7mm , Blackney, A Glimpse of the Forest

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Alan, 2 February 2019.

  1. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    On looking at this photo again I've just noticed the entrance from the 'rest of the railway' - very effective :thumbs:.
     
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  2. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    What a lovely image, Alan.

    If I can come close with my 7mm efforts then I will be happy.

    Rob
     
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  3. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Many thanks Rob.
     
  4. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Unless it is my imagination, I like the flattened tyre at the point of contact with the roadway . How many people think to do that?
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  5. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    The midday departure leaves for Gloucester Central.



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  6. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Waiting.



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  7. Geoff

    Geoff Western Thunderer

    Lovely work Alan, I can't decide which photo I like the best.

    Geoff
     
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  8. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Dapol Pannier now renumbered for a Horton Road 85B loco which worked in the Forest of Dean in the last days of steam. May I present 3775. New number plates by Narrow Planet. I've ordered ones for the Minerva pannier it will become 8749 another Horton Road pannier which worked in the Forest in the mid sixties.



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  9. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    OK, I can take the bait! Here's 8749 at Gloucester Sep64. Photographer unknown.
    Dave
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  10. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Dave both locos occur several times in Ben Ashworth's BR Steam in Dean

    Spot the difference
    . Apart from the telegraph pole coming out of the chimney.



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    Amazing isn't it what one doesn't see for months suddenly with a couple of photos smacks you in the face. Suddenly realised there was a gap between the smoke box valence and the footplate. It must have occurred several months ago when I had the body off and I'd not re-seated it properly when reattaching the body to the chassis. Now corrected
     
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  11. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    Is the Minerva one a riveted pannier, Alan, can't recall if they do one?
     
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  12. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    It is ,Tim and no topfeed.
     
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  13. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Mojo has been missing a bit lately, but it's slowly coming back thanks to visiting my local model shop, Great Eastern Models. in Norwich. I purchased a Dapol Vanfit, and a Parkside ex PO owners mineral wagon, there were some still around in the Forest in the early sixties, known locally I understand as "ood uns" as apart from the more modern "tinnies". I also had a Parkside plywood WR van to build. The two kits are now built and are awaiting a visit to the paint and weathering shop. The Vanfit will also be weathered at the same time. I'm wondering whether to give a light weathering and keep it number as it is, or to heavily weather it and renumber it to pre 1963 when the number system it has was introduced I gather. Any way some photos of my efforts. The kits still need their couplings.



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  14. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    The first bit of painting/weathering done. The chassis' of all three have been given a coat of Lifecolor weathered black whether they were black or grey to begin with. the Parkside van needed a couple of coats as it was grey to start with.. This will be a base for track dirt sleeper grime and brake dust which will be added after the bodies have been painted.



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  15. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    Paint or powders, Alan, or a mix of both perhaps?
     
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  16. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Mainly paint Tim.
     
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  17. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Painting progresses and on the two kit built wagons have got to the stage of applying transfer before weathering.

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    The Dapol Vanfit has had a coat of a Hornby Dark Grey Wash, with the bottle only lightly shaken. It was then taken off with kitchen towel and cotton buds. It will get more detailed weathering particularly on the chassis.



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  18. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    There will be more photos of the wagons in a few days. I am happy to say that Blakeney is appearing in the Nov issue of BRM,

    as those of you who follow this thread you will notice that things have moved on a bit since the photos were taken. I'm chuffed.
     
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  19. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Well done Alan. Looks like an issue of BRM I will have to buy!!
     
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  20. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    SNAP!

    Well done Alan, always a great feeling to get published.

    I'll be in a little motorsport magazine next month.

    JB.
     
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