MG & FT Bachmann Emily Conversion the 'Neptune'

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Postby chris69 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:16 pm

What a great engine,love the character and especially the superb modeling and paint job,
CONGRATULATIONS

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:21 pm

Gene, Andy and Sam,

Thanks for your kind comments.......it all started with a sketch around a plan of the chassis............and now perhaps the Hornby inside frame "Emily" may be worth a try......... :roll: :wink:

I like trains in every shape and size and if I had the time and money I'd model every scale/size. However, costs limit what can be achieved- Mike Rayner's Nellie (Smallbrook Studios) eventually sold it for me as being where I would have most fun...although I was initially hesitant. Also not forgetting Roland Emett's sense of post war humour (WW2) in his railway cartoons. :D
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:23 pm

Chris,

You must have put your comments on whilst I was thanking Gene, Andy and Sam........so thanks for your kind comments as well.
:D Kind regards
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:50 pm

Wonderful modelling Mark. It's come out proper spiffing! I love the colour scheme and its beautifully sensitive application.
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Postby Bilco » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:00 pm

A cracking loco, Mark, worthy of Emett himself! It's been great fun to watch you produce 'Patrick' - and I look forward to the next one! :D
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:18 pm

Bill and Dave,

Thanks for the generous feedback. When I looked at the Bachmann Emily I found it had great potential, and RP25 wheels as well, even metal wheels on the tender. Body not too detailed, but lots of polystyrene to form the basis of a rigid chassis. Mike Rayner's GN15 station lamp arrived as the project began, and this provided some interesting mouldings for the chimney and smaller dome which now means I have to order some more lamps fom Mike (Smallbrook Studios). Once I get these, I place some pictures in the trade tittle-tattle section - they really are fantastic mouldings.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:18 pm

You have really pulled the Emett look off with this loco Mark :shock: Excellent work 8)

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Postby michael » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:05 am

Mark it is tough to add a comment that has not already been said. but it does take a very particular kind of creativity to do what you have done, and in such short order to boot. Congratulations on constructing your wonderful Locomotive :!:
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:14 am

Mike,

I wish I could work in brass like you do and Macton is an inspiration, as is the large insect !! :D 8)

May be retiring to Canada (BC) soon, subject to house sale etc etc :roll:
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Postby Adrian » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:52 pm

G'day Mark

As one who has dabbled in 'Emett' style modelling I know just how difficult it is to use your own imagination while still keeping the true 'Emett' feel to any model.

I have been following this thread right from the start and the reason that I haven't posted before is because your modelling has left me speechless :!:

From the original idea to the final painted loco I have watched in awe.

You have captured the great man's 'feel' for his 'Things' perfectly. :!:

( So now you have the loco......what about a layout :?: )

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:14 pm

Adrian,

Thanks for your kind comments, a layout is in the planning stages and a first baseboard has been purchased. Modelling techniques tried out with "Chipping Clinker Engine Shed" diorama. Now its just a matter of that precious commodity.....time. :shock: :lol:
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Postby michael » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:26 am

Thanks for the kind words Mark
May be retiring to Canada (BC) soon, subject to house sale etc etc

My brother just did that a year and a half ago, moved to BC not retired. I wish you all the best in your move plans. You will have to let me know where you are when you get here.
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Postby Ralph Webb » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:11 pm

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May be retiring to Canada (BC) soon, subject to house sale etc etc

No good Mark - with modelling skills like yours we can't afford to let you go. I'm going to write to my MP and start a campaign to have to "saved for the nation" :D :D :D

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:24 pm

Ralph,

Don't worry...........haven't sold the house yet, passed the medical and circumstances can change. :shock: If however, I find myself as an ex-pat mountain man in the wilds of sunny BC being chased by cougars and grizzly bears, I will always keep coming back to:
1) Visit relatives and close friends and any other friends;
2) Attend epo NG at Swanley;
3) Visit Mike Rayner at Smallbrook Studios and other modelling suppliers
to purchase goods to keep me occupied during the long, snowy winters.

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:16 pm

Man, how'd this get overlooked last year :?: :?: :?: :?: :lol:
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