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Hi Guys,

 

Here are a few of my latest projects:

Rescued some 6 battered MKI from a box at swap meet. repainted to CIE green. Just awaiting transfers and new bogies.

 

 

 

Repainted from Blue/Grey MKII Lima Coaches. Only waiting on Transfers.

 

 

 

 

Took on Improving MR141. Some detailing and weathering to be done.

 

 

 

Also tried it on the MR201. Some detailing and weathering to be done.

 

 

 

Also, just a tip for anyone trying to improve the look with Kadees etc, I used the coupling holder from the loco instead of Plasticard. In the 201, i found removing the coupling armature, easy to do once body is removed, gave the space needed behind the skirt.

 

Many more to follow so I will be posting as I go.

Cheers.

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Well done Railway Lyons - great job on the Mark IIs, excellent route for acquiring stock at a reasonable price. The locos look much better for these alterations.

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Decided to take the idea for the NIR 450 Castle class and try it for myself.

Bean with the Bachmann First Northern 150/1 sets, of which i bought 2 and began looking up the pictures.

here are the results of my efforts so far:

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Also a second livery struck me as being a nice change:

 

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Some minor touching up and light weathering to be added.

Still work to be done with transfers, on the motor ends creating vents etc and middle cars.

Will also be doing something similar with the Bachmann Class 170/2 3-car units.

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Decided to take the idea for the NIR 450 Castle class and try it for myself.

Bean with the Bachmann First Northern 150/1 sets, of which i bought 2 and began looking up the pictures.

here are the results of my efforts so far:

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Also a second livery struck me as being a nice change:

 

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Some minor touching up and light weathering to be added.

Still work to be done with transfers, on the motor ends creating vents etc and middle cars.

Will also be doing something similar with the Bachmann Class 170/2 3-car units.

Nice 450s!

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Hi All,

 

Been a while since i have had the time to do any projects.

Setting up the layout & shed has taken some of my time, and my daughter has got the rest of it.

 

However, recently with the longer days, I have gotten out to the workshop and got modelling again.:trains:

Here are my latest exploits:

 

Mk4 DVT from a Pendolino - Still awaiting glazing and grills.

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Arrow from Class 158 Central DMU - doors and windows moved to get doorways in right place.

Grey 071 from Orange/Black 082.

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IR Intercity from MK2 BR Blue/Grey

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More to come in the coming weeks!:banana:

NIR 3000

CIE 4F

CIE D301

IE MK3 Intercity and Restaurant...plus more

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Hi All,

 

More updates from the workbench.

As promised:

NIR 3K, D301 & Restaurant. Extra to that is CIE MK1 and Mk3 DVT.

 

Still a lot more to come in the next few weeks.

Working on a running video also, so keep the eyes peeled.

 

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Welcome back after the new year guys!

 

There appears to be quite a bit of modelling going on in the last few weeks, so i thought I would put in my 2 cents worth.

Currently on the bench are 2 ongoing conversions from Warley purchases.

Hornby LMS 4MT for RPSI No.4 - (inspired by previous conversions seen on here)

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and Hornby S&DJR 2P for RPSI S Class "Slieve Guillon" - (something different)

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Progress pictures will follow in a few days once I get the camera back out.

There is more on the bench awaiting completion, delayed due to lack of paint supplies etc.

 

Here's to another year of good modelling and many more announcements.

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Hi All,

 

A couple of weeks break from the trains to build a gift for my dad.

An 1:144 Revell Concorde kit, assembled, painted and decals all to add to his ever growing collection of model planes.

 

This was a nice change to build and went together quite well with very little filing.

Lining transfers were a bit of bother, having to be broken up into numerous pieces to make it manageable, even then would not stay put. :mad:

 

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Absolutely excellent paintwork and conversions!

 

Small hint (in helpful sense)... Maybe paint the red con rods on the "D" to black?

 

Like the early 450 red and cream, an unusual livery on layouts. Looked very well indeed in real life when new.

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Absolutely excellent paintwork and conversions!

 

Small hint (in helpful sense)... Maybe paint the red con rods on the "D" to black?

 

Like the early 450 red and cream, an unusual livery on layouts. Looked very well indeed in real life when new.

 

Hi JHB,

 

Looking back at the D Class, it is something that would benefit with black con rods.

Will have to add it to the ever growing list of jobs to get round to.

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Now that Concorde has been delivered to its hanger for display, I could get back to the tasks at hand.

 

One that has been on the list for a while is my Tara Mines, so long in fact the glue on the boxes has given way.

Couple of hours have produced the early stages of 7 Tara Mines wagons from 6 Dapol IOAs.

Whilst detail, painting and transfers are still required, I found it to be fairly straight forward conversion so far.

 

Hope you enjoy!

Fresh out of the box:

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Bogies and underside detail removed:

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First cut to shorten:

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2nd cut to shorten:

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2 end sections remaining:

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Comparison in length of original and shortened:

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6 of the 7 being glued:

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The 7th wagon is made up of the 6 centre offcuts with some plastic card ends made up.

A freebie really.

Will post more progress of this project in the next 2 weeks as I get back out to the shed (after the rugby of course)

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Little more work done on a few bits and pieces in the last few weeks.

Have been spending a lot of time installing point motors, 28 in all, building and programming Accessory decoders, 7 of these, and designing layout on Hornby eLink.

So far 3 points are working and all track is live, controlled from a centrally installed touch screen monitor.

 

In the spare few minutes away from under the layout, the Jeep is progressing.

A repaint, transfers, number plate and crew will make it I think.

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Hi All,

 

A little update on a few projects in the melting pot at the moment:

1. Enterprise Generating Van

2. Desiro 350 conversion

**Taras and No.4 have not been forgotten about. Transfers to be ordered and painting to be completed**

 

1. BR Mk3 with brass sides for Irish Rail conversion and painted to new Enterprise colours.

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2. Desiro 350 Conversion to 8601 DART

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Doors removed to recess them as per on 8600 DART

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Doors reinserted and gap above filled to align door windows more central of the body

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New cab created to replace original - Still a lot of work on this part to be completed

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Railway Lyons

 

Thanks for posting this update. Very good work. I am particularly interested in the DART conversion. I work in N gauge and bought a class 350 for conversion to a class 8500 series DART but was unsure about how the end should look. This is a good reference. I am not inclined to cut out the doors as in N gauge the amount of recess is not so significant but I will make them abit more central.

 

MikeO

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Well guys, I'm back!!!!

Sort of anyways. House move has been completed, but the decorating list is ever growing.

Railway room and work space (20'x14') will have to wait until later this year or next year, so for the time being, I will be endeavoring to complete some projects and build up my rolling stock.

 

In this vein, I got some time to sit last week and begin the build of some wagons.

Firstly, SSM Ammonia, followed by a resin barrier wagon acquired from Georgeconna.

Bogies, detailing and paint to be added, but its getting there.

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I'm hoping in the summer months, this workbench will spring into life again, getting through a few of the half done projects and with many more updates, so stay tuned!!

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Bit more work done yesterday on the SSM wagons.

I am awaiting some bogies for the Barrier wagon, but the Ammonia is moving.

Also, added to the scene is a part built SSM 42' flat, of which I have 3 or 4 to build.

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