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These are such neat wagons.    I'm sorry, I know you've mentioned before, but did you source the design from LNER?

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Yes it's based on the LNER wooden ones converted from coal hoppers for the Burntisland - Fort William traffic.

 

 

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Barrow Hematite Steel Co. Numbers 14 and 16 simmer away as the sun sets.

 

Was messing around in the Werble app again and rather liked this effect.

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I did like the original Perseus, but it does look much nicer with the taller chimney and lower-slung boiler. Much more like the later RWS illustrations.

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Hi Corbs,

 

You build a convincing looking locomotive, large or small they do look just right.

Well done.

 

Gibbo.

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Thank you both, it really means a lot :)

 

I'm very happy with it, it's come out more or less how I intended, somewhere between this Avonside 0-4-0ST...

https://rcts.zenfolio.com/industrial-and-light/industrial-steam/south-eastern-gas-board/hA0FE5DC8#ha0fe5dc8

 

and its larger 0-6-0ST brother...

https://rcts.zenfolio.com/industrial-and-light/industrial-steam/other/hA88170CA#ha88170ca

 

I think the original chassis will be recycled into the other SCC Bagnall Bill, as well as the RC gear, Pug chassis fetching a premium these days and it's already got the receiver mounted in it. I'm hoping to re-use the Barclay body to make something akin to the Aberdeen Gas Works locos with their tram skirts.

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Tidmouth Yards, Winter 1960. An intrepid enthusiast has braved the cold weather to capture some rare colour footage of NWR and SCC locos at work. The tight confines of the yard here make for some interesting shunting manoeuvres.

 

This is something I've been working on for a while, I hope you enjoy it! I wanted to give the impression of a small story unfolding, but with no voiceover or titles, just the engines going about their business as if someone was really filming them. This video took AGES to make. The snow was done by sprinkling flour over the layout, all the locos in the video run off battery power, radio control so pickup wasn't a problem. All the audio is from real locomotives, particularly footage I shot of 'Willy the Well Tank' at the Avon Valley Railway, mixed in with some ambient winter town sounds. I've tried to make it as believable as possible. The smoke and steam FX were all added in Adobe After Effects using green screen footage of smoke charges going off, which were keyed, masked and modified to try to provide as much variation as possible. I'll try and make another video on how this was done.

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I'm not normally a fan of fake smoke, but this looks good, well done.

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Indeed. Though seeing pre-rebuild Percy again after just seeing him be rebuilt was slightly jarring, and I miss your narration Corbs.

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Cracking video Corbs - I do love the effects. 

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Excellent video, very enjoyable.

 

Bill.

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Thanks :) If anyone's interested in how it was done I made this little tutorial.

 

 

 

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'Portbury' appeared on this thread a long time ago, it's a 'bash' of a Bachmann Junior loco (and lots of other bits) to represent the Avonside 0-6-0ST based on the Bristol Harbour Railway. At the time I could not work out how to make the sandboxes and ended up with some roughly cut pieces of styrene, badly painted. It didn't matter at the time, I was still chuffed with what I had made, but I wanted to change them as time went on.

The originals shown here:

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I've been building one of the Hardys Hobbies Hudswell Clarke locos, but managed to lose half of it and ordered a replacement parts set, only to find the original under my bed.

 

Handily this had sandboxes on it, so I used one to make a master in Blue Stuff, then rammed some Green Stuff in there and voila, a copy!

 

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I was able to cut back the Green Stuff version to more easily represent the non-cube versions Portbury has in real life.

 

The result, much better shaped and proportioned, painting still not amazing but practice makes slightly better.

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I also took the opportunity to add some poles and tools to the front running plate (as per the prototype) and use one of the spare Hudswell safety valves to finish off the Avonside one.

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On 22/03/2020 at 21:56, Corbs said:

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Sorry for hijacking your thread for a second, Corbs, but I think I've found Percy's real-life analogue, or at least where his Peckett parts might be from:
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Peckett Works No.1682, worked at Oxford Gasworks between 1925 and 1960, scrapped in 1960. Photo courtesy of R.E.West from the April 1974 issue of The Industrial Railway Record.

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Pretty darn close I'd say! Especially the smokebox and saddle tank layout :) good find Red.

 

Today I've been getting closer to finishing my Hardys Hobbies Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T, will hopefully have a video of how I did this build.

 

Quite pleased with how it looks, the transfers are not a perfect match to the prototype, being the wrong font and text weight, but I like their heft.

Weathering and then glazing to follow. Oh, and it'll need converting to RC at some point.

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7 hours ago, Corbs said:

Today I've been getting closer to finishing my Hardys Hobbies Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T, will hopefully have a video of how I did this build.

 

Quite pleased with how it looks, the transfers are not a perfect match to the prototype, being the wrong font and text weight, but I like their heft.

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Nice loco, I have one of the sloping tank sided versions of that kit to build, when I can remember where I've put it.

 

I don't know if you are aware, but Planet Industrials have recently introduced NCB transfers. Might be useful for future locos.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Corbs said:

Pretty darn close I'd say! Especially the smokebox and saddle tank layout :) good find Red.

Thanks. I just spotted it while idly flicking through the Industrial Railway Society's archives for inspiration.

 

9 hours ago, Corbs said:

Today I've been getting closer to finishing my Hardys Hobbies Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T, will hopefully have a video of how I did this build.

 

Quite pleased with how it looks, the transfers are not a perfect match to the prototype, being the wrong font and text weight, but I like their heft.

Weathering and then glazing to follow. Oh, and it'll need converting to RC at some point.

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I would love one of these (some of you will likely know my fondness for Hudswell Clarke tanks) but I don't have the free cash or the appropriate chassis. Not to mention getting delivery out here in the boonies in the current times is a nightmare.

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Yeah it’s a nice kit, really well designed. Feel silly that it’s taken me so long to get on with it really!

 

Interesting comparison here with two Hornby locos vs. my versions. Had not realised the Hornby ‘Bagnalls’ were quite this large!


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Some years ago, there was a layout in Railway Modeller (Gillian and Brown possibly?) that featured one of the Hornby Bagnalls as a 7mm SG locomotive. Indeed there is one in my position awaiting a suitably cunning plan to do the same. 

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