What happened at your workbench today?

dunnyrail

dunnyrail

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Another Battery Conversion up and running. My Black LGB Mallet (22852) has been in bits for a while and awaiting a decision on a chip. This arrived Saturday and is a Locsound 5XL but I got it installed today after a few days of pondering and am pretty happy with the result. Probably ought to do a Battery Thread about this, so this note is a little teaser.
 
maxi-model

maxi-model

UK/US/ROW steam narrow gauge railways 1:1
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So, moving on with the Zillertalbahn coaches today. Completed the interior paneling on one and made a start on the seating. You start off with a little collection of parts to make one unit -

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So 4 down, only another 28 to go between the 2 kits. I think this might take while. Note the little window corner pieces painted in on the coach panels - there are 128 that needed doing. I not sure I will be able the retain my sanity till I have finished these 2.

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Jasper

Jasper

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A round Tuit here. In the early 90s I bought a nose hung tram motor which never got in any vehicle. Today I tested it and it rolled along happily!

So, in it goes:
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casey jones snr

casey jones snr

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I’ve spent a good number of hours going from this:-
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To this:-
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I was very disappointed with the figures when they arrived, but after much work, I’m pleased with the results.
 
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Henri

Henri

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The last few months I got several batches of wood, all delivered by my father (you know, the Master Modeller). Wherever he heard of someone building ships or anything wood, he asked for the leftovers. An uncle of mine, actually my dad’s twin brother, gave me a ‘shipload’ of leftovers. Today I finally got the patience to sort out all the tiny planks and the main bulk is 5 x 1 mm in several sizes, 5 x 0,5 mm in several sizes and 4 x 0.5 in several sizes. Absolutely fantastic modellers material. And then I have not yet sorted out the thicker planks (2 mm and over).
I have enough to finish the build of the three coaches.

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casey jones snr

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The new staff have been posing for the camera:-
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Sid is the resident Platelayer, Fogman and Lookout.
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Lester is the Relief Guard, Relief Signalman and Station Porter.
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Albert is the newly promoted Station Master. He is rather flamboyant and likes his non regulation waistcoats.
 
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dunnyrail

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PhilP

PhilP

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My sideburns are bordering on 'George' territory, at the moment.. None on the top of my head, but the sideburns are growing well!
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No modelling on the workbench today, but at last I tidied it up. Everything back in their proper place ready for the next job.
 
casey jones snr

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My sideburns are bordering on 'George' territory, at the moment.. None on the top of my head, but the sideburns are growing well!
:emo:
Phil, since lockdown, I’ve been having a number two haircut every three weeks, my lady friend is very handy with the home barber set. Sadly her conversation whilst cutting the hair is pretty limited :giggle::rofl::clap:.
 
dunnyrail

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Phil, since lockdown, I’ve been having a number two haircut every three weeks, my lady friend is very handy with the home barber set. Sadly her conversation whilst cutting the hair is pretty limited :giggle::rofl::clap:.
Lucky you, I have to self cut using my electric clippers, bit tricky doing the back. Conversation between my self not too bad but is answering yourself when talking to yourself a bit of a worry?
 
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Conversation between my self not too bad but is answering yourself when talking to yourself a bit of a worry?
No, it's when you start arguing about everything you say to yourself.
 
casey jones snr

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I made a start on another figure, this time a figure from ModelTown. It’s a cleaner moulded figure but with less detail.
 
dunnyrail

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Riograndad

Riograndad

Model Railroading, boats and oil painting,
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I put these 3 together a few weeks ago and finished them off,Jeep and Chevy hardtop are kids snap togethers cheapys,ideal for outside and the little hot rod has a 50`s feel,Moon caps and such like and I left it in grey primer as even hot rodders have rountoits,the only modifications I made were mirrors and spare wheel for the Jeep,the Jeep is a late model and I`m not bothered as a Jeep is a Jeep,may weather it at some point,the passenger cars in the background are in for the paintshops too.
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casey jones snr

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A new workbench requires a few new tools. Proops the hobby tools specialists are a ten minute drive away from me. I rang them this morning and arranged to pick up a few tools from them. The tools were all picked and packaged and left in the foyer for me to collect:-
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The entire display cost less than £40.