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  2. Hi All, Realised I forgot to post photos of the finished GSV, Cheers Daryl
  3. Hi Dave, Replica do the B5 bogie. I did think about using a Class 55 Deltic nose grille on my GSV, but opted to use Evergreen instead (due to ease of conversion) D9009 nose end, 7/8/10 by Kieran Marshall, on Flickr Cheers Daryl
  4. Hi All, Must apologise for not being active of late, I go through the odd patch of not being in the mood to model, and can quite easily go several months without touching them. Anyway, it's back, but the brake vans haven't been touched. I've had underframe and running issues with them, derailing, wheelsets dropping out etc, plus struggling to source correct springs, shamefully, I've lost interest with them and I will be lazy wait for a RTR version. Doom and gloom over with, I've been making a start on Mk3 coach 6402. I have quite a soft spot for HSTs over here in the UK, so modelling a former HST coach was a no brainer for me! The model started of life as a Hornby Mk3 in Royal Train livery, with curtain printing on the windows. Seeing as the windows frames and glazing will be replaced with Shawplan versions, this was not an issue. The model was dismantled, and glazing removed. The window frames were timmed off and sanded flat ready for Shawplan's Extreme Etchings replacements. The door recesses were filled in to create the impression of a plug door. Once everything was sanded flat, I lined making tape along the body to make sure the frames are all straight and level. The frames were fitted using Johnson Klear, a now discontinued floor polish. I'm sure an acrylic varnish would work the same. I brushed Klear on the body, placed and aligned the frame, then brushed some more Klear over to seal. I let them set, and once happy with the positioning, I used Zap CA, a thin cyano glue with excellent capillary action to secure the frames better. A few photos; Thats all for now, Cheers Daryl P.S, someone PM'ed me about the genny in the GSV, for the benefit of others, here it is: https://www.shapeways.com/product/YMA3S4NBA/diesel-generator-industrail-z-scale?optionId=43302756&li=ostatus
  5. Thanks for the praises guys! I've painted the genny this afternoon, will have to go over it again and fill the gaps in. Cheers Daryl
  6. Thanks Popeye I've had a parcel from Shapeways with the 3D printed goodies inside First up the genny set for the GSV. While not perfect, it will be a massive improvement over the mashed together bits that were inside! My photos do not do the model any justice, photographing something all white/ transparent ain't easy! And testing for size... Next up is the duckets, Looking at prototype photos, I've made the windows on the van slightly too big, so they will have to be narrowed with plasticard strip. That's all for now, Daryl
  7. Thank you all for the replies , Glenderg, many thanks for the ducket diagram, I had a go but couldn't get on with it, but it was very helpful for the CAD model, and this has been tweaked and windows added. I've just sent those off for 3D printing, and also a generator set for the GSV. This Diesel Generator Industrail Z Scale is designed to go on the back of an Z scale flatbed wagon, but a quick measure up and it shouldn't look to bad in the GSV. Back on to the ballast plough, I've started on van No.2, this time taking a different approach, butchering up a Dapol brakevan kit (C038). Again, it wont be perfect, but the underframe looks a bit Irish, and until I can get hold of some MJT parts (that are currently out of stock) or from anywhere else, these will have to do. First job was to remove the square axle box, And replace with a modern roller bearing. These were made up from 2.4mm rod with a thin plasticard triangle over the end. There was also a fillet of plasticard added between the spring and the bearing. I also beefed up the disks below the J hanger, with some 2.4mm rod with a chunk cut out, and slipped over the hanger. The right hand one has been modified. The underframe was shortened and made up/ guessed from the (poor) instructions, and was looking good until they were offed up to the doorway/ veranda made up earlier, and the frames were too narrow. Fortunately the glue had not quite set, so the sides were prised way, which left the frame and the buffer beams. The buffer beams had the buffer back plates removed, along with the protruding pips. The bufferbeams were attached to the floor of the veranda, and the sideframes added on. This now gave me the problem of the wheelsets kept falling out! Romford bearing were added to narrow the gap down, and these were fettled and tested on a short bit of tarck until everything was snug. Unfortunatly I fogot to take photos of this but but for reference here is the bearings, Bodysides were made up in the same fashion as the previous van, appologies for the poor photos, these were quickly taken on the layout, Cheers Daryl
  8. Hi All, The ballast plough is making slow progress, but getting there. It's about 80% there build wise, requiring some leaf springs and axle boxes, duckets, a roof and small details. I'm currently drawing up duckets to 3D print, as the thought of making (upto) 4 duckets all identical put me off! I will attempt to add the ducket windows into the CAD drawing, but with meshing going over the windows, I might not bother. The plough posing on the layout, the coupling hooks are MJT 2953, and need to source some brake pipes as well. The plough is from a Cambrian Shark kit. Cheers Daryl
  9. Hi All, Some progress on the Brake/Ballast van. I was planning to convert a BR 'Shark', and bought a Cambrian kit at a model show. Unfortunately they are very different, with major surgery required to get it right, so I've planned to scratch build the body. After looking for suitable donor vans, bearing in mind I would only use the chassis and roof, an LMS 20t brake van would be spot on. Unfortunately, I managed to get an LNER brake van (at £4 at a show, I couldn't say no), which is a tad too short. The model was took to bits, and the chassis stripped of pretty much everything. Fortunately there isn't much underneath, I have the ploughs from the Cambrian kit, and plan to get the J hangers/ leaf springs from MJT. This is when I found out the van was to short, so I've lengthened it. I did start making the sides, but the pillars kept snapping/ bending, unttil a mate suggested chopping the end of the van off, turning it around and making the veranda from the 'inside' of the van. I can only stress the good saying 'measure twice, cut once'. I didnt, and cut the veranda side too low, so one side has some plasticard strip to bulk it up. The pillars on the veranda are 1x1mm plasticard strip, and the inner concave part of the roof has a plasticard insert, filled and sanded smooth. On the inner end of the door/ veranda, the underside was filed down to accept a 1mm thick floor. The sides will go on the side of the floor. I didn't do my sums right and cu the side 1mm too short, so out comes the plasticard strip again! The rough side offered up in place. The large cutouts are for the windows, the two one rear half will be made up from 1x1mm plasticard strip literally before everything goes together. I plan on adding the mesh over the holes (if anyone knows where to get it from, please let me know! ), and then plop a clear plastic 'window' and secure it carefully to the mesh. Cheers Daryl
  10. No nothing in the name, layout isn't set in any area. I wanted to stay away from the Lane, Junction, Road sorta names, and just happend to see a lorry with Burntwood on the side and it just clicked.
  11. Hi All, Thought I would share the progress of my 00 gauge layout 'Burntwood Heath'. It's 6ft x 2ft and represents a small stabling point with basic depot facilities, including a fuel point, wash plant and a Carraige and Wagon siding. It is set in a city/ industrial setting, with a motorway overbridge forming the backdrop/ scenic break. Trackwork is Peco code 100 and points are powered by Cobalt motors. An overall view of the layout. The siding at the back is just a siding, with the fiddleyard disappering to the right. The fuel point is whare the inspection pit is, with a short siding for a rail tanker to be offloaded. The grey area will be hard standing/ compact ballast, with two loco holding sidings infront. Moving to the right hand side, at the back is the C&W siding, a short stubby siding for half a coach, and two sidings at the front to display stock. Finally in the middle (where the lack of sleepers are) is the wash plant area. The fuel point area, Wash Plant Will post some more recent photos later Cheers Daryl
  12. Excellent work! Very impressed, yellow is a pain to spray, and all the areas that need spraying as well, plus the transfers!
  13. Thanks for sharing that photo of 3188. One thing I do find odd if the white stripe at the top doesn't match the cravens. The buffers ar Comet Models C42 BR extended buffers x12. Thanks again, Daryl
  14. Thank you all for the comments, much appreciated! About the video, next time I weather something I might film it, not keen on the idea though as I hate the sound of my voice but will take better step by step photos Cheers Daryl
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