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QUOTE (reddo @ 4 Mar 2013, 11:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Just caught up with this thread Sarah thru yr footer link (bit slow ;-) anyway very interesting work on the TT as am also planning to use the Airfix model as well this



I also noted as you say, that its an over-girder type so no cutting of large holes in the baseboard required - just need to figure out a motorisation unit - missed out on a gearbox and motor on ebay a few months ago :-( I need to have a look back at those MR articles...

I also really like your scratchbuilt Coal Bagging platform and thanks for the signs - though there is a tiny typo ie Receipt is i before e except after C ;-)

Thanks also to campaman for the prototype picture - really neat

Hi Reddo....

Now this reply is a "bit slow
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I haven't been here for a while...to much Housework (Both 4mm - 1 Foot and 12inches - 1 Foot that is!
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Now that Typo...I'll have to check if the GWR spelt it that way....

Good luck with the Turntable....
 

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No worries Sarah - not much construction done on the layout but had a planning re-visit in March and extended the layout with 2x new sheets of mdf so I can re-lay the end curves (too close to each other) and fit in the Grey Stone Metcalfe Terminus Station that I just couldn't resolve elsewhere.

I like your house bash and good to see the pics from the Airfix books - I have those plus the three catalogues from the period that had the railway dioramas in.
 

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The Dapol House Build Continues...

I have "completed" the interior on both floors. Well, I have put in all that I can for now.

The fold back garage door is in place.

The drain pipes for the kitchen sink and the WC and Bath/ wash basin soil pipe are in place.

The garden shed, on a foundation of paving slabs is in position.

Some small details awaiting, such as road name plate, house number, and....TV aerial.

I have actually now added a house number. An easy one...No.1. (But only after these pics were taken...)

Now I need to think up and print out two road names for the corner.

And add the bins, and a coal bunker....etc. etc.


Piccy Time...

The Interior...

Ground Floor...

Almost all made from various cardboard, paper, parts of some railway posters I had printed ages ago, and various marker/ Felt Tip/ etc. pens.



Both Floors...



The complete house without curtains...



And with curtains...





The Garden Shed.

Basically a shortened Wills Garden Shed (2 in the kit, but they are a bit long. Ideal railway sheds in fact!
) with a card and paper replacement roof.



With a bike...

From the Wills Cycle Shed Kit...



The drains in place, and the shed, etc...



More pictures on the "Group Build" thread...

http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...5689&st=315
 

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QUOTE (Long funnel & tiresome @ 27 Jul 2013, 13:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Love the house - it really does look very Wrexham.
And that Bentley passing by - wasn't that a very famous photographer of the old Somerset and Dorset?

LF&T

Thanks...

And, well spotted. Ivo called in for a cup of tea with the Loco Driver and his family.....
 

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Evening Sarah,
Thanks for updates,in' pics...........


Have not seen a pic., with the garage doors in the closed, pose, or have you glued them in the open pose,,,...s'pose
 

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Hi Sarah,

I did post a reply in the Group Build Thread for your latest handywork; but great to see you back doing some 4mm, as against 1:1 work.

Excellent as always - No pegs on the washing LOL !!!!

Look forward to plenty more soon hopefully, Cheers,

Norm
 

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QUOTE No pegs on the washing LOL !!!!...........No one has been selling them, door to door, lately...........
 

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QUOTE (David Todd @ 29 Jul 2013, 20:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Evening Sarah,
Thanks for updates,in' pics...........


Have not seen a pic., with the garage doors in the closed, pose, or have you glued them in the open pose,,,...s'pose

You suppose correctly. I did think about having the doors work, but decided against it....


QUOTE (TheBufoon @ 29 Jul 2013, 20:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looks great Sarah, I'd better start my build, soon.......

Cheers, Chris.

Thanks Chris...you could always do a Christmas scene?


QUOTE (Norman Byrne @ 29 Jul 2013, 20:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Sarah,

I did post a reply in the Group Build Thread for your latest handywork; but great to see you back doing some 4mm, as against 1:1 work.

Excellent as always - No pegs on the washing LOL !!!!

Look forward to plenty more soon hopefully, Cheers,

Hi Norm.

There are a few things to do. (I have been visiting Modelzone and picking up some stuff while I still can!
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Norm
 

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Well, I messed that last quote up (as usual), but didn't see it until it was tooooo late!


My reply to Norm should have read...

Hi Norm.

There are a few things to do. (I have been visiting Modelzone and picking up some stuff while I still can!
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Norm
 

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QUOTE (sarah @ 2 Aug 2013, 19:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well, I messed that last quote up (as usual), but didn't see it until it was tooooo late!

My reply to Norm should have read...Hi Norm.
There are a few things to do. (I have been visiting Modelzone and picking up some stuff while I still can!
)
Norm
I did enjoy it as it was.
You finding yourself trapped inside the Quote bubble reminded me of ..um - ah yes: "The Graduate" - where Dustin Hoffman is in the Diving Helmet trying to communicate with the outside world.

LF&T
 

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QUOTE (Long funnel & tiresome @ 2 Aug 2013, 20:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did enjoy it as it was.
You finding yourself trapped inside the Quote bubble reminded me of ..um - ah yes: "The Graduate" - where Dustin Hoffman is in the Diving Helmet trying to communicate with the outside world.

LF&T

Hi LF&T...

Kind of "Can you hear me mother?", or "Is this thing on....testing testing!
 

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Well, I have, for a change, been doing some work on the wagon fleet for Ffrwd Locks.

The Iron Ore Hoppers
There is a batch of 6 British Iron and Steel Corporation (B.I.S.C.) hoppers. 3 are the original Mainline models, but fitted with the later Bachmann Chassis with the brakes in line with the wheels, the other 3 are the Bachmann issued version.

All have been weathered, and tiebars added between the axle boxes. The numbers have also been changed, except for two, one Mainline and one Bachmann, as these had different numbers...





Also "done" is a batch of 4 B.R. Grey Iron Ore Hoppers (The same type as the B.I.S.C. Hoppers). These are all recent Bachmann models, including the 3-pack from Modelzone. The fourth was a later type, but the lettering has been changed to an earlier style.

These have also been weathered, and tiebars added between the axle boxes. (More weathering in the case of the Modelzone wagons...)

Finally, there is a batch of 3 Ministry of Transport (M.O.T.) Iron Ore Hoppers. These are the Long Wheel Base "21 Ton" L.N.E.R. type. All three are the original Mainline models, with the numbers changed on 2 (bodged) and weathering.

Weathering consited of Humbrol and Revell paints (Tan, Leather, and Matt black paints) and Humbrol weathering powders. (Iron Oxide, Smoke, and Dark Earth). Also used on one wagon was some ground up red oxide coloured artist's pastel.

Oh...and all the wheelsets are now the later all metal (insulated) types, spoked for the B.I.S.C., and disk fort he M.O.T. wagons. (The B.R. Wagons already had metal disk wheelsets...

More photos will appear once I have taken some!
 
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