A bit of a repaint and fitted with Alan Gibsons split spoke wheels, it has been somewhat back dated.
- When i left school back then i was lucky enough to enroll on an engineering apprenticeship. I think this lead me in good stead. I was always one of those children that pulled things apart but actually put them back together again. My first engine given to me at the age of Seven, a Triang Princess Elizabeth. The rest as they say is History. Later in life i got back in to Model Railways and started building Pine Road. This could lead anywhere so i hope you enjoy my Blog.
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Sunday, 23 February 2020
This is the last post on the making of this engine. Part 11, if you ever see a kit for sale buy it, its a lovely kit to put together. Just under a month it has taken, not that there was any rush, but would be nice to have it at Alexandria Palace at the end of March.
Its surprising how many last minute jobs there are to do. Youv'e painted it, then fit couplings, crew, coal, buffers, wieght, roof and of course body to chassis.
Today, she pulled her first train into Exton Quay.
Friday, 21 February 2020
The ongoing ritual of the G6.
Its been painted, yeah.
I first did the inside of the cab area, masked it all off and then airbrushed the black. No Olive green on this one so relatively easy. Just the green lining to go. A crew, couplings, coal and a few other bits and she's complete.
I have built a Cambrian models kit of an LSWR 10ton van of SR dia 1410. Why, you may ask, well, just for the hell of it really.
Nice and easy to build.
There were over a thousand of these built in various disguises, so thinking one should really appear in Exton Quay. A couple lasted into BR days. Nothing is easy, some were built on wooden frames some from steel. This is a steel version so will be goods Brown with black sole bar and undergear. With those lovely split spoke wheels. Some were built for the S&D but wthout the end vents. 8 became SR dia 1412.
Built between 1899 and 1912 they did well to last as long.
Thursday, 20 February 2020
We have been busy, what with a repaint of the Hornby Brake van, we have etch primed the Adams G6.
A repaint and renumber of the Hornby brake van.
I have also painted the wheels (need to get different ones as im sure they were not fitted with 3 hole discs) and the running boards. A small amount of weathering, jobs a gooden.
Its a lovely model, well detailed and stands up well to the real thing.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
How long does it take to build a kit ? 8 parts so far or nearly as many Star Wars films, or since the 25th January.
This is the 9th loco kit i have built and still learning. No one ever said it was easy.
She is all ready for painting.
Sounds all a bit of a faff but it works for me.
Part 9 of this sorrid tale my go live on Friday when it gets a primer coat.
Monday, 17 February 2020
Think we are there. We are lacking some of the cab detail, regulater, handbrake lever, pipework and some of the gauges.
Sunday, 16 February 2020
Well, thats looking like an Adams G6. We could be painting it next weekend.
Im only human and have forggotten to solder the sanding gear to the chassis, oops.
Couplings and a few other bits to do.
Saturday, 15 February 2020
So i bought one. A nice photo of it in "An iliustrated history of Southern Wagons" page 63, taken on the North Cirnwall line in 1936. Obviously where Hornby have got there information from. They shouldnt have matched the colour from the photo, far to light. When they were uprated to 24t the spoke wheels were removed and replaced with solid ones, looks like the wheels are wrong aswell. Its a cracking, well detailed model.
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Had a trip to Bournemouth Railway Exhibition which is held at the Hamworthy Sports club, Canford Magna in Wimborne. If anyone from outside the area actually found it. I congratulate you.
Some good layouts.
I picked up these.
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
It's starting to look like a G6.
I have changed the wheels from Alan Gibson to Markitts, oh the wobble, I couldn't live with it and it didn't run that well. I changed the wheels and it runs perfectly.
Splashers and the handrail knobs have been fitted.
Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Done a bit more to the G6 today. Had 4 new tyres fitted on the car ouch, so not had a lot of time.
259 has the Nine Elms extra handrails and shunters plank so have fitted the handrails, will leave the plank hangers till the end when I solder the steps in place. I have also fitted the tops of the tanks inside the cab and the 2 seat tops, bit of a pain getting the soldering iron in there. Bit each day and she's coming along nicely.
Monday, 3 February 2020
The Adams G6 chassis is now complete.
A bit has been completed on the body. The cab interior is nearly complete, I will fit the backhead after painting.