body held and SEF E5 chassis part built - this will be next to be completed SR / Fowler 150hp shunter (DM400/600) (2) - supplier identified who has made considerable progress so that this may be 2nd in line SR Maunsell I1X (18) - 3D printed body now in design + Alan Gibson milled chassis frames to hand LB&SCR Marsh C3 (8) - design & drawings in hand for delivery of a 'kit of parts' LSWR Drummond S11 (10) - further set of L12 body parts in hand; sourcing correct wheels for adapted SE Finecast T9 chassis (think T9 with large boiler & smaller wheels) SECR Wainwright F1 (9) - SER Kits have design and drawings in hand for a 7mm kit which they are prepared to scale down to produce 4mm etches LB&SCR Billinton B4X (12) - potential solution through a 3D printed body under exploration LB&SCR Marsh D3X (1) - potential solution through an intended 3D printed body, chassis still to be sourced LSWR Drummond C14 (3) - although a CSP / Agenoria kit was announced years ago, delivery seems unlikely and so I have identified an alternate supplier KESR 0-8-0T Hecate (1) - supplier identified who will take this forward Soton Dock Co. 0458 (1) - possible solution to modify CSP Agenoria kit CSP 04 identified & kit now obtained DS75 (1) - solution identified involving newly designed & drawn etches / castings SECR Wainwright B1 (16) - Jidenco kit in hand but need to find a builder - this kit is way beyond me! Alternate solution to await production of SER Kits etches It is pleasing to see movement on the list, but I suspect that overall this remains a 5 year project! Tony
  8. That's very helpful Pete; I had no idea and will certainly ask nicely! Tony
  9. Hi Jack - perfectly understood and resin may be an interesting alternate but I have no idea how the technology works or what the result might look like. Along with many others I have a couple of SECR box vans on order from Rails which I believe is going to be in some kind of resin - but who knows? With the early £D prints people talked a lot about using filler primers and then rubbing down, but then you lose any detail, plus so far as I understand it, the layers which cause the striations run right though the material, so no amount of sanding down will get rid of them - thus I didn't do any! I look forward to seeing your J1 in due course, but here is my J2 by way of inspiration! (From an Ace Products kit, built by Chris Phillips) Tony
  10. Thanks Mick - that pretty much sums up where I am at.
  11. This is Shapeways latest and current 'best' = "Smoothest Fine Detail" (the two grades below this now being "Smooth Fine Detail" and "White Natural Versatile", relative costs being (£137 / £86 / £50) - so until the technology moves along I suspect this is as good as it will be. It is fair to say that the camera is cruel and that, with the naked eye, you will only see the lines upon closer examination, plus I believe that weathering will do a lot to tone things down, nevertheless I accept that the finish will not be acceptable to many. For me, all modelling is a compromise, and currently this is perhaps the best way to secure a model of one of a class of only 4 prototypes; if you look carefully at the 12 year old OO Works RTR model standing next to it you will see that it's lamp irons are wrong or missing, it lacks any rivet detail, and only some of the handrails are present, but at the time, that was what you got for £160. That said it makes a reasonable 'layout loco'; the later Bachmann E4 is of course significantly better, and cheaper too. I have yet to see another 4mm representation of an E4-X (or indeed an E5-X or E6-X) but if any exist, then I'd be keen to see what they look like and how they were achieved, because as of the moment I know of no other reasonably achievable solutions for at least half of my remaining 'missing locos'. Tony
  12. Well it has been 6 months and about 5 pages of postings since I last mentioned my "missing locos" list, but with the arrival of the E4-X on a test run from the loco works, it is time to re-visit the topic: I deliberated long and hard as to whether the loco should have side clacks, but after seeing two pictures of No.2466 in pre-war lined olive livery with these fitted, I finally took the plunge! Then there was the question as to what livery to adopt, and unsurprisingly, 24 hours after I had sprayed her black, evidence emerged that perhaps she should be in unlined olive but with sunshine lettering; nevertheless I decided that wartime black would be good, and so here she is, and below, posed alongside one of her slimmer, E4 cousins. So to summarise, No.2466 is the E6-X which comprises a Shapeways 3D printed body designed by JavierP, and this is sitting on a Bachmann E4 chassis; No.2473 is an RTR E4, made by OO Works. All that is left to complete on the E4-X is to add a little more weight inside the side tanks, plus a rear coupling, and then to weather her. So where does this leave the "missing locos" list? Here it is in some sense of likely delivery order: LB&SCR Billinton E5X (4) - build in hand - 3D printed body held and SEF E5 chassis part built - this will be next to be completed Fowler 150hp shunter (DM400/600) (2) - supplier identified who has made considerable progress so that this may be 2nd in line SR Maunsell I1X (18) - 3D printed body now in design + Alan Gibson milled chassis frames to hand LB&SCR Marsh C3 (8) - design & drawings in hand for delivery of a 'kit of parts' SECR Wainwright F1 (9) - solution = Jidenco kit in hand but need to find a builder - this kit is way beyond me! LSWR Drummond S11 (10) - further set of L12 body parts in hand; sourcing correct wheels for adapted SE Finecast T9 chassis (think T9 with large boiler & smaller wheels) LB&SCR Billinton B4X (12) - potential solution through a 3D printed body under exploration LB&SCR Marsh D3X (1) - potential solution through an intended 3D printed body, chassis still to be sourced LSWR Drummond C14 (3) - although a CSP / Agenoria kit was announced years ago, delivery seems unlikely and so I have identified an alternate supplier KESR 0-8-0T Hecate (1) - supplier identified who will take this forward Soton Dock Co. 0458 (1) - possible solution to modify CSP Agenoria kit CSP 04 identified & kit now obtained SECR Wainwright B1 (16) - a Jidenco kit exists and one recently sold on Flea-bay for about £300, but I wasn't the buyer - so I still have to find one or an alternative! DS75 (1) - solution identified involving newly designed & drawn etches / castings So currently still 13 to go, but probably at least 2 of those, plus the E4-X will be delivered during the current year - slower than I would like, but progress none the less. Tony
  13. Sticking with the van train theme, here is a further selection; first a couple that I quite like but which are attached to passenger rakes rather than within a complete van train: No.227 is a 44' ex-LSWR full brake built from a Roxey kit. No.328 is a 56' LSWR passenger van - panelled stock. I find these two particularly elegant looking! Then there is the Down parcels rake that mirrors the Up service already seen; the current rake includes: A Hornby LMS 50' BG parcels van Another pair of those Hornby / Roxey bogie luggage vans A couple of sausage vans; the 50' GWR siphon G by Lima and the 6w LMS van by Hornby with replacement running gear by Marc Models These two 6w LMS express fish vans from Chivers kits have recently been added into the rake and bringing up the rear a further trio of SR vans - a CCT from a Parkside Dundas kit, yet another bogie luggage van and a guards Van B by Hornby. Currently somewhere in the sidings awaiting attention is, amongst other things, a Hornby LNER Gresley full brake and a rather nice SR 53' bogie scenery / elephant van built for me from a CRT kit by Chris White - which I really must fit with some kind of couplings! I undertake to show these all again once they have been weathered! Tony
  14. Thanks for clarifying, and if that is what is meant, then I have the updated HMRS volumes; unfortunately those available so far cover LSWR, LB&SCR and BR(S) post-nationalisation, so my SR grouping era is currently missing! However, I also have the Ian Allan / Brian Haresnape volume on Railway Liveries - Southern Railway, which helps. What I had hope was that what Wickham Green meant, was that there was a register somewhere which would tell which livery was applied to each loco and when - and whilst this is covered in volumes such as Irwell Press' "The Book of the XXX", they don't reach to the humble tank engine! I think that in the absence of further info I am likely to plump for wartime black with sunshine lettering as being the most likely option for my period, but who knows! Tony
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