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    Privatisation era Freight trains, especially EWS/DB Schenker operations.
    'EM' gauge modelling
    MGR wagons and their operation especially!

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  1. Cheers mate plenty more wagons on the bench including another 22 HAAs!
  2. Sounds amazing mate following with much interest! Cheers Lewis
  3. Any new wagon projects James? Sure you've got another batch waiting to be revealed! Cheers Lewis
  4. Also a trio of other wagons have been completed after a long time sitting half done, BDA No.951082 Railfreight/EWS combo! BDA No.951082 by Arpleymodeller60059, on Flickr SPA No.460890 again in battered Railfreight red with EWS maroon patch painting and a lot of rust! SPA No.460890 by Arpleymodeller60059, on Flickr And finally a mundane EWS MFA ballast wagon No.391451 renumbered using the Railtec pack. MFA No.391451 EWS by Arpleymodeller60059, on Flickr
  5. Cheers mate! Got some more progress to report of first up the OAA... this wagon is now very nearly done it has had its brake levers and other underframe details scratchbuilt from brass and nickel silver and a couple of Cambrian mouldings. The air brake pipes and OHL flashes have just been applied. Only needs screw couplings (MJT), TOPS panels and weathering to complete!
  6. So far so good the groundwork has been laid for some super models mate be following with much interest! Especially 47303 one of my favourite 47s! Regards Lewis
  7. Very nice work mate look forward to seeing these weathered! Hope the exams go good! Regards Lewis
  8. Cheers mate! Been busy working on a few more bits I'll make an update for tomorrow evening. Stay tuned! Lewis
  9. I've been following this layout topic for a while and I must say it's superb ! Love the semaphore signalling and the overgrown and rationalised trackwork. It's come a long way from the original version I remember reading about in Model Rail magazine way back in 2010! Keep up the good work! Regards Lewis
  10. Ah David that is some superb collection of HAAs you have! I currently have 36 would love to get it up to 60 ( 3 rakes of 20) for my layout Monks Siding. Following with much interest! Are you planning on renumbering all of them? Lewis
  11. Thanks Chris! I will do I intend to keep progress and updates steady! Well it was completely scratchbuilt it's the one that used to feature on my other layout Dallam TMD but it has been pinched! Basically the supports are plywood with English bond brick sheet layered over. The deck is a piece of plywood which then had the beams glued underneath. The same method of plywood and plasticard was used for the sides just needs some coping stones to finish it off....was thinking if using blu tack and moulding some and then painting them. I'll take some more photos of it tomorrow. Hope this helps Regards Lewis
  12. Hiya Will, Cheers! Well actually I didn't! Simply filed the edges of the rails smooth and pushed them together and then fitted cosmetic Brass masters etched fishplates to the joins. Not had any trouble so far....every section of track is live so unlike trainsets the fishplates aren't needed for keeping the electric flowing.... Thank you! Well 60099 is currently the only one I've not finished need to get it weathered and showcased! Regards Lewis
  13. Cheers mate! well its been quite a while but here is an update of whats been going on! Most work has been concentrated on detailing with some new relay cabinets via ANYSCALE MODELS these are excellent value for money only £2 for 10! MONKS SIDING MARCH 2019 by Arpleymodeller60059, on Flickr MONKS SIDING MARCH 2019 by Arpleymodeller60059, on Flickr Also been building a couple of RATIO LMS semaphore signals ... MONKS SIDING MARCH 2019 by Arpleymodeller60059, on Flickr MONKS SIDING MARCH 2019 by Arpleymodeller60059, on Flickr The extension end of the layout has also been half ballasted and the embankment has had static grass applied. MONKS SIDING by Arpleymodeller60059, on Flickr A nice little addition is this Hornby hut which will function as a shunters cabin. MONKS SIDING MARCH 2019 by Arpleymodeller60059, on Flickr First speed limit sign from Sankey Scenics... MONKS SIDING MARCH 2019 by Arpleymodeller60059, on Flickr And for fun 66019 on the HEA rake! currently have 11 of these hoppers would like to build it up to 20 for an alternative to the HAAs! MONKS SIDING MARCH 2019 by Arpleymodeller60059, on Flickr And that's pretty much it since the last update! Been working on my wagon stock too check my workbench thread for new updates soon! Thank you to all who view and like this thread! Cheers Lewis
  14. Cheers mate! Been doing a bit more detailing and scenery today I'll get some more photos up soon. Trying to get everything looking right as possible so that it all goes together well. Lewis
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