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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by philipy » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:59 pm

I've had a project on the boil since last September, which I'm hoping to get finished in the next few weeks.
It is partly railway related and partly garden related. I have previously mentioned the financially strapped Lord Elderbury and here he is standing at the front door of his stateley pile, but 'nuff said for now! :roll:
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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by ge_rik » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:54 pm

philipy wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:59 pm
I've had a project on the boil since last September, which I'm hoping to get finished in the next few weeks.
It is partly railway related and partly garden related. I have previously mentioned the financially strapped Lord Elderbury and here he is standing at the front door of his stateley pile, but 'nuff said for now! :roll:

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He looks Mafioso, just needs dark glasses!..... 8) ;)

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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by LNR » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:06 pm

He's got shifty looking eyes, I'm interested in his "stately pile" looks very good.
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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by Andrew » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:56 am

LNR wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:06 pm
He's got shifty looking eyes, I'm interested in his "stately pile" looks very good.
It does, doesn't it? Looking forward to learning more...

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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by Old Man Aaron » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:21 pm

I too will be watching these PDF Models builds with interest. Currently waiting for an invoice for one of their 50hp Baldwin kits..
As for current work, far too many projects currently in progress here to list, let alone those waiting in the wings(shelves, that is), or those still in planning..

Rik, that railmotor is huge! Looking forward to seeing how you get on with it.
Not wishing to one-up anyone, however besides layouts, I think I have the largest project in the thread.. :lol: :roll:

I know what you're thinking, but it is technically a railway project - it's primarily my new workshop. And secondarily, my house. Should be done in 2-3 months, then I can get on with the new railway. Might start a thread of my own on it, over in the off-topic section..
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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by Lonsdaler » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:58 pm

philipy wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:59 pm
I've had a project on the boil since last September, which I'm hoping to get finished in the next few weeks.
It is partly railway related and partly garden related. I have previously mentioned the financially strapped Lord Elderbury and here he is standing at the front door of his stateley pile, but 'nuff said for now! :roll:
Nice doorway, looking forward to seeing the pile!
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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by Andrew » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:28 pm

Lonsdaler wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:58 pm

Nice doorway, looking forward to seeing the pile!
I thought you were talking about Aaron's caravan for a minute there! Re the caravan, am I reading it right that it's to function as a workshop when it's not being used as a second, portable home, or is it both at once all the time?! I hope it's the former - I spent my teenage years living in my workshop and I'm sure it didn't do me much good. Now my workshop's the kitchen, and that doesn't do anyone any good, which is clearly much fairer.

Working from home started this afternoon, and I immediately ran into a problem - I can't find the big can of Plasticote primer I thought I had and planned to use on the signal box! I think Wilco's is still open, so I'm hoping we run out of something essential that can only be purchased there rather than the massive Asda or Lidl where we'll normally shop, and therefore legitimately pick up a can of primer while I'm at it!

Cheers all,

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Post by Old Man Aaron » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:51 am

Oh aye, the caravan is the latter. But it's the "clean" workshop, which entails anything that isn't in the "dirty" workshop, that is currently the garage. (That is to say, the lathe, drill press, power tools and soldering hearth are in the garage). I must also confess to using the term "workshop" loosely, as it's really just a desk and table where most of the action happens.

A workshop in the kitchen sounds erm, interesting. :lol: I don't want to de-rail (so to speak) this thread, but I'd love to see that. Perhaps we could start a "show your workshop" thread. Seems to be the odd workshop photo around the forum, but no dedicated thread that I can find.
I'll be stocking up on anything I can think of needing for the next few months, in a couple of days - in case we end up with our own lock-down. It's just a shame there's always necessities one forgets, or just comes up unexpectedly when it's too late - that's why I've always loads of projects to stay busy.. ;)
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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by big-ted » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:47 am

Seems we're on the verge of a lockdown here in Western Canada too. I've ordered an IP Engineering Glaslyn kit as well as a brake van...

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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by JMORG » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:29 am

In between working from home I've been spraying more slate waggons, as well as making a real start on the Swift Sixteen WD D wagon (nice).
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Braked waggon. The "brakes" are simple wire, with the mounting bracket being made from the kits original axle boxes.
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This one has a thinner frame compared to the rest.
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Dandy waggon, made from a Timpton kit with extra plastic corner strapping.
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WD D wagon. Instead of the common grey, this one is based on Bachmann's 009 WHR wagon.
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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by ge_rik » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:45 am

They look good! :thumbup:

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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by LNR » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:06 am

That first photo presents a lovely scene.
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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by ge_rik » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:23 am

I like to have more than one project on the go at a time - so I can turn to something else when I'm waiting for glue or paint to dry or when awaiting a delivery or stuff I hadn't planned for. So, in addition to the railcar (awaiting delivery of various temperature low melt solders), I am continuing to revamp Bulkeley Station. Presently working on extending the platform (using a plasticine mould for concrete) ....
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...... and rebuilding a Schleich horse drawn wagon to make it look more in keeping with the 1930s
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I'll keep you posted on these developments as and when.

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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by ge_rik » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:07 pm

Finished off the platform extension for Bulkeley today...
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Blogged wot I dun 'ere - https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... keley.html

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Re: Coronavirus projects

Post by River Lin » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:40 pm

Hi all.
Ffestiniog gunpowder van using Nigel Town's plans from the 16mm Ass'n website. Stuck the first part of the plan onto 5mm plasticard though I have cut the plan up to make it in a slightly different way. The plan suggests making the base and sides in one piece, whereas I am doing the top and sides as one piece with another overlay on the top to look as per original.
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