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Wouldn't accept this pic of cleaned coal  wagons last time

 

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I know what you mean about upgrading...

 

I have been replacing some older models, or parts of them.

 

An example would be a tender drive Hornby 9f. I swapped the loco and tender bodies that had extra details added onto a Railroad DC ready loco drive chassis.

 

The Railroad bodies were then put onto the tender drive chassis and passed on!

 

I think that, in some cases, it is better to change over to new parts, than modify the old parts to have, say, NEM pockets added to loco pony trucks...

 

I just need to find some Bachmann 45xx pony trucks with the NEM pockets at the correct height! ;)

 

The original models have them mounted too high, with stepped tension lock couplings...

 

No use for fitting Kadees! 

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 Been making more use of Vallejo black grey, in between being busy in the garden.

 

 

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Sketty Hall black plastic covered over and real coal fitted. Having already fitted loco crew just needs the addition of some loco lamps

 

 

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Summed up the courage to paint the Hornby corridor stock and in my view they look much better for it.

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Also painted the black plastic roofs of the old Bachmann collets, again a great improvement.

Well that is the last of coaches done, which is just as well as I've run out of black-grey paint, which I think is wonderful stuff by the way. It basically means you don't have to use a spray brush.

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Well winter is on it's way, so back to model railways, after a long absence due to holidays, child minding during the school holidays and of course gardening plus the allotment.

 

I  decided my first job should be to replace the platform lighting with something more prototypical. These were brought many moons ago and as you can see the plastic has melted with the heat of the lamps

 

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Despite the cost I decided they had to be replaced by ones from Gaugemaster , so biting the bullet , I purchased a pack of 6 to start with and then discovered to my horror they had stopped making the packs of 3, but I managed to find a source and installed 9 the nine I needed. I actually would have liked to install 10 but that would have necessitated buying another pack of 3!

 

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The pack also contains some loose LEDs so I took the opportunity to finish off the station interior lights

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The pack of 6 come with 2 wall lights so I decided these would go well in the farm yard

 

 

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Previously having added a working fireplace

 

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The Hornby  61xx isn't out until next year so decided to purchase Oxford Dean Goods

I have found it is not a very powerful loco and will only pull about 9 oil wagos plus brake van

Otherwise very happy with it

 

Just need to add crew and loco lamps

Once it is our of warranty will re-paint hand rails, black plastic and replace coal.

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Well now the dark evenings are drawing in and the garden has been put to bed, it's back to modelling

 

Added lights to my bus just need some passengers and crew now

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Your lights are looking good a Richard.

 

Ive always though working lights across the layout bring it all to life.

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Finally got around to motorising the final point in the crossing, so I can now drive trains from the siding to the Gas Works without the hand of God, Haven't decided to do something about the uncoupling once the train reaches the Gas works

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Well not been able to do any modelling all month, owing to tidying up the garden,  a weeks grandson sitting duties. Which he thanked up for by giving me a horrendous cough. It was touch and go whether I would even make Warley. However in the end I struggled around and went to the Doctor  on the following Monday when he diagnosed a case of mild pneumonia!! So after a series of antibiotics I'm just about fit enough to make it up the the railway room.

Started by giving 1364 a coat of Veljo black grey to cover the black plastic.

 

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On 01/12/2019 at 16:49, vulcanbomber said:

............diagnosed a case of mild pneumonia!!

 

:o Wishing you a speedy recovery

 

I agree with @Jules your farm scene looks great :good:

 

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Waiting for their wives to finish shopping (Dart Castings) Looks like I need a new shop sign

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Nice grouping of people in natural positions.

For years I never bothered with them but once I did I realised how they can transform an area.

Keep up the good work, have you had yourself scanned yet so you can on your own layout?

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I have a birthday coming up will start making suitable hints. I like making up a small drama with groups of people like in front of the punch and judy show in the market place. It also encourages visitors to look mare closely at the layout. 

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15 hours ago, KNP said:

Nice grouping of people in natural positions.

For years I never bothered with them but once I did I realised how they can transform an area.

Keep up the good work, have you had yourself scanned yet so you can on your own layout?


Definitely recommend getting a scan done, ours was at Warley this year, both with a case, as if we are going away for the weekend.

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Railcar gets some more passengers, went for Dart Castings, because the large windows display the figures well so need more detail.

I have yet to find a suitable driver

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