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A bit of Easter steam

Post by markoteal » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:07 am

Managed to get out for a short run over the weekend - not many punters for the Easter Sunday service!

Where did I put that uncoupler?

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Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:58 am

A Millie not running like a bat out of hell for change, lovely!

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Post by FWLR » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:04 am

Love the video Mark, it was throwing it down here and has I write this I am at last looking out at blue skies………………..
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Luggage

Post by markoteal » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:39 am

Working my way through my to do list - 'Luggage for Railcar' had worked it way to the top

To explain, when I fitted the Tesco Express chassis to my Railcar, the battery compartment was used for all the switches/wiring/charging socket etc but left no space for the batteries so they had been placed on the floor of the unit - works well but a bit of an eyesore - see pics below
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So what to do - cover'em was my answer - but what with?

I first cut out a piece of plasticard to cover the offending batteries - this was then covered with planking paper to give the impression of the top of a luggage rack - then on top of here various pieces of travelling items were placed

- 2 suitcases and a hat box from Trenarren Models that I'd acquired at tPeterborough and painted up
- A box of beer bottles - same source - £1 bargain box
- 2 Fruit boxes - from the spares box - from a WW1 wagon kit I built a while ago
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Once clustered together they were placed into the car
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Just need a bit of fettling once I get my passengers sorted - thats a new item on my to do list!
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Post by philipy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:57 am

Good solution Mark. Where did the bits and pieces come from, they look nice?

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Post by markoteal » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:54 am

philipy wrote:
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Good solution Mark. Where did the bits and pieces come from, they look nice?

Thanks - mainly from Trenarren Models (http://www.trenarrenmodels.co.uk/catalogue.html)

- great selection of items to add those nice details to your buildings/wagons/locos
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Post by Peter Butler » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:39 am

Nice work Mark, simple solution and very effective.
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Post by bazzer42 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:57 am

Tidy job and love the floor colouring/staining, very realistic. We're the Fruit labels part of the kit or down loaded?

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Post by IanC » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:04 am

Nice to see the "to do" list being tackled.

The railcar and solution to hiding the battteries look great.

Well done.

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Post by markoteal » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:10 am

bazzer42 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:57 am
Tidy job and love the floor colouring/staining, very realistic. We're the Fruit labels part of the kit or down loaded?
Hi - just downloaded from a image search in Google - 'fruit box labels' I think - there are thousands to choose from - just download and resize on the computer ( i do it in powerpoint but any software that allows you to resize images will work - Powerpoint is good as you can set the page size to A4 and then you have a good idea of the size you will get (and if you want to be exact, you can size exactly)
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Post by markoteal » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:11 am

IanC wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:04 am
Nice to see the "to do" list being tackled.

The railcar and solution to hiding the battteries look great.

Well done.

Ian
Thank Ian - yes, like the 4th Bridge, as son as I tackle thing at the top, stuff magically appears at the bottom

After completing the luggage rack, it became glaringly obvious I need passengers in there!
Where did I put that uncoupler?

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Post by IanC » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:38 pm

markoteal wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:11 am
IanC wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:04 am
Nice to see the "to do" list being tackled.

The railcar and solution to hiding the battteries look great.

Well done.

Ian
Thank Ian - yes, like the 4th Bridge, as son as I tackle thing at the top, stuff magically appears at the bottom

After completing the luggage rack, it became glaringly obvious I need passengers in there!
I daren't make a list! It would be huge. I just tackle jobs as I come across them or as the mood takes me.

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Post by Lonsdaler » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:55 pm

That is a very innovative solution Mark. With my (still) stalled conversion I am hoping to put the batteries under side facing bench seats. Just as soon as it moves to the top of the to do list! ;)
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Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:57 pm

Is that a box of beers in the crate or minature sand castles?

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Post by markoteal » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:10 pm

LOL- Beer of course!
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