My workbench thread

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Re: My workbench thread

Postby n2oo » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:17 pm

We had a family day out in York yesterday, and very enjoyable it was too. A visit to the NRM was mandatory, my Daughter dragged me there. Honestly!

There were some strange shiny things there....

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And some not so shiny.

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A visit to Monk Bar model shop also accidentally took place, :wink: where I decided to pick one of these up. A bit pricey, but I have a real need now I'm testing and setting a lot of stuff up.
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I have been setting a couple of 40's up today with Zimo soundchips, you can see the new rollers in action here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kggE-LJ14u4

37250 has been finished, I think for an older Bachmann model, it's turned out pretty well. Lights, bufferbeam detail, and additional lamp irons have all been added.
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The banana coloured stuff is now a bit toned down.
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Re: My workbench thread

Postby n2oo » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:50 pm

I enjoy seeing things. Let me explain that a bit more. I have always enjoyed viewing things in the best quality possible, be it an hd tv, blu ray player, or good quality image from a decent camera. All the more shocking then that I never appreciated how bad my old specs were until my trip to Specsavers to pick the new ones up.

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The difference is astonishing, maybe you guys will now get some decent repaints and weathering jobs :shock:

This made me laugh on our recent outing to York, and the Mrs decided to buy me one for the office.

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Its a tea towel lol

The amount of stuff I'm starting to accumulate now is frankly, ridiculous. It's not all fun and resprays at Lees Locos towers you know. Having slight ocd about tidyness doesn't exactly help either :roll:
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So. Getting back to business, what does this...
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And lots of this make?
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.......This!
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Not looking too bad!
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40075 has had its laserglaze fitted at long last
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DRS nose ends and lighting for these 4 next
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Ethel coming on.
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And this little beauty (can you believe it's n gauge!) is being transformed into Blue Circle Cement. And yes, before the rivet counters start shouting, the customer knows its the incorrect body variant :|
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Re: My workbench thread

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:37 pm

Where do you get this ocd tidiness, I could definitely do with some. I can start with a clean bench top and after half an hour the surface just can't be seen. Doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing the contents of the toolbox just pile up around me.
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Re: My workbench thread

Postby Pete » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:30 pm

Doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing the contents of the toolbox just pile up around me.


I wouldn't worry, it's the natural state of things, the second law of thermodynamics, entropy always increases...


It's good to see you're picking up lots of work, a brave venture.

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Re: My workbench thread

Postby n2oo » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:48 pm

More progress on 56124.
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Looking rather fine :mrgreen:
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Nose ends fitted this afternoon, lighting kits next.
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Re: My workbench thread

Postby n2oo » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:54 pm

This pair of beasts are just about complete now. Both have had sound, lights, and lowered bogies, full bufferbeam detail. 075 has also had new etched window surrounds and laserglaze.
They both sounded awesome whistling away together on the test track earlier.

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Just need a little bit of oil staining and rustwork to finish.
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Been populating some n gauge dmu's...
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Re: My workbench thread

Postby manna » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:32 am

G'Day Gents

Looking good, like the cl 40's, always liked the sound of a 40 whistling away, mind you sitting on one all night doesn't do your back any good, and we sat there for seven hours and never moved an inch :o

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Re: My workbench thread

Postby n2oo » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:22 pm

Another day, another tweaking of RTC coach livery :shock: I made the mistake of painting the red all along to the coach ends, after linig it I realised there was actually a bit of blue between the cach end and the red surrounding the windows. So, I sprayed a blue band, re gloss varnished it, let it dry, and got the Fox curved end lining transfers out this morning......

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Looking a bit like a strange stonehenge monument, I had a bulk 37 nose end spraying session next.
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This little beastie is going to be Railfreight liveried.
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Re: My workbench thread

Postby amsie » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:32 pm

Can't believe I've only just come across this thread, love it. What a great workspace. Your tidiness and organisation put me to shame :oops:

Can't wait to see the CEP finished

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Re: My workbench thread

Postby n2oo » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:49 pm

amsie wrote:Can't believe I've only just come across this thread, love it. What a great workspace. Your tidiness and organisation put me to shame :oops:

Can't wait to see the CEP finished

Paul


Thanks boss :D

Started putting the emu back together, the pipework on the front cabs, and the roof piping proving rather tricky!
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Forgot I need to respray the nose end doors....
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Getting there!
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I have started fitting lights to the DRS 37 nose ends.
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Re: My workbench thread

Postby n2oo » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:34 pm

Started weathering a rake of GUV'S today. The transfers weren't added by me!
These things got pretty filthy, working to pictures, the first job was to dirty the chassis and bodysides down.
There's a factory fresh one in the background for comparison.
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The Jaffa unit is getting ever closer to completion. Just waiting for the numbersets to arrive, before I can weather everything.
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Re: My workbench thread

Postby Rustyrail » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:10 pm

Terrific weathering Lee; some of the best I've seen on diesels! The layout too is looking great.

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Re: My workbench thread

Postby n2oo » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:27 pm

Thank you! The layout never gets a look in now the bench is so busy :?
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Re: My workbench thread

Postby matt1471 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:03 pm

Hi Lee,

Your work is looking good!! Nice to see someone else doing an Ethel!!
This was my thread for Ethel. http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=41607&p=520643&hilit=ethel#p520643

Where do you get the Class 37 nose end froms?? I need a couple of new ends with the split nose head code type for a project.

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Re: My workbench thread

Postby n2oo » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:29 pm

Thanks Matt, your Ethel looks good
The DRS nose ends are from PH designs, I generally just swap others and get surplus ones from other bodies and jobs.
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