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1st gn loco

Postby kevo » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:03 pm

hi there been meaning to try and send in a pic of my 1st gn 15 loco . it uses a bachmann 0n30 gas mech chassis. with a cab from a side lines fire fly kit that never got built
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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby Nevadablue » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:42 pm

That's a neat one Kevin, I'd like to see more of it. :D
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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby Simon » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:31 am

Very nice

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Postby ian holmes » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:43 am

Very nice looking. I like the subtle weathering too
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Postby lesmond » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:55 pm

Thats a lovely job - well done
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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:25 pm

I keep wondering - is that side tray for spanners etc to keep the loco going as it is somewhat venerable and keeps breaking down, or is it for keeping stuff which is something to do with the work that happens along the line?

Enquiring minds would like to know! :D

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Postby kevo » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:31 pm

its all ways good to know what other peoples views are on some think you build . the tray on the side was for sand for wheel slip as the loco was intended to run on a peat railway . and the weather ing was done by the rock salt methord which was a 1st for me . ile dig out some more views if you like i do have pics of the 2nd loco which ran on the sand and gravel layout i built but sold on about 2yr back thanks all again kevin
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Postby fatmac » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:40 pm

....more pics, yes please.... :D
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Postby docnjoj » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:23 pm

Simple, cool and neat. Very fine work indeed!
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Postby kevo » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:13 am

as ime new to conputers ime have ing mega problems trying to send in a few more pics at the mo seems mine are way max size even use ing the gn site to down size doint work for me . as the say ing goes ime working on it :roll: apoloiges to all kevin
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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby lesmond » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:20 am

Hi Kevin,

I use this site:

http://www.picresize.com/

to quickly resize photos (either 50% or 75% work) before posting here and elsewhere. Feel free to PM me if you need any help with this.

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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby fatmac » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:29 am

If you're on MSWindows, irfanview is supposed to be good. On Linux, I always use GIMP, also available for MS.
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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby Pierre Chatelet » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:33 pm

You could try "Paint" (Windows). It works fine for me.

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Postby kevo » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:00 pm

thanks less that looks like a easy way ile give it a try ive just had a look brilliant thanks again kevin
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Postby kevo » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:10 pm

less the down size site you recomended ive had a go i followed the easey steps down loaded to my age ing lap top but whed i try and put a photo in attachments add files for load up in my reply it still tells me my image is to big :cry: i have to say ive spent last few eves and asked a friend but we still can not get it to work . i use a old widows xp but i guess for a novice ime stumped now but thanks any way for every ones tips etc . kevin
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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby kevo » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:52 am

had another crack at it hope this works
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this view shows the 2nd loco which was a pick and mix scrap box job it ran on a spud unit . hope the view is not to small think its reduced 75%
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Postby Pierre Chatelet » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:32 pm

Oops! A little bit small...but thanks for the photo.

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Postby docnjoj » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:39 pm

That loco really looks cool. Do you have any way to enlarge the photo. 640x480 will always work for these websites. I use the Microsoft Photo Manager that came with MS Office but MS Paint will also work.
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Postby kevo » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:54 pm

ive just got to re cap how that worked but could be ime make ing progress soon as i start getting it right i can send in pic of my new project and loco :shock: thanks chaps for all the help full tips etc
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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby kevo » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:05 pm

hope this is a beter view of my new project
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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby lesmond » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:39 pm

Hi Kevin.

That looks really good - just a nice size and plenty of room for train movements. Where did the truck come from?

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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby kevo » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:55 am

hi less the truck came from my local model shop 2nd hand item its a POLA G scale kit i think it was just what i needed
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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby lesmond » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:42 pm

Cheers Kevin, its just the job for the space. Looking forward to progress on this.

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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby kevo » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:08 pm

this was the other side view of my 1st loco forgot to add this earler on but was haveing trouble as you know
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Re: 1st gn loco

Postby kevo » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:16 pm

here i hope is a larger view of the other loco 1st go was bit small . i was really happy with this one and now on my 3rd version of it origanal was in 132 scale
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