The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by FWLR » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:27 am

Think your've done a great job on the paint Rob. The little bit on the window is easily solved isn't it. :thumbright:


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Smoker cometh!

Is that one of the 6v units Tom.
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:29 am

FWLR wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:27 am
Think your've done a great job on the paint Rob. The little bit on the window is easily solved isn't it. :thumbright:


tom_tom_go wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Smoker cometh!

Is that one of the 6v units Tom.
Thanks :) The Window actually has Maskol on it, although I did miss a bit on the back so will have to clean that off. I’ve been recommended UPVC cleaner to do it, luckily there is a bottle of that in the shed!

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:43 pm

Slow progress due to being in work, but over the last few days I’ve fitted Lamp Irons and started the detail painting.

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White stripes (nerve wracking!) and number plates completed.....

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Next is a coat of varnish.... need to do a test piece first though.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:47 pm

Love it, crying for some diesel clag!

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:44 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
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Love it, crying for some diesel clag!
Thanks! Where did you get your smoke unit Tom?

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:52 pm

Finished!

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Last jobs to do are fit nameplates and RC gear, both of which are on order. The loco’s name will be ‘Old Man of Storr’.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:14 pm

Looks like a class 73 to me, narrow gauge version!

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Post by steamgeorge » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:20 pm

I was going to say the same thing! That should look very nice in a scenic garden setting :D

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by IanC » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:56 am

Superb looking locomotive.
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Post by ge_rik » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:02 pm

Nice bash. I like the detailing in the cabs.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:09 pm

Wonderful, beautiful looking locomotive, a real treat for the eye and so well finished.
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:19 pm

Thanks Guys! I’m really pleased with how it has turned out, can’t wait to get it running in the garden!

Now to give my Baguley Drewry some attention......

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by FWLR » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:42 am

It's a winner for me Rob. Some very nice work on the detailing. :thumbright:

Get us a video of it running please mate... :thumbright:
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:12 am

FWLR wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:42 am
It's a winner for me Rob. Some very nice work on the detailing. :thumbright:

Get us a video of it running please mate... :thumbright:
Thanks! As soon as all the RC gear arrives there will be plenty of videos, promise!


In other news, now that painting is complete on the 2095, I’ve made a start on giving another of the lines heavily used diesels a bit of a make over.

Whilst using it last year I’d noticed my Baguley Drewry (which until the arrival of the 2095 was the line’s primary diesel) was starting to look a bit tired.

So, into the paint shops it has come. The plan is to remove the weird blocks between the safety chains and the coupler (done) and repaint the buffer beam in a better shade of red. The red side frames will be repainted black, but the con-rods will be left red.

The loco body has been given a good clean, and will receive wasp stripes at both ends. I made a start on these this morning by giving both ends a couple of coats of warning panel yellow.

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I’m also planning on fitting extra details such as lamp irons, brandbright vacuum bags and maybe some air tanks on the sole bar. The loco will be named ‘Eilean Donan’ when complete.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:54 pm

That will be another triumphant makeover I'm sure..... I love the idea of fitting Brandbright vacuum bags..... not what you meant to say I know, but the image is wonderful. With that name it must be a 'castle class' loco.
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