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by 73082gibbers
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench

Having already purchased four of the Bachmann Thomas and Friends Red Branchline coaches (three standard, one brake) I decided to create a three coach set of four wheel coaches for use behind terriers. I started by disassembling the coaches intended for the rake into their component parts (underframe...
by 73082gibbers
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench

Hi all! So this evening unfortunately saw me assisting my friend rip up his layout, The West Sussex Railway, as he is moving to the West country in a few weeks. Whilst there I was able to run a few things, including my newest arrival, SECR Terrier 751, and two of the new Ex LSWR Maunsell rebuilt coa...
by 73082gibbers
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench

Looks good, did you make any more progress with the kits? Hi Nick, yes I did, managed to build up the remaining two kits, and also picked up on Saturday in Carlisle, a GEM Tallylyn Douglas kit, fully built and painted for £15! Only faults with it were that the chimney and roof had fallen off, and t...
by 73082gibbers
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench OO9 Shinanigans

Hi all! I've recently got the OO9 bug, and, having visited the FR/WHR over the past two days, I left yesterday with three of the Parkside Dundas kits from the shop at Porthmadog. I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to 'teak' these, and finish the loco that I've got in GER blue, with the setup...
by 73082gibbers
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench

Looks like a good project. You'll never manage to do a complete filling in one go, much better to do 2 or even 3 passes and sand down, it's amazing how much paint doesn't hide! Cheers for the advice! The slow yet steady progress of the conversion is going well, the original windows are almost compl...
by 73082gibbers
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: OliverSR's Workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: OliverSR's Workbench

Very nice work on the P tank Oliver! I see you've gone for the plain Olive Green scheme as well :P I finished a Dean Sidings kit on a terrier chassis as 1325 in the same scheme. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/12189593_10201123199080259_2448566823049082262_n.jpg?oh=517a4d51cce...
by 73082gibbers
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench MK2E RFO

I do believe I've left it too long posting on here... Just over a year infact... Skipping everything I've done in the past year, as I'll be here for ages going through it all, I'll go straight onto my current project. I'm in the process of putting together a loco hauled set for my class 73 73202 Gra...
by 73082gibbers
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench - WD75105 Walkden

Evening all! Small bit of progress on one of my current projects - WD75105 Walkden... The model started life as WD145 Warrington, with a stoker chimney in a gahstly plastic dark green. The body was repainted in olive green - the closest I have to what the real one is painted in. A new chimney was so...
by 73082gibbers
Sat May 16, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench

Afternoon all! The Edward conversion has now been completed, and the model is currently at a friends layout being "run in" on their line. Once it returns, it shall be varnished. Inspired by Simierski's railroad gresley conversion into a set of Twinarts, I thought I'd give it a shot too! He...
by 73082gibbers
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench

Evening all! A bit of progress on the Edward Conversion, which I haven't actually posted on here yet...... After attempting to fabricate a GNResque cab and roof using the original cab sides and front - which failed miserably - I took it upon myself to do a new one from scratch, sacrificing the rear ...
by 73082gibbers
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench

Hi all! Been a while!!! I've been very busy since the last post! Including building another kirk kit, revisiting an old kit I did last year - an LNER horsebox, and also a new lner kit, and some wagon repaints! Amongst other things!! I'll start off with the Kirk kit! This was purchased unbuilt from a...
by 73082gibbers
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench

Good evening all! I've been quite busy over the past few weeks working on ongoing projects, amongst work too... Firstly, a simple engine repaint and slight mod from a Bachmann Bill/ Ben model to a almost realistic saddle tank engine. The decision to put it into Kahki was that of an odd spur-of-the-m...
by 73082gibbers
Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench

Evening chaps and chappettes! Another update from me! Today, I won this little beauty on Ebay for a nice sum of £32. It is a scratch built body running on an Airfix 14XX chassis, with a scratch built tender behind it. The finish appears to be something to be desired, but with a bit of work, it shoul...
by 73082gibbers
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench

Evening chaps and chappettes! And so begins another round of painting coaches teak! Today, I started on the third six wheeler, which will become a full third, if I have enough transfers to do so! This one has had a base coat of Humbroll Acrylic 103 Cream, topped off with Phoenix Precision P60, GNR/ ...
by 73082gibbers
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Gibson's workbench
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: Gibson's workbench

That looks like a fantastic piece of rolling stock to be slowly rotting away in a siding, almost a shame to, erm, ruin it :lol: Yes quite so! It only looks like this because of the paint stripper I used - Expo modellers paint stripper. It makes the paint go gooey, and then is a pain to remove with ...

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