New Street progress

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:33 pm

Hi All

Something that has been on my workbench for ages is my solitary model of a class 122 bubblecar

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Started off as a Lima 121 with bogies from the Hornby 110, New cabs from DC kits (re-profiled a bit) new roof vents and handrails and the underframe has been opened up a bit. The 121 cab isn't too bad at all, a big improvement over the 117 but I am going to use the DC kits cabs on my fleet of class 116's so I swapped these too for consistency.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby John Duffy » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:34 pm

Thanks Jim you have brought back some fond memories. Dundee had a number of these allocated and in the days before fixed sets of stock these could appear in all sorts of combinations to replace a three car unit. They would also work on their own during the day and be used to supplement a three car in the morning and evenings. Of course having those numbers there was always a bit of fun between rival Deltic favourites.

Nice work as always

John

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:48 pm

Very true John

In fact finding pics of this one I had to wade through an awful lot of pictures of Crepello!

bubble cars where rare at New Street and if you did see on it was usually strengthening a 116 set. However a bubble standing in for a class 116 DMBS was not all that unusual either.

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Jim
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:48 pm

Hi All

Earlier in the year I was messing about with Lima 47s, remember...

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well I was quite pleased with how it came out and I later got hold of a vitrains chassis for it (my original plan was to use it as a light loco). Then I was talking to my friend Phil about 47s (hes more interested in them than me - not that thats difficult!) and had come to conclusion that of them all the Lima one is probably closest to a real loco except for the windscreens (which are too close together and over a mm too narrow (each)). So following his lead and with some of Brian's (shawplan) etches 47549 has gone back onto the workbench. Below is progress so far.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:16 pm

Another little project on my to do list is 3 of these

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however these have the wrong window layout for the HST's I am modelling and I need the 4 large window versions. I am hoping with some of Brian's window frames and a bit of drilling, filing and filling I will get away with only needing to respray the grey areas (I don't fancy trying to match those white lines with the rest of the rake). This one is going to be a prototype.

I never realised that Lima modelled a different underframe for these.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:22 pm

Mk3 TRSB project part 2.

The windows have been adjusted (2 requiring minor filling and 3 opening up a bit more) and Brian's frames added - not to self, spray a coat of varnish over the sides first next time to protect the lining better. The numbers and markings easily scrape off and luckily so does the red stripe!

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Next stage, varnish the sides and mask/respray the grey. I will then look at sorting out the bogies and adding underframe details along with what changes need to be made to the roof vents.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:14 pm

Hi all

Added a short vid of my model of LEV1 on test to youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns7hfHj0iXg&sns=em

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Andy W » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:31 am

Thanks Jim, that loco's put a smile on my face - and I mean that as a compliment!
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:36 pm

Hi All

A couple of dodgy pictures for you.

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In real life a shot like this would probably not get taken due to the shadows cast on the subject.

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New Street's lighting conditions have always been bad for photographs and as such a large proportion of pictures taken under the roof are reproduced in black and white. This is to mask the overly yellow lights under the roof combined with the overly blue light coming in from the outside. This is whats known as 'cross curves' and is bad. In this case I have added them back in to reproduce the effect.

The point of all this is the real world doesnt always give us the perfect lighting conditions that we often re-create with our models. Sometimes its good to take a picture of a model that isnt ideal.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:17 pm

Hi All

Another 'far from ideal' pic for you (lights via photoshop)

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Right, thats enough photography, back to the modelling! One project that has been in the back of my mind for ages goes back to mark 3 coaches. The loco hauled variety were rare but not unheard of at New Street during the period I am modelling (they seemed to stay on the trent valley route) so with that in mind I have been busy doing another prototype ahead of a possible batch of them.

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The starting place for this was the ancient Jouef model which despite being the only Mk3a ever produced also has something about it that the others dont to my mind.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:19 pm

Hi all

Been busy looking at glasing for my mark 3's

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On the Intercity coach I reused the original glasing (except for the toilet windows) but treated it to a coat of Tamiya smoke. On the TRSB I cut new windows from a brown plastic wallet I found in a stationers. (you would be surprised how hard it is to find tinted plastics – if anyone knows of a supplier please let me know). This was secured in place with Klear (a floor polish)

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:39 pm

Hi All

I have added some thoughts on class 47s to my workbench

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

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:53 am

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:24 pm

Hi all

A couple of pics

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Happy new year to all members of the Scalefour Society

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:53 pm

Hi All

Finished off a Bachmann 108...

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... and added some thoughts on weathering to my workbench.

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

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:40 pm

Hi All

Started a new little project to model a class 100/105 DMU

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More info here

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

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:43 pm

Hi All

Another update for you all - this time the subject is DMU gangways

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See here for more info http://www.p4newstreet.com/category/workbench

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:46 pm

Hi All

Bar the weathering, the hybrid DMU is done

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Ill add a gallery for it on my site when it is weathered.

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:54 pm

Hi All

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I have uploaded a gallery for the oddball to my website

http://www.p4newstreet.com/multiple-units

Also I have made a start on mass producing New Streets distinctive pillars

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for more see

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

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:27 pm

Hi All

Still working on pillars but I have also done a batch of 40 TV monitors for my platforms

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More here - http://www.p4newstreet.com/category/workbench

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby Andy W » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:35 pm

That's spot on Jim. Just as I remember N S.
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Re: New Street progress

Postby grovenor-2685 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:25 pm

Hi Jim,
I think your efforts are being noticed :)
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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:18 pm

Thanks for that Keith

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Re: New Street progress

Postby jim s-w » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:36 pm

Hi All

Added a small update to my site. I have been busy just not on anything interesting thats all!

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Link is here

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

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Jim

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Re: New Street progress

Postby DougN » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:12 am

is it just me or as Jim suggests that you get to a certain stage of a layout and nothing seems to happen for ages... even though you have been busy doing bits and peices.. have the same problem at work.... then there is some thing and it jumps forward again!
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