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    Railways, steam locomotives, drumming (although I'm not very good), piano, spending time with friends/family, railway modelling

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  1. The madness continuesI need to reposition the dome and fill (many many) gaps. The job list is still long. Most important is probably the rear truck is currently fixed and that makes a very long wheelbase so I need to change that. It's getting there though Thanks Rhys
  2. I think theres hope yet, my cousins young son has a very keen interest in railways which I'm sure will continue to develop. He also calls me "the train man" of which I am very proud! There are quite a few younger people interested in the hobby, I know a few of them and I'm only 21 myself. I'm sure theres a future for it!
  3. Exactly the crazy thinking I'm going for You're almost certainly right Johnster, it's highly unlikely that either of my designs would have been built, let alone in the Standard range but it's all good fun. I'm just trying to bring some diversity to the BR Standards... wait, something's not quite right about that... Thanks Rhys
  4. Sounds good to me, I think that's what I'll do I've now ordered a Britannia bodyshell so soon I shall have a wide firebox and some (slightly too thick) smoke deflectors so watch this space. Thanks Rhys
  5. No problem Corbs, it is a good point and I fully welcome any advice and constructive criticism the Std 5 front + Clan rear you've come up with there is quite a handsome machine! I did consider a wide firebox but I don't currently have one I can graft in. I am keeping my eye out for an old Hornby Britannia body I can chop up. (The original firebox I used came from a Princess not a Standard) No matter how realistic it becomes it is subject to a heavy dose of rule one, having said that I would like it to look realistic. Now, how about smoke deflectors?... Thanks Rhys
  6. Certainly, the body is very simple, so far its virtually unmodified except for re-routing some pipework, moving the whistle from behind the chimney to the cab face and adding a set of brass smokebox door handles. The chassis is a shortened Bachmann BR Std 4 2-6-4t. I removed an amount from the rear portion (unfortunately I did that back when I first started the build, maybe two years ago, and I didn't measure... but I can measure what's left) I then shortened the bogie and used the exterior trailing axle frame from a Hornby Brittania, available as a spare. I removed the DCC chip slot and
  7. So nearly two years later and the lockdown madness has kicked in and I picked up this project once more. Corbs pointed out on the original model that the rear bogie should be bearing the weight of the firebox and unfortunately it still isn't however I'm still pleased with the visual balance. The loco is now slightly smaller overall and I've also taken into account comments on the boiler size. The loco now uses an mostly unmodified Std 5 boiler on a 2-6-2 chassis. When it comes to tenders, it's currently partnered with a BR2 tender, despite it's small size it looks right. I now imagine this loc
  8. Hi Headstock Thanks for that, if the changes are worth it I'm not against a little hacking though repainting after changing the dome is perhaps a little nerve racking. I'll make my mind up when it arrives, I'd like 6 but if it's too much work I'll be equally happy keeping 5 Thanks Rhys
  9. I have pre ordered Edward Thompson and Thane of Fife and dependant on my financial position when they arrive they may well be joined by a Sun Castle. Thane of Fife may or may not be renamed as Wolf of Badenoch Rhys
  10. That's the one I've pre-ordered. Whether I can rename it or not I'm still getting it and looking forward to it. I'm also trying to decide whether to get Edward Thompson or Sun Castle. BR green is more useful to me but Apple green is so pretty (and pretty is winning) Rhys
  11. I'm fairly certain, from what I've gathered above, but would just like to double check with those who know better than I. Neither of the A2/2 are appropriate for representing 60506 Wolf of Badenoch? Thanks Rhys
  12. Does anyone know of any conversions kits or parts suppliers that could supply the extended smokebox and belpaire firebox? I picked up a badly damaged 2-4-2 very cheap and with all the other restoration work I thought I might as well go all out but I can't seem to find anything Thanks Rhys
  13. I have been told in the past that I have the patience of an angry rhino that's absolutely wired. But I was rather hoping to get mine in time for my birthday (sunday), never mind, I know it'll be worth the wait! It looks stunning and I'll struggle to wait until monday!
  14. Hi Tom I only discovered this thread this morning and intend to read it cover to cover as it ties perfectly with ideas I've had of my own for a number of years! I love to see realistic Sudrian modelling! I don't wish to hijack your thread (and apologies if this has been raised before or if I'm going to far OT) but I have a question for you. It's made clear not only in the stories but the source books too, that members of the Hatt family are very shrewd business men who have a distinct preference for steam locomotives. Do you think that in steams final days, Sir Topham (as controlle
  15. Hello everyone I'd like to say that North Quay is not dead. If anything the theory of it all has expanded massively. It's likely to undergo a name change to North Dock as I'm now aiming to add a second pier structure and construct a dry dock. I have chosen to move to more of a ship repair based dock site rather than a loading and unloading facility. The vessel in dry dock is likely to be an approximation of a 1920s-30s motor yacht around 50 metres in length. (I'm a final year hydraulics apprentice in the super yacht industry so I'm modelling what I know) In addition to that, the layo
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