Alex3410's Workbench

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Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:45 pm

Hi guys,

welcome to my workbench thread, stay tuned for updates on what i am upto - currently have a few bits on the go and a few bits planned but the layout is taking priority at the moment.

if you want to check out my layout thread please click here

Index
SECR C class
SECR P class
SECR S class
SECR Terrier
SECR O1 class
K & ESR Terrier - Hornby Club loco
Class D16/3 -> SECR repaint


wonder if you can see a patern yet :lol:
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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:49 pm

SECR C class

featured elsewhere on the forum but wanted to consolidate it here, this is a Bachmann C class RTR loco that was oringinally in the southern black livery but i prefered the SECR versions so repainted it in a new livery

Starting point:
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removing markings:
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Primer:
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First coats of green:
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Detailing bits of paintwork:
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Starting transfers:
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Final result with real coal load:
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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:51 pm

SECR P Class

another one featured already, this times its from a SEFC body kit i got from ebay and it runs on a terrier chassis

Starting point:
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Primer:
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first coat of green:
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Last few bits of paint:
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Final result:
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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:03 pm

SECR S class

Ongoing project at the moment but after reading in a book on the SECR that one of the C classes was converted into a tank engine and that Tri-ang had made this i imediatly wanted to make one of these. I managed to get one from eBay at a decent price but when it arrived it turned out that it had been repainted about 4 times so was caked in paint.

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bit of oven cleaner and 24 hours later:
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this has then had a coat of primer:
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apart from this all i have had time to do it remove some of the hand rails and the smoke box dart and am currently in the process of adding new ones to give it a mor modern feel. I have also used filler to fill in the hole at the back which i belive is there for when the body was used on the clockwork verisons of this model.

hope to have an update for you soon

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:06 pm

In the same SECR book i read about them having a terrier which was an exscuse to give this one ago as well :lol:

another good find on ebay this poor little loco arrived like this (its the same loco but two sides)
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and again 24 hours in oven cleaner worked wonders:
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see previous post (S class one) for a shot of it primed

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:14 pm

SECR O1 class

This is my first resin kit, its made by Golden Arrow and its been a good learning experiance. The sevice from golden arrow has been brilliant with very helpful and freindly support.

anyway onto the build so far

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i will admit i am making a bit of a mess with the tender but i want it to look flush and there was a fair gap between the two parts needing allot of filler
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i have also taken out the top of the tender as i think the DCC chip will probably end up there

the main body has been primed and i have been fitting hand rails - before you look just remember this is essentially the first time i have fitted a loco from scratch :lol:

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more updates to come when i get time! the plan is to get them all to a stage where i can mass paint them all in the base coat of green

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:10 pm

Hi Alex3410,

That is one heck of a production line.
I'm certain there's much more work than you show to get those results.
Well done.

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby DonB » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:02 am

Yep - That is an impressive "line" you have there. I spy a fellow aircraft modeller too...!

Your O1 Class looks very good; curving smokebox handrails isn't the easiest of tasks to get right, but I daresay that in real life, such fittings occasionally got bashed and ended up looking a little worse for wear. That poor Terrier... What possesses people to treat locos like that?

Great work so far!
Don

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:10 am

Thanks guys, things have stalled a little with the layout progressing but the main thing holding me back at the moment is not wanting to use my cheap temperamental airbrush to do the livery - I used it to weather the track and had no end of trouble with it!

New one is on my wish list will just have to see if I will have enough left after payday or if it's a Christmas list job :lol:

It's a 1:24 spitfire that I attempted a few months ago, I used to build a fair few Airfix kits and wanted to bag another go seeing how my skills had moved on after learnin so much railway modelling but the kit is a absolute pig :twisted: and for now at least it's on hold! I do have some other kits on my build list - top of which is four Sherman tanks to be used as loads on my layout

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby GeraldH » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:11 pm

Some great work there. I'm looking forward to seeing how the Triang tank engine progresses.
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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby Old Man Phil » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:17 pm

I sympathize with you on the Boiler one piece handrails; they are bad enough to do in 0 Gauge never mind 00
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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:49 pm

that looks brilliant! wish my attempts looked 1/2 as good :lol:

in other news just ordered myself an early xmas pres - H+S Ultra airbrush so hopefully will be able to move these forward soon

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:43 pm

Some impressive work there Alex.

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:03 pm

Some of the goodies from the Hornby black Friday sale arrived and it let me play around with my new airbrush again :)

got everything all set up
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first batch done
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Foster & Co set of wagons

before:
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after:
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and with the real coal load still drying
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one thing i did learn is that my new airbrush is so much easier to clean then the cheap nasty Chinese one it replaced that alone is worth every penny but its so much nicer to use and you get allot more control over it as well so very very pleased

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Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby skyblue » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:10 pm

You have been busy - they look great! I really like the coal load too.


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