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Dallam Sidings (Warrington) - N Gauge WCML 2001


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12 hours ago, Duncan. said:

Hi Simon,

I find layouts where the rolling stock has been changed from 'out of the box' so much more interesting. It is testament to the modeller, anyway isn't 'making a model' supposed to be our hobby?

I am not impressed by a collection of items, no matter how large, taken straight from the box and put on a an over complex and unreal track layout, as that is just a display of wealth not skill.

Cheers

Duncan

Also and kit built items, although time consuming, I do get alot of enjoyment from building through to the last finishing touches. 

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Evening all,

 

Yet another class 60 has joined the Dallam fleet, this will be the 8th. 60059 in Loadhaul livery, was thinking of a renumber to 60007 but decided to stick with 60059. The detail will be added to one end and then weathered.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Following the arrival of Loadhaul 60059 and a spare hour this evening, a start has been made with adding the details etc. The bufferbeam detail has been added at one end with standard coupling at the other. Roof silencer primed ready for weathering, reason for this is I am not sure on the red rust colour, most looked sooty grey/black. Also the Loadhaul logo on the side, the orange part of the logo needed a base colour under the orange by the looks of it, it looks a little opaque. Rather than remove the whole logo and fit a replacement transfer, I just cut the required part from a Fox transfer and applied it over the original factory logo. The orange looks alot more dense and once varnished, should blend in. Cheers Simon

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Agree about the silencer. You could add 007 in this guise, with grey light surrounds and one grey horn at each end, with 'beastie' logo on one side, and a torn version on the other with the beasts but with 'haul' showing underneath on the other....

 

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20 hours ago, MarshLane said:

Hi Simon,

Your blazing through these now - 059 looks very nice :)

Rich

Thanks Rich, got 059 finished today with the addition of the etched plates. Also got the NGS Mullets primed and a coat of rail yellow applied. Also got a Loadhaul line up with 37710, just need a 56 now!

 

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6 minutes ago, Davexoc said:

Agree about the silencer. You could add 007 in this guise, with grey light surrounds and one grey horn at each end, with 'beastie' logo on one side, and a torn version on the other with the beasts but with 'haul' showing underneath on the other....

 

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007 looks pretty work worn there! Beastie badges on side too late for my era but would certainly make an interesting model.

 

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Simon

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On 23/09/2021 at 21:22, 87023Velocity said:

56067 has now been reassembled following its partial respray and renumber. Both 56s here have had their buffers replaced with N Brass versions. The windscreen wipers are to be changed to a finer version, these will be swapped once the weathering has been done - as I will knock them off!

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Can I ask where you source your replacement wipers? They are certainly a bit thick on the Dapol 56.

 

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Good morning everyone, bit more progress on the workbench. The NGS Mullets have had the underframe sprayed matt black (Humbrol 33).

The 2nd Corus liveried 60 (60006) has been started and given an undercoat. 

The postman delivered 47522 this morning, within an hour it had been stripped of glazing, cab interiors etc, this will become 47853 in Virgin livery.

Also the paint on 47712 will hopefully be started over the weekend.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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1 hour ago, 87023Velocity said:

Good morning everyone, bit more progress on the workbench. The NGS Mullets have had the underframe sprayed matt black (Humbrol 33).

The 2nd Corus liveried 60 (60006) has been started and given an undercoat. 

The postman delivered 47522 this morning, within an hour it had been stripped of glazing, cab interiors etc, this will become 47853 in Virgin livery.

Also the paint on 47712 will hopefully be started over the weekend.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Nice one Simon. Certainly a tribute to what is now an historic 60006.

 

Best regards,

 

Jeremy

 

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Bit of a Brush theme this weekend. The Corus liveried 60 is complete for paint, next job is gloss varnish then transfers. The paintwork on 47712 has been completed, few little areas to touch up then gloss varnish and transfers. The conversion work for the 47/8 has started as well. Bodywork cut away and also the existing bufferbeam mouldings have been trimmed to represent the cutback versions. Still a bit to do with these mouldings.

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The next class 47 for Dallam is progressing well. Fragonset 47712 was a regular 'spot hire' to Virgin Cross Country and Virgin West Coast. Just needs the cantrail stripe adding and data panels. Once that is done, next will be satin varnish and reassembly. The paint for Virgin 47853 has also arrived so may make a start on that over the weekend.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Bit more work done on the 2 latest resprays. 47712 is now complete for paint and transfers and has had a coat of satin varnish applied. May look at refitting all the parts back to 712 today. 60006 is almost complete for transfers, needs the 2 small beastie logos adding under the cab window, need to order some more. Both locos posed on the layout. 

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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On 21/10/2021 at 23:15, bridgiesimon said:

very neat respray. I have a few on the go, cantrail stripes next, very apprehensive about it as they are very fiddly and hard to get straight arent they.

 

best wishes

Simon

Hi Simon, thanks, yes they can be a bit fiddly at times, out of all the transfers it is the longest job to do.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Thanks for the comments on the 47 guys! 

More progress on the current projects, 60006 the second respray into Corus silver is now complete along with detailing added to one end. As before transfers from Railtec and Fox. The paintwork on 47853 in Virgin livery has also been applied and just needs touching up then the gloss varnish can go on ready for transfers.

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47853 approaches approaches completion. Just numbers and data panels to apply then a coat of satin varnish will tone everything down. Virgin transfers are Fox, warning flashes and cantrail stripe are Railtec. A quick line up with the other 47s which feature on Dallam.

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On 24/10/2021 at 19:14, 87023Velocity said:

Just need nameplates and also workout how to make the white pipework which was a feature of 47/7s and later 57/3s.

I have to say very neat work with these resprays, I can imagine it can get quite fiddly working with tiny N gauge models!

 

Regarding the brake cooling pipes fitted on 47/7's and 57/3's, Precision Labels do a 3D prined representation in 2mm scale and the link can be accesed by clicking here.

 

All the best for the next lot of resprays!

 

Jules

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On 31/10/2021 at 12:37, Departmental203 said:

I have to say very neat work with these resprays, I can imagine it can get quite fiddly working with tiny N gauge models!

 

Regarding the brake cooling pipes fitted on 47/7's and 57/3's, Precision Labels do a 3D prined representation in 2mm scale and the link can be accesed by clicking here.

 

All the best for the next lot of resprays!

 

Jules

Hi Jules,

 

Thanks for the comments on the resprays and also the air pipe moulding! I will get some ordered! 

 

Cheers

 

Simon

 

 

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