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choo-choo! city of truro
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 12:31 AM UTC
at the hinckley show, i could'nt resist this fine old airfix kit, much to the amusement of the rest of the ipms armorama guys on the stand. on getting it home, i started piddling around with it, decided i ought to replace the moulded on grab rail, and before i know it i'm building the thing! heres some pics, at the moment nothing is glued together but it does snap to and stay together





p.s. in the first and last pics you can see where i've shaved away the grab rail at the cab end
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 12:41 AM UTC
You haven't wasted much time getting to grips with your choo choo train Phil. it will be interesting to see this being built and finished, so keep posting updates.
You definitely won the award for the most bizarre buy of the day at Hinckley, even with Nige buying another Tiger-moth to kill :-) :-).
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 01:05 AM UTC
Ha ha call that an engine


Take a look at my latest thread and see what I've happened by

Looking good Phil, what colour will this be? do you need any reference pics?
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 01:39 AM UTC
Wooo woooooo!!
All you need now is a Casey Jones hat Phil!!
Good to see Sundays purchases being built already.
I presume your going to drill out the boiler tubes???
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 02:20 AM UTC
if you think the engines an oddball purchase, check this out -
1960's lowmac and jcb i bought from ebay, which is apparently a bit of a rarity and the box has a price of 3/1 if any of you know how much this is, let me know (though its possibly 3 and 6)

mal- the box artwork and the dead sea scroll intructions are pretty comprehensive as regards colours
nigel - shhhh! purchase, not purchases. my other half might read this :-)8
one more thing, this was the first vehicle ever to reach a speed of 100 MPH which it did in 1904
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 02:24 AM UTC
Thats a real "planes trains and automobiles" scene youve got going there Phil.
All you need now are some Britains Farm Animals and youve got the lot mate :-)
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 02:37 AM UTC

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Wooo woooooo!!
All you need now is a Casey Jones hat Phil!!
Good to see Sundays purchases being built already.
I presume your going to drill out the boiler tubes???
Nige


well........ i am going to replace the rail with fine wire, and i was thinking today how nice this would look on a station dio, or a scratchbuilt model of part of nottinghams lost railways (one of my pet subjects)
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 03:02 AM UTC
A station dio would look great Phil.
Im a fan of the old advertisments.Im sure you could find some online and scale them down.
City of Truro would be GWR I guess,and Notts was LMS if im right in thinking?
I can still remember seeing 4472 Flying Scotsman go through Duffield when I was a kid,and me and my dad racing down to Derby station to see it close up.
If you do end up doing a station dio dont forget to include the station cat


3/1 is 3 shillings and a penny.
20 shillings to a pound and 12 pennies to a shilling,,which would make it about 15 1/2p in new money.
Man of your years ought to know that Phil,,,hahaha
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 03:11 AM UTC
yeah its the wrong train for a nottingham based dio. the LMS was certainly through nottingham, but i would love to do a GCR based dio which was the railway through the victoria station...... oh dear, you've got me started on my pet subject now
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 10:31 PM UTC

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3/1 is 3 shillings and a penny.
20 shillings to a pound and 12 pennies to a shilling,,which would make it about 15 1/2p in new money.
Man of your years ought to know that Phil,,,hahaha


i can vaguely remember the old coins, and i once had a 5 shilling note for my birthday but this was after decimalisation when they were being used as 50 pees until there were enough 50p coins to replace them.
and i'm glad! you'd need to be carol vorderman just to buy a paper, a bottle of milk and 20 players!
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 12:33 AM UTC
Great stuff Phil, I remember building the JCB, working Bucket and backo a station dio would be cool.
Nige I remember riding the Flying Scotsman when I was a kid
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 01:19 AM UTC
what have i started...i have an history of airfix book and off the top of my head i remembered airfix bought the railway moulds from a company called dapol, now, while converting the airfix paint colours to humbrol i happened across the models for sale site, and they have a lot of the dapol boxings of these kits, trains, (including the city of truro) buildings, vehicles and figures all at reasonable prices
i'm trying to resist, honestly i am.
now how about a trains only forum :-)
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 11:00 PM UTC
o.k. guess who went bonkers in gee dees? the station dio is go! gee dees had a big selection of dapol stuff on the shelves, so i now have-
2 platform sets
ticket office
another train! a 2-6-0 prairie tank
track
ballast for track
old style level crossing
station accessories
as for the kit that kicked all this off, i,ve got the running gear together and it rolls up and down the track quite nicely

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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 11:12 PM UTC
Hi Phil,
Well,,I had my suspisions before this,but now I know your definately off your trolley :-)
Before you know it you'll be converting the attic into a giant trainset.
This is going to be great and Im really looking forward to watching it progress.
Dont forget the station cat whatever you do,,and how about some bacon frying on the firemans shovel?
The possibilities are endless!
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 12:55 AM UTC
I can't wait to see this finished.
Is the other loco a model as well?

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i,ve got the running gear together and it rolls up and down the track quite nicely


It is becoming a toy now :-) :-) . Don't forget to include the fat controller :-).
Keep posting the updates Phil.
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 01:24 AM UTC
gee dees is an absolute alladins cave, i did see an old tin workmans hut and figures but common sense prevailed (well alright, i actually could'nt carry any more stuff!) but a station cat is now a priority
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 01:31 AM UTC

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I can't wait to see this finished.
Is the other loco a model as well?


yeah, its a freight engine as opposed to the truro but its a dapol boxing (actually headed card) dapol bought the moulds from airfix when they were having problems in the early eighties. the firm airfix got the moulds from was called kitmaster, i did'nt know the moulds were sold on from airfix to dapol and assumed they were originally dapol's
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 02:00 AM UTC

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I can't wait to see this finished.
Is the other loco a model as well?

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i,ve got the running gear together and it rolls up and down the track quite nicely


It is becoming a toy now :-) :-) . Don't forget to include the fat controller :-).
Keep posting the updates Phil.
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a toy! no its a serious modelling project honest!
and here's a rough draft, held together with blutac, and the ticket office is an artists impression


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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 02:18 AM UTC
Ok,Phil,,,
Lets put this into perspective.
One week ago you bought an old Airfix City of Truro and 7 days down the line your halfway to having a diorama of half the GWR
This is going to be great.Where are you planning on keeping it,as its obviously a bit bigger than your average 1/72 biplane :-)
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 02:32 AM UTC
Phil, you are completely loco :-) .
What wagons are these engines going to be pulling, will it be low loaders with some armoured vehicles on.
One day we will have to do a railway campaign .
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 02:33 AM UTC

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Ok,Phil,,,
Lets put this into perspective.
One week ago you bought an old Airfix City of Truro and 7 days down the line your halfway to having a diorama of half the GWR
This is going to be great.Where are you planning on keeping it,as its obviously a bit bigger than your average 1/72 biplane :-)


its a trip t b+q for more shelves!
wait till i start the viaduct, embankment and cutting.........

just kidding!
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 02:36 AM UTC

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Phil, you are completely loco :-) .
What wagons are these engines going to be pulling, will it be low loaders with some armoured vehicles on.
One day we will have to do a railway campaign .
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how about 3 or 4 churchills on low loaders? thats do-able and there are some nice 1/72 armour kits out now
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 02:39 AM UTC

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wait till i start the viaduct, embankment and cutting.........



I was thinking more of a grassy meadow with a training squadron of Tiger Moths! :-)
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how about 3 or 4 churchills on low loaders? thats do-able and there are some nice 1/72 armour kits out now


Hi Phil,
Hasegawa, Italeri and Airfix all do 1/72 Churchills, but i don't know which ones are the more accurate or better. I know the Airfix MkVII has been out for years though. Best to ask in the armour forum on this one.
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