It's been awhile

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by bogusman, 21 February 2018.

  1. bogusman

    bogusman Western Thunderer

    Hi Guy's
    Please find attached a selection of photo's of what I have been doing lately. Hopefully more to follow.

    T7.jpg Before and after weathering powders
    T1.jpg 5324 in various stges T2.jpg T3.jpg T4.jpg T5.jpg T6.jpg
    Last edited: 21 February 2018
  2. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    I do like a great western mogul..

  3. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    Hi Pete,
    Who’s kit did you use for your mogul? It looks very nice:)
  4. bogusman

    bogusman Western Thunderer

    The kit is a Malcolm Mitchell but a lot of extra detail had to be made for the cab (codensing coil, sanding leavers and battery box are just a few). The tender also had a lot of extra detail added underneath.

  5. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Given it's 4mm, I'd reckon that's the Mitchell kit.

  6. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Likewise - my very first "kitbashing" effort was meagre effort chopping the cab off a Mainline 43xx to convert to a 93xx.
  7. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    Crikey! I hadn’t realised it was 4mm scale! :eek:
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  8. bogusman

    bogusman Western Thunderer

    Funny enough while going through one of my kit boxes last week I came across a M&L conversion kit for the mainline body

  9. bogusman

    bogusman Western Thunderer

    Will post crank and eccentrics of a finney collett goods as I am starting to finish it. I am now off the medication after silver soldering the crank axle:drool::drool:

  10. bogusman

    bogusman Western Thunderer

    As promised Mr Grumpy

    T1.jpg T2.jpg T3.jpg T4.jpg T5.jpg
  11. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    That’s astonishing! I have the Lionheart mogul and your loco looks on a par with that one!
    Ps...I used to be an engineer at the old Reading gasworks, it was a great place to explore. There was even a rusting warship stored there!
  12. bogusman

    bogusman Western Thunderer

    The warship would of been greyhound that colin massingham owned/part owned as he used to be the owner of MTK models in Slough as this used to be my local model shop. Thanks for the comments. On the collett goods I have got the lever reverser to work so the actual links drop I am quite pleased with it.
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  13. bogusman

    bogusman Western Thunderer

    More pictures of a small freight train before the 53 before snagging list finished and loco weathered.

    A1.jpg A2.jpg A3.jpg
  14. bogusman

    bogusman Western Thunderer

    Having a break from 5324 as waiting for number plates so back on to 2264. Chassis has been stripped and cleaned (wife didn't spot it in the dish washer) as I wasn't happy with the finish. Hope to have the chassis fully assembled by next week.
    Chassis1.jpg Chassis2.jpg
  15. bogusman

    bogusman Western Thunderer

    Slow progress lately as youngest son playing football 3 times a week to catch up on postponed games. So stripped and repainting parts on collett goods.
    Chassis.jpg Motion.jpg Tender1.jpg Tender2.jpg
  16. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Never saw any warship there, but used to go there with my dad to get coke sometimes.
  17. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    I forgot there was a Hymek there too :)
    Ps...sorry for the hijack :thumbs:
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  18. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Ah I saw those, didn't twig it was the gas works. Was there not a sand one there or nearby Mid late 70's.

    Sorry for High jack too.
  19. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    There I was hoping someone would post a picture of something grey with HMS on it;)
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  20. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Just for you, Simon:
    Of course, it may not be quite what you had in mind...? :D

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