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  1. Please note loco boiler fittings are temporary, I aim to use whitemetal or brass castings for them as I do not feel I can design them correctly. I've done some more work on the loco and am making a start on the tender tonight.
  2. I don't know if the records are missing or not listed, but I can't seem to get it to work correctly sadly. Thank you so much! I've started putting together details of those listed on the roll of honour and this puts details to another name.
  3. Another view with some more progress, hoping to get some more CAD work done in the coming weeks and make a start on the tender.
  4. Long story short, I've wanted to have a few LNWR locomotives and matching stock for a while. Whilst I was looking over drawings, it dawned on me that the Hornby Compound, and similar 4-4-0s of the same chassis design (with valve gear removed) would be ideal for this loco. So far I've copied drawings into Sketchup and have started to create a body to print in resin, however I'll be leaving finer fittings and details off as I plan to make use of castings from existing ranges. I don't think this will be coming along any time soon, but I have a Compound on order that I hope to modify chassis
  5. Good evening, I hope I've posted this in the correct place and hope to try and research this further. I am trying to find out information about members of staff at the LNWR Erecting Shop at Rugby who served in World War One. Whilst the memorial from the Locomotive Department was transferred to the Erecting Shop when it became the District Electric Depot, I am trying to find out about these people and their roles both in the LNWR, and in military service, as I am planning on suggesting a reinstated memorial is placed alongside the Loco Department one dedicated for the Er
  6. I would argue that the building was rebuilt, as one of the walls is definitely part of the old LNWR erecting shop, if you look at the brickwork you can see where the windows once were.
  7. Not the greatest job, but I wanted to see how Colas livery would look on the HST power cars currently being used. I know others have adapted the livery but I wanted to try and keep it true to company application. Original picture from here: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hornby_HST_43087-02.jpg
  8. I know this is an older topic but I've noticed this when seeing them both together - On Track Plant stock and Freight liveried locos are different shades of orange and yellow
  9. I'll be honest I have seen a few depots modelled but some of the finer details are missing, guess it's hard to nail everything. Yes the 58 is an oddball but it's not completely out of the question to being a few back from France. Or maybe I just have a soft spot for them
  10. I've noticed Airfix have a quick build (Lego style) system for younger builders and Scalextric have a similar Lego styled system for cars too. Given Marklin already offer a brick compatible system in their younger range I feel Hornby have missed a trick in not doing something similar using the 0-4-0 chassis and the typical train set wagon chassis parts. Probably already been discussed on here but I'd imagine that would be more enticing to younger modellers, especially being compatible with another toy brand.
  11. At the moment it's nothing more than rough outlines, with placeholder items suxh as the buffers and bogies (simple flat items to give an idea on scale) until I measure up the prototype again. As it stands the window surrounds need to be thinned significantly as they are too thick for the prototype.
  12. Model is in very tough form right now, probably going to be printed firstly as N scale due to cost and then I'll be doing a few OO versions, with more detail, for my planned OTP Depot layout. Not had any drawings to hand sadly but have been measuring the real thing and working from several photographs. Closest basis for the design work will be 73911, 73912 and 73913.
  13. Not much to report on recently, still progressing slowly with the body shell and plan to do some CAD work later this week as I have a few days off. Plan on ordering the baseboards soon and have been buying a few bits like Bachmann's Lifting Jacks (which need detailing!) to get the ball rolling.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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