The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:04 pm

I do like the way this is turning out, completely different vehicle now the colours have changed. Very well thought out and applied.
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by steamgeorge » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:28 pm

I think a good paint job like that takes away the plastic finish that sometimes have a negative effect on the look of LGB locos. I have to say BR green suites the model very well (more so than the prototypical red). :thumbright:

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:41 pm

Thank you for the kind comments guys :) there’s a long way to go still, but I feel like it’s getting there and I’m happy with how it’s going so far!

George, I couldn’t agree more! For the price you pay for them, the finish on some LGB models leaves a lot to be desired (you have to be really careful who you say things like that to!). I have to admit, it takes a hell of a lot of courage to take an airbrush to something that expensive! Luckily I got this loco for a pretty low price (it is pretty old!) so it’s less painful!
I also agree that it suits BR green. I reckon it’s a bit like a class 73, in that it suits having a dark colour around the windscreens and a small yellow warning panel.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by FWLR » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:33 am

Nice paint job. I love the colours.. :thumbright:
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by IrishPeter » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:04 pm

The two-tone green really makes a difference. Very good choice for that locomotive, and quite honestly, it no longer looks foreign. The two-tone green is probably my favourite diesel livery - after CIE Black and Orange!

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Traffic Pattern? What pattern? Spuds out; grain in, but cattle, sheep and passengers are a lot less predictable.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by Andrew » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:18 pm

Hello Rob, and welcome back!

I was just thinking the other day that I missed your photo reports of operations on the CWLR. Not the right time of year for that sort of thing, but the diesel completely makes up for it, it looks fantastic! I can't wait to see how it looks back on its bogies at the head of a train...

I don't know if the prototypes for the model are still operating, but it got me thinking that perhaps the Swiss rail authorities might like to re-think their livery if they see this? It occurred to me that the problem might be that the original livery was presumably based on the Swiss flag, but perhaps they could re-think that too, while they were at it:

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Just a thought...

All the best,

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:21 pm

FWLR wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:33 am
Nice paint job. I love the colours.. :thumbright:
Thank you!
IrishPeter wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:04 pm
The two-tone green really makes a difference. Very good choice for that locomotive, and quite honestly, it no longer looks foreign. The two-tone green is probably my favourite diesel livery - after CIE Black and Orange!

Cheers,
Peter in Virginia
Thanks! Got to admit, I usually prefer later BR liveries, especially the Sectorised ones. I always had a soft spot for LoadHaul too, same colours as CIE :lol:
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Hello Rob, and welcome back!

I was just thinking the other day that I missed your photo reports of operations on the CWLR. Not the right time of year for that sort of thing, but the diesel completely makes up for it, it looks fantastic! I can't wait to see how it looks back on its bogies at the head of a train...

I don't know if the prototypes for the model are still operating, but it got me thinking that perhaps the Swiss rail authorities might like to re-think their livery if they see this? It occurred to me that the problem might be that the original livery was presumably based on the Swiss flag, but perhaps they could re-think that too, while they were at it:

New Swiss flag.jpg

Just a thought...

All the best,

Andrew.
Thanks Andrew, I'm very much a fair weather Garden Railwayman :lol:

Thanks for the kind comments, I'm looking forward to getting it on the front of a train too! Should be a real heavy hauler once it has all of its RC gear onboard!

Theres a few of them still knocking around I think. I do love that flag!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by invicta280 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:41 pm

The new livery totally transforms that loco. Well done!

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by IrishPeter » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:51 am

Andrew wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Hello Rob, and welcome back!

I was just thinking the other day that I missed your photo reports of operations on the CWLR. Not the right time of year for that sort of thing, but the diesel completely makes up for it, it looks fantastic! I can't wait to see how it looks back on its bogies at the head of a train...

I don't know if the prototypes for the model are still operating, but it got me thinking that perhaps the Swiss rail authorities might like to re-think their livery if they see this? It occurred to me that the problem might be that the original livery was presumably based on the Swiss flag, but perhaps they could re-think that too, while they were at it:


New Swiss flag.jpg


Just a thought...

All the best,

Andrew.
Erm, I hate to mention this, but the loco is Austrian, not Swiss. Class 2095, IIRC. The red and white does indeed derive from the flag, but that of the Austria rather than the place next door.

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Traffic Pattern? What pattern? Spuds out; grain in, but cattle, sheep and passengers are a lot less predictable.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by Andrew » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:22 pm

IrishPeter wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:51 am


Erm, I hate to mention this, but the loco is Austrian, not Swiss. Class 2095, IIRC. The red and white does indeed derive from the flag, but that of the Austria rather than the place next door.

Ooops! Yes, that does ring a bell now...

Oh well, too late - I've already contacted the Swiss government, and they were quite interested in the idea, although they said they'd prefer a Brunswick Green background...

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by IrishPeter » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:42 pm

Andrew wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:22 pm
IrishPeter wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:51 am


Erm, I hate to mention this, but the loco is Austrian, not Swiss. Class 2095, IIRC. The red and white does indeed derive from the flag, but that of the Austria rather than the place next door.

Ooops! Yes, that does ring a bell now...

Oh well, too late - I've already contacted the Swiss government, and they were quite interested in the idea, although they said they'd prefer a Brunswick Green background...
I am not surprised. Black and Gold are the colours of the House of Habsburg from whom the Swiss won their independence.

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Traffic Pattern? What pattern? Spuds out; grain in, but cattle, sheep and passengers are a lot less predictable.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:04 pm

A bit more progress today.

First job was to give it a second coat of Brunswick Green. Unfortunately pulling the masking tape off afterwards pulled a bit of paint off each of the outer windscreen pillars where they curve round onto the body sides. Sod’s law dictated that I’d already cleaned the airbrush when this happened!

Whilst I had the airbrush going I painted the chassis, meaning the whole loco is now in its final colours. Black Solebar, red bufferbeams and red rods;

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Please excuse the wires sticking out, these are the feeds from the motor block.

I’ve also added a streak of black around the exhaust port on the roof;

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My order from Swift 16 also arrived, meaning I could fit the Vacuum Brake control in the cab;

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I’ve still got to do that white stripe....

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:10 pm

You have loads of room in that loco for a smoker :thumbup:

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:12 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:10 pm
You have loads of room in that loco for a smoker :thumbup:
I’ve been thinking about it! Need to see how much space there is after fitting the RC gear...

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:14 pm

Smoker cometh!


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