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Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine

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« on: February 25, 2012, 07:24:18 PM »

Ok, since the thread just suddenly got deleted, a new one now has to be started. (The original starter deleted himself and the threads for some unknown reason..)

Recently, i just finished a new model called 'Jolly', who is not a TV or RWS character, but my own fantasy character, made using a Toy Story 3 loco that i bought for 10 and have modified to have valve gear, also added a triang tender to the model, since it was the only one i felt that was suitable for this type of locomotive.









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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 07:34:46 PM »

Let's just hope this one doesn't explode into another argument with Churchill. Anyways, as I said before, looks far better than the original Toy Story loco. Out of curiosity though, what face did you use? Looks like Bash or Dash's.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 07:37:13 PM »

The face is from a wooden Bash model, it seemed to suit Jolly quite well, so i went with it. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 10:49:30 PM »

I do agree that it is better than the original toy, in that it has a tender. I never understood why they made it without a tender in the first place.

I am also 100% supportive of making new characters. I have done the same thing myself and may show them off sometime.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 11:00:56 PM »

I have started on a new character, G. Ruffy, S.C. Ruffy's twin! He is from the other railway and will make and apperance in my new series! He has stubble, and will have weathering, and, will be much more aggressive and rude than S.C. Ruffy. Sometimes bad characters are fun.  Roll Eyes I will post a video of him when he is done. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 12:34:57 AM »

Nicely done, Stepney55! I think the face suits the engine well. The modification with the valve gear is rather nice too.
Will you be doing anything else to the loco? I noticed that Hank from Season 12 of Thomas & Friends had buffers on his tender, but not on his front. Do you think you'll be doing something like that, or leaving the tender the way it is?
If and when your original character debuts in your series, I look forward to the day. Smiley

G. Ruffy (heh, nice one) sounds like an interesting sort of Truck. If you need a voicer, let me know. I'm still working on my audition video for your series.. Smiley
I look forward to seeing how he looks when he's finished.

All this modelling talk makes me more and more want to start myself! I have plans to modify a Bachmann Junior 0-6-0 Saddletank into something.. else.. but that'll have to wait until I can get the funds to get one.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 12:57:32 AM »


G. Ruffy (heh, nice one) sounds like an interesting sort of Truck. If you need a voicer, let me know. I'm still working on my audition video for your series.. Smiley
I look forward to seeing how he looks when he's finished.

I will in fact need a voicer! Gruff voice for Gruffy. Oh, and by the way, Stepney55, Fantastic work! I am impressed!  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 03:23:35 AM »

Nicely done, Stepney55! I think the face suits the engine well. The modification with the valve gear is rather nice too.
Will you be doing anything else to the loco? I noticed that Hank from Season 12 of Thomas & Friends had buffers on his tender, but not on his front. Do you think you'll be doing something like that, or leaving the tender the way it is?
If and when your original character debuts in your series, I look forward to the day. Smiley

I had actually thought about adding a buffer-beam to Jolly's tender, so hopefully a similar job will be done like Hank's. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 04:25:43 AM »

For those that haven't already seen it, here is my completed Harvey the Crane Engine model. I apologize for having to repost these photos, but i really don't know why the thread was deleted in the first place, really no need for it at all, but beggars can't be choosers i suppose.

Anyways, here are the photos once again.











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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 06:48:18 AM »

Now that's a great Harvey model, Stepney, definitely a significant improvement over the original--Especially the crane arm (which I just can't ignore! Grin). I see you have reused the paper/card decals from the old model, have you ever considered using custom transfers?

In regards to Jolly, I'm not terribly crazy about fan characters (or American steam locos) but I'll say this much--The model does look a whole lot better than it's original form, and the face fits well (both in terms of size and character).

Having said that, however, your other models certainly have my more positive attention and in particular, your Daisy model has convinced me to try my own hand at a Daisy project, as a cheap and easy first loco project. Hoping to have videos and photos of the project up here and on Youtube very soon.

Looking forward to your next project,
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 10:50:18 AM »

Yes, that crane arm is impressive.  Smiley  I can't wait for episode 4 of your series.  Will Harvey make an apperance?
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 12:54:09 PM »

@ Stepney55: Nice work on both Jolly and Harvey! You're a very talented modeller! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 02:13:39 PM »

Episode 4 has been delayed whilst the layout is refurbished, I'm currently redoing the track work and replacing all the old tatty track with new bits. But hopefully he will make a cameo appearance in the background.

And thanks very much for the comments guys, my next project is hopefully going to be an accurate model of Diesel 10. The face i am still deciding on, but my thoughts point towards the track-master magic railroad version, as well as the DOTD, CGI one. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2012, 03:00:27 PM »

Ok, since the thread just suddenly got deleted, a new one now has to be started. (The original starter deleted himself and the threads for some unknown reason..)

Recently, i just finished a new model called 'Jolly', who is not a TV or RWS character, but my own fantasy character, made using a Toy Story 3 loco that i bought for 10 and have modified to have valve gear, also added a triang tender to the model, since it was the only one i felt that was suitable for this type of locomotive.









Feel free to post and share your works, feedback and advice are welcomed.
Nice model! Where did you get the tender? I thought Triang only made British locos.
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012, 04:31:48 PM »

The tender was purchased from Ebay about a week ago for 7.50, Triang made Transcontinental locos as well as British Outline ones, and the tender happened to come from a 'Davey Crockett' 2-6-0 loco, where that tender originated, but sadly the loco didn't come with the tender, so, i gave the tender to Jolly. Smiley
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