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And so to fitting the figures to locos, chose a Bachmann 66 and Hornby 56

 

The 66 has the possession and driver figure fitted.....

 

To fit the recumbant pose i had to cut part of the rear wall away

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So i fit in snuggly

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At the other end the driver figure needs cutting down

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And it just sits in the seat thats already in the cab, the arm also rests nicely on the centre console

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And with the body in place, quite difficult to photograph but it does look good in real life

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And to the 56, im legless again!

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Had to remove the arm rests from the Hornby seat and reduce the height slightly but once done its a case of glueing it back onto the base and console

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And with the body back on, this one is easier to see than the 66, they should look good in class 60s and 70s

 

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Will have to get some more now for my other locos

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Jim must have been in the pub a long time yesterday  to be that legless.

Hope he did'nt intend driving afterwards.

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Superb work Jim! Particularly like the line possession pose.  I was hoping to have the figures on the website this week but with a few power cuts from the high winds it will have to be next week now.  Would it be worth providing the figures with the legs removed before hand do you think?

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Superb work Jim! Particularly like the line possession pose.  I was hoping to have the figures on the website this week but with a few power cuts from the high winds it will have to be next week now.  Would it be worth providing the figures with the legs removed before hand do you think?

 

i was going to email you and suggest that actually, would make things a bit simpler

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I thought a legless driver was breaking the law!

 

Hat, coat, hurried exit stage right!

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I can't believe how well they've come out, nice work painting them Jim. Those trousers are definitely still too clean though, drivers eh? :-p

A range of modern shunters could be useful too? Mug of tea, sorry brake stick, in hand, or looking up at a loco talking to the 'Big Jim' figure, of course clad head to toe in orange with a matching hard hat.

I don't know if you do any shows near to Wiltshire but I'd be happy to provide info or a subject to scan

Jo

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I can't believe how well they've come out, nice work painting them Jim. Those trousers are definitely still too clean though, drivers eh? :-p

A range of modern shunters could be useful too? Mug of tea, sorry brake stick, in hand, or looking up at a loco talking to the 'Big Jim' figure, of course clad head to toe in orange with a matching hard hat.

I don't know if you do any shows near to Wiltshire but I'd be happy to provide info or a subject to scan

Jo

 

thats what i was gutted about at the electric train show, i forgot i had my big orange waterproof coat and hard hat in the van so we could have scanned a 'shunter figure' 

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Ooh here's a thought...get a signaller, a fitter, some NR track, S&T, station staff, guards, all scanned from members to form the RMweb collection :-D

 

Jo

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If you do manage to scan other folk, particularly shunters, could you please try to do versions without a hard hat as well as with - this will cater for those of us who model 1970 to 1990 when a hard hat was, in reality, only found on a building site (I know shunters had bump hats but they were rarely worn unless the gaffer or an H&S bod was floating around).

 

Is Little Big Jim now for sale on the website?

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I have made an order. Can't have a Colas loco with out Jim in it.

 

Might even get to paint in at one if Jim's old haunts, Bicester North, if it comes before my next bus replacement day.

 

Alistair

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I have made an order. Can't have a Colas loco with out Jim in it.

Other prototypical locos you can put me in are:

 

DRS: 20, 37, 47

 

FASTLINE: 56, 66

 

GBRF: 66701-66730

 

Chiltern: 67, 168

 

Colas: 37, 47, 56, 60, 66, 70

 

Shenker: 67018

 

EWS: various 66s

 

Freightliner: Various 66s

 

NR: 08417, DBSO, 97301-304

 

MISC: green 37057, br blue 37116, grey 56311, Riviera 47815

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This is going to cost me a fortune for Deadman's Lane......

 

Waiting for a BOGOF deal.......

 

Cheers,

Mick

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Ordered a few BJ's today.

 

I might have to have 'How many Big Jims can you Spot' sign on the layout!

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Ordered a few BJ's today.

 

I might have to have 'How many Big Jims can you Spot' sign on the layout!

You could then replace the rivet counter detector van with a Big Jim dectector van.

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I bet some particularly “Large Jim’s" end up in American Locomotives. Still, plenty of room in their cabs even if at 3.5mm to the foot......

 

Cheers, Pete.

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Big Jim sat chilling in the booking office at Bicester North station.

 

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Alistair

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6 little Big Jims squeezed through my letterbox yesterday.

 

First impressions without my glasses on, they look very good for N scale.

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Cool

 

Funnily enough i'll be through bicester north in a couple of weeks (in the same pose no doubt)

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