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False Start.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:10 pm
by Bushey Troughs
Last night I thought I'd start on the London Transport, Cambrian 'Dogfish' hoppers. The problem is no '3' hole wagon wheels, so I'll start on the Ratio Midland/LMS carriages. The Gibson disc wheels have gone missing, lots of Hornby wheels, so I may use them with the Romford bearings.

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Then I thought well I could start on converting the Bachmann BR brake van into London Transport B 557, to go with Bachmanns B 583. Two cans of grey primer and wouldn't you know it both empty. I did however find the lot of '8' pin wired sockets that had gone walkabout a while ago.

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It came to me that I could make a start on 2 of the stations for the layout 1 Metcalff, and 1 Superquick. Problem is no PVA, not even Evostick Woodworking PVA, and I found my set of station names too. I'll have to go shopping Monday.

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The ups and downs of model railways, and it's blowing a gale and hissing down bugg*r

Re: False Start.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:16 pm
by b308
I had a collection of brass and nickel silver kits a while ago but made a concerted effort to make them all up... I just have the one left now which will be converted into a generator van... I also stopped buying any new ones until I'd finished the ones I had...

Took a lot of willpower that last bit! :mrgreen:

Re: False Start.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:54 pm
by Bushey Troughs
b308 wrote:Took a lot of willpower that last bit! :mrgreen:

I'm seriously working on that bit. I maybe morphing into a collector instead of a modeller. :shock:

Re: False Start.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:14 pm
by Essex2Visuvesi
Bushey Troughs wrote:
b308 wrote:Took a lot of willpower that last bit! :mrgreen:

I'm seriously working on that bit. I maybe morphing into a collector instead of a modeller. :shock:


Me too lol

Re: False Start.

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:30 am
by flying scotsman123
aaarrrggghhh collectors :!: letting all those models go to waste siting on a shelf going dusty, i can't bear the thought of it :shock:

Re: False Start.

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:37 pm
by Bushey Troughs
I managed to get 16 axles of Gibson 3 hole black steel wheels, and another packet of Romford top-hat bearings for £10.50 off ebay. Which is a result, bet the missing wheels turn up before the new ones arrive.
So the London Transport rake is on again. It's going to be 2, LT three plank wagons 2, tube wagons 3. dogfish and 2, brake vans. I already have the 3 plank wagons and 1, brake van ready plus the LT pannier L95 to pull it.

Re: False Start.

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:03 pm
by b308
I gave in and bought a Minitrix 2-10-2T chassis today...

Re: False Start.

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:08 pm
by Bushey Troughs
Wouldn't you know it I found the missing 3 holed wheel axles, and I've bought three Hornby 4 wheel carriages off ebay for a £10.00 p&p included. I just need a couple of Hornby 6 wheeled wagons, and I'll be set to go.

I just found 6 off 6 wheeled Palethorpes wagons, and I thought I only had 4.

Anyone else checked their stock lately?