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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:30 pm

Don't feel too bad, when I make cock ups they are normally on a Sunday so then I have to wait until next weekend before I can do anything about it so it just annoys me all week at work!

Good idea to recycle, I tend to find a life for failed attempts eventually or they just end up as lineside junk.

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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by FWLR » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:12 am

bazzer42 wrote:
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Cock ups a plenty today. I managed to cut my side panel support posts too short and also the end pieces are too short.

The end pieces will get recycled onto a skip bulkhead but generally feeling cross with myself. There is just enough wood to cut new ends so here's to Monday.
Don’t worry too much Derek, just see how it looks when you have the ends on and take it from there mate. :thumbright:
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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by IanC » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:18 am

bazzer42 wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:12 pm
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Cock ups a plenty today. I managed to cut my side panel support posts too short and also the end pieces are too short.

The end pieces will get recycled onto a skip bulkhead but generally feeling cross with myself. There is just enough wood to cut new ends so here's to Monday.
All part of learning. Ive had more than my share! I'm currently having a go at building my own wagons too and am on my third attempt! So far looking ok, but still a long way to go and plenty of time for the cock up factor to apply.

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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by bazzer42 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:53 am

Three lions on my shirt
Two wagons on my shelf, and
A copy of Lincolnshire potato railways on its way...the summer of dreams
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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by FWLR » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:31 am

Very good Derek, the wagons I mean :lol: :lol: :lol:

On the wagon mate, can you not put a small coffee stirrer strip to the join in the middle of the wagon, at least then it would hide the gaps there. :idea: Just a thought mate.
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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by bazzer42 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:58 am

Gap is meant to be there as the wagons were designed to have lift out panels. Still need to add the handrails I also have some brass channel to make strips to lock the panels together.
It can serve as a sided wagon, a bulkhead or a flattie.....when I finish it!

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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by FWLR » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:39 am

I see. Thanks Derek for clearing that up for me.
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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by bazzer42 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:22 pm

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A chance find of 2 2ba brass countersunk screws has allowed me to discover that my 24 squids worth of lgb bell mouth couplers are too low. Don't know whether to add bigger wheels , convert to hook and loop or run as is with the pin through the coupler above the bell .

Still need handrails to the panels and find a code system for the panels as they are all minutely different.

An interior shot as we are having some rain! :D

Just read my post and looked again....got to be hook and loop....anybody want to buy some lgb couplers!

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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by Just Julie » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:10 pm

Really good, Love the dog :D

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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by IanC » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:30 pm

Couplings can be a real problem. I have added 'hook and loop' couplings to all my stock. Adding them to ready to run stuff and getting the correct height is a right pain sometimes. I've just sorted out a Newqida coach, and a bogie wagon. The only consolation is the full sized locos and rolling stock have couplings which don't always line up. Add in vacuum hoses with the couplings at different angles and heating hoses and in any scale or gauge there are issues.

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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by philipy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:56 am

Yes, does look good and I like the dog as well. :D

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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by FWLR » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:58 am

Can’t help with the LGB Derek, but I love the wagon even more now you have painted it. :thumbright: :thumbright:

Also think the dog is brilliant…. :thumbright:
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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by ge_rik » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:17 am

That rusty corrugated roof looks brilliant. Must give that technique a try.
Don't mention couplings....... they might become my nemesis....... :shock:

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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:22 am

I like the roof as well, what is it and does anyone supply plastic corrugated roof in 16mm scale?

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Re: Vale of Fairway

Post by bazzer42 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:38 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
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I like the roof as well, what is it and does anyone supply plastic corrugated roof in 16mm scale?
Hi Tom I recall Brian Dominic using something from Brandbright on his Flagg Florspar layout. Don't know if they still do it. I think 4D models do some but the show as ridge sizes not scales.

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