New Street progress

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Horsetan » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:45 pm

The tiling on the pillars is reminiscent of that used in the Heathrow terminals until the refurbishment of recent years.

I wonder if Jim might try having a go at working escalators next :?: :D
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:40 pm

Im afraid the escalators are static (which is not all that unprototypical!)

I have finally got around to sorting out the posters and timetables for the Lift modules though.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Horsetan » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:35 am

The era of "big hair".... :o
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:51 am

Indeedy. Also for women, shoulder pads, trouser suits with big trousers that hide her shoes and jackets with the sleeves rolled up!

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Horsetan » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:10 pm

jim s-w wrote:Indeedy. Also for women, shoulder pads, trouser suits with big trousers that hide her shoes and jackets with the sleeves rolled up!


Lionel Richie was a great proponent of the rolled-up jacket sleeves, as was the late Michael Jackson. You should have appropriate '80s hits playing in the background :D - let's see...."Thriller", "Material Girl", "All Night Long".....
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby DougN » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:11 pm

Oh Horse you are really showing your age there. Classic hits of the 80's a era that a lot of people will be trying to forget! :shock:
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Re: New Street progress

Postby Paul Willis » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:35 am

DougN wrote:Oh Horse you are really showing your age there. Classic hits of the 80's a era that a lot of people will be trying to forget! :shock:


Do you mind?!?

On my iPod playlist:
    The Cult
    Echo & the Bunnymen
    Teardrop Explodes
    Fiction Factory
    Cocteau Twins
    The Stranglers
etc, etc...

And don't forget the whole New Romantic / Post-Punk / Synth scenes going on :-)

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Jol Wilkinson » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:51 am

DougN wrote:Oh Horse you are really showing your age there. Classic hits of the 80's a era that a lot of people will be trying to forget! :shock:


I wish my dearly beloved would forget them too, although she prefers different 80's music to Horsetan.

Jol

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Re: New Street progress

Postby DougN » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:44 am

What does it say that the first real band that made some impact on me was Nirvana... Well that sort of dates me.... or means I really didn't take that much notice of music until I was at uni in 1993.... Still don't really....flicking through the radio channels in the car trying to find some thing worth listening too.... but usually ends up on either Queen or a live CD of the Doug Anthony allstars :twisted: ...must remember to change that when the kids are in the car :shock: .... Just google DAAS to see what I mean! Though they disbanded back in the mid 90's the 3 of them are still in Melbourne and do pop up at the Comedy festivals!

My favorite CD at the moment to model too is the sound track to Spamalot! That will certainly distract from the troubles of the world!
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:28 pm

Hi All

Been busy working on the timetable boards for the B ends of the platforms

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This means all the structures and pillars on this board are done. Thoughts are now turning to the ceiling and the lighting, theres more about that on my site.

http://www.p4newstreet.com/category/workbench

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Mike Garwood » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:17 am

DougN wrote:My favorite CD at the moment to model too is the sound track to Spamalot! That will certainly distract from the troubles of the world!


Saw it Saturday just gone in the Playhouse in the West End...BRILLIANT! Well worth the trip and ticket price.

And now for something completely different...

Mike

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Re: New Street progress

Postby barrowroad » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:30 pm

Hi Mike,

Have you got your coconuts :)

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Re: New Street progress

Postby DougN » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:13 pm

Funny to think about coconuts at the moment... We are in Hawaii.... there is a few coconuts floating around.... falling from trees.... A good holiday. But flying home tomorrow.... Havn't seen many sparrows though...
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:07 pm

Doesnt rain much in Hawaii though does it?

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Added a few thoughts on the weather to my workbench page

http://www.p4newstreet.com/category/workbench

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:22 pm

Hi All

I don't tend to look at wagons that often but one little project that i've been wanting to do for a while is improving the Hornby OAA

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The body is OK but the chassis is horrible plus it rides way too high (Hornby repositioned the buffers to compensate). The chassis went in the bin and new solebars added (spares from the Cambrian SPA kit), The wagon uses Bill Bedford sprung W irons and the linkages and handbrake levers are from Colin Craig.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:51 pm

Hi All

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The OAA is finished and I have started the wagons section on my website. I have also added some more stuff the the coaches section as well as another HST to the loco's section

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You can see more by going to http://www.p4newstreet.com

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby DougN » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:00 am

Jim, they are all looking so good.. your weathering is so subtle and consistent across the layout and rolling stock.... really looks the part.
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Thu May 02, 2013 4:11 pm

Thanks doug

Been looking at mk3 catering vehicles again, this time an RFM

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For more see

http://www.p4newstreet.com/category/workbench

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Thu May 09, 2013 4:28 pm

Hi All

I know Bachmann have announced mk2e and f coaches but thats no reason to abandon doing them via another route.

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More on my website.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon May 20, 2013 10:25 pm

Hi All

Added some more thoughts on Air con mk2s to my website

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Also I have finally (after years on my workbench) finished my model of 45115

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Thats 2 peaks down - 2 more to go!

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby John Donnelly » Mon May 20, 2013 10:33 pm

Great work on the 45 Jim. Other than the obvious buffer beam detailing and the addition of the lifting brackets, I'm curious as to what other detailing you've done?

John

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon May 20, 2013 11:12 pm

Hi Jon

This model has quite a complex history having had 2 bodies, 2 chassis and 3 sets of bogies in its time. It's nearly Bach to a standard bachmann 45 although it still has the first version bachmann chassis and the original mainline battery boxes.

However most of the work has been to correct the boiler end to mirror the ETH fitted peaks. There's more on my website.

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Tue May 21, 2013 8:59 pm

Hi all

Added some more class 45 pics to my website, below is an example

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I have added more images to the coaches page too

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For more see http://www.p4newstreet.com/

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:03 pm

Hi all

I've added some thoughts on improving the bachmann mk1 coaches to my website

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I've started by looking at brake gear.

http://www.p4newstreet.com/category/workbench

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby grovenor-2685 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:41 pm

Jim,
Those little fixes do improve the look, but note that the brake rod from the bogie has to be pulled to apply the brakes, so when the rod is moved from the low position on the BR1 to the high position on the commonwealth or BR4/5 then the vac cylinder has to move as well, to the opposite side of the V hanger and cross rod. Hence your version with the Commonwealth bogie needs the vac cylinder moving.
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