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Thanks Pete, those nice shiny ones were never going to stay so they can go back on their Yanky wagon. I just noticed these shots with the sun on do show the graininess of the 3D print but I think I can live with it, so do I make a rake with these wagons?

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Hi Brian

 

I'm currently building a Shapeways BAA & BBA, and was concerned as to how the grainy finish would look once paint was applied, I have spent a bit of time trying to smooth it off where it will be most obvious. Then I find that you have made one in double quick time and looking at your pictures it makes a nice model, I don't think I have much to worry about. I have built PRMRP ones in the past and both models have there merits, but I prefer the Shapeways one, the mesh deck is a nice touch and a rake of these would look very nice.

 

Cheers

J.P.

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Well I have had a bash at making two coils. Slightly different weight card used on these to see which I prefer, and can't make my mind up

Both good but the one nearest the end looks slightly better to my eyes. Is that the finer card?

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 I got PH Designs to do some etches for me a while back to backdate the kit to a 86/0. Also a new headcode box as the kit one is too small. I glued the new one over the old one but it should be recesses a bit more to be honest but I just could not face trying to un solder the original so this will do. The new etched rivet surround now goes with the curve of the front and not recessed as per the kit. Tail lights are made up with the etched "washers" and a light surround etch on the end. There is a new horn grill but I failed miserably trying to solder it up so need another to have a go with. It was a job trying to solder the new V bogie pivot etches onto the floor without compromising the brass strip I soldered in and filled to remove the coil spring location. Anyway it's slowly coming on.

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Hi,

Quite a while back there was some chat about BR self contained wagon buffers on here. Just spotted Accurascale are selling them now at c£4 for 4, which seems very acceptable. No link, just thought useful info given the amount of variants you churn out!

Ian

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A bit of a lack of updates here due to the fact I don't like the new layout I'm afraid and it was doing my head in working it out.

Anyway here is an update on the 86, I just added the lamp brackets and the nice etched horn grill that Pete Harvey did for me. Will add some LED lights next before painting I think.

 

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1 hour ago, brian daniels said:

A bit of a lack of updates here due to the fact I don't like the new layout I'm afraid and it was doing my head in working it out.

Anyway here is an update on the 86, I just added the lamp brackets and the nice etched horn grill that Pete Harvey did for me. Will add some LED lights next before painting I think.

 

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Glad to see you on here Brian.

 

Agree about the site, for a myriad of reasons.

 

Cracking work on your part Brian, hope retirement is going well?

 

Atvb

 

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Hi CME

 

Not just me then about RMweb then.

 

Retirement is going very well, going to Europe 4 times this year plus a few breaks in Blighty to get in and fit in a bit of modelling!

 

Another project just signed off was a Heljan 37 with a set of etched front windscreens to replace the Heljan windows. That was all I did on this as I just wanted a standard banger blue 37.

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Finished this recently as well from a pre-production model of the re-introduced 33/0 that should be out later this year. The fuel tanks have been narrowed and the spring in the centre of the bogie has been put back a bit. Also now has some nice sandpipes and brackets. It's also being done as one with a headlight.

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14 hours ago, brian daniels said:

Hi CME

 

Not just me then about RMweb then.

 

Retirement is going very well, going to Europe 4 times this year plus a few breaks in Blighty to get in and fit in a bit of modelling!

 

Another project just signed off was a Heljan 37 with a set of etched front windscreens to replace the Heljan windows. That was all I did on this as I just wanted a standard banger blue 37.

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Glad to hear that retirement is going swimmingly! Great to hear.

 

The 37 looks great, I've still got the window frames, roof fan and some bogie tweaks/details to add to my old 37/O.....

14 hours ago, brian daniels said:

Finished this recently as well from a pre-production model of the re-introduced 33/0 that should be out later this year. The fuel tanks have been narrowed and the spring in the centre of the bogie has been put back a bit. Also now has some nice sandpipes and brackets. It's also being done as one with a headlight.

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The 33 looks better for those tweaks Brian, on the earlier versions will the Heljan versions have the correct roof/exhaust and the cutaways in the tanks etc etc? They appeared to in their various 00 releases but not the 7mm version.

 

ATVB

 

CME

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The 33 will have the later exhaust and no fuel tank cutout I'm affraid, got leave something for you to "model"!

 

LED's installed and running off DCC so they are lit whilst I'm stood still. I have added an on/off switch for the reds, don't want them on with a train do we. Hopefully when I'm running this it won't be on full power so the LED's should be a bit dimmer. One little problem I've noticed on this 3ft plank though is when going forward the LED's in the rear headcode box flicker, any ideas how to stop this anyone?

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15 hours ago, brian daniels said:

The 33 will have the later exhaust and no fuel tank cutout I'm affraid, got leave something for you to "model"!

 

LED's installed and running off DCC so they are lit whilst I'm stood still. I have added an on/off switch for the reds, don't want them on with a train do we. Hopefully when I'm running this it won't be on full power so the LED's should be a bit dimmer. One little problem I've noticed on this 3ft plank though is when going forward the LED's in the rear headcode box flicker, any ideas how to stop this anyone?

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Loving the LEDs the project is coming on superbly!

 

Looks like the 7mm modeller is the poor cousin again, re the RTR Cl33s vs 00 Cl33s, even though we are expected to pay a lot more. A real pity as the MSM modelling press implied a full on retool and upgrades.

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Brian

What is the make of the front windscreens etch as used on 37222

They look better than any other ones I've seen?

I have the PHD (Peter follows this Thread) versions, which only require minimal fettling - they make a nice difference to the otherwise flat surface. Hope that helps.

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I don't know who I got those 37 window frames from Deltic17. I sent an email to Shawplan to ask if they were something he did but doesn't advertise but have had no reply.

 

The Heljan 47 has had a full retool but the 33 was only ever a re-run with a little tweek here and there CME and Bottlewasher

 

 

Trying to fill in the gap either side of the V bracket. It's Not Quite Like The Real Thing which is ironic as they are JLTRT class 45 sandboxes with the top cut down. I know they should be a bit thinner on that top edge but I think if I cut more off then the bottom will be too high. Will see if I can add the rod between them. But think it's better with these rather than the before shot.

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I don't know who I got those 37 window frames from Deltic17. I sent an email to Shawplan to ask if they were something he did but doesn't advertise but have had no reply.

 

The Heljan 47 has had a full retool but the 33 was only ever a re-run with a little tweek here and there CME and Bottlewasher

 

 

Trying to fill in the gap either side of the V bracket. It's Not Quite Like The Real Thing which is ironic as they are JLTRT class 45 sandboxes with the top cut down. I know they should be a bit thinner on that top edge but I think if I cut more off then the bottom will be too high. Will see if I can add the rod between them. But think it's better with these rather than the before shot.

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Nice work Brian - looks good to me.

 

Re the Cl33, thanks, I should have known better than to trust the MSM LOL, tbf I think Tower had a list of what was proposed for the Cl33 and it was more than just a few tweaks.

 

The window frames for the Cl37 I don't think Shawplan ever got around to doing them as they were to go further (ala their 00 version) which would require major reworking.

 

Thanks again Brian.

 

Atvb

 

CME.

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On 08/04/2019 at 20:57, brian daniels said:

Hi CME

 

Not just me then about RMweb then.

 

Retirement is going very well, going to Europe 4 times this year plus a few breaks in Blighty to get in and fit in a bit of modelling!

 

Another project just signed off was a Heljan 37 with a set of etched front windscreens to replace the Heljan windows. That was all I did on this as I just wanted a standard banger blue 37.

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Those Windscreens make a world of difference, I was looking at a Heljan 37 at Trainwest today and the standard widows really are poor.

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