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Harveyc

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    Interested in the Didcot Newbury & Southampton Railway , Lambourn Branch and my own project ; Kings Essebourne
    Post Grouping rural GWR , early BR western region and parts of the LSWR.

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  1. So I ;love greyhounds but i wanted mine to be little different from the Hornby's no. 729 which I've had for a while now. Doing some research i found a nice pic of no. 338 only problem was the wide splashers and tender. My tender is a 6 wheel one for transferal to SR eastern and central sections but it is very similar to Eastleigh built 6 wheel tenders to the same design from LSWR years. It is also the same tender as the one the Drummond 700 carries. In my fictional railway setting the T9 is travelling up the Spratt and Winkle, Then M&SWJR to cheltenham or to the racecourse for raceday special. But lets say the turntable at Cheltenham is too short for the 8 wheel tender so it borrows a surplus LSWR 6 wheel tender! There is only one small difference : A small plate which can be easily removed from the Model. The Tender I have painted Urie green but i think it is too light. Any Ideas where i could buy a Coal rail / Basket rod for the tender? Westinghouse Pumps in Progress. All photos from https://1920slocomotives.blogspot.com/ - Useful grouping and Pre-grouping SR companies.
  2. Excellent to see my K40 or K41 as i now realise has interested some of you, great job scratcher!
  3. I'm sure you have settled on your idea but it might be worth while considering an Armstrong 517 class. 3D printed body they were the predecessors of the 14xx/48xx https://www.shapeways.com/product/5PQGP9VS2/gwr-517-body-open-cab-round-firebox says here you can find a safety valve (cover) from springside.
  4. China reds a great colour, particularly on a iron mink! Definately on my to do list.
  5. I've found it difficult to find good side colour photos of the Q1s. Im looking more for the wetter and washed by the rain apperance (not totally) than the very dusty matt look. Im I incorrect and were the Q1s just found to be very dusty? https://pin.it/40pdgf4 I havent had a good go at weathering a loco so any advice and good blogs to visit would be nice.
  6. Yes there were some interesting buildings leaning on the retaining walls, some I believe were in connection with a quarry in the brunelian era. I've added another track and a horse loading platform but I might have a bash at one of the buildings mentioned.
  7. So min has been heavily inspired by The farthing layouts as i wanted to try out some cobble road and goods yard track ideas. Also taking some inspiration from parcel and horse loading docks In Newbury Station in the 30s to 50s. Any ideas for what should go in the background let me know.
  8. Workbench on trains mainly of the 1950s on the Didcot Newbury & Southampton Line and the Lambourn valley railway . My future plans are to make trains of the inter-war years but not yet . Recently finished is the parkside N15 (?) horsebox in crimson with decals that arent quite right ( looks fine from a distance ).
  9. So its been a while , as its taken a while for me to get the right parts , but now the body's primed . Door and end handles are from wire and the door handle niches are plastikard as it was easier to drill through them . The interior will be two walls , shelf , bench and brake lever in the guards compartment .some extra hoses needed for the end . To add on later are some handles for roof maintenance stairs . On of the few inaccuracies are the water tanks but they don't bother me as well as the steps which match in a few places but im not bothered by .
  10. If you'd like some extra information some other locos in the GWR neck of the woods might be some absorbed locos , this is a Taff Vale Railway N class 0-6-2 and when they were swindonised they came out looking something like your prairie . Outside cylindered locos were uncommon without pony trucks because they swayed about alot when accelarating but all that bulky panelling might pass?
  11. The AA15 was a design implemented after WW1 and 2 AA15s were put to use on the severn tunnel as possibly with a covered veranda . AA19s were from 1927 heres a picture of AA15 i have although it may not have seen engineers department use.
  12. This is a Bachmann/mainline collett coach except the sides have been stripped and some K40 full brake sides attached from comet models . The K40 brakes were of course bow-end coaches but i suppose this could pass as a K41 ,K42 or maybe a K45 with some Imagination. Here is the Frame with my usual coach weathering , the bogies it comes with need to have the underside whittled down before attaching a NEM socket / pocket. On the other end is a Bedford coupling which I'm using for this current train but I only have a couple. Pictures of the Body when primed will follow.
  13. GWR K40 Full brake 

    First Post ! not fully sure with how the website works but this looks like a good place to put my first post . this is a Bachmann/mainline collett coach except the sides have been stripped and some K40 full brake sides attached . The K40 brakes were of course bow-end coaches but i suppose this could pass as a K41 ,K42 or maybe a K45 with some Imagination. This is my first time working with brass so ignore the slight shoddiness ! 

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    Here is the Frame with my usual coach weathering , the bogies it comes with need to have the underside whittled down before attaching a NEM socket / pocket. On the other end is something of an antique ; its called a bill bedford coupling and it slots in a hole on either wagon/coach and keeps up the appearance ( richard ! ) of all those pipes and things in between the coaches . Will soon post a picture of the body soon !

    1. truffy

      truffy

      Hello, and welcome to RMweb!

       

      The forum topics list is a good place to start. For example, the Modifying and Detailing RTR forum:

      https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/forum/176-modifying-detailing-rtr-stock/
       

      I’m afraid that you’ll  find that status updates such as this pretty quickly fall below the fold, never to be seen again :(

    2. truffy

      truffy

      Oh, and antique @billbedford:lol:

    3. Harveyc

      Harveyc

      thanks for tips , oh and the coupling did actually come from an antique shop , sorry bill!

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