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3 hours ago, Graham_Muz said:

Excellent progress and Looking great. I like and use the WWS static grass fibres too.

 

3 hours ago, Schooner said:

Quite right too, it's looking really very good...I've tied up to less convincing quays in 12":1'!


Thanks both for the kind words of encouragement!

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Plucked up the courage to pull the non motorised O2 apart and fit the replacement chassis, it was a very involved process see the pictures below. Thankfully got it all back together and it's still working.126907436_679589549585613_6371451516513694038_n.jpg.97877649eda32be33f462cadf660a614.jpg


When testing this, I got another DC loco out for running and couldn't resist taking this photo.

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I really must sort a proper lighting rig out rather than relying on an LED spotlight... 

 

 

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13 hours ago, LBSC123 said:

Plucked up the courage to pull the non motorised O2 apart and fit the replacement chassis, it was a very involved process see the pictures below. Thankfully got it all back together and it's still working.126907436_679589549585613_6371451516513694038_n.jpg.97877649eda32be33f462cadf660a614.jpg


When testing this, I got another DC loco out for running and couldn't resist taking this photo.

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I really must sort a proper lighting rig out rather than relying on an LED spotlight... 

 

 

Good taste. I bought that one as well, as it was used as a contractors loco for the construction of two military railways and later by Blue Circle cement, both of which are of interest to me.

 

All the best

 

Ray

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13 hours ago, LBSC123 said:

 really must sort a proper lighting rig out rather than relying on an LED spotlight...

 

Last year I splashed on on this pair, and they have been brilliant (is there a pun in there somewhere?)

 

Pair of LED photofloods and tripods, with 2 spare bulbs.

 

I also used them when making a video covering building some Merg CBus beginners electronic kits (now on Youtube)

 

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1 hour ago, Graham_Muz said:

Well done on getting the O2 apart (and back together again) I look forward to seeing on the layout soon, even if it is a mainland condition one. 


Thanks @Graham_Muz, it’s certainly an ‘interesting’ model to take apart and put back together, but a good learning experience all the same.
 

I do have half an idea to remove one of the air tanks and move the other, and then re-number it as a pre-1928ish O2 before they received names.
 

Whether I manage, or whether it’s wise do this before a possible EFE announcement on another batch (should there be one) remains to be seen.


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3 hours ago, Ian Morgan said:

 

Last year I splashed on on this pair, and they have been brilliant (is there a pun in there somewhere?)

 

Pair of LED photofloods and tripods, with 2 spare bulbs.

 

I also used them when making a video covering building some Merg CBus beginners electronic kits (now on Youtube)

 

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Crikey that's a fine piece of kit! I was thinking of something slightly simpler, this being a wooden frame which would attach to the top of the layout and allow me to glue some LED strip to it. Something like that could still be very useful for the workbench/photography though... 

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2 hours ago, LBSC123 said:


Thanks @Graham_Muz, it’s certainly an ‘interesting’ model to take apart and put back together, but a good learning experience all the same.
 

I do have half an idea to remove one of the air tanks and move the other, and then re-number it as a pre-1928ish O2 before they received names.
 

Whether I manage, or whether it’s wise do this before a possible EFE announcement on another batch (should there be one) remains to be seen.


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Looks like you have that covered and the modifications would work, although the Westinghouse pump on the IOW, being for brakes rather than Pull Push control, was slightly larger but I doubt many would notice. 

 

As for more O2 models being produced of course I can not say one way or the other...

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45 minutes ago, LBSC123 said:


Crikey that's a fine piece of kit! I was thinking of something slightly simpler, this being a wooden frame which would attach to the top of the layout and allow me to glue some LED strip to it. Something like that could still be very useful for the workbench/photography though... 

 

With respect to layout lighting, I did a post on my blog that might give food for thought here https://grahammuz.com/2017/04/10/layout-lighting-is-quay-white-is-white-right/ 

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1 hour ago, LBSC123 said:


Crikey that's a fine piece of kit! I was thinking of something slightly simpler, this being a wooden frame which would attach to the top of the layout and allow me to glue some LED strip to it. Something like that could still be very useful for the workbench/photography though... 

 

I think I made an incorrect assumption that you were talking about light for photographing the layout rather than illuminating the layout for operating and, eventually, exhibiting.

 

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4 hours ago, LBSC123 said:


Thanks @Graham_Muz, it’s certainly an ‘interesting’ model to take apart and put back together, but a good learning experience all the same.
 

I do have half an idea to remove one of the air tanks and move the other, and then re-number it as a pre-1928ish O2 before they received names.
 

Whether I manage, or whether it’s wise do this before a possible EFE announcement on another batch (should there be one) remains to be seen.


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I will be doing similar with the two o2s I currently have once ive finished my stroudley set.

 

Also remember the extended bunkers came in later than the naming of the earlier o2s by a good few years and that might fit more firmly in your time period so thats still an option. I have a few surplus modelmaster nameplates if you are interested.

 

As for efe 02s I think id probably hold off unless there was a LSWR version for the 1923 summer season which I wouldnt be able to resist.

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6 hours ago, Graham_Muz said:

 

Looks like you have that covered and the modifications would work, although the Westinghouse pump on the IOW, being for brakes rather than Pull Push control, was slightly larger but I doubt many would notice. 

 

As for more O2 models being produced of course I can not say one way or the other...

 

I didn't know about the air pump being a different size. I think there are a few other differences such as the Cab roof vent too but I can't remember off the top of my head what the others our. Still its should look mostly right. 

6 hours ago, Graham_Muz said:

 

With respect to layout lighting, I did a post on my blog that might give food for thought here https://grahammuz.com/2017/04/10/layout-lighting-is-quay-white-is-white-right/ 

 

Thanks @Graham_Muz for this. I was thinking about LED strip too, although I'm not yet settled on a way of mounting them above the board. Some more thinking is required in this area, I think. 

 

4 hours ago, TeakDB said:

 

I will be doing similar with the two o2s I currently have once ive finished my stroudley set.

 

Also remember the extended bunkers came in later than the naming of the earlier o2s by a good few years and that might fit more firmly in your time period so thats still an option. I have a few surplus modelmaster nameplates if you are interested.

 

As for efe 02s I think id probably hold off unless there was a LSWR version for the 1923 summer season which I wouldnt be able to resist.


I can't remember which was the last loco to get a name but think it was around 1930 ish? I can't find the appropriate book to hand at present. I was mainly thinking of avoiding names because I thought it was more likely for a model to be made with name plates, but I haven't made a firm decision on this either way. Should EFE do another batch I am sure I'll end up with quite a few, finances permitting...

I'll watch with interested to see how you get on with the conversion @TeakDB 

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On 11/11/2020 at 13:13, Schooner said:

I've just had the pleasure of catching up with Shalfleet - what a wonderful layout it's becoming. Great to see the potential being realised so successfully, thanks for taking the time to share progress and techniques here.

 

Cracking stuff, one to watch... :)

 

Schooner

(quay-fancier, dock-botherer, and ex ex-LCC-30's-flat Ovaller)  

Seconded!  Superb work on the quayside timbers and backscene.

 

Colin

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19 hours ago, LBSC123 said:

As promised, here are some photos of the O2 and the newly arrived replacement Rails Terrier. Both are looking good, I think. 

 

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I have also received my Fishbourne and everything appears o.k. I have tested it briefly on a straight section of track and appears to run satisfactorily. Unfortunately no access to a layout at the moment to test it more thoroughly.

 

Lets hope that there will be a new batch of 02's next year to swell the Isle of Wight ranks.

 

Ray

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On 26/11/2020 at 15:19, wainwright1 said:

 

I have also received my Fishbourne and everything appears o.k. I have tested it briefly on a straight section of track and appears to run satisfactorily. Unfortunately no access to a layout at the moment to test it more thoroughly.

 

Lets hope that there will be a new batch of 02's next year to swell the Isle of Wight ranks.

 

Ray


I quite agree Ray. My Fishbourne also seems OK but is in need of a full running in which I hope to do over the coming weeks. 

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Spent a few hours over the weekend pushing the quay on. I wired up the Scale Model Scenery fence posts with 0.2mm wire which then cleared the way for fitting the trees. 

These are a mixture of Woodland Scenics armatures with seafoam attached to the branches and seafoam trees, all covered with various Woodland Scenics coarse and fine turf and Noch leaves. 

Please excuse the paint bottles, which are supporting the trees whilst the PVA gluing them down dries. I couldn't resist taking photos before this had dried.  

 

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Thanks both for the kind words! 
 

The glue finally dried, allowing me to take some photographs of the woodland at the far end of the layout.

 

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I think I need to find something to take the shine off the fence wire, I’ll try some acrylic paint and if that fails use the airbrush. Otherwise it’s shaping up nicely. 
 

(One of) the next jobs is to sort out the lighting, I promise....

 

I need to do the other bit of fencing at the rear of the layout too, alongside fitting some ladders and seaweed to the quay and shoreline to get this ready for the resin pour....

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