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Title: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 11, 2021, 03:21:56 PM
Sorry but they are photos of photos - the only ones I could find
Holt Trencher "Fred"
Barney


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 11, 2021, 03:22:42 PM
construction


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 11, 2021, 03:23:26 PM
construction 2


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 11, 2021, 03:35:27 PM
There is one more photo under Military Modelling on this forum  page one Feb 25/2013  By NICK - but of corse it was early days and I did not listen to Uncle Russ and I think it was FOTKI stole all the other photos and held me to ransom for $200 plus I resigned from there  the club
Barney


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 11, 2021, 10:04:18 PM
A superb model. -- Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 11, 2021, 10:59:03 PM
I remember this one. An amazing piece of work!


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Hydrostat on April 12, 2021, 12:09:45 AM
I remember this one. An amazing piece of work!

Dito!


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 16, 2021, 01:27:41 PM
Nick sent me two new photos of Barney's ditcher, "Fred". I doodled with them a little and here's the first. Click for a much larger image. -- Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 16, 2021, 01:28:53 PM
Here's the second shot. -- Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 16, 2021, 02:51:57 PM
Thats nice (even if i say it myself) it could even pass as satisfactory - my thanks to Nick and Uncle Russ
Barney


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Mobilgas on April 16, 2021, 06:44:26 PM
Great Work......the paint and weathering are spot on  ;D


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Design-HSB on April 17, 2021, 05:43:55 AM
Only now with this picture size, the great details only really come to the fore.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Hydrostat on April 17, 2021, 06:04:55 AM
I'm pretty speechless!


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 17, 2021, 08:02:10 PM
Those larger photos are a big improvement! You can really see how exquisite the model is.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 18, 2021, 09:56:19 PM
Nick shot a bunch of photos of three of Barney's models today. Even though we've seen a few of the ditcher, the seven new photos reveal detail none of the others can show. Nick added a little detail and some additional weathering to the original model. So here is the first of seven shots. -- Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 18, 2021, 09:57:20 PM
I probably should remind you to click on the image for a much larger picture. Here's number 2. -- Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 18, 2021, 09:58:00 PM
And the third.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 18, 2021, 09:58:31 PM
Number 4.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 18, 2021, 09:59:10 PM
And five.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 18, 2021, 10:00:51 PM
Six.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 18, 2021, 10:04:12 PM
And the last photo.

Tomorrow or the next day I will post several photos Nick took of Barney's second model, a crane. Finally, I'll post some of his really charismatic little critter.

Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 18, 2021, 11:18:16 PM
It would be easy to mistake that for the real thing!


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Hauk on April 19, 2021, 12:02:44 AM
I know it has an combustion engine, but that is as Steampunk as you get.
A fascinating prototype and an excellent model.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Bill Gill on April 19, 2021, 06:54:38 AM
Barney, I tried to dig deep to find adequate superlatives for Fred & Abigail
but came up empty. Super work there!


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 19, 2021, 10:49:14 PM
Here are seven images Nick shot of Barney's crane. Sorry, but I do not know the scale so maybe Barney or Nick can tell you. Here's the first photo. -- Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 19, 2021, 10:49:57 PM
Remember, click to see a much larger image. And here's the second.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 19, 2021, 10:50:23 PM
The third.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 19, 2021, 10:50:48 PM
Number 4.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 19, 2021, 10:51:17 PM
Here is the fifth.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 19, 2021, 10:51:43 PM
Image number 6.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 19, 2021, 10:52:12 PM
And the final photo. -- Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Chuck Doan on April 19, 2021, 11:04:35 PM
Wow! I came in late to this one, but what splendid models those are! Sunlight really helps; it is my favorite light source.
Just excellent crafting.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 20, 2021, 10:49:26 AM
construction photos


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 20, 2021, 10:52:48 AM
Scale 1/35th built about 18 years ago


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 20, 2021, 10:58:07 AM
Construction mainly Evergreen strip/section and tube -Tracks are modified FRIUMODEL white metal separate track links 


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 20, 2021, 11:24:19 AM
start of chassis


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 20, 2021, 11:25:21 AM
underside evergreen channel


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 20, 2021, 11:27:58 AM
Rear end - vice white metal casting


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 20, 2021, 11:30:12 AM
No it did not catch fire - the engine compartment and engine have just bee painted
Front wheels modified tank idler wheels


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 20, 2021, 11:32:30 AM
seats made from Miliput most nuts and bolts Grandt Line 


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 20, 2021, 11:34:19 AM
this should be the underside not sure what happened to the first


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 20, 2021, 10:19:45 PM
Marvelous!


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: shropshire lad on April 21, 2021, 12:43:41 AM
Marvelous!

 The really marvellous thing is that it lives at my house .


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Bill Gill on April 21, 2021, 06:50:33 AM
Barney, You did great work even eighteen years ago!
Nick, I guess you could say the model is entrenched there at your house :)


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 21, 2021, 01:47:37 PM
Nick, you can come out of the corner for a while. Bill, go stand in the corner! -- Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: TRAINS1941 on April 21, 2021, 07:37:57 PM
That is beautiful modeling!!

Nick you have a house when did it get finished?  We need pictures of it!!

Jerry


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 21, 2021, 10:13:49 PM
Here is the last of Barney's models Nick photographed. It is an industrial critter, probably 1:35 scale but Barney may have to correct me. Here is the first of five photos. -- Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 21, 2021, 10:14:16 PM
And the second ....


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 21, 2021, 10:14:47 PM
Number 3.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 21, 2021, 10:15:14 PM
The fourth.


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 21, 2021, 10:16:30 PM
And here is the last image. Again, click on the small photos to open much large ones. -- Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: shropshire lad on April 22, 2021, 12:16:30 AM
That is beautiful modeling!!

Nick you have a house when did it get finished?  We need pictures of it!!

Jerry

 Finished? Well , bits of it are finished . Hopefully , we will move in this year . Ask Russ to post the photos I sent him .


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Hydrostat on April 22, 2021, 12:21:07 AM
Wow - that's even better (the critter, not the house to move in)!


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: shropshire lad on April 22, 2021, 12:21:15 AM
Here is the last of Barney's models Nick photographed. It is an industrial critter, probably 1:35 scale but Barney may have to correct me. Here is the first of five photos. -- Russ

  Russ , the critter is way bigger than 1/35th scale , more like 1/19th scale . I will take another photo later to show how big it actually is . This is the model I had a go at adding additional weathering . I havenít had the courage to attempt adding anything to Fred or Harvey yet .

    Nick , making the most of my release from the corner. No doubt I shall be back there soon .  


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 22, 2021, 12:29:13 AM
That critter is gorgeous!


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Les Tindall on April 22, 2021, 02:20:20 AM
Fabulous stuff. That critter is wonderful. 
Les


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Hydrostat on April 22, 2021, 05:21:47 AM
Here is the last of Barney's models Nick photographed. It is an industrial critter, probably 1:35 scale but Barney may have to correct me. Here is the first of five photos. -- Russ

  Russ , the critter is way bigger than 1/35th scale , more like 1/19th scale . I will take another photo later to show how big it actually is . This is the model I had a go at adding additional weathering . I havenít had the courage to attempt adding anything to Fred or Harvey yet .

    Nick , making the most of my release from the corner. No doubt I shall be back there soon .  

Indeed especially the weathering caught my eye (not to disparage Barney's model at all!).


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: shropshire lad on April 22, 2021, 09:28:46 AM
Barney had an article on this loco in The Review about ten years ago ( No.87 July 2011) and he says it is 1/12th Scale , which makes it even bigger.

  Nick


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 22, 2021, 09:37:25 AM
Yes 1/12 scale - full build article no 87
Barney


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 22, 2021, 09:58:26 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 -
Barney


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: shropshire lad on April 22, 2021, 12:03:18 PM
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 -
Barney


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

 Itís about 11.00 am in California so I am guessing   Russ might be getting up soon , maybe heíll amble along presently .


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: finescalerr on April 22, 2021, 12:35:35 PM
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?

Russ


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Les Tindall on April 22, 2021, 12:41:02 PM
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.  
Les


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Hydrostat on April 22, 2021, 12:42:57 PM
Do you guys really want me to post the photos of Nick's house on this thread?

Russ

As long as it as well weathered as the critter - why not?


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Les Tindall on April 22, 2021, 12:47:01 PM
Nick, would you consider trading it for "The Yard"
Les


Title: Re: Fred the trencher- Abigails brother
Post by: Barney on April 22, 2021, 02:21:53 PM
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
Barney
 I feel a headache coming on just thinking of that abysmal 1/12th kit - best melted down and use for weight lifting !!!!!!!