What happened at your workbench today?

PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
26,786
2,771
Tamworth, Staffs.
A parcel arrived at my bench today..
One I had sent out, but the address, and sub-packaging, had been ripped-off / missing..

Luckily, it had "From:" information on both ends of the package..

Looks like it got caught in the machinery, and then bashed / crumpled by what was following it? - Time for a coffee, and further investigation. :wondering:
 
David1226

David1226

Registered
24 Oct 2009
4,671
6,015
70
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users
casey jones snr

casey jones snr

Registered
20 Apr 2010
8,277
6,386
70
Charnwood Forest Railway. Rothley. Leics.
Today I spent some of the time resurrecting a couple of items of rolling stock that had been neglected for many years:-
3AB2A76C-979B-4F72-8E30-20EE0CC87306.jpeg CB767075-9C49-4651-847A-762EABB5B2A6.jpeg A6EA35FD-D206-40B5-AB2A-8EC692097F2F.jpeg 47762E85-0927-4AFC-B9D5-B3F5BEAD9940.jpeg CB767075-9C49-4651-847A-762EABB5B2A6.jpeg A6EA35FD-D206-40B5-AB2A-8EC692097F2F.jpeg 47762E85-0927-4AFC-B9D5-B3F5BEAD9940.jpeg I also built and under coated a tool wagon and a guards van from Swift Sixteen:-
4FF21615-3903-47AF-891F-DF23C2000DD7.jpeg 859A46C9-1EF5-4A35-9CCA-71FC37457144.jpeg

8B09F104-C5E4-4985-A7F6-0A75871CF9A4.jpeg D8BF7FB8-0DED-49DC-817C-6CD4AF155B00.jpeg
 
casey jones snr

casey jones snr

Registered
20 Apr 2010
8,277
6,386
70
Charnwood Forest Railway. Rothley. Leics.
The Guards Van was converted from a retired box car. The CFR Carriage and Wagons Works staff felt sorry for the Guard (Dai)who accompanied the slate wagons up and down the quarry line in all weathers.
First coat of paint applied:-
208AE0CB-7B6E-446F-B976-BA58F6AD0214.jpeg AB91A77D-E4FE-4D02-BACE-BF4C415F767C.jpeg
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

Retired Oik
27 Oct 2009
28,523
3,437
North West Norfolk
Does that little table work like the squirrel launcher ? :mask: :mask: :mask: :mask:
 
justme igor

justme igor

Registered
17 Apr 2020
151
5
48
Netherlands Westwoud
Maybe its me, but none of this is "at your workbench" or even close to it, unless they are planning to build a graveyard, enough drift and back on subject please.
No it is not you, and yes a graveyard is a awkward subject, and a most not wanted subject......Yes there is always a BUT:
If you want to detail a small village and you are building a church and have eye for detail, you must have a grave yard....sorry....
I am planning to build my own village(original Westwoud!!!Founded in 1240) and Enkhuizen and Obdam....in the 1940....all have grave yards...my village has two yards.
One will be on the scenery because it is close to the line back then,(stoomtram Hoorn Medemblik) yes i have pictures from that time all ready obtained, and yes sorry it will be on my work bench incl church and road incl the the old lamp lighter....
It is part of life and thus a part of scenery, someone asked a question for his scenery, i simple repleyd....

If the hookers where closer to Amsterdam central station i would put them on the work bench also...IF i ever find the time OR live long enough to built Amsterdam central station from 1936 incl ash pit ect.....
I think this was pretty on topic...how to build a graveyard or something that belongs to a church, i dont mean this negative and i dont want to be insulting,just friendly help to answer a question and to make his project look real in as in real life.
No hard feeling where giving or negativity and i hope none will be received ,i wish all the best for all and very good modeling and no corona stuff ect...
With best regards Igor
 
justme igor

justme igor

Registered
17 Apr 2020
151
5
48
Netherlands Westwoud
Casey.....again....marvelous job....again..

Cheers
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user
a98087

a98087

Registered
8 Nov 2009
1,649
151
33
Wiltshire
I’ve been doing some chassis swapping,

I now have a bogie parcel van, to much my other bogie starter coaches

Dan 9BAB43F2-22E5-4103-92C1-00B9896E0AD9.jpeg
 
Last edited:
David1226

David1226

Registered
24 Oct 2009
4,671
6,015
70
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
About to start my next project, a yard crane for Gernise End Station on the Claptowte Railway. The kit is from Modeltown's Easy Build Kit range. The crane is, as the name implies easy to put together, in fact much of it was already assembled in the bag, I have dismantled it for the sake of the photo and to clean up various parts of the mouldings prior to assembly and painting. The challenge is going to be scratch building a plinth to mount it on to give it sufficient height to reach into trackside wagons. I'm not sure how that is going to pan out as yet.

dig 201016001.JPG

David
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user
casey jones snr

casey jones snr

Registered
20 Apr 2010
8,277
6,386
70
Charnwood Forest Railway. Rothley. Leics.
Rain put a stop to my outside project, so I got on with the painting of the Guards Van and Tool Wagon:-
28BD124A-F7B4-42B4-8B6D-6D806FE3C720.jpeg DDC0D2E3-35C5-4C20-BF79-82474C534159.jpeg 1BD42B1C-7DB1-4912-B1F6-D5134C2FE446.jpeg

The rolling stock will be in service this weekend.
 
P

playmofire

Registered
23 Oct 2010
7,059
741
North Yorks
About to start my next project, a yard crane for Gernise End Station on the Claptowte Railway. The kit is from Modeltown's Easy Build Kit range. The crane is, as the name implies easy to put together, in fact much of it was already assembled in the bag, I have dismantled it for the sake of the photo and to clean up various parts of the mouldings prior to assembly and painting. The challenge is going to be scratch building a plinth to mount it on to give it sufficient height to reach into trackside wagons. I'm not sure how that is going to pan out as yet.

View attachment 275088

David
LGB bridge piers might be the answer for the plinth.
 
casey jones snr

casey jones snr

Registered
20 Apr 2010
8,277
6,386
70
Charnwood Forest Railway. Rothley. Leics.
About to start my next project, a yard crane for Gernise End Station on the Claptowte Railway. The kit is from Modeltown's Easy Build Kit range. The crane is, as the name implies easy to put together, in fact much of it was already assembled in the bag, I have dismantled it for the sake of the photo and to clean up various parts of the mouldings prior to assembly and painting. The challenge is going to be scratch building a plinth to mount it on to give it sufficient height to reach into trackside wagons. I'm not sure how that is going to pan out as yet.

View attachment 275088

David
Nice to see the crane in bits David. I look forward to see the results of your project.
 
P

playmofire

Registered
23 Oct 2010
7,059
741
North Yorks
Nice to see the crane in bits David. I look forward to see the results of your project.
It's very difficult to read yellow print on white, especially if the room lighting is warm white
 
P

phils2um

Phil S
11 Sep 2015
676
330
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Added a Massoth reed switch to the LGB Re4/4 III that I recently chipped with a Massoth XLS. The motor block has a spot molded in it to locate the Massoth unit which makes the install a breeze. The sound project was already set up so it worked right off the bat.:clap: It sounds the horn when triggered.
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

Retired Oik
27 Oct 2009
28,523
3,437
North West Norfolk
It's very difficult to read yellow print on white, especially if the room lighting is warm white
Thanks for the comment. I shall use dark blue.
Now, that's strange, I'm OK with the yeller, the dark blue's fine, the green isn't so easy to read.

But who remembers their first monitor which was black with green scipt?
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user
Paul2727

Paul2727

Registered
5 Jun 2018
346
61
England
But who remembers their first monitor which was black with green script?
My old IBM portable had orange script.
Ooh 1981... Rock festivals, pot noodle, Mad dog 20/20, the sweet sound of a throaty V8 Rover SDi and no damned smart phones..!
Come back 1981, all is forgiven..!
NB; My old IBM now resides at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, so the attached picture is a composite image.
Rock on..!:rock::rock::rock:
Paul.
 

Attachments

  • 1981 and all that.jpg
    1981 and all that.jpg
    777.5 KB · Views: 0
Last edited:
P

playmofire

Registered
23 Oct 2010
7,059
741
North Yorks
Now, that's strange, I'm OK with the yeller, the dark blue's fine, the green isn't so easy to read.

But who remembers their first monitor which was black with green scipt?
I do and also the orange.