Much doodling at Earlswood

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Re: Much doodling at Earlswood

Post by earlswood nob » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:37 am

Good morning all

I have been diverted by building some L&Y dirty coal locos.

I am currently concentrating on carriage and wagon building.

I have started constructing a Coronation set from old Triang Thompson coaches.

It is tedious as some sides take up to sixteen sections.

(the pic is too large to publish)

As a diversion, I have just started converting some Hornby Railroad Pullmans into QoS stock using Comet sides.
Pullman_kit01.jpg
I did paint the seating, but will probably replace the interiors with new built from Southern Pride items.

The Railroad bogies are incorrect, but these can be replaced by new from Keen Systems.

I am tempted to fit the Keen close coupling system.

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Re: Much doodling at Earlswood

Post by earlswood nob » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:29 am

Still sunny in Surrey

I have just costed building a QoS rake from Hornby Railroad Pullmans

Original bodies (approx £10 each pre-used) £80
Comet sides £88
Seating from Southern Pride £58
Keen System upgrades £100
(Close coupling, Floating end plates, correct bogies,etc)
Gibson wheels £48
Fox transfers £85

Giving a total of £459

It seems expensive, but I'd get a great deal of pleasure from producing them.

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Re: Much doodling at Earlswood

Post by earlswood nob » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:35 pm

Sunday morning projects continue:

I have finished the first stage of the "Queen of Scots" project:
Pullma_crop2.jpg
The cars are (from top):
Brake 3rd Parlour
3rd Kitchen
3rd Parlour
1st Kitchen
1st Parlout

There are three more 3rd class cars, the same as the top three.

I am now waiting for seating from Southern Pride and upgrade parts from Keen Systems, so will concentrate on my "Hush-Hush" loco which hauled the train in 1930.

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Re: Much doodling at Earlswood

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:51 pm

The finished train will be interesting to see.
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Re: Much doodling at Earlswood

Post by mick b » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:02 pm

What is wrong with the superb Type K Pullmans released by Hornby ? .

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Re: Much doodling at Earlswood

Post by earlswood nob » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:13 pm

Evenin' all

I admit the latest Hornby Type K pullmans are very good.

However, I am converting old Railroad Pullmans.

Different people get their pleasure from Model Railway in different ways.

Some get their pleasure from buying expensive models.

Others get their pleasure by commissioning people to build models for them.

I get pleasure from building kits, and converting models.

Some will only scratch build everything.

I enjoy looking at a model and saying to myself; "I built that".

Malcolm

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Re: Much doodling at Earlswood

Post by drmditch » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:32 am

Can only agree.
Well done.

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Re: Much doodling at Earlswood

Post by mick b » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:10 am

ok , just wondered.

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Re: Much doodling at Earlswood

Post by earlswood nob » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:29 am

Good morning all

There are a couple of things about the Hornby K-types that I would need to alter to produce a rake in pre-war condition.

AFAIK Pullman cars did not have curtains until after WWII. They were fitted with window blinds.

The guards door window was oval until 1938-9, when it was changed to rectangular.

This forum has given me a thirst for accuracy, which increases my enjoyment of the hobby.

Malcolm

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