Fredmeister does it again!

Discussion in 'G1/32' started by Simon, 22 October 2010.

  1. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Not my work, but that of Maestro Fred Phipps. He has just completed his fifth blue and grey mk 1 coach, a brake composite.

     

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  2. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Big coaches

    Now that is nice Simon give us some idea of how long the coach is please

    Ian
     
  3. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Big coaches

    A rake of five blue/greys with a maroon MK1 mixed in will look pretty awesome behind a G1 Hydraulic  :drool: 8) 8) 8)
     
  4. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Big coaches

    +1 :drool: :drool: :bowdown: :thumbs:

    Rob :wave:
     
  5. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Big coaches

    I so want one  8)
     
  6. Big coaches

    I can answer for him on this: hope he doesn't mind.

    It is 1:32 scale, so the prototype 64' is 24" long. Over buffers, you probably have another inch or so...

    Not exactly tiny!
     
  7. Big coaches

    You'll need about 200 hours to make it... ;)
     
  8. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Big coaches

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    No problem  ;D  I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that im just not into operation  and that building is the thing.....
     
  9. Big coaches

    The most important thing you can decide/realise, is that...
     
  10. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Big coaches

    I think I  got a bit distracted  ;) anyway, I think it is the aspect I enjoy most, and having seen Worcester road first hand, a large scale diorama quite appeals  :scratch: so much to do and so little time (and money)
     
  11. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Big coaches

    24" !! :eek:
    I've made N-scale layouts that were two foot long... :scratch: :))

    So five of these together are longer than my O scale layout.... :shit:

    Not thinking of doing any Dark Side stuff is he...?

    No? Oh thank goodness for that!!!  :thumbs:
     
  12. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

  13. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

  14. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Big coaches

    As you say - it's a big bit of train.

    The "problem" (apart from cost, although I think that in itself is reasonable for what you get and what it builds up into) with Fred's coach kit is the amount of time and effort that is required to build them.

    By Fred's admission, it is much more than one of his loco kits, the main "culprit" being the very detailed underframe. The windows are clear resin castings that you glue ito a resin body, and to paint them you have to carefully mask everything.

    I really don't know whether I have the skill or patience to tackle one, but having seen and handled the completed job I don't think anything else (in G1) will ever approach it for "real-ness".

    I'm still thinking about it and anyway any train of Mk 1s that I owned would need a good track to run on.

    In the meantime I look forward to more visits from Fred :thumbs: :thumbs:
     
  15. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Big coaches

    Go on then i will ask How much????

    Ian
     
  16. Big coaches

    How much do you think?  ;)

    I think they are about ?450, but you also need wheels.

    That's for the kit, mind
     
  17. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Big coaches

    Ouch!!!!!

    Ian
     
  18. Big coaches

    Of course, you really need about 5 of them - that's pushing 10 1/2 feet, ignoring the cost.
    Plus a loco.
    Plus the track.
    Plus a large garden to take 15' radius curves as an absolute minimum to look good...

    The models are the cheap part, really.

    TBH, they are excellent value for money, as they take over 200 hours each, so it works out at ?2.50 per hour, and 4 hours per week means 1 coach per year, at ?10 per week.

    Not expensive when you view it that way.