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On my bench now are several projects, to greedy to just have one on the go!

These include an old Hornby Princess in for a complete make over and detailing, going to be Margrat Rose in BR Maroon, haven't touched this one for awile, one side is lined out and all the paint work is complete, but it has a hefty layer of dust now.

Other projects are a B17/5 Streamliner East Anglian, am just collecting the parts for this one but should be able to make a start after Xmas, this is going to be a heavilly bashed Hornby A4 body on the Horby B17 chassis, looking forward to doing thisone!

And just arrived this weekend is my long awaited Cooper Craft Silver Jubiliee Set, just need the wheel sets and Hornby booggies, paint, lining, better with to spray it outside, correct alinement of the sun with mars, a job that allows better modelling time and of course, permision from 'she who must be obayed' to dissapear for a couple of monthe into the model room!

I love the look of the projects you all have on the go, I hope mine will look as good.

Happy modelling

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Hello Brian

Sounds good!

I want to do a steamlined B17 myself. i am waiting for the dean sidings body or the other one that sometimes crops up at shows.

On the silver jubilee the lining is far easier to do with a bow pen than it is with transfers. its all straight lines and humbrol silver works quite well. if you were doing boiler bands then yes i agree go with transfers but for the jubilee its so much easier with a pen. you dont need a steadier hand than you do with transfers. do all the verticals in one go then all the horizontals. its all 1 colour so its simple. dont forget to give the shiny sides a quick rub before you paint them. the first time i did it all the paint came off with my masking tape (there was lots of swearing!!)

Its also a heck of alot quicker with the pen!

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Hi Peter,

Never heard of these Dean Sidings, are they a kit or brass parts?

If brass I don't have the skills or the tools. I work manly with plastic as its a throw back from the old days with aircraft kits when I was younger!

Also whats a 'bow' pen?

I have heard of lining pens that you put paint in from the humbrel tins (a friend Bob Moore makes them) but never used one before.

When I make a start on it I will try and post some pics, its going to be turned into an artical for the RM mag

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Well another go at getting an image in.
[IMG]http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p18/Ozzie21trains/H8__1647_with_NSWGR_AD60_Garrett.jpg

Well my Garrett with one of my brass Alleghenies behind it just for a size comparison.

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Dean sidings are doing resin kits. they are advertised in model rail. i have seen the pre production samples and they look good but its the old case of "which christmas?" syndrome!
But i have so much other stuff on the go (see earlier in this thread that i can afford to wait. i will have a chat with him at warley. i want to get a resistance soldering set from him anyway.

A bow pen is a very old fasioned type of pen. if people are interested i will write a lining guide for the forum reviewing both the bow and the bob moore (i use both)

bow pens can be found made buy a swiss firm called haff. you can set the thickness of the line to any thickness you like. with the bob moore you are more or less restricted buy the size of the tip which is not wide enough to do the corrie or the silver jubilee. thats why i recommended the bow.

i will take some pictures of them both over the next few days.

I am in a cafe now so i dont want to put pics on here now.

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ozzie you are soooooooooooooooo close. justn put one at each end of the location and you should have it. in one of the boxes under the picture on photobucket it actually has it written exactly the way you need it so you can just cut and paste it into the forum. its much qucker than doing it but hand.

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Neil, Thats the Allegheny that's up for sale if anyone is interested. It's DCC fitted, working lights, twin Grizzily Mountain Engineering Chuff cams and a Tsnumai sound decoder. It's a Key model of 86 vintage I think. A$2200 and it's yours.

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 9 Nov 2006, 07:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Those are pretty awesome locos Ozzie. Well impressed.
That Allegheny is a stunner.
 

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QUOTE (Ozzie21 @ 9 Nov 2006, 17:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Neil, Thats the Allegheny that's up for sale if anyone is interested. It's DCC fitted, working lights, twin Grizzily Mountain Engineering Chuff cams and a Tsnumai sound decoder. It's a Key model of 86 vintage I think. A$2200 and it's yours.

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Tempted though I am Ozzie, I'd better decline that one as I'd be getting divorced if I went for it. It really is a beaut though.
 

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Well that one worked so here's a couple more. The Lickey banker under construction. The as supplied pickups arent real good so I'm making new ones.


The front engine of the Garrett under construction.


Same item but with the water tank fitted.


And the rear bunker.

And lastly my old train shed before the US layout was torn up in favour of a british outline layout


And thats me

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Aw Neil, be a man!! You could at least torment her with the picture. I'll send you a better one when I head down south in a few days. I haven't got to many pictures of my locos on this laptop due to limited space.
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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 9 Nov 2006, 17:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Tempted though I am Ozzie, I'd better decline that one as I'd be getting divorced if I went for it. It really is a beaut though.
 

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QUOTE (Ozzie21 @ 9 Nov 2006, 18:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Aw Neil, be a man!! You could at least torment her with the picture. I'll send you a better one when I head down south in a few days. I haven't got to many pictures of my locos on this laptop due to limited space.
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I may well do that. Very impressed with the pictures Ozzie. Look forward to seeing more. You might have convinced me to give the Garrat kit a go.
 
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