Micks 4mm LNER Models

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by Blink Bonny » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:10 pm

Cor!

That will beat my bodge up!
If I ain't here, I'm in Bilston, scoffing decent chips at last!!!!

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:10 pm

Oxford Cattle and 6 plank wagons repainted and numbered.
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by S.A.C. Martin » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:22 pm

Your Oxford Cattle Wagon looks excellent Mick. What's your view on it? I have indulged in them for my modelling too. Cut and shut the sides on two, working my way through the rest of them.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:49 pm

Simple conversion at about £6 all in, no problem.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:01 pm

More Thompson's A1/1 finished via Graeme's Resin and Hornby A3 base .
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:03 pm

Work in progress on a A2/1 Duke of Rothesay which will is replacing my old Nucast version which has been sold on. Graeme's parts again with a Bachmann V2 Body, A2 chassis , GBL A4 Roof and a much modified Bachmann GS Tender.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by Dave » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:11 am

Nice models Mick.

Where do you get the brass items from on the V2 body and tender.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:46 am

Dome and water filler Via ebay , he did have more on ebay this week . Brake standards are from Dave Bradwell he sells various castings separately.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by Dave » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:54 am

Thanks Mick.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by LNER4489 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:15 pm

mick b wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:18 am
In between DIY the following have been finished :D


A couple of damaged GN tenders both had broken/missing coal rails ,damage to lining and minor dents. Rails repaired with microstrip and on one a new complete topside plated rail.

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Dear Mick, just a thank you from me. I had a GNR tender with a broken rear coal plate and mostly missing coal rail, (picked up from a show in Canada) just as the ones you illustrated. I repaired them with various evergreen strips and it looks quite serviceable now, so thank you very much for posting your pictures. Tom

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:28 pm

You are welcome, I suggest you treat with care as it will be more fragile than the original moulding.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by MorfieldCentral » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:03 pm

Hello mick, ive been viewing your posts without logging in (forgot id and pw!) for a couple of years now... id love to be at your level of modelling straight off but I realise it takes experience, so all ive done is some simple renumbering and repainting so far... do you have any advice for a newbie entertaining the idea of building some bass/white metal items as well as modifying/building/painting some teak coaches?
cheers, Lee

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Mon May 01, 2017 7:34 am

MorfieldCentral wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:03 pm
Hello mick, ive been viewing your posts without logging in (forgot id and pw!) for a couple of years now... id love to be at your level of modelling straight off but I realise it takes experience, so all ive done is some simple renumbering and repainting so far... do you have any advice for a newbie entertaining the idea of building some bass/white metal items as well as modifying/building/painting some teak coaches?
cheers, Lee


Huge question , can you be a bit more specific and I will try and help.

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by MorfieldCentral » Mon May 01, 2017 2:34 pm

Well id like to try modifying some Hornby coaches with different sides and maybe build either a plastic or brass restaurant triplet set... so basically most of the stuff you cant buy rtr. having not tried anything on that level, I wondered what if anything you would suggest I start with before I go in at the deep end and possibly ruin a kit or two. I presume there is a lot of trial and error, not sure if there is any specific kit out there that make life easier too? :lol:
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Mon May 01, 2017 5:39 pm

Still not much to go on.

Obvious replies to change coach sides

Can you solder/do you know how too ?

Cut plastic/do you know how too ?

How much do you want to spend? e.g Arctic Restaurant sides/kits are not cheap and not a easy kit either.


I suggest get a Hornby Gresley super detail version or Bachmann Thompson coach if you can find any that suit your conversion/pocket. MJT, Comet and Southern Pride do kits and/or sides. All will need soldering during the build.

Comet have instructions on their webpage as do MJT.

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