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Postby ian holmes » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:28 pm

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Love it.
Controls are very neat.
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Postby Peter » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:34 pm

I just couldnt bring myself to paint it lavender and cream like the prototype that inspired it


If you rearanged where the colors go they can be made to look right nice, I'm thinking in particular of the Atlantic Coast Line's passenger scheme:
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Postby ChrisMears » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:47 am

Looking great Steve. I was at the workbench for a couple of minutes last night and off in the corner is my LBC loco, so close to being done. I managed to get a flat car done similar to what Ian proposed on his website.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:24 am

ChrisMears wrote:I was at the workbench for a couple of minutes last night and off in the corner is my LBC loco, so close to being done.


Dont take too long finishing it off Chris, i'm looking forward to seeing it with a coat of paint on :)
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Postby calme1952 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:02 pm

Hello,
Nice loc , do you plan to fit some nice name plates ?
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:46 pm

calme1952 wrote:Nice loc , do you plan to fit some nice name plates ?


I had not thought of name plates, I might do that, thanks for the idea. It will probably get some lettering on the side of the tender, but I dont have a name for the railway yet :)
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:56 pm

Browsing the N Gauge society's website (don't ask!) I found this picture:-

http://ngaugesociety.com/gallery/webmas ... master.htm

Fifth picture down.
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Postby ian holmes » Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:08 pm

Thanks Barry;
Interesting work. Have to see if we can't get hold of this chap somehow
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Postby calme1952 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:56 pm

Hi,


I don't red all the messages of this thread so perhaps someone already have mentionned this interesting website .

http://www.essmee.org.uk/images/BCMR04-D067.JPG

http://www.essmee.org.uk/images/RBW08-D026-2.JPG

The last one to show to Steve he has to build a passenger carriage and.....find five figures to ride this lovely railway :D

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:25 pm

Very Interesting...... thanks for the link Gerard :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:27 am

calme1952 wrote:The last one to show to Steve he has to build a passenger carriage and.....find five figures to ride this lovely railway :D


Thanks Gerard, but I do have a different type of carriage in mind, finding figures to fit a carriage like that one is not easy :)
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:23 am

Not sure anybody else has been following the progress on the building of the Echills Wood line, I had not been to their site for a while and was surprised how much progress they have been making. Their working party reports on their website are worth looking through if you want to know how a railway gets built. Couldnt resist posting a pic of their version of a skip wagon
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Ok, they do have proper skips too. If anybodies interested, click the link
http://www.freewebs.com/echillsrailwayobserver
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:52 am

Steve Bennett wrote:Not sure anybody else has been following the progress on the building of the Echills Wood line, I had not been to their site for a while and was surprised how much progress they have been making. Their working party reports on their website are worth looking through if you want to know how a railway gets built. Couldnt resist posting a pic of their version of a skip wagon

Ok, they do have proper skips too. If anybodies interested, click the link
http://www.freewebs.com/echillsrailwayobserver


They are pretty impressive width wagons for 7 1/4 gauge and the wheelbarrows definitely fall into the 'if I hadn't seen it I wouldn't have believed it' category.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:20 pm

Just couldnt resist :)

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Postby DCRfan » Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:38 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I guess we should have see that coming. Well done

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Postby Mike Lee » Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:33 am

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That wheel barrow is superb :D :D can you let me know where its from please :idea: :idea:

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Postby Mike Lee » Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:35 am

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That wheel barrow is superb can you tell me who's make and where you got it please :D

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:31 pm

Mike Lee wrote:That wheel barrow is superb :D :D can you let me know where its from please :idea: :idea:


Hi Mike, it is a pre-production one from Back2Bay6 (01952 884785), the production version has had a couple of improvements, mainly to make it easier to assemble, which wasnt difficult anyway.
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Postby Mike Lee » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:53 am

Steve

Thanks for the info. Sorry about the double question but on my first attempt it said there was an error :?: :?: so I typed it again :wink: :wink:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:22 am

:) Dont worry, we have all done it, the forum is littered with double+ posts.
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Postby Anonymous » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:29 pm

Great, I just discovered this thread. Now I am knee deep in planning layout #3!! :roll:

I have to say that the Gn15/GNine combination really gets the desire to build up and running. Don't get me wrong, I love building something in excruciating prototype-perfect detail, but this is just plain fun.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:13 pm

:lol: Counting rivets is banned in here Chris :) and having fun is compulsory :) These layout ideas are starting to build up I see :) soon you will have the same problem as the rest of us, what to build first :)
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Postby Anonymous » Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:16 am

That's why I'm here to stay Steve. :wink:

For me, the hardest part is waiting for all of the bits to arrive in the post. It does feel odd though to plan so far ahead. I'm not used to it. Are you sure it's normal? LOL

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Postby DCRfan » Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:10 am

I just checked up on the latest on the Echills Wood Railway
http://www.freewebs.com/echillsrailwayobserver/index.htm

They have a new loco, a Shay and even better Made in New Zealand :lol: :lol:

Pitty it's a little to miniature for me. Would have made a great narrow gauge kettle 8)

That's the second NZ loco to arrive in the UK recently. Unfortunately the other was a historic 15 inch Cagney which escaped without anyone knowing :cry:
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Postby docnjoj » Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:20 am

Hi Paul! Where is the Shay? I had a brainstorm of using my ON30 one for a miniature! Cant find the photo, though!
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