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Postby JackBlack » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:58 am

Nice video there Charlie. So whats next? Any more details to add?
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Postby dieselwater » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:00 pm

So whats next? Any more details to add?


I would have thought just putting the feet up and enjoying what's been accomplished.

My hat off to you Charlie, cracking job sir :wink: :D
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Postby rockershovel » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:06 pm

another model set by the Humber's red and smelly banks; http://www.hullmrs.org/barrowfleet.htm
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Postby Charlie Stewart » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:01 am

Well after the sucessful premiere at Telford Narrow Gauge show, i can happily announce Barton Ings' 2nd outing at the



Mosely Trust Opening Gala



and with the above mentioned in attendance....
another model set by the Humber's red and smelly banks; http://www.hullmrs.org/barrowfleet.htm
it will be nice to see both layouts together....


along with another confirmed exhibition for this year plus three confirmed for next year already, looks like i'm gonna have a busy time :D :D



look forward to meeting more of you at Apedale, afterall remember.....
it isn't everyday you can get to see over 65 narrow gauge locos at one event)


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Postby michael » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:55 am

Great work Charlie, spotting the printy in the shop brought back some old memories.

Its one of Steve's printouts that was in one of the issues of the "Tome".


Well... actually I made up that printy when I first started working in the Gn15 mode. Not that I am being picky, Steves Printies are great!

Since I have an "in" with Bertrand at Macton and they still have the original artwork,I think I might be able to influence some "improvements" to the labeling. It probably needs the health and safety info added as well :roll: :wink:
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Postby Charlie Stewart » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:25 am

look at what the postman just brought me......

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Its taken ages to find one of these kits, but now I may be able to recreate this image ....

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PS Dont forget Barton Ings will be exhibiting, next weekend at the Moseley Trust Grand Opening Gala on September 18th and 19th

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:24 pm

Hi Charlie, if you look at Katham House you can see the JD 310 I built. It is a vey nice kit, I have left it in modules to make it easier to paint, and the roof is held on by blu-tack. The version of the kit I had looks like it was a bit older than your one, not sure if they have changed anything, but on the pivots at the top of the main arms where it said to melt the spigots over I used a 10BA nut instead, I did the same on the steering. Another thing I did was to leave the front wheels off until after I painted, I wasn't sure the front hubs would come back off of the stub axles.

It is a great kit and makes a nice model :D :D

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Postby Charlie Stewart » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:47 pm

Hi Barry, Yes it was your build that made me want one of these backhoe's. The mini digger looks good on my layout but i've always hoped for this model to become available ( I know its not EXACTLY a JCB... but its close enough!!!). I had to buy from the states in the end as all uk sellers wanted "daft" money for them, so i just played the waiting game until a suitable one came up.

Your right about it being a nice kit, I'm really enjoying the build. I too am leaving it in "sections" to enable detailed painting and also the one major thing missing are the hydraulic hoses so I think I may try adding these at a later date....


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Postby Charlie Stewart » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:18 pm

TA..DAH... and here it is DONE....... It was an enjoyable kit to make up with reasonable fit of parts and straightforward.....

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and here it is split back down into sections to start the long...tedious task of filling/sanding/priming/painting etc..etc...

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:24 pm

Looks good Charlie :D

I gave mine a light wash in a weak washing up liquid solution then gave it a very light rub-over with a green scourer pad just to slightly key the surface. Painting was by Halford Acrylic car aerosols, the top coat being Ford Signal Yellow iirc, and the initial undercoat was by the primer that is designed to be used on car plastic bumpers.
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Postby Charlie Stewart » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:31 pm

Cheers Barry.... the ford signal yellow?? obviously it was gloss finish???.. how did you matt it down or did you leave it gloss finish????

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:45 pm

It's covered in washes of very dilute matt acrylics from Citadel Colour, gives it almost a satin finish.
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Postby Charlie Stewart » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:07 pm

well after a successfull showing at the Apedale Gala..... helped by my gorgeous assistant!!!!!

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... I have a few weeks before the layout is shown again so as ive primed the "jcb" and waiting for the yellow paint to arrive i thought i'd see how it looks.....

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...first impressions are it looks the part and bonus is there is not much "groundworks" to alter to suit the new vehicle.....


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Postby skylon » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:01 pm

Totally agree Charlie, looks great even just in primer.
It'll be a great weathering job!
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Postby rockershovel » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:02 pm

looks good, very period detail... but can it reach the tubs?
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Postby Charlie Stewart » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:39 pm

rockershovel wrote:looks good, very period detail... but can it reach the tubs?


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Postby dieselwater » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:36 am

Well done on a successful showing at Apedale Gala Charlie. Your lovely assistant looked to have it all very under control :D Wonderful picture.

Your well reaching :wink: digger looks perfect. Recreating one of my favourite critter images. Looking forward to seeing it weathered up and plopped into the muddy soup 8)
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Postby Ken Hamilton » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:28 pm

Charlie:
Is that an old kit you happened to locate or is it a new issue?
I've been looking for another one. I used the only one I had
as a basis for this:

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"G"....but not 15".
Sort-of "Crittery", though.

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Postby Charlie Stewart » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:05 pm

Ken Hamilton wrote:Charlie:
Is that an old kit you happened to locate or is it a new issue?
I've been looking for another one. I used the only one I had
as a basis for this:

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Hi Ken I wish they had re-issued this kit but im afraid it was only after an extensive search I located an old kit. The seller was I think a bit aghast when I said I was gonna rip off the polythene and actually BUILD IT :shock: :shock:

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Postby Ken Hamilton » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:58 am

Driff_Charlie wrote: The seller was I think a bit aghast when I said I was gonna rip off the polythene and actually BUILD IT :shock: :shock:


Yeah....collectors get funny like that, but kits are no fun in the BOX!
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Postby Charlie Stewart » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:48 pm

well, still needs more paint..the LOTS of mud, but its getting there....

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Postby Charlie Stewart » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:49 am

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well its gonna be all go here... a house move and TWO exhibitions..all in the next Month !!! :shock: :shock:

As the next show is in a week from now at York,

ALSRM Northern Show - York

I thought I better work on the new digger/ groundworks to get it presentable, heres the first coats of general "dirtying-up" of the model and some re-working of the clay to suit...

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and also into the equation I have just got a new camera, so am trying to get used to all the "things" it does too.!!!

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Allthough I love the viewable from all sides aspect I think I must make a temporary backscene for photos ????


If anyone is comming along to York next weekend, stop off and say "Hi"...

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Postby Broadoak » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:11 am

That is looking very good Charlie. 8)

I am looking forward to seeing it in the flesh when we both do Crewe in the new year.
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Postby Moronguhl » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:15 pm

The layout looks great as ever Charlie!

A removable backscene would be cool, then you have the option of using it both ways depending on the effect you want to have. Without is probably more informal and friendly, and whilst I love enclosed theatrical staging (and plan to use it myself) it can be a bit of a barrier so it'd be cool to have the versatility.
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Postby Charlie Stewart » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:39 pm

Had a good day exhibiting on Saturday at Lincoln, but for the first time I was in quite a dark spot. This did highlight the need for some "layout lighting" I addressed this today with some lengths of timber, a piece of uPVC guttering and a cheap under cupboard strip light.

heres the gratuitous photos as a result....

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.. just needs some black paint, cables clipping up and a fascia board.


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And as if you hadnt suffered enough, a video to test the lighting too.....

Shunting at Barton Ings

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