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    1970's Diesels and 7mm Models, mostly blue diesels though.

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  1. Here's a bright sunny picture of a 7mm one I recently finished in NSE Dark Blue, it is darker in real life just the camera thought otherwise!
  2. As well as building the PAV grain wagon I also got hold of a Polybulk covered hopper from Simon BR Blue. He supplied the body in two halves and the rest come via Shapeways. The main body does need a fare bit of filling and rubbing down but you get a smooth surface in the end. I have used Slaters vac pipes and lamp brackets and JLTRT airpipes I still had thankfully, buffers are Appleby and couplings are Heljan. I had a couple of etched label clips that I bought from a shop in Germany a few years ago, there is a 3D print one supplied. I have put some lead in the bottom but think I will add another bit. I have a set of transfers from Appleby to do it as a Traffic Services livery. I still have to put some mesh on the end walkway platform.
  3. This is how the hopper arrived with Simons 3D printing, nice and flat surfaces so it's easy to sand and fill and sand and fill, you get the idea.
  4. Decided to do a couple of more Simon BR Blue 3D print wagons so starting with the PAV grain hopper.The white parts are from Shapeways ans if you want one get intouch with Simon and he will do the hopper and roof on his home set up. The hopper is a little liny but I covered it in Squadron Green putty and rubbed it down and it looks ok now. This will be in the dark blue livery but stuck for transfers at the moment.
  5. In the thread for the Heljan 0 gauge 05 shunter, you show a couple of photos with the roof removed.

    could you tell me how you did this please?

    remove the roof, that is, not take the photo!!





    1. brian daniels

      brian daniels

      They just pull off, glued on with Chinese glue so shouldn't be too difficult. Sod's law you bet it's the one time they did something right!



  6. Western Region used them for fitting the Central Wales Line headlights.
  7. There is a path along the roof from as you say by the windscreen wipers right over the top of the cantrail grills and below the roof fibreglass panels. This then also goes under the rad grill and above the rectangular rad access panel, a nice straight line, well straight'ish with my hacksaw blade.
  8. Your too kind Jeff. I must admit it's a lot easier doing this much surgery when it's a spare body! I get Pete Harvey to the CAD as well, I would not know where to start. I have added some JLTRT tail light castings and placed in a couple of windscreen wipers which thankfully cover a bit of the join/filling there. What I'm doing at the moment is filling and rubbing down then filling and rubbing down again. I have cut out the exhaust as it's got to sit on top of the new panel when I get round to it. I'm tempted to wait and fit new etched cantrail grills first then do the panels to fit.
  9. Nice looking model I think, ok I've changed the discs for JLTRT cast ones, moved the springs in under the bogies and added the headlights but that's all.
  10. I got this distant shot of 76036 on Crewe Electric no doubt under the wire as alluded to in the article.
  11. Something else Iv'e been working on is converting a Heljan 7mm 33 to a Hastings gauge one. It's not easy and it's going to be a long job as I'm going to have to get some bits etched for it. But it's coming along.
  12. I have recently got PH Designs to do a drop in etch grill mesh for the cantrail grills for the Heljan 7mm 33. Think they improve it's look.
  13. Don't think I put these up recently. A pre-production Heljan 7mm 33 with headlight that I painted in Dutch livery.
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