Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

What are you up to on your workbench
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Still a wee way to go, but starting to really take on the part.

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Initially an overall varnish to protect the decals, then Lots of little touches of paint,
loading up the bunkers with coal and a few working odds thrown in.

All done in under two months since purchase, surprised myself.

Geoff T.
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I liked the model, but the paint job really changes it, nice work
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Oooo! Nice!
Is that a chap wearing blue overalls in the cab?
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Hi Phred,

Ahh the driver, a clean blue shirt, but his overalls are a little grubby.
I have really enjoyed making it and it runs quite well.
I will do a working video when it's fully finished and the shed is warm
enough to spend some time there doing a full shunting exercise !!

Looks like I have some home decorating to get sorted in the next few
weeks - end of model making time ?

Geoff T.
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Looking forward to the video!
BTW, my Gower Princess arrived from Rails yesterday and my wife has snatched it away to be wrapped up for my birthday surprise. :o
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If you have 18 minutes of life to waste, then here
is the first video of the Sentinel working a yard.

https://youtu.be/myXhsJfsrLQ

There were a few glitches, but overall it went surprisingly well.
If it hadn't I'd have kept it all secret !!

I will be giving the loco a matt varnish, and might get a better bucket.
Why the bucket ?
I have seen a video of the Quainton one and that had a bucket plus other
bits & pieces in one of the bunkers.

Geoff T.
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Very good.
18 minutes - exactly the time it takes me to drink a cup of coffee! :D
Speaking of buckets, I was looking at these:
https://westhillwagonworks.com/lineside ... -of-6.html
I've never dealt with that firm. S'pose they're as good as any.
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Neat build and looks to be a sweet runner, very pleasing for you I should hope.
And there's something very useful: a bucket. So often seen on steam locos, and very regularly on tradesmen's vehicles, when there weren't so many public facilities for washing ones hands at least.
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Thanks for the comments.

Phred I have found a couple of bucket suppliers, the one you found is
to be honest cheap - so cheap I think I'll have to get a set .

Bigmet it looks the part, and being rather heavy it can pull two Rustons
along. It is rather noisy, in fact very noisy, it would make a good sound
diesel. All 3 of my white metal kits were built onto motor spuds and are
loud in comparison to any of my RTR locos. I do wonder why that is ??
If I ever build another small white metal with motor spud I'll see if it's
possible to sound insulate the motor unit with a thin rubber gasket. I
have in mind pinching a bit off a therapists exercise stretch rubber.
I am quite pleased with it - January 5th I had no intention of adding to
my 'shed' of small yard locos, by March 5th I have this - crazy !!

Geoff T.
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Having gone lame - cartilage problem in my knee I've been rather grounded.
To stop me going mad watching TV I dug out a Metcalfe kit. My one problem
with them is they are a universal fitment to model railways, to the extent
it can become boring.
Here I suppose is the reason - look so damn good when made well. Nothing
extra done yet, I may add some guttering & drain pipes.
Just add a few figures :-

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You know I thoroughly enjoyed making this set up and will order another kit,
probably the cinema.

Geoff T.
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All the best for a speedy recovery!
The kit build looks excellent considering you're in pain. The people going about their business really brings the scene to life.
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I know what you mean about every other layout having them type of thing, but one good thing is they have made so many different types of building kits over the years with many older ones becoming obsolite, that yours will end up being unique, and you build them so well! Remember the first ranges they did that one had to maually scribe and cut out every window, door and every building? Basically uncut printed card sheets? They worked well enough!

Another two examples that every other layout had was in the past Brian Sheriff backscenes (Lovely things! But now so rare!), and a more modern example being electro static grass! (Nothing wrong with it at all, but it suddenly became everywhere!))

But I do love your new buildings! You have tallent to build them like that! Just looked a few times. Very well constructed and flawless! (Mine would end up with fingerprints on the glass!) :D
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I do switch from project to project.
The current thing is making a Lima GWR N16 Horse & Groom van. This time I'm making an
unusual later variant, a Calf Van.
The actual number W524 started life back in 1937 and was initially used for racing horses.
It was leased to a O. Beel who was a trainer at Lambourne and returned in April 1941. I Don't
know where it was for the best part of a decade. In BR days and by now repainted into Bauxite
as W524W and had become a Calf Van. The various vehicles still in BR service were allocated for
either racing horses and so marked, or calf vans. All were marked with 'Return To' followed by
assorted locations. My choice W524W was at one time carrying 'Return to Binegar GW' on the
S & D J R. The van was condemned 17th Feb 1962.

Not very often you can be that specific !!
So far .........

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I can't say the roof fittings are correct, but not the 12 moulded on the original.

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Now have to make up the markings one letter at a time !!

Geoff T.
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Still not finished the Calf Box, but just weathering left to do now.
In the meantime I decided to build a LNER 'Loco Coal' 21 ton wagon in it's final
guise as a general coal wagon. A Very easy to make Parkside kit.

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Now I want another of these kits to make a 'Gauge Wagon' for my engineers.

Geoff T.
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Ahh the Calf Box with decals, but needing weathering to take away
the over powering white lettering. All the lettering is slightly over
size, but I have to use what's available.

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