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I built a hooded wagon. I think this came out ok. Only problem is I need to build more to make a decent rake.

For the 56, I built the inner frame to take the bogies, fuel tanks and floor. This is tapered at both ends to fit the body shell snugly.

I need to order the wheels and the lights. Hopefully next weekend I can finish the power bogies.

Dougal

 

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21 hours ago, APT Fan said:

Great thread Dougal, please keep the picture updates coming.

 

Have you decided on a livery? BR blue with large logo everyday for me with the Class 56. 

 

Funny you should ask. I was going to do Load Haul, but after seeing a large logo Blue one, I decided to go Blue.

Hopefully, next weekend I can begin painting.

Dougal

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Lots of progress this weekend. Body shell filled- only needed a tiny amount around the roof. Locating pieces and bolts fitted.

side frames fitted. 
Chassis completed with fuel tanks.

everything is at the correct height and the bogies swing around the curves. 1 bogie needed a spot of filing as it caught on the fuel tanks.

off to the paint shop next.

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1 hour ago, Father Dougal said:

Hmmmm, looking at the photo, I need to do a bit more tidying up first.

 

 

Which bits were you thinking of? The large logo will look very impressive in 7mm scale I think.

 

Could you please tell me what colour you have used for the electrical connector? I have some older Lima loco's which could do with a coat. 

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More progress today. I don’t have the correct size numbers at the moment, so I will have to order some.

The paints I used are shown below, Valejo. I mix 50:50.

Both power bogies finished and run in. Picks to fit next. 
Dougal.

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I had a few days off, so I finished the 56. I just need to fit the LEDs. Next month I will purchase the sound decoder.

I think I need to add an inside cover to the roof vents and the side mesh as I can see the motors.

finished as 56107.

Dougal.

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Very impressive model which seems to have been completed in record time! You should be proud of yourself, well done.

I'm not a fan of weathering, I guess its a personal thing as I just don't get. In my mind, my loco's have just left the depot after being through the washer.

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This weekend I finished off the electrics. All the LEDs are in, as well as wiring the motors and pick ups ready for the decoder.  I should now just need to screw the wires into the terminal points on the decoder when it arrives.

I also fitted plasticard screens behind all the see through bits and painted them black.

This will be the last all metal loco I will build this year. I plan to do a 37/4 after Christmas. My next loco project for October will be along shortly.,,,

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A little while since I posted. The Class 25 is now done. The resin body was detailed, painted and fitted snugly to the under frame. Yesterday I installed the sound and lights. 
I have also been decluttering the clay sidings. The Buildings that used to cover the point motors and a few others are now gone. I have used containers instead. I have also added more lights and built a new building. It all flows better now. I need to pick up some plaster. I am also awaiting some lights and a signal box so poor old Gary has somewhere warm to work.

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  • Father Dougal changed the title to Father Dougal's shed. Layout update.

Ok, I have ordered a ground signal box, an interior, a light for the signal box exterior and 3 yard lamps. Tomorrow I shall pop into the model shop and pick up a few supplies before they close for the second Lockdown. Hopefully this and a few other projects will keep me busy over the next month or two.

Out of interest, what colour should I paint my signal box? It could be cream, but as it is just for a China clay yard I might try something like green. Any suggestions?

Dougal.

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I'd be inclined to choose a cream/green combo. I would imagine if any such huts were lucky enough to get some paint, it would be from whatever was lying around or available as far as shade type goes. 

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Yesterday I spent most of the day building and painting the signal box and interior detail.

Lovely kit.
Today I have wired up all the lights and tested them.

Next weekend I add the hard standing.

Dougal.

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The Remodelling is now complete. Gary is nice and cosy in his new signal box. The hard standing has been laid and shrubbery has begun to spring up near the new yellow barriers.

Next job is to rebuild the slurry loading gantry.

Dougal

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