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  1. Happy New Year to you all! My Christmas has been spent looking through my LNER GE theme and working out what I want to do with it, and it's safe to say I'm going to be keeping up with this for the long haul. However I took a long break from 4mm modelling as I shifted focus to my LNER GE 7mm modelling. I have reached a bit of a slump from that and have moved back to the 4mm. This has seen me looking to finish the LNER 52'6 Teaks, as I think I was getting fed up of talking about them and I think those who follow the blog would prefer that too! An
  2. To answer the question, I have currently 2 A4's in my possession both Kings Cross Locomotives in March - May 1938 Condition. Being 2510 QUICKSILVER ( From the 80th Anniversary Quartet) and 4489 DOMINION OF CANADA ( From the Great Goodbye Set) I have just bought a 3rd A4 4491 Commonwealth of Australia, with the intention to turn the Loco into her sister 4492 Dominion of New Zealand also a Kings Cross A4 as of March 1938. Interestingly the reason for the time is due to 2510 being sent for a general overhaul and re-painting into LNER Garter Blue, while 4489 was not fitted with
  3. Thank you, yes I am now resolving the gates, I thought they looked wrong, when I fitted them on. I'm now trying to get them in the right place. I'll update when completed.
  4. Thank you, she run's brilliantly! Had a little help from a few people who've mentored me on getting the loco running so smoothly. I've certainly not regretted it! I have felt a little low because it's no longer unique as an average joe who's not prepared to build kits. But that's why I've moved to the SJ & future the Coronation. I'm saddened that there are so little kits available and those that are. Sadly at my age it's very hard to find or get what you're looking for. Thanks Tom
  5. Thank you so much Tom, I'm a younger modeler (24) who between finishing my degree and sitting at home during lockdown 1,2 & 3, spent a bit of time watching you and other modelers learning how to work on brass kits. Sounds odd but my first brass kit was an LNER J68 in 7mm, I have attached a photograph, not quite as excellent as some people on here, but I am pleased with the result. Because of this I have also pulled myself up by the ankles to finish off the Gr King Streamlined P2 kit conversion fitting the working valve gear...Of course my luck that Hornby Announce a model of t
  6. A little update from me, My D&S kit arrived on Tuesday morning and while I've been stuck at home, I've taken the opportunity to crack on with the build, I have nearly completed the build of the 4 wheeled car and have just started on the larger Bogied vehicle. Some area's are not the tidiest soldering jobs I have ever done. But the Etch primer I use after clean up tends to cover up the small mistakes made. I'm taking a break from the build for now, but I am looking to start work on the bogies for the vehicle, being white metal only my only concern is it's durabilit
  7. There website was having a few issues at the time, the kit is readily available! Yes, I have been working out with a friend the process to build this set of coaches, the loco builder on You Tube who is also on RM Web who has an excellent process in which to build these coaches and I'll be looking to follow the same process. Luckily for me, I've been working on brass kits for a while now so we shall see how it goes. Slow and Steady. Thank you Tom
  8. Hello Can I ask what are the colours reference numbers that you used for the Silver Jubilee, a friend of mine is working on the Wizard Models kit in a similar fashion to how you built your set, and is struggling with the paint matching. Thank you Tom C
  9. I built a LNER Streamlined P2 (2003 Lord President) from a Gr King Resin kit, very happy with it, this is an older photo as the return crank is now fitted. But I am also happy to see this being produced, so I will probably find myself owning 2 Streamlined P2's of the same name. Unless I changed the name I look forward to seeing more progress with this throughout the year, expected next year too! Will be worth the wait
  10. That is a great shame regarding Mikes health, in the last 12 months I had a go at my first Brass kit in 7mm and following that in 4mm. I found a lot of modelling had become open to me. Today I spent a lot of time looking through and weighing up the cost of building one of the MARC Models Silver Jubilee Sets. Even to the extent of phoning tomorrow and ask regarding the quality as in the BRM issue of 2012 the kit showed no beading and I wanted to know if this was present on the current kit. From personal experience, this disease is cruel! So, unfortunately I will have t
  11. Hi David, Thank you very much, it'll be the game to find the correct type of wheels to do that. If I can find such wheels?
  12. Hi David, What is the size for these wheels? As I've just ordered the W&U Tramway coaches in 7mm and I completely forgot to ask what wheels it requires. However do the instructions which D&S have do they note the required wheels? Thanks Tom
  13. I feel as though, I am beginning to sound like a repeating record! Today my GER 4 Wheelers received there final details, so the kits from Eveleigh Creations sadly do not come with, axle boxes, leaf springs, top lights or buffer stocks. However you are directed to go to Shapeways who are an online group of modelers who produce and sell for very good prices things that modelers specifically need. In this case there is a A,B & C Pack of GE Coach fittings, I decided to get all three sets, although you can see the picture of them when you buy I thought it would be worth
  14. Afternoon, Fortunately I have been able to sit down and finish off these GER 4 Wheelers, a mistake on my part meant that I had to request for an extra fret of foot boards for the all 3rd however thanks to @David Eveleigh they arrived this afternoon and I was able to get them onto the kit with ease. Another addition I found in the kits was this "TO THE TRAINS" sign which was among the frets. Was a really nice surprise so I thought I'd quickly get this painted and look to find a place for it to go on Mile End Park in the future. All that remains is to wait for the Shape
  15. Apologies for the lack of updates, I've been dabbling back into my O Gauge modelling, finishing off a few things and looking for some GER 4/6 Wheeled coaches for my planned layout. Sadly it seems there are no or very little kits available bar the shapeways equivalents. But if anyone can help that would be marvelous. Anyway, speaking of 4/6 Wheelers, while I was on the hunt for some during Lockdown No.1 I found a company called eveleigh creations, David produces Great Eastern 4 & 6 Wheeled coaches, along with the Wisbeach & Upwell tramway cars. So for those modelers looking
  16. The 3 kits I ordered have arrived safely, I've enjoyed the challenge which is building the third brake. Amazing just how small it looks when you put it on a layout with RTR former GE loco's. The J15 & J70 seem to fit well with them. Now I need to find a suitable formation for the layout. Thanks Tom
  17. Hi, This might be a little late, however I am told that these Slaters coach kits are a good enough base to replace with other body sides? I am looking to do GER 4 or 6 Wheelers and I'm wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction? Thank you
  18. Hi Ade, You're doing a marvelous job, I have a question for you. Sorry to change the subject a little, but I am curious. I assume the coaches you have are the Slaters GWR 6 Wheeled coaches, having built them do you think the underframes would be suitable for converting to have other body sides on top of the chassis? As I know you can do this in 4mm so I am guessing there's not a problem in 7mm? Thanks in advance. Tom
  19. Hello again, it's been a rather long time since I put something up on the J68! It's fair to say I have finished the locomotive, and I have moved onto other project's, so the best way to go through this, is since getting the loco into black I then moved to paint the cab, cream followed by all the cab fittings, this didn't take too long to do and I really enjoyed doing this part, as it reminds me of when I get the loco's ready in the morning cleaning the cab polishing all the brass ready for the morning. Anyway, moving on I took the opportunity
  20. This was a question that a friend of mine asked and I thought myself...is this wrong? But it is where the kit has marked for the holes to go...However I may change the last 2 holes as I have thought they are too low...But upon seeing the photo I have attached I thought ahh that'll do, and other B17/5's I've seen have followed the marked area's for the kit. But now you've brought it up I may well change it.
  21. Evening all, A nice update today, So moving forwards with the LNER 52'6 I have finished the priming work and the coach has now been painted into the teak base coat ready for the teak effect on tomorrow!! Oh look a big spoiler in the background. But moving on, with the Railroad B17 arriving I was able to convert the new Hornby Railroad B17 R3588 and combine it with the Golden Arrow Models B17/5 body shell. However if anyone does plan on modelling this locomotive with the railroad body, there are a number of additions which I have learnt. Like
  22. Following the temporary build which the previous photo's have shown the Corridor 3rd with the Brake 3rd & Corridor Compo. I was able to sit down and crack on with the this, fitting the vents & correct length roof in place. I must admit this kit has been a lot harder to put together, however the kit has finally gone together nicely. A big thank you to @jwealleans , as I now have an order from Wizard Models for a fair few items for the 52'6 stock. This will finally allow me to get the underframes painted and allow me to finish them off externally. I do plan to get interiors
  23. I have not checked them, and I have just gone onto their site and ordered a fair few bit's for these kits. Thank you very much Only confusing part of this, the description "6+6" does that mean there's 12 or that there's 6 in a packet?? Sorry if I seem a little slow on that
  24. As if by lightning, the kit has been put together, cleaned up and prepared for primer. Only job to do is clean the holes for the grab handles, door handles & drill out the roof vents. Sadly I am still struggling to find the 4mm LNER Clipped buffers, which sadly means I cannot get the underframe into primer until either H&A models or Markit's get the Clipped 4mm buffers. If anyone following this know where I can get my hands on some LNER Clipped buffers? That would be fantastic thanks in advance.
  25. New arrival from Isinglass. Yes, it's another LNER 52'6 Teak, this time it's the Corridor 3rd. Andy from Isinglass has recently told me that that the resin for these coaches has changed. Interestingly the resin quality hasn't changed, however I have found that these kits particularly the body side around the windows are a bit brittle but I recommend when doing these kits to be extremely careful when cutting the extra resin away from the window sides.
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