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  1. Little more progress before work, hope to get some more measurements today in order to make this 100% to scale. Could just buy some HO scale tampers and call it a day but they never look right to me.
  2. Work begins on a 08 Tamper cab, idea is to print a few tampers to represent several members of the fleet. Buffers are temporary to get a feel of how the model will look.
  3. Both locos together, with more planned. I am currently toying with a Lima Mk2 carriage with plans for a Colas Rail livery for it. After these are done I think it’s only fair to model a Tamper, I think I’ll be going down the compact route and modelling 73913, which is currently at the depot making it far easier to model it from photographs and measurements.
  4. I’ve grown fond of the Class 70 locomotives in our fleet, however current budget won’t stretch for one right now so I want to run something similar. I purchased a Class 58 and spare body shells so a plausible Colas Rail liveried 58007, repatriated from France, will be used from time to time. After doing this, I’ve drawn up plans to model a few more Colas neverwazzas. As long as they are plausible to me, I am more than happy with how they look.
  5. Slowly getting back into the swing of things, and whilst I’ve yet to build a tamper (collecting drawings, measurements and photographs for almost all of the variant when able to do so) I am modelling a few locomotives to use and display. The first loco will be finished as 37421, and is a respray of a Lima model. Few details will be added to bring it to modern specifications, however I’ve seen Class 37s in our depot occasionally so it makes sense to model one.
  6. I will be ordering transfers soon and giving it some finer detail, but it’s starting to look the part now.
  7. Would be nice to see Class 58s back out and about again, but I’m not sure if it’ll ever happen. This isn’t the last Colas neverwazza I’ve got planned, as it’ll be joined by a 31, 90 and 92 at some point. Given GBRF livery has been seen on a 50, it would be interesting to see it in orange, yellow and black
  8. The start of a completely fictional but quite plausible* 58007 in Colas Rail livery. Seen a few 70s in our Depot recently and wanted to see how it would look on the class 58. * Seco Rail operates 58007, hence why I’ve gone for that particular example
  9. Had my own stab at doing one of these, few more vehicles on the way so will have a fleet. Wish Matchbox would do a reissue of these vans.
  10. Probably long overdue but I’ve picked up on this project again due to one of the other fitters getting back into railway modelling. He’s even purchased a Colas 66 from eBay so it’s made me want to do some more work. I plan on ordering the baseboards for this in a few months time but for now, I am doing a few scenic parts to make the layout complete. This is a conversion of the Matchbox News Van into a reasonable 1/76 Ford Transit. Will be painted and given decals to represent one of the depot vans. I’m currently working on some of our compact Tampers, and have already started making measurements for a model or two...
  11. Does anyone have a Hornby W4 Peckett body going spare? Livery/specifications do not matter
  12. I now believe our one (77327) is now the last mainline example in the UK. Will be measuring it up at some point, and asking Plasser for a set of drawings, in order to build my own model.
  13. Not banking on it even being remotely Caledonian, rather wondering if that was the initials of the builder or it had belonged to someone with a railway that ran under CR. It's a fine model and looks to have been kit built, can't have been many HO scale kits using Bond's motors.
  14. Looking for help identifying this locomotive, if it was a kit or a good scratchbuild and it’s origins. Has all the hallmarks of a Midland/LMS 4F to my eye but some key details missing for that prototype. The model appears to be British HO scale, it features a Bonds Horsehoe motor, brass body and tender. Dark blue with “C R” on the tender and is numbered 335. Chassis construction is very old school and far out of my area of expertise (see the 2nd pic)
  15. A rebuild of the Mehano 0-4-0, with the addition of parts from Bachmann, Hornby and Dapol. It qualifies as a double Pugbash as it uses both parts from the Dapol L&Y and Hornby Caley examples.
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