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2 hours ago, gwrrob said:

 

Well back at the end of May a few seeds were sown and now it's come to fruition. Inspired by another Norman Lockett photo, we now have a Laira based Austerity in the shape of 77294. This was an eBay purchase and given to @toboldlygoto expertly renumber and weather. It also has the 247 etched trinket for the use of his fire irons fitted too. I need to get a driver from Modelu with his right hand on the regulator and apparently Alan can do mirror image figures using his GWR drivers. More tomorrow.

 

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This kind of helped too ;) 

 

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I loved these things, perhaps because of their difference and a non British look, despite their ancestry.  Saw a few at Laira as we didn't get far in those days.  Got an NE region ABC so I could underline them but there wasn't very many to be seen!:(

      Brian.

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17 hours ago, brianusa said:

I loved these things, perhaps because of their difference and a non British look, despite their ancestry.  Saw a few at Laira as we didn't get far in those days.  Got an NE region ABC so I could underline them but there wasn't very many to be seen!:(

      Brian.

 
You could always hear them coming before they clanked ponderously into view.A common sight on the South Wales main line from the 1940’s into the early 1960’s. To get the real WD feeling you do of course need sound.:o

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4 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

 

Thanks Ian , all credit to the art and yes it is art, of weathering applied by @toboldlygo. A few more as she rounds the curve.

 

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Agree.James is the Rembrandt of loco dirt. The guy behind the lens also has the artistic eye

 

 

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8 minutes ago, toboldlygo said:

Here's the other side of the WD ;) 

 

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Note to self.......read slower. Misread that as WC......immediately thought of Stubbers..

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2 minutes ago, brianusa said:

Did these actually have gold numbers on the front buffer beam ala GW?  I only knew them in BR days.

      Brian.

 

Yes. But I think they were yellow by then.

 

The LMS 8Fs allocated to the GWR also got them instead of the usual smokebox number plate.

 

 

Jason

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1 hour ago, brianusa said:

Did these actually have gold numbers on the front buffer beam ala GW?  I only knew them in BR days.

      Brian.

 

The WD's did for the most part have buffer beam numbers, until they were renumbered (post 48 to 90xxx) and gained smoke-box number plates, but the font used on the buffer varied from what I can attain from photo's.

 

They certainly didn't get the attention to detail (initially) when they went for major overhaul that even a Pannier would get and be ex-Works and come out pristine. Oh no they'd be cleaned were necessary and would get patch painted were repairs had been made.
 

Irwell's The Book of WD 2-8-0s & 2-10-0s has a few good photos showing this.

 

It's were I got my idea's from for weathering Rob's one.

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9 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

Does anyone else find it annoying having to use a courier to deliver tinlets of paint nowadays. The likes of Precision want an arm or leg to deliver their products.

Just consider yourself lucky you can get 'em delivered at all...

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Robin, have you tried Squires for paint, a minimum order for free postage but these days it doesn’t take much to reach it. Humbrol and Railmatch stocked.

 

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8 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

Some nice prototype photos and article on the fitting of the fire iron rack on the Bachmann WD Austerity here.

 

http://www.hall-royd-junction.co.uk/Hall_Royd_Model/layout_39.html

Very useful photos, I will add a fire iron rack to the list of jobs when mine comes back inside to have the Swindon modifications removed and weathering applied!

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6 hours ago, gwrrob said:

A few leftovers featuring WD 77294 on the van train. As someone who struggles to remember what he did yesterday a post it note or two remind me what vans I've built recently before they're finished. Does anyone else find it annoying having to use a courier to deliver tinlets of paint nowadays. The likes of Precision want an arm or leg to deliver their products.

 

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The WD does look good Robin.. ;)

 

The fire iron rack certainly lifts your model to another level. Nice work all round. 

 

Good to see the new van builds as well.

 

Out of interest is the Fruit D in the yard your modified Dapol model? ;)

 

With regards to paint it may be worth looking for a suitable Vallejo acrylic colour. Those more knowledgeable may know of a suitable colour ;)

 

With wagons and parcels vans these days I've tended to find a near match and not the specific railway paint. 

 

Cheers,

 

Mark 

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43 minutes ago, 46444 said:

 

Good to see the new van builds as well.

 

Out of interest is the Fruit D in the yard your modified Dapol model? ;)

 

Well remembered Mark but it's not the one you're thinking of as that's still in the queue for painting. The one by the goods shed is awaiting a pair of screw link couplings.

 

Here's the van you're thinking of.

 

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43 minutes ago, 46444 said:

 

With regards to paint it may be worth looking for a suitable Vallejo acrylic colour. Those more knowledgeable may know of a suitable colour ;)

 

 

I think I read that you used panzer grey on one of your GWR vans.;)

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13 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

 

Well remembered Mark but it's not the one you're thinking of as that's still in the queue for painting. The one by the goods shed is awaiting a pair of screw link couplings.

 

Here's the van you're thinking of.

 

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I think I read that you used panzer grey on one of your GWR vans.;)

 

Blimey! I remember that shade of Dapol plastic well...

 

Nice work Robin on the Fruit D and it will be good to see it in GWR brown eventually.. :)

 

I've used Tamiya German Grey on GWR stock and Tamiya NATO Brown for bauxite.

 

Otherwise I've done a few home brews with Vallejo paints. 

 

Toboldlygo may be worth consulting for suitable matches using Vallejo colours...  ;)

 

Cheers, 

 

Mark 

 

 

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2 hours ago, gwrrob said:

Here's the van you're thinking of.

 

Are sunglasses available in the Booking Office when this one comes through ! 

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