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Fred the trencher- Abigails brother

Started by Barney, April 11, 2021, 02:21:56 PM

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Quote from: Barney on April 22, 2021, 08:58:26 AM
The article comes under the heading of "the oily one"  An early dabbling in 1/12th scale to create this evocative portrait  of a rusting ,leaking diesel waiting for parts that will probably  never come (words of the late Roy C Link)
And in the state its in now with its extra weathering its evidently the spare parts never did come !! - it got the name oily one from the damaged rear pistons (made from aluminium rod) my thanks to Nick for the extra weathering job on "poor old oily one"

Along with the above article on page 290 of the same issue no 87 - is a superb article by Nick of a Industrial Diorama in 1/35th scale using a brick by brick construction - Those were the days back in 2011 when Nick had a full head of Hair and his own teeth so we are told !! it was about the time when he was first released from "the corner" 
Front cover photo by kind permission of Narrow Gauge & Industrial Review - full details on www.narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk - Still one of the best books available -

  I resent that remark . I still have all my own teeth and my hair and I parted company 20years ago !

It's about 11.00 am in California so I am guessing   Russ might be getting up soon , maybe he'll amble along presently .


I just have time to add that I've never seen Nick's teeth, hair, feet, or anything else but the corner is always a mess after he leaves it ... full of food wrappers and other detritus.

A serious question: Do you guys really want me to post the photos of Nick's house on this thread?


Les Tindall

The old memory is coming back now.  I remember seeing the "oily one" in the flesh many years ago at a narrow gauge convention in the UK.  I am now drooling over it (just had to wipe off the keyboard!). Funnily I was thinking of building a 1/12th shed diorama based around a narrow gauge critter (in this case a Lister Railtruck kit - no longer in production- been trying to track one down for months). I should have been thinking "out of the box" and built one from scratch. The photos of this one have re-awakened that idea.  


Quote from: finescalerr on April 22, 2021, 11:35:35 AM
Do you guys really want me to post the photos of Nick's house on this thread?


As long as it as well weathered as the critter - why not?
I'll make it. If I have to fly the five feet like a birdie.
I'll fly it. I'll make it.

The comprehensive book about my work: "Vollendete Baukunst"

Les Tindall

Nick, would you consider trading it for "The Yard"


Les  - I was asked to build one of those 1/12th kits - I spent about 2mins looking at it and quickly give it back to the owner - it was the biggest load of ****
I have ever seen - I did here that the manufacture of the kit had most returned - There are options to build one of these Listers the simplest would be to get a motor bike kit which uses one of the options of engines - JAP- Norton- Triumph - Vincent I have even see a couple using other engines   and build the rest yourself eg the chassis /seat and fuel tank a doddle of a job
I feel a headache coming on just thinking of that abysmal 1/12th kit - best melted down and use for weight lifting !!!!!!!
Never Let someone who has done nothing tell you how to do anything
Stuart McPherson