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5 hours ago, RJS1977 said:

I don't think 130 was ever a production length of LR, so I doubt there will be any 1/76 versions available.

127s were made by taking 110s and giving them to LR's Special Vehicles division to weld 17" into the chassis. I'm reasonably sure '130' was a re-badging only to bring them into line with the 90 / 110 series. 

 

90s aren't 90" wb either, they're 94" but that didn't suit the marketing people. 

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I knew absolutely nothing about all this!

 

How did you lot organise it all?!

 

I'd have been tempted to enter Farmer Blodwyn's old beast, seen here labouring up the lane that goes over the railway:

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Anyone else done a Townstreet, solid plastercast one?

 

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I have in my stash a couple of EKO Jeep Waggoners which though described as HO scale are in fact 00 scale. It was one of these that was used as the prototype of the Hi-Rail road/rail system, as depicted by the Oxford road/rail Land Rovers. I intend to fit one out with the Oxford rail wheels.

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1 hour ago, PhilJ W said:

I have in my stash a couple of EKO Jeep Waggoners which though described as HO scale are in fact 00 scale. It was one of these that was used as the prototype of the Hi-Rail road/rail system, as depicted by the Oxford road/rail Land Rovers. I intend to fit one out with the Oxford rail wheels.

Here are a couple of those Eko Jeeps, along with a Landrover Tickford stationwagon made by combining an Oxford Series 1 Landy with the back end of the Eko Jeep which became a pickup truck.

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I must admit that I chickened out of removing the base from the Oxford series I LWB. The floor being plastic and the glazing / roof all being one piece was a bit unnerving. 

 

Normally I wouldn't worry about pulling something apart, but I have never been asked to build a model for someone else before!

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What a super thread! The level of the contributors‘ skills on what are essentially quite diminutive models is astounding.

Given the opportunities to render, even the most bashed about models, with a new ultra-realistic identity, it would not be surprising if there isn’t a serious uptake in used OD model vehicles for this very purpose.

Well done all.

 

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1 hour ago, Right Away said:

What a super thread! The level of the contributors‘ skills on what are essentially quite diminutive models is astounding.

Given the opportunities to render, even the most bashed about models, with a new ultra-realistic identity, it would not be surprising if there isn’t a serious uptake in used OD model vehicles for this very purpose.

Well done all.

 

 

I couldn't agree more. Being presented with them in the first place was astounding, but when I'd recovered and looked more closely I realised just what RMwebbers are capable of. In the nicest possible way.

 

I still haven't found the right adequate words to use to say, "Thank you".

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My Land Rover conversion from 2015 for a small diorama for work (before we built the Power for Life layout as featured in BRM) involved taking one Network Rail Land Rover and a saw.

 

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and converting it to one of these.

 

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Dismantle cut and fabricate steadying legs

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Fabricate the booms, hydraulic rams and bucket from plastic

 

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A coat of paint and transfers later

 

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Some excellent modelling of vehicles that wouldn't even be out of place on a modern day layout as scruffy Land Rovers are very 'in' on the classic car scene at the moment. Here's a 130 I made from a BW Models kit a few years ago. I recall it being quite a fiddly build as the myriad of different LRs offered by BW were obviously designed to share as many common parts as possible at the expense of ease of assembly. The kit was taken over by Mid Devon Models when BW packed up but they appear to have ceased trading now so I don't know what ultimately became of it.

 

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5 hours ago, Alister_G said:

I've started building a SWB series Land Rover:

 

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I think there's some bits missing...

 

Al.

All the rust holes in the chassis???

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7 minutes ago, Gordon A said:

Looking good.

My only observation is that the front bumper should be made of channel.

 

GA

 

It would certainly smell nicer.

 

 

Oh!

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10 minutes ago, Gordon A said:

Looking good.

My only observation is that the front bumper should be made of channel.

 

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Thanks mate. I don't think they do channel that small, the bumper is 20thou by 80thou strip.

 

Edit: it's actually two layers, so it's 40thou thick.

 

Al.

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My old front bumper is 4.25" tall x 3.25" front to back.

Albion Alloys do C channel 1mm x 1.5mm x 1mm assuming your chassis is to 4mm scale.

Very nice model.

 

Gordon A

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55 minutes ago, 37114 said:

Happy to share any photos you need, every single bolt on my 12inch to 1ft scale one has been in my hand....

 

Thanks Rob, very kind of you to offer.

 

The idea of the model is to build a cameo scene with a partially rebuilt Land Rover in a shed - typical barn-find condition - so the model is about done now, all the rest of the bits will be stacked up around it somewhere.

 

I too have spent many, many months stripping and replacing every bit of my Series III back in the day, like this:

 

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An anecdote relevant to Land Rovers but not model ones. I saw mention elsewhere of somebody passing their driving test in a Land Rover. It wasn't me, because I failed my driving test in a Land Rover. This event took place in Cyprus, and the main reason (there was another) for the failure was that I overtook a lorry going up a hill. You may wonder (or not) what was wrong with that and might be interested to know that the lorry was carrying grapes and the juice was pouring out from under the tailboard all over the road. I ought to have known that this was making the road very slippery.

 

I've been whining about it ever since.

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57 minutes ago, Alister_G said:

 

Thanks Rob, very kind of you to offer.

 

The idea of the model is to build a cameo scene with a partially rebuilt Land Rover in a shed - typical barn-find condition - so the model is about done now, all the rest of the bits will be stacked up around it somewhere.

 

I too have spent many, many months stripping and replacing every bit of my Series III back in the day, like this:

 

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Al.

Very nice, 2.25 diesel?. I fired mine up a few weeks ago for the first time post rebuild,  and the first time in 6 years.

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