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Model of the Month - very Gnice!

Postby RoGNer » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:02 pm

http://www.16mm.org.uk/newsite/motm/mom2014-01.html

I noticed this little loco on the 16mm Society "model of the month" page. Needless to say I purchased a kit and I am currently half way thru building the little fella. Goes together very well indeed.

At just a tad over £30 for loco body, wheels, chassis and motor - a real bargain I think

http://www.hglw.co.uk/ for details

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Postby Adrian » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:58 am

G'day Roger

Nice find :D

A 'cute' little loco with lots of charm and potential and an interesting manufacturer who I had not heard of before (now book marked !)

When (if) I manage to get my outside track down and running I might have to buy one just to try it out.

Even with postage to my side of the world it shouldn't be too expensive.
And it is available in 45 mm gauge as well.

Thanks for the lead.

Edit....
Could it be used as a 1/24 scale model ?
How does it look with a 1/24 figure in the cab ?
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:30 am

Roger,

I agree with Adrian, this is a nice little find. HGLW are onto a winner - the price is excellent value and the customizing potential is huge. It's got me think about buying one just to see how I get on with it. The last time this happened was with Mike Rayner's (Smallbrook Studios) GN15 Emett inspired "Nellie"...........I became addicted. I have a niggling suspicion the same will happen with one of these.
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:41 am

Roger and Adrian,

Here's what one looks like finished and running on you tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxihdwGbs8

Looks like fun
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:49 am

Interesting, the motor chassis is good value on its own.
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Postby Si » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:07 am

I got the 2 wheel drive version of the chassis last year. It's great VFM and does go together extremely easily, but next time I would spend the little bit extra and get the four wheel drive version.

The body that is linked to is good VFM too, but for me it's a tad too boxy and plain (well you shouldn't expect too much for so little money) - considering how easy it is to scratch build your own I would just get the chassis. On the other hand, for a quick and easy intro to the scale/gauge the body kit is fine.

The chassis is nice and easy to chop up and use as a basis for other stuff. Mine is currently under this (14mm:1ft approx 1:21.5):

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Postby RoGNer » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:45 pm

Cheers for the replies etc chaps - I'll stand a 1/24 person in the cab and take a pic "as is" for some idea.

I'll have to look at the youtube clip later - (working late today) thanks for the link

Si - looks a lovely loco you have there!

Last night i used a rattle can to spray the inside of the cab grey. Hope to have the little fella running by the weekend - its the O Gauge Show in Bristol on Sunday so who knows what i'll come home with.. :wink:

Now then here's the question - what colour shall i paint the loco?!!?
On a little industrial diesel, whats best?!

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Postby Adrian » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:56 am

G'day Roger
Now then here's the question - what colour shall i paint the loco?!!?
On a little industrial diesel, whats best?!


How long is a piece of string ?

Suggested possible colours:-
Green --- safe industrial colour with good contrast if you add 'wasp stripes' to the ends.
Red --- a slightly different colour but it can blend into brickwork if not careful.
Yellow ---- nice and bright and shows any weathering, you add, well
Blue ---- Slightly unusual but not impossible. Also good with 'wasp stripes'.
White --- has actually been seen but not really sensible for the industrial scene !
Pink ---- Yes I have seen a photo of a full sized pink loco. Not your usual choice but should start a few interesting conversations !
http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville ... reast.html

So it is really up to you, just pick your favorite colour and use that.

Personally one of my favorite loco colours is "Stroudley improved engine green', for which I use yellow ochre.
But that is just my favorite. :D

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Postby WaterleyShunter » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:19 am

Adrian wrote:Pink ---- Yes I have seen a photo of a full sized pink loco. Not your usual choice but should start a few interesting conversations!


The shunters on the Cattewater oil terminal branch in Devon were also painted pink. All-over flower pink, rather faded.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:33 am

As this thread has turned Pink, I thought that this was the time to tell the tale of a Shunting Loco that will appear on our Club's Dinas Mawddwy O scale layout:

Parry the PINK


This is the long forgotten tale of how the Dinas Mawddwy Station Loco driver responsible for shunting duties came to be known as Parry the Pink.
Parry Griffiths (his real name) was a keen amateur Snooker player who over the years had won a number of local tournaments.
His idol was Joe Davis and when Parry heard that Joe was coming to nearby Machynlleth to play an exhibition match Parry made sure he had a day’s leave to see the show.
At the end of the demonstration Joe asked if any amateur would like to give him a game. Parry was well known in the town and everyone clamoured for him to give it a go.
Surprisingly as the game progressed it was seen to be evenly matched.
Joe was about to sink the last pink which would have seen him the winner.
Just as he was about to strike the cue ball the doors of the hall burst open to reveal a runaway steer.
It was Market Day in Machynlleth and the steer had escaped, however it was quickly rounded up. Joe refused to take the shot again; he had miscued leaving both pink and black simple shots for Parry to win the game.
Thus Parry became ‘Parry the Pink’.
The management at the Dinas branch line decided to commemorate Parry’s victory by painting his shunting loco pink.
You’ll not find records of this action as the paint used was water based. Within a couple of weeks the pink loco had returned to its dirty black colour.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby RoGNer » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:02 pm

:lol: nice one Gerry!

As promised a picture of the loco with (G scale) Dai "The Hammer" Evans standing next to it - wondering if he can knock it down to (Gn15) size..

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:05 pm

Sorry about the picture.

As you can see I have yet to fit the back on the loco as I want to detail the cab a touch.

As for paint - faded light blue is top of the list I think - thanks for the suggestions

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:10 pm

and in the background can be seen (just about) my purchase from Sundays O Gauge Guild Show in Bristol.

I had intended not to buy anything except for a pair if very thin tweezers. I got the tweezers and then I also got this in O16.5 -

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Its running (very well) on a Dapol chassis. The body is nice and heavy white metal and well built and detailed. I have removed the driver figure and re painted the loco a dull black. New driver being prepared (from Heroes of the Footplate).

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:12 pm

again poor picture - sorry - will take a better one in better light!

The loco reminded me a bit of a Bagnal

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:32 pm

Wonder if that big diesel could be used for 1/12th scale :roll: The centre cab loco might also adapt to 1/12th. Are the wheels insulated, one certainly is not,, and photo is not clear enough on the other.
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Postby Adrian » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:14 pm

G'day Roger

Thanks for the picture.

Had a good look at the sizes and although the little man does fit there is also a lot of empty space as well.

So although it might work as a 1/24 scale loco it would be representative of a big heavy industrial version rather than a 'cute' little fellow :shock:

Might look better if I used an LGB character :?:

So I will probably not be buying ---- although that may change :?:

Thanks again

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Added a photo of the little man IN the cab......
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He really does look a little small, doesn't he ?
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Postby RoGNer » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:49 pm

Hi Adrian

Yes, when I stand him in the cab he looks rather lost :D

I think the loco would work in 1/12th ok - I have a few "things" in that wonderful scale too so i'll sort out some (better) pictures soon.

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Postby Si » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:28 am

Looks a bit like the problem that I had...I built my diesel to 16mm and it looked fine. I then bought some cheapo Chinese figures, reputed to be G scale. Massive difference - they suit 14mm fine but look somewhat lost in 16mm. So I've changed my railway to 14mm as the figures are the most expensive bit.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:55 am

I have been modelling 16mm scale on and off for years. There are quite a few toy figures out there if you look, and the recommended guide when checking figures in shops(real) was to use your credit card, as the long side is approximate length for scale figures.
Also with 16mm scale there is more consistency with scale, apart from the models offered for 3ft gauge in slightly smaller scale( I think one reason Bachmann upped their 'G' scale to 1/20.3) . Having said that for road vehicles I use 1/18 diecast. In early days (30 years ago) I tried some 1/24 kits which were far too small for figures I used.
Another good source of figures for 16mm scale are the Tamiya pitstop figures when you can get hold of them. Simlar to the 1/12 figures they do, but as a set.
On the whole I have found it easier to get figures in 16mm scale than for my Gn15 and 1/35 WW1 models.
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Postby RoGNer » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:21 pm

A couple of pictures in better light with 2 Prieser figures and ruler


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And with an unpainted 1/20th Tamiya figure from the F1 Pit stop range - He seems 'armless enough .. ho ho


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Postby RoGNer » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:22 pm

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With 1/12th scale Alf ..
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:32 pm

obviously Alf can't stand up in loco, so need someone sitting down.
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Postby RoGNer » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:33 pm

And the O16.5 loco that I picked up at the Bristol show. Repainted and with a new driver employed, runs lovely. Looks like "Sybil", the Bagnall loco built in 1906 that worked at Dinorwig Quarry, to me.

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Postby RoGNer » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:25 pm

Looks like its a Wrightlines Bagnal loco kit. Whatever. Its a lovely little loco and runs smashingly

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Postby RoGNer » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:18 pm

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The loco is now 7/8th'd ! First run this evening..

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