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1076 CLASS (6)

Here a turn up for the books. I have had a chance to get the Buffalo out and give it a coat of satin varnish mixed with a dash of black.   It is now been reassembled and is ready for posting.   I am very pleased with the way this has turned out. I would have one of these lovely tanks if I modelled the GWR. I was a little concerned when I got the set of parts that there would be a struggle to get a decent loco from them. I would like to have a go at the saddle tank version in

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1076 class (5)

I made the number plates and applied the transfers as number 1282. The number plates are kits that I get from Martin Finney. I like these as you are not limited to certain numbers, and there seems to be little waste in the way of numbers as to you can get extra plates.   So far all is fine. Well no but it would be if I could get a new compressor. No chance of spraying the satin varnish. Get a new can of humbrol out of the cupboard and see if I can brush paint to any s

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1076 class (4)

Just a very quick update as no modelling was done today, I thought I would post a picture or two. They all show progress on the painting of the tank body section. I am not totally happy with the colour, but I know the green before 1928 was different. The loco is based on a photo in 1930 so I assumed it was in early green. I am thinking that by the time it has been put on the black footplate, has the transfers and is covered in satin varnish, it might tone it down

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1076 class (3)

I had a successful day I wired up and put the pickups onto the chassis. It then spent about two hours or so running in each direction on the rolling road, seems to be sweet as a nut. Will know for sure when the body is reattached. Fingers crossed.   It was lucky I had this to do because the balcony was out off bounds today. Above is a picture taken in December showing the loco body in primer. I was very pleased I only had a few imperfections to remove. The rest of

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1076 class (2)

Here are a few photos of my 7mm Buffalo under construction. I think you will see it is a very straight forward build nothing to fancy. I am looking forward to the day it is finished I get board with some builds this was one unfortunatly. Above is the footplate section, this just requires the buffers soldering on and then can be painted. I try to build loco's for ease of painting. This is all black so needs only the buffer beams masking. Above and below show the body before

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1076 class (1)

Hi.   I am in the process of finishing off a GWR pannier tank. It is from a set of etches I got from Dave Berry shortly before he pass away. It seems that the etches were for a multitude of pannier tanks, so it was a case of making sure I only used the ones I needed. I do not know when it was drawn but it was very old style, needing a lot of fitting and fettling, an aid to scratch, but saying that it sat on the drawing well. The chassis is in nickel silver but quite thin. It

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