Atso's new loco works

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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by Atso » Tue May 16, 2017 3:14 pm

Dave wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 9:35 am
Wow and all at N gauge, I find it hard at 4mm.
Thanks Dave. For somebody who finds 4mm hard, you do a very good job of it! 8)

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A bit more lining on the K3s. I've finally bitten the bullet and put some red on the inside of the BR mixed traffic livery. I did briefly think about trying to add the cream line as well but decided one miracle would suffice for this loco. Both K3s now have some valance lining although I've missed the bit above the steps on the LNER version and am awaiting for the grey to dry on the BR one.

They were alone either.

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The D49 has also received some valance lining as well as some general touch ups to the paintwork. With luck the photos above will come out around 110% of actual size. A couple more bits to clean up on the LNER locos and then they are ready for the whole lot to be repeated on the other side!! :shock:
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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by S.A.C. Martin » Tue May 16, 2017 5:21 pm

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Not having to relevant copy of Yeadon's and being too poor to purchase a copy at the moment, I'd be most grateful if you could shed any light on this. If things still prove to be inconclusive, I think I'll line them - just because I can. :lol:

Many thanks
Happy to have a look when I get in later tonight. No problem.

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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by Atso » Tue May 16, 2017 5:51 pm

S.A.C. Martin wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Happy to have a look when I get in later tonight. No problem.
Thank you very much. :D
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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by S.A.C. Martin » Sat May 20, 2017 11:51 am

Atso wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 5:51 pm
S.A.C. Martin wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Happy to have a look when I get in later tonight. No problem.
Thank you very much. :D
Sorry - stuff happened this week!

From my copy of Yeadon's, I have looked closely at every single LNER liveried D49. Not a single one across the two different boiler types has lined out washout plugs. I double checked - cannot find any evidence in Yeadon's (photographically) that they were ever lined out.

With one - and only one - exception. On page 69, in 1965, with a preservation era livery, is Morayshire - and the washout plugs (on the later boiler type) are clearly lined out. That's it, one loco.

There is no mention anywhere of the washout plugs being lined out. I don't have my RCTS to hand to comment further - but if I was a betting man, I'd say only Morayshire had these lined out washout plugs, and only in preservation.

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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by john coffin » Sat May 20, 2017 12:03 pm

The problem with Morayshire in preservation was in 2003, the colour green that was used in the repaint, it was from my observation at Doncaster 150, and the photos I still have, definitely not a Darlington or Doncaster colour, so whether lining of washout plugs is also accurate is I think open to
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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Sat May 20, 2017 7:00 pm

I observed the "interesting" pea green shade too! The "milky" shade of green that had been applied to 4472 at that time (sprayed I'm told) was far from ideal too....
Bachmann A2 to A2/3: from my thread in Model Railways page 56 to 83, also

Hornby A3 to A1/1 Great Northern: from page 84, in resin from page 108.


Apologies for so many missing images - see page 1 for reasons & possible solution.

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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by S.A.C. Martin » Sat May 20, 2017 9:26 pm

Had a look at RCTS this evening and looked at my collected notes on D49s from my archive The Railway Magazine books (1930-68). No photographs of any of the originals with painted washout plugs I am afraid. Rather confirms my theory about Morayshire - but that doesn't preclude me being wrong and there was one somewhere. It just doesn't look very likely to me.

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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by Atso » Sun May 21, 2017 1:39 pm

Wow, Simon, Paul and Graeme thank you for all that. So the safer and most likely correct option would be to save a tiny amount of paint and leave the washout plugs unlined for Lincolnshire.

With regard to shades of apple green used, I do agree that Morayshire didn't look right back then. I don't remember Scotsman in 'milky green' so cannot comment.

Thank you again for the help and information.
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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by Atso » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:09 pm

Hi all,

I've just noticed that I've not updated this thread for a little while. Things have been slowly progressing as can be seen below.
K2 2425 Doc Large.jpg
K3 61879 Doc Large.jpg
D49 Lincolnshire Doc Large.jpg
D49-2 The Middleton.jpg
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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by Dave » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:16 am

Amazing Steve and especially at 2mm scale, and a nice collection of locos you are assembling.

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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by S.A.C. Martin » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:53 pm

The apple green D49 in particular is rather epic!

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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by manna » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:56 pm

G'Day Gents


Lovely.

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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by Atso » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:04 pm

Dave wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:16 am
Amazing Steve and especially at 2mm scale, and a nice collection of locos you are assembling.
Thanks Dave, unfortunately I won't be keeping all of them (the LNER ones are mine though!).
S.A.C. Martin wrote:
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The apple green D49 in particular is rather epic!
Simon, I'm glad somebody finally likes the apple Green D49! Over on the N Gauge Forum they're all smitten by the BR black one - I guess there is no accounting for taste! :lol:
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Lovely.
Thanks Manna, I'm enjoying watching your J3 builds. 8)
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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:28 pm

Atso wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:04 pm

Simon, I'm glad somebody finally likes the apple Green D49! Over on the N Gauge Forum they're all smitten by the BR black one - I guess there is no accounting for taste! :lol:
Excellent taste in locomotives and their liveries is rare, and almost entirely restricted in my experience to those of us who model the pre-1941 era on the LNER and its constituent companies.
Bachmann A2 to A2/3: from my thread in Model Railways page 56 to 83, also

Hornby A3 to A1/1 Great Northern: from page 84, in resin from page 108.


Apologies for so many missing images - see page 1 for reasons & possible solution.

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Re: Atso's new loco works

Post by drmditch » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:59 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:28 pm
Atso wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:04 pm

Simon, I'm glad somebody finally likes the apple Green D49! Over on the N Gauge Forum they're all smitten by the BR black one - I guess there is no accounting for taste! :lol:
Excellent taste in locomotives and their liveries is rare, and almost entirely restricted in my experience to those of us who model the pre-1941 era on the LNER and its constituent companies.
Splendid models. I have a Hunt in my projects box, and if I can make mine, at twice the size, look half as good as yours I will be very pleased.
As regards Atlantic's preference as regards dates, does that mean that as my railway is basically set in 1947 my taste in models is questionable?

What a shame that no D49 made it back into LNER Green. I'll just have to pretend - or use my 'alternative' date of 1938!

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