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Author Topic: P4NewStreet - modelling Birmingham (UK) in the 1980's - 1:76 scale  (Read 114123 times)
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« Reply #255 on: January 21, 2017, 11:17:52 AM »

The supplied chassis was very much of its time. I used a brassmasters chassis intended for a different class. The wheelbase was the same.   The picture shows the inside motion (a separate kit from the same source)

a quick video of the inside motion can be found here https://youtu.be/JFz3N2BgLeI


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« Reply #256 on: January 21, 2017, 12:08:34 PM »

Quite an improvement in appearance! I also enjoy working on models that have "potential", and need some work to reach it, though not with the skill level you show.
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« Reply #257 on: January 21, 2017, 12:41:32 PM »

... And with that skill, why not scratchbuild the loco to your own standards? Clearly you are a better craftsman than whomever created the kit! -- Russ
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« Reply #258 on: January 22, 2017, 11:41:00 AM »

Thanks both

I just think the kit was of its time being from the mid 1970s

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« Reply #259 on: January 22, 2017, 12:36:29 PM »

Here's the loco after much modification, it's nearly ready for paint.

A really clean build, Jim!
And glad to see a post from you again.
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« Reply #260 on: January 22, 2017, 09:22:45 PM »

Nice job turning a sow's ear into a silk purse!
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« Reply #261 on: March 06, 2017, 02:48:28 PM »

When I was a kid my dad brought me a Lima pannier tank. I ran it for years but never got rid of it so I decided to try to turn it from what was basically a toy to a model of the real loco.

The starting point.


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« Reply #262 on: March 06, 2017, 02:50:04 PM »

Luckily in conversation with a kit manufacturer he decided an etched chassis was something he was interested in adding to his range.


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« Reply #263 on: March 06, 2017, 02:51:30 PM »

Some general detailing to replace moulded detail and reduce the size of the splashers.


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« Reply #264 on: March 06, 2017, 02:52:29 PM »

The finished result.


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« Reply #265 on: March 06, 2017, 07:48:52 PM »

Well done!
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« Reply #266 on: March 06, 2017, 07:58:33 PM »

Yes, well done!
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« Reply #267 on: March 06, 2017, 10:19:57 PM »

The rebuilt model appears to display some degree of improvement, oui? -- Russ
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« Reply #268 on: March 06, 2017, 11:58:30 PM »

That loco is bound for Model Railway Journal, right?
Excellent work.
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« Reply #269 on: May 16, 2017, 01:44:48 AM »

That loco is bound for Model Railway Journal, right?
Excellent work.

I'll ask if they want it. I've already got quite a list of stuff I need to do for them.
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