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15 hours ago, AdeMoore said:

They do look quite the part on Cwm sets them off a treat.

lovely models.

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Ade

 

Cheers Ade

Well, No. 1 has had it's first coat of primer. I've gone over a couple of patches with the sanding sticks, and the odd bit of filler around the buffer beam. 

Very tempted to get him finished in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile revisiting one of my favourites this afternoon (1957 First Edition).
 

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This cover illustration has always convinced me that Henry has a Fowler high sided tender! :smoke:

 

44594 with high-sided tender

 

 

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Primer on. Touch of minimal cleaning up required, and then it will be time for the topcoat.

 

 

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Thanks to the help from a friend yesterday, new baseboard tops now fitted increasing the width by a foot.

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Thomas is also ready for his topcoat.

 

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11 hours ago, Hawin Dooiey said:

Early one morning....

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Amazing Tom the quality is so good there initially you don’t notice there is an absence of any track or groundscape.

Liking those baseboards they do look wide! What is the width?

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9 hours ago, AdeMoore said:

Amazing Tom the quality is so good there initially you don’t notice there is an absence of any track or groundscape.

Liking those baseboards they do look wide! What is the width?

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Ade

 

 

Cheers Ade

 

The baseboards are now around three and a half foot in width. The layout now stands away from the wall so that operating can be done from both sides.

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When you see all three together, you get a real sense of the relative sizes of each. Some trains on the branch must take a leisurely pace as neither 6 nor 7 look like they achieve a high top speed. Also, based on the size of the "regular" fleet, does it mean no. 9 and no. 10 are the largest locos the branch can safely take? Certainly wouldn't get no. 4 up there.

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8 minutes ago, Csalem said:

When you see all three together, you get a real sense of the relative sizes of each. Some trains on the branch must take a leisurely pace as neither 6 nor 7 look like they achieve a high top speed. Also, based on the size of the "regular" fleet, does it mean no. 9 and no. 10 are the largest locos the branch can safely take? Certainly wouldn't get no. 4 up there.

 

No. 4 has traversed Thomas's branch, as far as Toryreck Lead Mines in 'Down the Mine'.

 

4 minutes ago, RedGemAlchemist said:

Well, isn't that the entire point of Wrong Road?

True, granted that was on the Brendam Branch.

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55 minutes ago, Csalem said:

When you see all three together, you get a real sense of the relative sizes of each. Some trains on the branch must take a leisurely pace as neither 6 nor 7 look like they achieve a high top speed. Also, based on the size of the "regular" fleet, does it mean no. 9 and no. 10 are the largest locos the branch can safely take? Certainly wouldn't get no. 4 up there.

 

My thoughts on the matter are if anything requires any speed on the Branch its generally in the hands of number 1. Any goods train coming down the line seem likely to be short and unfitted so therefore 6 and 7 are perfectly fine.

 

I'd also say that 2 and 5 would be perfectly fine to go up the branch.

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45 minutes ago, Aire Head said:

I'd also say that 2 and 5 would be perfectly fine to go up the branch.


Agreed. It’s only really 3 and 4 that would be ultimately ruled out for working the full route.

 

No. 5 is documented as working a goods train (as noted in Thomas and Bertie at Elsbridge).

 

I’d be interested regarding Bo-Co, what RA were the Class 28s?

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4 minutes ago, RedGemAlchemist said:

Surprisingly, they were rated at RA6.


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Possibly workable, seen as the Brendam Branch must have been at least RA6.

 

I suspect after Gordon’s venture down the branch in Main Line Engines, the structural engineers will have been inspecting the bridges the following day! 

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That reminds me. Back when this was originally a Tidmouth project you posted some WIP locos, BoCo, Oliver, James and Henry IIRC. Assuming you still have these in your possession, and taking into account what you plan to build for Ffarquhar, it seems to me you'd only be two short of the full roster. Not that I'm suggesting anything.

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1 hour ago, Hawin Dooiey said:


Cheers @RedGemAlchemist

 

Possibly workable, seen as the Brendam Branch must have been at least RA6.

 

I suspect after Gordon’s venture down the branch in Main Line Engines, the structural engineers will have been inspecting the bridges the following day! 

Might explain why he spent the night at the docks to be harassed by Bill and Ben the next day. The engineers may have wanted to inspect everything before letting him back. :)

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39 minutes ago, Csalem said:

Might explain why he spent the night at the docks to be harassed by Bill and Ben the next day. The engineers may have wanted to inspect everything before letting him back. :)

 

"Do we put him on a ship or can we send him back down"

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1 hour ago, Kumata said:

That reminds me. Back when this was originally a Tidmouth project you posted some WIP locos, BoCo, Oliver and James IIRC. Assuming you still have these in your possession, and taking into account what you plan to build for Ffarquhar, it seems to me you'd only be two short of the full roster. Not that I'm suggesting anything.

I would still love to see a Tidmouth at this level of quality tbh. But Ffarquhar is looking fantastic so far.
And I agree, you should do the entire roster @Hawin Dooiey, with this attention to detail it'd be amazing.

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Thanks for the kind comments.

 

Maybe one day I'll depict all the fleet. In fairness, as I'm depicting 1959 on the branch, I wont be utilising Oliver and BoCo etc.

 

At some point, I'll see about moving forward into 1960-61 and depict Daisy and Mavis, but that is some time off yet.

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1 hour ago, Hawin Dooiey said:

Thanks for the kind comments.

 

Maybe one day I'll depict all the fleet. In fairness, as I'm depicting 1959 on the branch, I wont be utilising Oliver and BoCo etc.

 

At some point, I'll see about moving forward into 1960-61 and depict Daisy and Mavis, but that is some time off yet.

 

Will we see a Coffee Pot though?

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40 minutes ago, Aire Head said:

 

Will we see a Coffee Pot though?


I’m afraid not.

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28 minutes ago, Hawin Dooiey said:


I’m afraid not.

 

But why!? :cry:

 

In all honesty Awdry literally leaves it at "Vertical Boiler" as a description which isn't helpful.

 

And there is so much to cover already I think this is going to be spectacular.

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