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Hello everyone as promised a while ago I am starting a workbench thread as I do have quite a large selection of kits of rolling stock ,cars, lorries,farm machinery,buildings,etc.

 As I think we all seem to have and as its rather cold outside at the moment have decided to put together a bench that can be used in the house where its much warmer.:thumbs 



this first photo shows the componant parts for the bench

 



these two pics are of the bench after I put it together but the corners still need strengthening as they are only held together with small pannel pins



bench is now in place in the corner of our dinning room (very understanding good lady who is very supportive of my hobby)she must be as I drag her all over the country to show railways etc

thanks for looking

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Hi

First couple of little projects are in OO not my usual Ngauge they are the freebies from railway modeller but as my father in law models 00 I put them together for him









these really went together very well also before I built them I took a copy and sized them to Ngauge for future use

finnaly my next project is the cardboard kit for some semi detached houses they are a lot more complicated than the other two kits



if people are interested I will post further pics of progress as and when

Bye for now

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Looking good, Geff.  She must be understanding, being dragged about like that.  Maybe you should let her ride in the front?  :lol:

I like the kits.  :thumbs

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Tee hee!


Looking good, Geff.  She must be understanding, being dragged about like that.  Maybe you should let her ride in the front?  :lol:

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Hello all its been some time since I had something to show you but finnaly got my finger out and done some more metcalf kits







these are the latest kits by metcalf the semi-detached houses they go together very well and look good to me although there is a glareing mistake on both houses which I will have to live with for now

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Hello again a bit more upto date this time at last I have made a start on my quite large colection of ngauge society kits begining with kit No1 the 21t steel hopper fortunatly for me this is a quite straitforward kit to put together so progress is fairly quick.



this shows the componant parts



Two of the kits partly assembled and tacked with glue to some sprue to help with painting these are my first atempt and seem to go together quite well one thing im not sure of though is wether I should use some thin plasticard on the chassis to hide the existing holes above the wheels having looked on the ngauge web site the picture there looks a if this is what they have done

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Hi guys hope every one is ok just a quick update in the last issue of the ngauge mag there was an offer for members during last year the society celabrated their 45th year and at roadshows they had a small stand with the oportunerty for members to make a model of a midland van this was kindly sponsored by a kit supplier and there is a suplus of kits these have been offered to the members free of charge just £1. 50 to cover postage max of three per person pics to follow 











think that you will agree that these make up into a nice looking van

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They do indeed Geoff and I love the detail on the N gauge wagons. Well worth your time and effort.

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Nice looking little wagons Geoff. I saw the article in the NGS Mag and I'm hoping there might still be some available at the NGS AGM on 1st June.

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Chinahand wrote: Nice looking little wagons Geoff. I saw the article in the NGS Mag and I'm hoping there might still be some available at the NGS AGM on 1st June.

with any luck you should be alright when I contacted Mr Baverstock re stocks left he said that there were plenty left but as it said in the artical in the mag they are not available from the shop it may be worth while droping him an email just to see if they are going to be available at the show and thanks for looking at my humble efforts how things going with your layout?

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Thanks for the heads-up Geoff. I'll drop him an e-mail.

Not much progress on my layout recently as, apart from gardening duties, I've been concentrating on getting my model of Market Havering station ready for the NGS scratch building competition. Not sure if it is of a sufficiently high standard but if I don't give it a go I'll never know. Just finishing off some of the fine detailing at the moment. Turning roof finials from bamboo tooth-picks in a Dremel collet is certainly testing my shaking hands not to mention the eye-sight. :brickwall 

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I've never thought of using the Dremel as a lathe - a good 'tip' thanks, Trevor.

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aye.... good tip, going to try that one too.What do you use as tools?

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Hi Marty,

I just use a cheap set of the diamond surface files. The square and triangular section ones are good for forming grooves and the flat surfaced ones are fine for general shaping and tapering.

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Chinahand wrote: Thanks for the heads-up Geoff. I'll drop him an e-mail.

Not much progress on my layout recently as, apart from gardening duties, I've been concentrating on getting my model of Market Havering station ready for the NGS scratch building competition. Not sure if it is of a sufficiently high standard but if I don't give it a go I'll never know. Just finishing off some of the fine detailing at the moment. Turning roof finials from bamboo tooth-picks in a Dremel collet is certainly testing my shaking hands not to mention the eye-sight. :brickwall 


Good luck with that and dont forget to put some pics on your thread as unfortunately I wont be able to go to the agm this year so will no be able to see your station in the flesh so to speak good luck at the show I think that if its up to your usual standard there should be some silver comeing your way:doublethumb

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Hi guys a bit of a catch up society freebies finnished



gone together very well for me anyway after doing these kits decided to make a couple of jigs to make life easier when assembling box vans open wagons etc so these jigs make it so much better in keeping things square





next project is a twin pack of 12 ton box vans from the society once again

 

more pics to follow soon

thanks for looking

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You must either be one yourself, or have a tame engineer in tow Geoff. :roll::roll:  Those jigs look the bees knees. :thumbs

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Petermac wrote:
You must either be one yourself, or have a tame engineer in tow Geoff. :roll::roll:  Those jigs look the bees knees. :thumbs

















Hi Peter yes I am a skilled turner by trade but after over 30 years there is not much that I can not do with lumps of metal now this is how we keep the wolf from the door just as we all no things are not what they used to be .




so if its made of metal I can do something with it the problems start when it is made of plastic/wood/or card etc etc there will be a couple of more shots of the jigs to follow something wrong with them when I uploaded then so will try again later 
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That jig looks absolutely brilliant Geoff so I'm going to be really cheeky and ask how much you would charge to make one for N Gauge. :pedal

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Chinahand wrote: That jig looks absolutely brilliant Geoff so I'm going to be really cheeky and ask how much you would charge to make one for N Gauge. :pedal
Talking of wolves and doors, another "OO" version would go down well in France too...................:roll::roll::roll:

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Hi Geoff,

That jig is something else ! It would have to make gluing wagons, buildings etc square a hell of a lot easier. Well done !

Petermac, you probably have seen these before, but I'll share it regardless ; http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Snap-Glue-Set-Your-third-hand-while-building-kits-/300430234327?pt=FR_YO_JeuxJouetd_TrainsElectriques&hash=item45f30992d7#ht_3279wt_932

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I have one of those Gary and they are fine for card buildings but the magnets are a bit too strong to use with more delicate plastic wagon kits.

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Gary wrote: .....................................................

Petermac, you probably have seen these before, but I'll share it regardless ; http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Snap-Glue-Set-Your-third-hand-while-building-kits-/300430234327?pt=FR_YO_JeuxJouetd_TrainsElectriques&hash=item45f30992d7#ht_3279wt_932

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I hadn't Gary - but I have now. :thumbs:thumbs:thumbs

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Hi folks the jigs that I have made were done on the quiet whilst my boss was away on his annual holiday so he has absolutely no idea that these where made and it would not be good for me if he ever found out so if I was to make anymore they would have to be done through the company and this would make them rather expensive as it took me about 2 hours  to do the machining this would improve if a large number were made say 200 off. But as it is doing 1 or 2 result in £70 plus materials plus vat not cheep when produced in small numbers.:oops:




now in the future there I maybe able to make some more jigs as they are not gauge reliant they could be used for either ngauge or oo
but it could be some time before I could do this if I can do some more jigs I will let you know unfortunately it will be next year when the boss goes on holiday again and we all get to make our home work :cool wink
all the best and sorry I can not help at the moment
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No problem Geoff and thanks for taking the time to explain the situation. ;-)

Just try to keep us in mind the next time your boss goes on holiday. :mutley

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While the cat's away ...........................:roll:;-);-)

As Trevor said, don't worry Geoff but you might be busy during his holidays next year .............................:cheers

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Petermac wrote: While the cat's away ...........................:roll:;-);-)



As Trevor said, don't worry Geoff but you might be busy during his holidays next year .............................:cheers


yes its looking that way couple of mates have requested some as well fingers crossed will get some done next year when he is on holiday .
At this rate will be in full production mode mind you that's nothing new its amazing what gets made when he is on his hols if only he new
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Hi guys a couple of shots of my jigs that didn't transfer last time something wrong with the file
 


then these are the finished LMS/BR 12 ton box vans ready for the paint shop haven't quite made up my mind weather they will be BR or LMS when painted but one also has roof vents unfortunately ran out of vents for the second van they are in the carpet little so and soes
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next project is the society kit which is a twin pack but there are enough parts to make three vans all you need is a extra chassis either as southern railway or B.R.S.R

all the bits in the box just need some buffers at a later date
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Nice jig, nice vans and nice build Geoff - what more can I say  :thumbs:thumbs:thumbs

Something that I've always wondered ......  When they go to the paint shop - and then, only if you spray paint them - do you take the wheels off and mask off the bearing cups ?

It's often said, "...............was sprayed blue ........." but, in practical terms, I wonder how you keep paint off the tyres and out of the bearings ..........:roll::roll::roll:

When people weather locos, they might say "the wheels were sprayed with a mucky black" but I do wonder how they spray the whole wheel given that it won't turn on a loco unless it's under power and how do they keep paint out of the motor ........? :hmm

p.s. You'll guess that I've never spray painted wagons or locos although I do have a bright shiny airbrush in a nice solid looking box .............:roll:

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Petermac wrote: Nice jig, nice vans and nice build Geoff - what more can I say  :thumbs:thumbs:thumbs



Something that I've always wondered ......  When they go to the paint shop - and then, only if you spray paint them - do you take the wheels off and mask off the bearing cups ?



It's often said, "...............was sprayed blue ........." but, in practical terms, I wonder how you keep paint off the tyres and out of the bearings ..........:roll::roll::roll:



When people weather locos, they might say "the wheels were sprayed with a mucky black" but I do wonder how they spray the whole wheel given that it won't turn on a loco unless it's under power and how do they keep paint out of the motor ........? :hmm



p.s. You'll guess that I've never spray painted wagons or locos although I do have a bright shiny airbrush in a nice solid looking box .............:roll:

Hi peter as I am quite new to this kit building lark it will be a little difficult so some care will be needed and some masking etc and for future projects I will not get so carried away and leave it so the chassis can be separated for painting this should make life much easier
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parts ready for putting together after being cleaned up and buffer holes opened out with 0.8 drill
more pics to follow
got to go now
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this is one of the jigs in use the card is there to protect the plastic from the screws and as you can see it makes life so much easier than needing three pairs of hands.


then the finished vans once again ready for painting fortunately this time I did not get carried away and left of the chassis so as to be able to paint them one at a time and not have to mask everything whilst spraying the van body
bye for now
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just taken this shot to show the van bodies sat on the chassis but not glued this time

this is the next project another society kit the twin pack of a GWR goods van & MOGO again more shots to follow that's if I am not boring everyone
Thanks once again for looking
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Keep them coming, Geoff.

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Looking good Geff, looking forward to seeing more of your models.

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Absolutely... I plan on doing some of the society kits one day and it's good to see them being made.

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Hello more photos as promised

these two vans turned out realy well found that they went together without any major probs and once again await a visit to the paint shop by eck those guys are going to be very busy

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Back again with more photos of the next project





sorry folks uploaded these photos in the wrong order they are the GWR Meat vans mica,s A/B again society kits and as usual a very good kit but I chickened out and chose to model the A version as these do not need the tricky wire handrails:oops: having said that there are another 5 to be done yet the only problem that I had with these was the fact that I got a bit over confident and rushed things a lot so some of the joints leave a lot to be desired (note to self slow down and do a much better job with the next project) and as usual these are in the que for a visit to the paint shop will have to get my finger out and at least get some primer on them
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Here we go again last shot for now

Hi these are the society kit of the BR25 ton anhydrite hopper this pack has enough parts to make 5 also these look a little more tricky to put together will probably need several pairs of hands as the jigs will not be much use for them so will need to be much more carefull with them wish me luck
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Hi folks some more photos for you to see said in my last post that I didn't think there would be a use for the jigs looks like I was wrong
  as you can see I was able to clamp one of the sides and fix the base in place.

this is stage one with both sides fixed to the base of the hopper next stage is to fix the ends to these
 stage two with the ends in place and quite a lot of cleaning up to do and some filler is needed as I should have made a much better job when assembling the sides and bases together

stage three still needing filler to tidy things up but other than that ready to join the que for access to the paint shop cricky they aint half going to be busy when I get around to doing some painting one day soon hopfuly fingers crossed etc etc.
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You're certainly churning out some wagons there Geoff. :shock::shock:

Where did you get the brass buffers (sorry if you said earlier)......? :roll:

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Awesome stuff, nice to see how the society kits come together, must renew my membership. I want one of the new coaches they are producing.
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For the uninitiated, how do these kits differ from a standard Peco kit ?  I see they appear to be packaged or made by Peco .........:roll::roll:

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Hi peter the buffers come as part of the kit but I think that they are available as a separate item from the ngauge society shop with regards to the kits these are produced by the society themselves and they use the peco chassis for some of these but the bogie wagons mostly use the societys own bogies .
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hello here we go again more for you good folks to look at these are the L N E R /PO 12t/13t 8 plank end door mineral wagon


this is how they arrive from the society

all the parts required to make one wagon as you can see they are supplied with plastic wheels I will eventualy change them for metal ones as and when funds become available


as can be seen in this shot they are fairly easy to put together and they do make a nice little wagon not done the chassis yet as the body needs to be painted first


front and rear end of the wagons 


and last but not least my anti spill holder for the solvent weld yes you've guessed it I managed to nock over a bottle with some left in not a good idea as this evaporated very quickly and certainly took my breath away for a few moments
thanks for looking
bye for now
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Looks a nice little kit Geoff.

Where did you get the Plastic Weld holder from ?

I had a small ** accident with mine and now the TV remote control is permanently sealed so when the batteries run out I will have to buy a new one. :thud

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Chinahand wrote: Looks a nice little kit Geoff.



Where did you get the Plastic Weld holder from ?



I had a small ** accident with mine and now the TV remote control is permanently sealed so when the batteries run out I will have to buy a new one. :thud


Hi Trevor once again this was knocked up whilst the gaffer was out as its in plastic it can be turned up very quickly in a lathe only took about 15 mins to do may do some more if I get the chance will keep you posted
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well here we go again the next project I am doing is the GWR lomac loriot and as we all know there was only one of this type of wagon built but as it is a free lance layout that I am in the proses of constructing there will be 10 altogether this will make a nice rake running behind one of the standard locos




    




all the parts to make three of the wagons









 all the parts cleaned up and ready for use



one side done including the coupling pockets





job done only 9 more to go then they will join the very long que for the paint shop with any luck in the near future I will get the air brush and start to practise using it then move onto laying some paint onto the large amount of wagons that need paint one good thing is that the railways were not to adventuras with their colours either grey or BR bauxite

anyway many thanks for any thoughts/ comments good or bad and for taking the time to look at my humble efforts

Geoff 








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Thanks for shaering your wagon builds and those very handy jigs you made Geoff.
You will have some great goods trains running.

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Hello everyone first of all many thanks for your kind comments regards my work not the best in the world but I am getting better at it.
Wright that's enough of that onto the next project this will really test me as this is quite some kit an awful lot of very delicate parts 
  
this is a faller kit of a coal loading crane and as I've already said its some kit but instead of using it as shown I will be using it dock side to unload iron ore from ships and to load this into waggons
 
this is the support frame for the crane itself as this is a complicated build I am building it in several sub assemblies as this will make painting much easier to do not quite sure what colour to use as I have seen some dock cranes in both grey and several different shades of blue anybody any suggestions please
  
as I've already said quite a complicated little beast there are 12 parts to the grab alone


this is the frame for the hopper that loads the iron ore into waggons 4 at a time more shots of this to come

quite obvious that this is the jib and cab of the crane again a lot of work one thing that I have learned this last year is to take your time building these kits and now it is paying dividends
 as I seem to be making a much better job of things than when I first plucked up the courage to start making my kits the only down side has been the lack of progress on my layout but hay ho you cannot have everything.
regards
Geff:doublethumb
 


                 

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