Diesel bashing

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Cliff Williams, 11 December 2016.

  1. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    It's been a while since I posted.
    Some shots of developments.
    A new layout is coming together thanks to Norman Solomon, almost finished my 26 from a JLTRT kit backdating it to pre-refurbished state.
    Timbertracks has made me a kit based on Old Oak Common 3 road fueller, tweaked to fit the space I have. Pic courtesy Bryan Robertson from Timbertracks stand at Reading yesterday of the kit test build, mine will come next week as a kit.

    Next fleet of diesels started. The two 37s are the same loco separated by 30 years and still in service.
    24 coming along nicely and the Peak just needs a few things done.
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  2. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    I believe I saw this at Reading......most impressive!!! The handrails on the roof looked like a mission to make :)
  3. Big Train James

    Big Train James Western Thunderer

    Sometimes I think that models look more interesting, if not better, before receiving paint. I love to see how all the parts go together.
  4. Healey Mills

    Healey Mills Western Thunderer

    Hi Cliff,

    Looks like you have your hands full there with two 37's a peak and a 24 as well.

    You're going to be very busy with the spraying!!!

    The headcode box fitted 24 and 26 look excellent.

  5. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    There are three 37/4s in various states of dress too. The mojo is back.
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  6. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    Some more 37/4 bashing pushing some locos towards the finishing line.
    These are JLTRT kits with a few mods to spec them to 37401 and 37408 with 37403 not quite ready to show its face.
    They will all have full lighting, sound recorded from 37401 and synchro smoke.
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  7. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    One of the next diesels to get bashed with a dollop of glue and have some paint thrown at it will be 47403 from a JLTRT kit - which arrived before the summer hols.
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  8. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer

    It looks like you have been very busy Cliff.

    They all look great

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  9. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    Some of the fleet visited a new project at design stage - a possible model of Crianlarich in O gauge in a purpose built room, this has the potential to become something quite special due to the length of it, combined with an outdoor run of epic proportions.
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  10. Silverystreaks

    Silverystreaks Western Thunderer

    As someone who spent a lot of time photographing on the WHL particularly around the Crianlarich area I hope you will be running updates on this new layout project. Re your latest image update the DJH 37 stands out..... great in its day but dare I say eclipsed by the JLTRT variant
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  11. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    I agree the DJH 37 is totally eclipsed by the JLTRT ones, but as it is built, paid for, heavy and emits clouds of reek while rumbling away it is definitely remaining part of the fleet.
  12. steve50

    steve50 Active Member

    Stunning modelling Cliff. There's something about O Gauge diesels that really capture the look and feel of the prototype, I'm looking forward to seeing some more pics :)
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  13. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    Seeing as though 37 bashing is in vogue, here is one I bashed about a bit recently using JLTRT parts.
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  14. Martin Shaw

    Martin Shaw Western Thunderer

    401 and 403, just like being at Bo'ness, but warmer. Very nice Cliff, congratulations.
  15. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    Some fun with the camera inside the embryonic new shed.
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  16. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    Some shots of a painted Victoria Bridge, next job is to do the abutments.
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  17. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    Some 37 bogie bashing, 166 brakegear parts cleaned and assembled, a mind numbing task.

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  18. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    A quick flush glazing experiment on the MM1 /ex JLTRT 47 cab, looks like it will do the job nicely when I handcut them after painting.
  19. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    37183, 37401, 37408, D6337 and 24069 have had a fair bit of workshop time allocated to them, I think 24069 might be the second one to move, having commissioned D6337 into activity recently. Soon be time for a MOK Kit!
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  20. P A D

    P A D Western Thunderer

    Hi Cliff,
    "Soon be time for a MOK kit"
    Leave it in the box, you won't enjoy it!

    All nickel silver etching that it perfectly, easy build slot and tab features, excellent nickel and brass castings, etc, etc. Where's the fun in that?
    Cheers ,
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