Sterling single from Bachmann Emily

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Thanks, it was a bit of luck, the bricks came from a old barn that fell down on my brothers property, the lime mortar had just washed away so they were easy to clean, all I had to do was move them an advantage of living in the countryside.
My next task is to ballast and finish the land scape features. I am planning on adding two small stations one on each side, small water tower, signals and signal box. Building those is my winter project. I am currently making old type gas lamps to illuminate around the circuit at the moment. I am using these LED lamps from EBAY rest is Styrene.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LBD01-5pc...=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item19dca1ec12
 
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The lamps look good - I've bookmarked the link ;) Thanks for that.
 
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Jeremy

I think that you are right about the valance, painting it black has successfully reduced its apparent depth. Lining will help even further.

My location is S Manchester.
 
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You did a great job on the brickwork of your layout, Jeremy! And, your work on the Sterling Single is brilliant!
 
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Has anybody got any idea`s on a source for the right size or approx, GNR lettering and numbers for the Stirling Single? 
 
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Phoenix Precision paints do a range of transfers from Gauge 1 upwards. A lot of stuff is not on their website yet. GRS do a range of gold "drop shadow" lettering and numbering too. There are a few specialist "bespoke" makers, Blackhams is one that comes to mind in the UK and there is Stan Cedarleaf(?) in the US. Max.
 
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Great job Jeremy. I appreciate your help with my conversion, yours tops mine by a mile! Good postings of how you did everything also. I hope we can work out the decals.
 
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With thanks to Jerry Barnes who got me some beautiful Gold, Red,white and Black decals for the Stirling. These were made by Stan Cedarleaf of Cedarleaf Custom decal's in the USA.
 
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The bees knees!
 
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A few more additions to the Sterling adding mushroom vents to the tender. Guard irons, Safety chains and vacuum brake hose on the front buffer beam
 
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That is now one very fine loco. You should feel justly proud of the transformation that you have achieved :D
 
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Superb stuff I take my hat off to you ! :D
 
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Absolutely splendid. Have just retrieved my jaw from the floor.
 
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Absolutely splendid. Have just retrieved my jaw from the floor.
Thank you, I know the feeling, it happens every time I look at your Flicker updates. Jeremy
 
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View attachment 189369 Thank you John and all for your kind comments.

Keith, I had thought about the running board valance, but the difference in height between the running board at the smoke box and front buffer beam valance defeated me, it was going a step to far requiring a chassis mod.  I thought O`hell, its gauge 3 running on 45mm I will never get to it to scale, so rule 8 applies.  I still need to do the Red lining on the existing valance.  Are you a long way from Northampton?
Jeremy. A very belated response, I am in S Manchester but going through your posts has got me started on trying to modify Emily.
I am practicing on a coach before anything more drastic.
It will be slow going I fear!