Mike G's catch up.

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby grovenor-2685 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:16 pm

Plenty of numbers from 50 upwards available. :)
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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby barrowroad » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:39 pm

Nice work Mike, I look forward to seeing them running hopefully sooner rather than later.

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Mike Garwood » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:47 pm

So both the BR standard 5 and Collet 2227 are in a state where they run. 2227 is completely finished and requires no further work.

https://youtu.be/dOmhatUBOcI

The std 5 requires more work. There is a passing problem between the connecting rod and the first driver, that'll be sorted with my P4 modelling file. I drew the auto oiling pipe work too short, easily sorted, but not quickly, in fact not till next year. Also, the weighting on the bogie needs more work as the weight isn't being evenly distributed...hence the skidding of the rear set of wheels. I'll use my own sprung bogie for this - it's 6' 3" - same as the Brit. And that works really well. Hopefully the running will improve with some more running - I literally finished installing the valve gear and plonked it on the plank. If it doesn't, then I'll have to strip it all back down and find the problem. It ran really smoothly with just the coupling rods on, so there can only be a few places that can cause issues. Anyway, for what its worth...

https://youtu.be/RhS3iCqS2vQ

Please forgive the washing in the background.

I'm off to bend up 30 Bill Bedford Mk1 chassis. That'll numb the pain :D

Stay safe

Mike

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Mark Tatlow » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:10 pm

Mike Garwood wrote:
I'm off to bend up 30 Bill Bedford Mk1 chassis. That'll numb the pain :D



................and if the bending of the chassis doesn't, making up 120 pairs of brakes will!
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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Horsetan » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:24 pm

Mike Garwood wrote:....Please forgive the washing in the background.....


Is that a bra hanging off the side there :?:
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Mike Garwood » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:23 am

Horsetan wrote:
Mike Garwood wrote:....Please forgive the washing in the background.....


Is that a bra hanging off the side there :?:


No Ivan that would be a Welsh sheepdog.

Mike

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Mike Garwood » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:19 pm

While the latest lockdown has been going on I haven't wasted time. Here's a few of freight stock that's been completed.

Rumney models Fish van, excellent kit.

Fish van 6.jpg
BR Fish van


BR 5 plank open, again Rumney chassis.

BR 5 plank 1.jpg
5 plank open


And a BR 12t plywood van, waiting for castings to arrive to complete this one.

BR 12t plywood van 1.jpg
BR 12t van


I've also replaced the gearbox on one of my 56's. The original was a DJH but the worm split on the motor, making it incredibly noisy. The parts from Roxey arrived today which means I can complete the upgrade of the 37 I was working on before I started the freight.

IMG_2382.jpg
Class 37 - sprung


https://youtu.be/MFymKqOSE7M

Currently on a D1791 coach, just hope the bogies make it through the post, before the body work is completed.
Stay safe all.

Mike

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Mike Garwood » Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:34 pm

Nearly there with D1791. Ventilators to go on and train brake gear. Then the bogies to build.

Stannier Corr compo D1791 a.jpg


Have a good weekend all, stay safe.

Mike

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Serjt-Dave » Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:50 pm

All looking good Mike. Seeing your D1791 coach reminds me that I have a Brake version half built sitting there mocking me. LOL. Looking forwards to seeing your coach finished.

Keep Safe.

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby bogusman » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:18 am

Hi Mike
The fish van is looking good. What livery will you be painting it in?

Pete

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Mike Garwood » Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:02 pm

It should come out as a faded white. But that'll be when the weather is warmer and I can get a coat of primer on. I'm still trying to find out what transfers I need to complete it as well. So if anyone knows I'd appreciate the heads up.

Mike

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Noel » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:00 pm

Cambridge Custom Transfers BL93 should do if as advertised [I have not seen it]. Modelmaster MM4628 and MMPC53 have the essential 'Blue spots' for a roller-bearing van, but the numbers are for Diagram 800, which has differences from the Diagram 801 that Justin did. Fox do a number of variations on the theme - FRH 4941 will provide suitable numbers for this and more; FRH4941/2 could also be used, but in both cases the complete numbers are again Diagram 800 or earlier. Diagram 801 were E87500 to E88057 built 1956-61 ['E' rather than 'B' is correct]. All lettering is black for the white livery.
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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Mike Garwood » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:57 pm

Thanks Noel - that's really helpful. I shall send an order off to Fox.

The chassis and body build for the coach has been completed. Just the bogies to do now.

Stannier Corr compo D1791 b.jpg


Stannier Corr compo D1791 c.jpg


I do like building coaches, but painting will have to wait till next year!

Stay safe

Mike

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Mike Garwood » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:02 pm

Another coach nears completion. Stannier D1845. Just the bogies to put together. There are a few problems with this Comet kit, it's not entirely accurate. Guards doors are too wide and the vent space above the toilet is way too big, it should be the same size as the rest of the vents on the passenger side. It should also have a second row of roof vents above the corridor side of the coach as well.

Stannier D1945 finished.jpg


Stannier D1845 finished 1.jpg


Stannier D1845 finished 2.jpg
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Anyway, I can live with the compromises. But another model adds itself to the painting waiting list! :D

Stay safe

Mike
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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby johndarch » Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:30 pm

Very nice Mike.


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