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Hello all!

This is my workbench blog, I'm hoping that it will be a record for myself of my work, rather than it being scattered across about 12 pages.

The stock will mainly be for my fictional light railway and colliery system 'Heapton' as well as some stock to serve the colliery from a branch line that originates at the mainline in Stoke-on-Trent. Maybe some other projects too!

So I'll start with a little fact file on some my stock with what it is and what I want to do it.

Thanks 

Olly

 

*Oh and before I start, please if you see something you think looks wrong or bad, tell me!* 

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Hornby Peckett W4- formally Huntley & Palmers.

Work done: Decaled with railtech NCB transfers after removal of prior branding & DCC fitting.

Work to be done: Weathering, detail fitting and crew fitting

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Heljan Class 05

Work done: Fitting of a driver in 'Heapton green' overalls, DCC fitting and Railtech 'NCB Area 'B' Group' transfers.

Work to be done:  Fitting a secondman/shunter, weathering (maybe some replacement door panels, brass number '2' and detail fitting.

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Hattons Andrew Barclay 16" 'Katie'- the example at the CVR

Work done: DCC fitting, running board details, brass nameplates and number plates. As well as a damaged buffer- although that was due to a fall, but I like the look of it. It looks work worn!

Work to be done: Weathering, crew fitting and buffer beam detailing.

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Olly the three locos are taking on their transformation nicely. I have a soft spot for the Andrew Barclay locos.:D

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Silverfox Models Hunslet D1

Work done: painting, sanding down of moulded details and fitting of handrails (staples) and early weathering,

Work to be done: finish the weathering, glazing, crew fitting, Hunslet nameplates and generic industrial numbering so it can be used on a factory layout too.

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Bachmann Midland 1F

Work done: DCC fitted, rebranded as NCB from BR (kept the front number plate) and painted rods

Work to be done: crew fitted, weathering and possibly some kind of cover for the crew.

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Hornby Drummond 700 Class, on loan to the Midland Region from the Southern.

Work done: over weathered from Hornby's naff sandy weathering with a grey, rust weathering on the smokebox, tender top and running board as well as a all over grey wash. Oh and DCC sound and firebox flicker fitted (via The Hobby Goblin)

Work to be done: complete the weathering to represent a hard worked loco out of region, crew fitting and real coal

 

 

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Hornby 2P 

Work done: weathering using rust on the smokebox and a basic grey wash.

Work to be done: DCC fitting, crew fitting, tarp fitting, red rods (maybe?), finalising the weathering (again well worked, but cared for loco) and a real coal load.

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Hornby Dutchess of Buccleuch- to be converted into BR 'City of Stoke-on-Trent'

Work done: running in and planning

Work to be done: conversion to BR maroon (hopefully no need for a repaint), city of SOT nameplates and numberplates, cabside number changes, real coal, possibly detailing of the underframe forward of the cylinders, crew fitting and weathering. 

 

Is there any other bits that can be done to brought the early 2000s Coronations up to more modern standards?

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32 minutes ago, Kevin Johnson said:

Olly the three locos are taking on their transformation nicely. I have a soft spot for the Andrew Barclay locos.:D

Thanks man!

They are nice and with Planet Industrials cab kits I'm tempted by another!

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On 03/01/2021 at 13:07, Isambarduk said:

Very interesting, Oliver.  Any chance of some reasonable sized images; they're really teeny weeny and difficult to see?  Cheers,   David

 

Thank you!

My apologies, I'll see what I can do in the next few days!

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So my first update. I have 3 projects on the go. All a little different.

The first is an Oxford Rail Janus loco- sprayed rather scruffily into a pseudo Express Diary livery. The imperfections will hopefully enhanced in the weathering process!

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Second is a Hornby Bagnall. Which will be detailed up with separately fitted handrails, cab interior, DCC fitting and a little bigger job is convert it into a 0-6-0 like '3150 Wolstanton No. 3' at the Foxfield. Not 100% accurate, but hopefully an impression without major surgery. The aim is for it to go onto the same livery as the Janus above. How they ended up on a colliery in the Midlands, well that's a story for another time.   

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And finally a white metal loco its a Taff Vale 01. I think. 

Being stripped of its Great Western livery I bought it in and awaiting some detailing parts such as handrails, door dart, lamp irons and a chassis too! Not sure whether a fictional BR with text livery or maybe a NCB green. Any ideas welcome!

 

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Olly

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Quick little update

I think the previous owner didn't follow the instructions as the handrail holes are interesting to say the least. 

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The handrail saga continues. Staples and proper handrails have been used. 

The placement is based on Bagnall diesels that have been preserved. Hopefully, holes will be filled. If you are wondering I'm using PVA as I am out of superglue- not ideal I know, but as it will have many layers of primer and paint (the blue really is a shocking paint to apply)  hopefully they will add some more protection and structural strength.

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And onto the Taff Vale Tank. Which I have since learnt is a U1 class. Oh well, at least the fictional history wasn't written. Anyways here it is in all its oddness. The handrails on either side don't match, an extra handrail on the back (like that on the back of the NSR New L Class), missing a set of cab steps (hence why the pictures make it look skewed to one side) and the smokebox handrails are different from the prototype too. On one side the handrail goes up onto the tank as I have seen on some continental prototypes, but I'm not sure if it suits. I may cut it back.

Some Lamp Irons were added too, just in generic postions.

I believe its had a few rebuilds in model form and as such in the history it will too!

Any constructive criticism welcome!

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Far far from perfect, I really don't like the bent up to the tank handrail and that smokebox door dart will be replaced. Also the holes in the body (I put them there my bad for not measuring properly) will be filled. 

 

 

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