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Hi, and thanks for looking,

And welcome to my workbench thread, here I will be posting everything that I will be working on in the future.

First thing to build will be a LMS NCC brake van, shown at the end of this vid.

http://youtu.be/tDDC1x5IP24

And The 70 class will be started late this year, early next year, and the chassis is going to be used for a scratch built loco body to go on.

Thanks

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The video is an excellent way to show the work progress. Your work shows a level of maturity well beyond your years, I'm very impressed and looking forward to seeing more.

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15 years old and bashing the Brass, Fair play to you, I hope to pick up a few tips along the way!!!

 

I was surprised as well when I bought the brass sides, still have to learn a bit about brass, before I start.

Thanks

(Keep an eye on the Irish models section for my models soon)

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Very impressive work young man, very impressive. I have to say that I love the birdcage type brake vans. Welcome to the group by the way.

 

Rich,

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Very impressive work young man, very impressive. I have to say that I love the birdcage type brake vans. Welcome to the group by the way.

 

Rich,

 

Thanks, I enjoyed building the birdcage brake van, so another one might be on its way very soon.

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Stunning work on that brake van, looking forward to seeing your next project. Well done :tumbsup:

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Hi Nelson and good to see you sharing your excellent models here too. Look forward to seeing your 70 Class set take shape.

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Plenty going on with the large scale. Is it next to the Transport Museum. Are those engines mostly built by locals? Smashing stuff there..

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Excellent work on the locos and stock I especially like the staff snatcher on the U2 and scratchbuilt Brown Van.

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Hello fellow friends,

As Halloween approaches, school is off for 1 week (yay) which means I can get down to do some serious modelling. What I'm hoping to do, is to start work on a LMS NCC 12ton van. A very unique van.

But as with every model, re search is key, to get as accurate as can be.

I look through books and websites along with photos to see if I can get any info or pictures on the prototype. I was lucky to find some plans on this brilliant website, which I will be working from.

http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/content.php/244-NCC-12-Ton-Van-Drawings

An order will be placed for more plasticard and some roof ventilators for the van in due course.

Thanks

Nelson

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Loolink forward to seeing this one, Nelson, as I plan on making a few GN or NCC vans at some point.

 

There are some good colour pics of (I think!) NCC goods vans in:

 

'Irish Railways in Colour - a Second Glance' - p.143; and

 

'The UTA in Colour' - p.76.

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Loolink forward to seeing this one, Nelson, as I plan on making a few GN or NCC vans at some point.

 

There are some good colour pics of (I think!) NCC goods vans in:

 

'Irish Railways in Colour - a Second Glance' - p.143; and

 

'The UTA in Colour' - p.76.

 

I have the UTA in colour, but I didn't think to look in there, thanks i'll have a look later.

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Nelson, fantastic, well done on the vids, & the pics, you certinately have talent for modelling, welcome to the site, really enjoying your work,

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Hi,

I haven't started the 12 ton van yet as some much needed research needs to be done, like detail on the under frame.

But I have started another side project to keep me going.

It's detailing a dapol 5 plank wagon.

I know it looks messy but it will all be tided up later on,

And I know i should have used brass, but I haven't got any so. I decided to make do with plasticard.

Any comments, questions, constructive criticism, etc... Please feel free.

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So here she is, I think it's finished! What do we think?

Would this pass as a BCDR wagon, I know the under frame is completely wrong, but?

 

Edit: better pics will be taken tomorrow

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What a difference from an RTR wagon or kit! I like my locos and coaching stock clean, but you've proved that goods stock really looks best weathered!

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