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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 ;)

 

Because they got everywhere in the country I believe.

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A belated Happy New Year to all.

 

Here are a couple of Skytrex Depressed Vee tanks finished off last week. Fitted with Peartree wheels, Slaters Oleo Buffers and Dapol Screw Couplings. Finished in plain grey livery and weathered with some cement crusting here and there and a bit of road dirt.

10819 and 10987.

 

Here are a few pictures:

 

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And the two together:

 

 

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Another eleven to come very soon as these were finished last week.

 

 

David ;)

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Now I've managed to extract the pictures from my camera, that didn't want to connect to the PC!!!

 

3 Dapol Brake Vans, converted to Air Braked units.

Air pies, Air control Pipes, Partial repaint with yellow and Rail Red sections, Slaters Oleo Buffers and weathered.

I'm aware that these should also have roller bearings, but that was not doable on this occasion.

 

Pictures taken indoors, artificial light I'm afraid.

 

 

954680 in BR Bauxite Livery with Yellow Air Braked Branding.

 

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954622 in BR Red/Grey Livery.

 

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954636 BR Bauxite Livery with Air Braked Branding

 

 

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More very soon

 

Jinty ;)

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Well still getting over the man flu (Proper thing!!!), I've been working on some wagons on the kitchen table.

 

These two are the Heljan OAA's patch painted to show replaced planks, etc. Then weathered as a 'in use' vehicles for a customer.

I also have a couple more that will be ready to come off the WB this week.

 

 

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More very soon, including some locos that have been waiting to come off the WB for a little while.

 

Jinty ;)

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Some excellent weathering on the OAA's David, truly wonderful to be honest ....like the way you have highlighted the brake discs on the wheels something that I have never seen done before really breaking the boundaries there in my humble opinion.  :sungum:

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Truly outstanding. Just showed my wife the pics and she thought it was a real wagon.

 

And David's doing my Blue Rat, 25/3, just waiting for the pics to appear on here or on Seven Mills Sidings. :sungum:

See you at Club on Tuesday all being well.

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Still struggling with this cold/flu, and still relegated to the kitchen table!!!

 

Here are a couple more open wagons, with patch painting to show replaced planks both in new wood and painted pieces.

 

 

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Jinty ;)

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Stunning, David!!  If you can do this when you're ill, what heights can you achieve when you're fit and well???!!!

 

 

Rod

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Still not well at all, in fact going backwards instead of forwards I think. Took the day off work today, and spent it asleep mostly!!!:O

 

Anyway, here are another couple of ZDA's that have been weathered and patch painted last week.

Not sure how I got the frosty effect on the trees............................................

 

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I can only load 3 pictures of 2.5mb per post at the moment, as there is a limit on picture uploads, might have to trim them down a bit more.

 

Hopefully more very soon

 

Jinty ;)

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Hi Jints, as recommended by Dr Peters the other day, going from a HOT office to COLD yard is not the best thing for a dodgy chest. Hope you able to shake it off soon.

 

But great work on the wagons as always.

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18 hours ago, Jintyman said:

Still not well at all, in fact going backwards instead of forwards I think. Took the day off work today, and spent it asleep mostly!!!:O

 

Anyway, here are another couple of ZDA's that have been weathered and patch painted last week.

Not sure how I got the frosty effect on the trees............................................

 

I can only load 3 pictures of 2.5mb per post at the moment, as there is a limit on picture uploads, might have to trim them down a bit more.

 

Hopefully more very soon

 

Jinty ;)

 

Hi Jinty,

Sorry to hear your still no better. Get well soon mate.  

 

With pictures, currently you can only attached 10MB per post.  Depending on your image software, try saving as a JPG and you'll have an option to set the compression level between 1 (bloody awful!) and 10 (best quality). Try saving at about 5 and you'll find they will all be less than 1MB in size.  Obviously, don't over-right the originals!

 

Another alternative is save as a PNG if your software will let you.

 

Rich

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Hi Jinty, 

Sorry to hear that you are still unwell. I notice it's been a bit cold over their this week, I think we where lucky with the weather when we where over at Christmas for a few weeks we even had a bit of sun on a few days though down South does tend to be a tad warmer.

 

I have a question re fitting a Zimo decoder to my class 25. I have removed a motor and I am thinking of getting a Zimo mx645r with class 25 sound I am wondering what speaker you would use and is it possible to wire up the roof fan to the decoder so that it still works. 

 

Cheers Peter.

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Hi Peter,

 

Yes I'm feeling a tad better today, might even wander into the garage.

 

For the class 25, I've done it a couple of ways. On one, I removed one motor and used an MX645R.

I did notice that the gear tower binded slightly so I removed all the intermediate gears in the bogie and let it run smoothly. Obviously keeping the pick-ups.

On others I've left the motors in place and for a few pounds more than a MX645R, you can get a MX645P22 and an ADAPLU adaptor board which increases the motor load enough for a twin motored class 25.

As for speakers, I have my own bass reflex speakers which I place on pedestals facing down through the bogie apertures.  

I remove the fan gubbins and glue the fan to the top of one of the speakers where it should go. So I'm not sure if the fan can be controlled ok from the Zimo range, the best person to ask is Paul Chetter (pauliebanger on here), I would imagine it could as Zimo tends to be much better with controllable function outputs than ESU, etc.

 

I have a picture of an ESU fitting I did a long while ago showing the mounting and position of the speakers.

 

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I hope some of this helps.

 

Jinty ;)

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Thanks Jinty, 

I will look into the other decoder. Do I wire the speakers in series or parallel?

 

Cheers Peter.

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5 hours ago, P.C.M said:

Thanks Jinty, 

I will look into the other decoder. Do I wire the speakers in series or parallel?

 

Cheers Peter.

Hi Peter,

 

Speakers to be wired in parallel.

 

Jinty ;)

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6 minutes ago, Jintyman said:

Well a little change to the monotonous wagons, and now that I've started to feel better, I can now get to my weathering bench.

A 25/3 that I dug out the other day just to try a couple of little detail alterations on, finished as a workworn Crewe example, 25285 in BR Blue.

This will start it's journey to Derbyshire this evening.

 

Here are a few pictures.............

 

 

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More very soon now that I'm feeling a bit better.

Jinty ;)

Thanks mate, VERY nice indeed, it's booked for a Ballast working on Seven Mills Sidings quite soon I think.

 

Also the 37 and 47 will be booked on MOD and Engineers Duties once you've finished with them.

 

I need to get on and weather some of my Stock soon, but at the moment my modelling time has gone from about 4 hours a day to 6 hours a WEEK.

 

Catch up again soon.

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