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Re: Downton Valley Railway Gr8 Western 177 Gala

Postby manormadman » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:12 pm

You lucky bugger. Only £70 cheaper than mine. :wink:
Cheers Seb
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Re: Downton Valley Railway Gr8 Western 177 Gala

Postby kennyGWSR » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:49 pm

Welcome back Seb, haven't seen you on here for a while :)
Yeah it was a good price, glad i got her :)
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Re: Downton Valley Railway Gr8 Western 177 Gala

Postby manormadman » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:05 pm

Yeah, my Internet was pretty bad so I couldn't stay on too long. :) But I am back, and your layout is looking amazing.
Cheers Seb
:D

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Re: Downton Valley Railway Gr8 Western 177 Gala

Postby kennyGWSR » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:24 pm

With the arrival of the NRMF tour coach, Norma V have decided to do a last minute gala for her visit. The theme will be NRM(F), the only locos running will be National Railway Museum locos with the NRMF coach being part of some trains and also as a single coach train. The following locos will be in use:
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4468 Mallard
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4472 (or rather 103) Flying Scotsman.
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O4 63601
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30777 Sir Lamiel
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28xx 2818
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Black Five 5000
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Super D 49395
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3440 City of Truro.
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T9 120.
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Beattie Well Tank 30587.

Photos soon!
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby kennyGWSR » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:53 pm

Well it's time to copy Trainsandco with a works report (although not as flash!)
The Downton Valley Railway Toddingcombe Works Report:
In the works:
GWR Railmotor 93
Status: 2 autocoaches have been sourced, one has had work started on to remove one end to accept part of the other coach. Chassis needs extend, same as the roof. Working chassis from L+Y Pug required.
Completion Date: mid 2012
BR (W) 14xx 1401
Status: In for repaint into BR unmarked black to represent The Titfield Thunderbolt locomotive.
Completion Date? By April 2012
Wisbech and Upwell Tram Coach
Status: In for repaint into red and blue livery as part of the Titfield Thunderbolt.
Completion Date? By April 2012
BR Cattle Wagon
Status: In for repaint into BR grey as part of the Titfield Thunderbolt.
Completion Date? Same as the Coach.
GWR Toad Brake Van
Status: Same as the Cattle Wagon
Completion Date? Same as the Cattle Wagon.
Howard Petrol-engined locomotive 957 'Britannia'
Status: Chassis, buffers and Couplings complete, plasticard required for body.
Completion Date? N/A
On the drawing board:
Wantage Tramway 5 Shannon
What i required? Plasticard for everything above the running plate, L+Y pug chassis also required.
Port of Par Twins Alfred and Judy
What is required? Bachmann Bill and Ben, face removal, painting from yellow to green.
Manning Wardle Sharpthorn
What is required? Hornby Terrier chassis, plasticard.

I also plan to get a couple of kits this year for some of the industrial and more unusual locos including GWR 0-4-0st Trojan and Sharp Stewart 0-4-4 Dunrobin.
Last but not least, i shall be renumbering a few locos this year, shouldn't be too hard! :mrgreen:
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby trainsandco » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:58 pm

My Lawyers will be over in the morning for a talk about copyright infringement ;)

Seriously though, you have a nice interesting list there, and haven't completely buried yourself in projects ;)

Ben
Henley on Thames in the 30's

Southerner in a weird place called "Yorkshire"...

81D & 55A

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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby kennyGWSR » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:20 pm

Okay so the original gala line up did not happen, however i did have a gala, photos here:
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1420 with 1401 (1401's first runs)
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Duck and 30777 Sir Lamiel
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Oops...
More photos on the NRMF Tour thread!
Works Report:
My 2012 Competition entry has been going quite well, the loco needs to have a few finishing details done to it before she can receive her plates then she just needs a new set of traction tyres.
The coach is currently being repainted, both sides have had there first coats.
The Cattle wagon and toad are both in the stages of there first grey coats of paint.
Railmotor 93's second donor auto coach is about to be dismantled ready for the chassis to be used to extend the existing chassis and the body to be cut t be stuck to the rest of the body, same goes for the roof (if that makes sense!) Photos to follow (at some point!)
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby 35011 GSN » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:55 pm

excellent set of images there :D

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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby benny7820 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:39 am

Hey Kenny,

Did you spray or hand paint 1401?
And would I be right in saying it's Semi-gloss?

Cheers
Ben
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby kennyGWSR » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:02 am

I hand painted her Ben, looks ok though. It is semi gloss, humbrol 85. See my comp entry thread in the kit building section.
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby kennyGWSR » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:18 pm

The latest arrival, 6619:
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Littlenobby (Tom) has done an excellent job on this! :D
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby 35011 GSN » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:19 pm

she is stunning :D

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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby kennyGWSR » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:14 pm

Couple of Photos:
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The first ever visitor to the DVR! NormaV is seen here running with 5526 on the Auto Train.
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6619 on a short goods.
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6619 reaches the current end of the line.
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6619 and 45161.
Kenny.
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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby Tony. » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:16 am

Oh hello kenny fancy seeing you here ;)

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Re: Downton Valley Railway

Postby kennyGWSR » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:12 pm

Trains have been suspended until Wednesday 15th Feb due to the electrician's rewiring the whole house so everything has been packed up so its not knocked or damaged. The first trains will run Wednesday morning (before i go bowling) using one of the old favourites who has returned from repairs, 34051 Winston Churchill. She will top and tail services with the recent arrival, Class 24 24081.
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