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  1. Hasn't technically been a loco I've seen at where I work, but it is one that was once found at my workplace. Hornby 0-4-0 diesel was a bargain buy (they have potential, honestly!) so lets see what a new cab and detailing can do for it. Tried to angle the cab CAD design over the body shell as closely as possible, think it shows how the model will look in a few weeks time. Now got to wait on a package arriving from Shapeways.
  2. Can't remember if I have posted it here before, but my here is my take on the GER C53/LNER J70 based around the Caley Pug chassis. 3D printed body sold through Shapeways*, fits upon a cut down Caley Pug chassis. Still need to do a lot and detail it up, but priced against a RTR one I can have a fleet of four for the price of a ready made one. * - link to buy: http://shpws.me/QZW8
  3. Quick render to check layout of some parts, compare it to this photo to see what needs to be completed https://www.ontrackplant.com/photo/dr-73913-1
  4. Trying to go to town on some detail, here is the main drivers desk in Cab A, alongside the ALC unit.
  5. Long overdue update, haven't done too much but started drawing up buffers, bogie frames, details etc measured from 73913 and 73920. Still a long way to go but trying to proceed with it in order to make a printable model in the next few months.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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