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No railways today as packing up and tidying away ready for Christmas so wishing everyone a merry Christmas and here's a nice snow scene from the Squirrel Rail archives in lieu of a Christmas card. It's 47264 at a very chilly Ipswich in Dec 78. Cheers Jerry

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On 23/12/2020 at 19:58, Squirrel Rail said:

Hi Keith, many thanks for the kind comments and glad you enjoyed the thread. The 47843 I've just finished is straying into James' area of expertise so hopefully he will not find too much wrong with it!

Cheers Jerry


Haha, love it Jerry! :lol: I very much like it indeed, got to love a downtrodden 47 of any variety!! 
 

I’ve also been lapping up your many new ‘87’s and ‘90’s too, it’s making me want to get back into modelling early 2000s AC electrics again seeing all these old favourites coming back in miniature with new-gen models!

 

Cheers,

James

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13 hours ago, James Makin said:


Haha, love it Jerry! :lol: I very much like it indeed, got to love a downtrodden 47 of any variety!! 
 

I’ve also been lapping up your many new ‘87’s and ‘90’s too, it’s making me want to get back into modelling early 2000s AC electrics again seeing all these old favourites coming back in miniature with new-gen models!

 

Cheers,

James


id say do it, got to have some electrics especially with the outstanding Bachmann 90s and the upcoming Heljan 86s. The Hornby 87s can do with better pans but those are fixable. Hopefully you go ahead ;)

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That’s a cool jet Jerry, you feel like you could actually move those straps and get in there.

 

I used to work with an ex lightning pilot , he was deaf as a post, not sure how he kept a flying medical 

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5 hours ago, rob D2 said:

That’s a cool jet Jerry, you feel like you could actually move those straps and get in there.

 

I used to work with an ex lightning pilot , he was deaf as a post, not sure how he kept a flying medical 

Cheers Rob, there’s quite a lot more to do around the cockpit as the kit was a bit basic..I was happy to start with but the more I look the more I want to add. We had the Lightning’s up the road at Wattisham so used to see them over here and was always one of my favourites at air displays- no wonder the guy you know was deaf as a post!!

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Rail day today busy ordering and preparing some new jobs, GBRF 66 for renumbering and weathering, 60015 to become 034 and six steel carriers to weather and a colas 60 to respray to GVRF and a rake of Seacows to weather in N Gauge- quite a lot as can be seen here! 78DF07EC-0162-46D3-98FF-50E2E70C7A2A.jpeg.4041ef632edff2067c7d2aa024e3753b.jpeg
The 66 has been renumber Ed and is awaiting its numbers and plates, likewise the 3 tone 60. I’ve rubbed down the overly thick sector decals ready for their replacement and the next job is to repaint the bottom half rail grey as the colours awful!

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Here it is with the paint on but all the masks still in place and below with the masks all off

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last job has been fitting the handbrakes to the Seacows so tomorrow can get the N gauge 60 ready for paint and start the wagons. 
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Busy day again today. First up the OO 60 is now named and recalled so next up will be the weathering. It’s little brother has been rubbed down and masked ready for primer.

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mans with its primer on

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The other job to start today is a rake of Seacows. All of the interiors have had a base coat of rust / muck 

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This was followed up with a wash on the exterior so they’re ready for the start of the airbrush work

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and the last job of the day was to lay down some rust inside and out before leaving them until tomorrow for the start of the dirt!!

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49 minutes ago, Norski said:

A little bit of Wales in deepest darkest Essex.....youll be breaking into song next Jerry.

You couldn’t have picked a more welsh 60 if you tried:D nice one to do though as it’s one I haven’t done before- steel carriers tomorrow....

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:lol: :lol: don't worry Jerry, I need your artistic expertise, there won't be any pronunciation checks. 

Cant wait for coil carriers.....shiny be gone !

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I hope I’m not the bearer of bad news but that 60 looks like the one Hornby cocked up the placement of the sector logos, before reissuing a new body. Check the small blue square .

 

 

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36 minutes ago, rob D2 said:

I hope I’m not the bearer of bad news but that 60 looks like the one Hornby cocked up the placement of the sector logos, before reissuing a new body. Check the small blue square .

 

 

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Hi Rob, they’re brand new decals that replaced the Hornby petroleum ones but you’re right in that it doesn’t look right! I will have to sort that in the morning! Cheers Jerry

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7 hours ago, Squirrel Rail said:

Hi Rob, they’re brand new decals that replaced the Hornby petroleum ones but you’re right in that it doesn’t look right! I will have to sort that in the morning! Cheers Jerry

Indeed, just a shame Hornby printed them too far up the side ! They have history of .this .....the owner may well be able to get a new body shell out of them 

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28 minutes ago, Norski said:

Jerry + Rob 

 

I did find this photo of 60034 where the blue overlaps on to the roof. I've seen others where it doesn't quite reach it !!

 

What is it meant to be ?

 

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Indeed correct, but look where the blue square starts - should start level on the line between the two greys not higher up as Hornby have done it .

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