Time to build a railway...but where?

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:15 am

I don't think you are Peter, but you can always swap and change things when ever you want, to want ever you want, how ever you want....

It's all want, want, want..... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:32 pm

The wagon is now finished, painted, detailed and load permanently attached.....
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The crate has WD markings and 'this way up' arrows on its side and is tied down in neat and tidy regimental style.....
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Moving on to the next project already......
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:24 pm

Brilliant!
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:26 am

Same as Rik, Peter...Brilliant.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:06 pm

As I said previously, I have already started another project. I have been searching for a basic loco to bash into something which my friend can use to pull his new coaches. He isn't able to do it himself so asked me.
On Saturday morning my e-bay purchase arrived just as we were leaving the house so I didn't see what I had bought until late that evening. It was a pleasant surprise......
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Soon I had worked out how to make it look more to 16mm scale, so on Sunday morning a trip to the workshop removed most of the 'not wanted on journey' material....
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...which left me with this....
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The new cab is much larger than the original and is built around a battery pack as the loco will be RC using a Deltang controller.
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It's quite a chunky loco so will look OK hauling couple of coaches.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by LNR » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:48 am

That looks like it will have an appealing presence on a track.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by IrishPeter » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:36 am

This will be an interesting one to watch. I have a soft spot for diesel 'critters.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by philipy » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:56 am

IrishPeter wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:36 am
This will be an interesting one to watch.
If Peter works at his usual speed, and it looks as though he is, it wil definitely be a case of 'don't blink or you'll miss it'! :lol:

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:32 am

I thought I recognised that loco...So it was you who beat me to it mate..... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Andrew » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:13 am

Excellent! I do like those Faller locos - I've got one in my bits'n'bobs box which I might do something with at some point. At one point I had it wired up with some cheap RC from a toy car as I recall - I think it ended up dying in a fug of frying electricals smoke! Yours is looking great, I really like the new cab and running plate, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by TTHLRMatt » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:23 pm

Just as an aside to the shell topic; Harecroft (www.harecroft.co.uk) and SLR Models (https://slrmodels.co.uk/) both sell 15 inch Howitzer shells and the smaller, more common, 9.2 inch shells.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:02 pm

FWLR wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:32 am
I thought I recognised that loco...So it was you who beat me to it mate..... :lol: :lol:
Sorry about that Rod.... you need to be quick!
I have no knowledge or experience of these models but if another one becomes available it is well worth buying.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:04 pm

TTHLRMatt wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Just as an aside to the shell topic; Harecroft (www.harecroft.co.uk) and SLR Models (https://slrmodels.co.uk/) both sell 15 inch Howitzer shells and the smaller, more common, 9.2 inch shells.
Thanks Matt, not seen these before but useful to know.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:24 pm

Blimey, you don't hang about, Peter. Already looking like a lovely little ng diesel. Be interested to see how it develops.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by jim@NAL » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:07 pm

This looks good already Peter look forward to seeing more

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