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Dallam Sidings (Warrington) - N Gauge WCML 2001

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Nice work Simon, you have got an interesting looking train there.

I have not made further progress to Shirebrook.

Our eldest  son (41) has become ill with a covid -19 type condition but not confirmed and not (yet) hospitalised... our neighbour died on Friday again covid-19 not confirmed as cause.... so it has been full on here.

I am working from home and have much to do so I haven't and won't have extra time for modelling just yet.

I'm looking forward to seeing your further progress.

Cheers

Duncan

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11 hours ago, Duncan. said:

Nice work Simon, you have got an interesting looking train there.

I have not made further progress to Shirebrook.

Our eldest  son (41) has become ill with a covid -19 type condition but not confirmed and not (yet) hospitalised... our neighbour died on Friday again covid-19 not confirmed as cause.... so it has been full on here.

I am working from home and have much to do so I haven't and won't have extra time for modelling just yet.

I'm looking forward to seeing your further progress.

Cheers

Duncan

 

Hope things with your son resolve themselves quickly and in a positive way.  Same age as me :( everyone take care.

 

Rich

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21 hours ago, Duncan. said:

Nice work Simon, you have got an interesting looking train there.

I have not made further progress to Shirebrook.

Our eldest  son (41) has become ill with a covid -19 type condition but not confirmed and not (yet) hospitalised... our neighbour died on Friday again covid-19 not confirmed as cause.... so it has been full on here.

I am working from home and have much to do so I haven't and won't have extra time for modelling just yet.

I'm looking forward to seeing your further progress.

Cheers

Duncan

Hi Duncan,

Echo what Rich has said and hope things work out for you all. I am currently working from home and also effectively housebound from today as my wife has a low immunity due to illness and her treatment. It is certainly very worrying and a big shock to the system all what's going on and how we all suddenly need to change how we go about our daily life. 

 

All the best 

 

Simon

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First of the 3 YSA Salmon wagons completed, just need to stick the couplings back on. May look at adding some loose ballast to the deck.

 

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Simon

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Looking good Simon. Did you use the transfers supplied with the kits, and if you did how did you find them? What are track panels made from please?

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Duncan

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Hi Duncan,

 

Yes used the transfers from the kit. They were a little fiddly, I applied some Johnson's Klear first, applied transfers then sealed with more Klear. The Track Panels are made from Finetrax components. 

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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4 minutes ago, 87023Velocity said:

Hi Duncan,

 

Yes used the transfers from the kit. They were a little fiddly, I applied some Johnson's Klear first, applied transfers then sealed with more Klear. The Track Panels are made from Finetrax components. 

 

Cheers

 

Simon

Hi Simon,

I found the transfers too large for the space to which they need to be applied, it was the same on the Seacows, On the prototype the wording was between uprights but the transfers spilled over the uprights or needed to be trimmed so some of the lettering had to be cut off! I estimated if they were rescaled at about 80% size they would have beem OK.

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Duncan

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Hi Duncan,

 

I did trim the transfer for the number very slightly but all others went on and looked ok. What I think I did notice is that I think some of the load fixing points have been removed from how originally built, which would affect the transfers maybe? 

 

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Simon

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57 minutes ago, Duncan. said:

Hi Simon,

I found the transfers too large for the space to which they need to be applied, it was the same on the Seacows, On the prototype the wording was between uprights but the transfers spilled over the uprights or needed to be trimmed so some of the lettering had to be cut off! I estimated if they were rescaled at about 80% size they would have beem OK.

Cheers

Duncan

Hi Duncan,

 

Looking again, the numbering etc on mine is as per EWS and the number panels etc do look smaller than a BR numbered example and hence maybe why had no problems? 

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Another wagon nearly complete, the NGS YLA Mullet ex Borail. Was thinking about running loaded but going to run empty now. Just couplings to add and coat of Matt varnish.

 

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Simon

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The mullet looks really smart Simon, I must get on and do mine. Really like your weathering, catches the look spot on

 

Jo

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On 24/03/2020 at 22:01, Steadfast said:

The mullet looks really smart Simon, I must get on and do mine. Really like your weathering, catches the look spot on

 

Jo

Thanks Jo, the N gauge society kits are in my eyes very good value for money and build into nice models. 

 

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Simon

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A few more hours work this evening and the 4 kits have been completed. The 3 x Salmon wagons have had the track panels fitted along with straps to secure the load. All 4 wagons have been given a coat of Matt varnish to seal in the weathering powders.

Here they are passing Dallam sidings on a working to Crewe Basford Hall.

 

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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The 5 C-Rail PFAs are nearly finished, just weathering,  coal load to add then fix containers to the under frames. Here they are pictured next to a finished example.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Had a bit of a running session last night with the new additions.

 

37216 on a Engineers working as a FNW class 142 heads towards Warrington BQ.

 

56070 heads towards Seaforth with the loaded Cawoods as 66115 heads South with an Intermodal working.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Nice vids there Simon. Layout and stock are looking stunning matey.

 

keep up the good work!

 

Stay safe.

 

Best regards,

 

Jeremy

 

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2 hours ago, cornish trains jez said:

Nice vids there Simon. Layout and stock are looking stunning matey.

 

keep up the good work!

 

Stay safe.

 

Best regards,

 

Jeremy

 

Thanks Jeremy, hope you are keeping well yourself.

Any progress with Euston?

 

Cheers

 

Simon

 

 

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Weathering of the PFAs complete, here they are posed as an empty working from Seaforth.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

 

 

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Todays project has been weathering the Revolution KFAs and C Rail pocket wagons. This has mainly been done using an airbrush followed by powders. The containers will be done at some point in the future. The 3 C Rail tanktainer kits have also been finished.

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Next item of rolling stock (traction) on to the work bench is a Farish class 90. This started off as 90022 in RfD. So far the moulded lights and grill have been cut out and a replacement etch unit fitted. Roof grills have also been fitted along with trim pieces behind the cabs. All these parts are from Peter Harvey's detailing kit. An attempt has also been made to re-profile the cab roof at each end. Left to do is fit wire handrails, add detail to the buffer beams and then the body can be sprayed. This will become 90029 in its 1992 DB red livery. The wheel sets will be replaced with finer ones in the near future.

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Looking good!  Is the plasticard to make the work on the headlamps show up better on the photo or will it be a key part of the work?

 

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Simon

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