What happened at your workbench today?

PhilP

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Like it!

But, with choppers like that, it can only be named 'Cyrano'.

:D:D:D
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Like it!

But, with choppers like that, it can only be named 'Cyrano'.

:D:D:D
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The IOM coupling height (higher than 16mm standard) emphasises them, and I read that there's quite an overhang on tighter radii, so made the pivot rather than mount them on the bufferbeams. The front one certainly needs the pivot moving to give it less swing, but it will still be higher than the smoke box apron...
 

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Rather like Brough Superior motorcycles, which were assembled and tested before being dismantled for final painting, my re-worked  Lyn is complete apart from a couple of tasks so I put everything together for one last check. Final painting will follow, and RC installed when I get the time, but for now, time to take stock...
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Looking good - I suppose the other tell-tale of Baldwin descent is the outside frame on the front pony truck.

I wonder what it would look like with that removed :think::think:
 

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The IOM coupling height (higher than 16mm standard) emphasises them, and I read that there's quite an overhang on tighter radii, so made the pivot rather than mount them on the bufferbeams. The front one certainly needs the pivot moving to give it less swing, but it will still be higher than the smoke box apron...
Yes, you always have to be wary of a large overhang :tmi::tmi::tmi:
 

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A slow burner of a project has had a bit of progress with the arrival of the seats is the second IOM railcar, a s/h Worsley works etching partly assembled, will probably need disassembling, anyway seats tried in place, every other sliding window cut out, a bit of tweaking of the rear corners and lots of beer, tea and head scratching, next step probably a new thick floor/chassis.
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Blimey, Just finished the hard standing so trains can be loaded by fork lift, and along come the lorry boys posing their wagons.

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Where did you get those?
Hello Jasper, I got them off Ebay off a French bloke. They are Citroens and left hand drive. I remember in the UK in the 1960s, some imported cars, mainly Beetles, were LHD. So with a little imagination, these could have found their way to the English Midlands ;););)
 

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When building the Ruschbahn back in 2005-6 I found these ERTL money box vehicles around 1:24 scale. Looked the part, we just put some black Gaffa tape on the roof to hide the money hole. Plenty of similar and different ones available on Ebay for not silly prices. This one een outside getting on 2 decades now.
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After much messing about, the new factory drawing office frontage is complete. Here 'tis mocked up tempry.

I'd sooner be shunting, but it was looking a bit bare.

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Which came first, the plans or the drawing office :think:
the plans - because without plans they could not build a drawing office.

:think: or was it the other way round??
 

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Latest thing to spew from the printer is this water crane. Still needs paint. Figure is 90mm. Oh hes the landlord of the Navigation Inn near the line and a right shifty git.

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the plans - because without plans they could not build a drawing office.

:think: or was it the other way round??
YDo you mean something like this? This is a drawing table in 1:22.5 scale. The photo is from the Buntbahnforum.
If you want to see how it was made, follow this thread:
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Drawing board in 1:22,5, how it was made.
The "Buntbahnforum" is a German forum that deals with large scale model railways. You have to scroll down the thread. There you can also see pictures of how the model was built.
 
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That is an amazing piece of modelling. I saw the picture before reading the words, and thought it was real!