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Wayne 37901

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    Amongst others are Sectorisation, Freight and associated rolling stock and small layouts.

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  1. I agree, a great choice of theme tune. Can I ask how you managed to find it, or was it simply recorded off the programmes? Cheers, Wayne
  2. Flipping 'eck now it's over 8 months since I posted anything. I apologise, but it's mostly down to work and the fact that I sometimes just get on with modelling rather than stopping to take photos. The brake van pictured above has now been completed (apart from a couple of snagging jobs) along with a Grampus and rail crane fitted Salmon for the small early 80s fleet I'm slowly building up. Other part finished wagons are also passing across the bench to wrap them up, along with older models getting a refurb. This includes a rake of 'Rudd' ballast wagons and I spent yesterday morning crawling under one for some brake gear photos. Also, since the last couple of posts I've entered the impressive world of 7mm modelling so expect some bigger items to appear on hear soon. The first ever 7mm wagons I'm building are some 'Grampus' wagons and these are nearly ready for undercoating before finishing. See you soon, Wayne
  3. Interesting project. I've got two Grampus I want to convert to to vac fitted examples, I just can't seem to find a supplier who does the bits. Could I please as who's parts you used for the vac cylinders and brake shoes? Cheers, Wayne
  4. As others have said, the Grampus has turned out well. Mine are ready for primer now, one will be a rusty black one and the other an early Dutch repaint. They're such nice wagons that I'm tempted to have a couple more.
  5. Hi Marc, Nice to see that this layout has a new home. Hopefully we'll see more of it. I've been so busy with work that I haven't had much time to do anything with Poynton, I do have a week of leave coming up next month so I plan on getting a lot of modelling done including hopefully getting some track down on the new EM project. Cheers, Wayne
  6. I agree with what's been said about the Parkside Grampus, I'm currently building two as a recent convert to 7mm following taking over ownership of a layout. Like Rob these are the first 7mm wagons I have built and I found them much easier for my fat fingers to put together than the 4mm version, of which I've built many. It's a shame they don't include vac brake gear as the kit represents the unfitted wagon, mine will be vac brakes so I'll need to source the components. Cheers, Wayne
  7. I don't think weathering the tanks was on the list, I believe they're just going to be 'display quality' to show how the kit looks when finished. I now have the transfers to put on, once that's done they'll look a lot better so I'll post a photo when that's done. Cheers, Wayne
  8. Hiya everyone. As Marc has said I'm the new owner of Poynton Sneer. After owning the layout for over a week, I only just had chance before work yesterday to get it out for a couple of photos. They're only point and shoot phone shots so not the best quality but I'll try and post some better quality ones in future updates. I always like to include a little story with my photos so I hope those will be welcome. The first picture shows an ex works Intercity liveried 08795 resting between duties for the bank holiday weekend. Unusually there's no engineering work in the area this weekend, so no RDW for the lads in the yard. The second shot shows one of two Parkside Grampus wagons under construction, once the second one is up to this stage I'll get them ready for painting. The final photo shows one of two TUA tank wagons I'm building and painting for @naturol of this parish. This is the ECC China clay slurry version but the other will be for ICI in Caustic Soda traffic. These are excellent kits which are available from Impressionist Models. Well, that's my first post as new owner of Poynton Sneer. Thanks again to Marc for allowing me to own it, and to keep this thread going. I'll be back soon. Wayne
  9. "I'm glad it has gone to a good home, and hopefully, I'll be able to get to see it again. Also hopefully, Wayne won't "modernise" it too much.... and clear all the weeds!" Hiya Marc, Fear not, I've been on the blower to control and they told me there are no plans for the weedkiller to visit Poynton anytime soon. I have been thinking of a couple of ways that I could possibly put my own stamp on it though, but the first job will be to wire my NCE into it. Of course you'll be able to see it again, you'll have to come over sometime for a drive. I do hope you won't mind if I keep this thread going? Cheers, Wayne
  10. The first time I saw Poynton Sneer at a local show, I was instantly impressed that it was possible to model in O gauge even if you don't have much space. It shows that it really can be done! As Marc has said the layout has been sold and I would like to announce that I'm the lucky recipient of this excellent layout. My plan is to start taking it to shows again once they're given the green light. In the meantime it'll provide the ideal testing ground for any wagons I build. I mainly intend to operate in two time periods, early to mid 1980s and early 1990s probably stopping in 1992. In theory the layout could be operated in any period as the infrastructure wouldn't have changed much, so who knows what might appear. Taking on a former builder/owners layout is not new to me, back in 2016 I took on Trevanna Dries which was originally built by Dave Tailby of this parish. Trevanna provided an entry into EM gauge modelling and I continue to own the layout. The thought is the same with Poynton Sneer, to provide an entry into the world of O gauge. While I'll always stick with my 4mm roots, it's nice to dip your feet into something new occasionally. I hope Marc knows that it's gone to a good home and I'll also hope he'll let me keep this thread going. Who knows if I can get it to a show, maybe I can twist his arm into helping with operating it again, I'm sure he won't refuse. Thanks again Marc!!
  11. Nice photos sir. I really need to get on with modelling again, recently I've been having one of my breaks from the hobby. It does provide a great escape from the stresses of the world though so I think it's time to organise the workbench (read dining table) and just get on with stuff! Cheers.
  12. Rich, Yes you're right about the Loriots. Looking at ours most still have their paint and markings from the early 90s when in BR engineers traffic, so yes a mix of black and dirt. How did you find the Loriot kit? I've got one to do at some point, and just in case I measured up the chain box although I'm not too bothered about it being to scale. Chere's, wayne
  13. Nice job James. The 'Merlin' scheme is my favourite of the more modern HST liveries, probably because it reminds me of the Intercity swallow scheme... But then, I'm on old fashioned git! Cheers, Wayne
  14. Hi Rich, It's true what they say, you can't just have one. I'm a bit miffed at how you were missing an axle box as I'm sure they're moulded as part of the bogie frame? Cheers, Wayne
  15. Hello, I've just found this thread again for a read through as I have a couple of Sharks on the go. I like the look of the weathering on the olive green van, can you remember what technique you used for it as you've captured the look of ingrained dirt and work livery to good effect there. Cheers, Wayne
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