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Hi Peter,

 

They are a good kit. A bit of fettling and trimming required from the moulding process, but other than that, they go together very well!

 

Jinty ;)

Cool thanks for that. 

 

Cheers Peter.

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Ok so I've been playing around with Heljan diesels, in particular the 'over spec' twin motors that are in them.

 

The Heljan 7mm diesels have twin motors in pretty much all of them bar the shunters. I was of the opinion that most 7mm layouts are small to medium in size and shorter trains are run more often than not, if not light engine. I decided to trial the running of them with one motor removed and this has had a two fold advantage in that there is less of a current draw and that it opens up more room for speakers etc.

I had already trailed it on a customers class 20, which is in service and hauling 4 - 5 coaches on a regular basis, and I'm presuming no reports from my customer of any failures, etc. That particular class 20, with one motor hauled every piece of freight stock I had to hand with no slip and certainly no overload on the decoder.

 

I decided to put this theory to the test with just about the heaviest loco Heljan ever produced, the Hymek.

One motor removed, a large speaker fitted within the body facing down over the bogie with the motor removed. The motor can be re-instated but obviously a larger decoder would have to be used. A Zimo MX645R has been fitted and then tested to see how it runs.

Light engine was perfect, so a train was assembled with some heavy JLTRT vans, a JLTRT Fruit D, a Hattons cast Warwell and a kit built brass 20t brake van. Also two Dapol 7-plank wagons were added and one had a load of ballast added to it as well.

The Hymek performed without any slip or cutting out, but just as it should do, even with this shortish train. I will trial a longer/heavier train next, but thought I'd show a video of the test train over the filthy track work of Talyllyn Junction.

 

 

 

More to come soon

Jinty ;)

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A busy afternoon in the garage, getting a few little jobs out of the way.

 

One of the jobs is a Dapol 08 that had a fried Zimo decoder!!!

She has been tested both on DC and standard DCC and there is no fault with the loco.

 

A replacement was organised and I've shoehorned one of my cube speakers in behind the grille ready for it.

The customer wanted the 08 weathering so I've fitted more chunky vac pipes instead of those anaemic Dapol ones. Correct ends were added and then wipers were also added, as supplied by Giles of this parish.

A few passes with some washes and various dirts, and here she is, awaiting her decoder and a good testing, before going off to her owner.

 

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A few more bits are underway, and I'll update over the next few days.

 

 

Jinty ;)

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Hello David, The 08 looks the bizz, just like l knew it would, Thank you....

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Guest Bri.s

Excellent work on the 08 jints

 

Brian

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The 08 is now sound fitted again and ready to return from whence she came!!!

 

Jinty ;)

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Right, a few wagons have just come off the work bench, with a few more to come a bit later.

So a quick photo opportunity has been taken whilst there is no wet stuff falling!!!

 

Firstly a Dapol Insulated van.

 

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Then a Daopl 12t Std Vent Van

 

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A Dapol SR Brave van in BR grey livery, patch painted with repairs, replaced planks, etc.

 

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Then finally for now, a Dapol SR Brake van in BR Bauxite livery with through piping added to one solebar and vac pipes fitted.

 

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More soon

 

Jinty ;)

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David

 

very nice as always. 

 

I wonder if it's something in the water, the modelling you lot up in North Wales get up to...

 

note to self re weathering.  Must try harder

 

best

Simon

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Excellent work on the rolling stock David, very nice...

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I refer the Honorable Gentleman to Post #916. :sungum:

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I am blown away.  Wondering how you get those crisp black lines between planks, on the white van especially.  No matter how Itry I always seem to get too much powder on.

 

John

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I am blown away.  Wondering how you get those crisp black lines between planks, on the white van especially.  No matter how Itry I always seem to get too much powder on.

 

John

 

 

Thanks John,

 

I use AK Interactive panel liner or Modelmates Soot black/Mud Brown weathering liquids, taking the excess away with white spirit on a cotton bud or a make-up sponge deftly theived from the wife's dressing table!!!!  :jester:

 

Jinty ;)

 

 

Edited to say: plain tap water is used for removing excess Modelmates fluids  ;)

Edited by Jintyman

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Ok I did promise more today, and here they are..............................

 

 

 

Take one New Dapol 20t Brake Van in Bauxite.........................

 

 

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Remove numbering, add yellow panels, some air pipes and fresh transfers, a bit of grot, and E Viola.................

 

 

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Also was this Dapol Milk tanker in Silver, from a picture showing it had obviously had the top bit cleaned and then plenty of sooty road dirt to follow!!!!

 

 

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Next up is this United Daries Milk tanker., finished as not so grotty, but still some rusty bits showing and a bit of streaking dirt.

 

 

 

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Lastly is a BR grey Dapol 20t Brake van undergoing conversion to a Railfreight version and air fitted.

 

 

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Hopefully more soon.

 

Jinty ;)

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Thanks John,

 

I use AK Interactive panel liner or Modelmates Soot black/Mud Brown weathering liquids, taking the excess away with white spirit on a cotton bud or a make-up sponge deftly theived from the wife's dressing table!!!!  :jester:

 

Jinty ;)

 

 

Edited to say: plain tap water is used for removing excess Modelmates fluids  ;)

 

Thanks for that Jinty.  I have Tamiya panel liner so perhaps will give it a go next time I weather.

 

John

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Brilliant work on those Dapol wagons David, it's amazing what some expert weathering can do to what is a fairly average ready to run item. I do like the damaged iron work on the Standard 12T van, very subtle and adds so much to the general look. 

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There are a few Rats here for treatment too!!!

 

 

Here is one of them, Green, full yellow ends, numbered as 25043, extra overhead warning flashes, blue boiler blanking plate and blue background data panels. Transfers from Railtec and yet to have its sound, '0O00' head codes and snow ploughs fitted.

 

It all looks a bit too shiny as well!!!  ;)

 

 

 

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There is a 25/3 here as well having some transfers done as 25285, which I'll post up some pictures in due course.

 

Jinty ;)

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Very nice. What is the story with the yellow panels on brake vans - was it standard from a certain date?

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I believe that they were put on to designate the vans as 'Air Braked'.

I will stand corrected, but all the ones I've seen with the yellow panels have been AB.

 

I'm also doing a grey one as a Railfreight version, only painted the red at the top and fitted the air piping up to now, but should be finished this next week.

 

Jinty ;)

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A couple of things to come off my workbench today.

 

Firstly is a Heljan OAA in Railfreight Red/Grey livery.

Patch painted, replacement bauxite door, a couple of replacement planks and then weathered reasonably well.

 

 

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Next up is a Dapol 08 finished in BR Blue livery and numbered as 08062.

Fitted weith a Zimo MX644D 21-pin MTC sound decoder, loaded with a Paul Chetter Protodrive sound project with speed lock. 

The vac pipes have been beefed up, a lamp left on the front footstep and the weathered with a selection of liquids, washes, panel liners and powders.

Finished off with the airbrush in a couple of areas.

 

Please excuse the pictures I was fighting failing light late this afternoon.

 

 

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More soon, including a green full yellow face Rat and a Blue 25/3 Rat for the full works each!!!

 

Jinty ;)

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Some inspiration for you Jints, Didcot 2004.

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Looking forward to seeing the Blue Rat mate.

 

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There are a few Rats here for treatment too!!!

 

 

Here is one of them, Green, full yellow ends, numbered as 25043, extra overhead warning flashes, blue boiler blanking plate and blue background data panels. Transfers from Railtec and yet to have its sound, '0O00' head codes and snow ploughs fitted.

 

It all looks a bit too shiny as well!!!  ;)

 

 

 

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There is a 25/3 here as well having some transfers done as 25285, which I'll post up some pictures in due course.

 

Jinty ;)

Please humour me as I’m a pre-grouping steam man, but why are they called Rats?!

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A couple of things to come off my workbench today.

 

Firstly is a Heljan OAA in Railfreight Red/Grey livery.

Patch painted, replacement bauxite door, a couple of replacement planks and then weathered reasonably well.

 

 

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Next up is a Dapol 08 finished in BR Blue livery and numbered as 08062.

Fitted weith a Zimo MX644D 21-pin MTC sound decoder, loaded with a Paul Chetter Protodrive sound project with speed lock. 

The vac pipes have been beefed up, a lamp left on the front footstep and the weathered with a selection of liquids, washes, panel liners and powders.

Finished off with the airbrush in a couple of areas.

 

Please excuse the pictures I was fighting failing light late this afternoon.

 

 

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More soon, including a green full yellow face Rat and a Blue 25/3 Rat for the full works each!!!

 

Jinty ;)

Blimey, they’re good.

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Please humour me as I’m a pre-grouping steam man, but why are they called Rats?!

 

 

I don't actually know, sorry.

I'm a bit of a sheep on this one as I've followed the crowd!!!

 

Jinty ;)

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