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« on: February 01, 2020, 10:56:56 PM »

Alright, so as you guys know, there is a thread for both Narrow Gauge and Large Scale modelling, but not necessarily one for HO/OO scale. Anyone can post here on their projects with their models... the idea is pretty much the same as the two mentioned threads. I know that some people have layouts or have done some modelling, so post away!

I'll start off. As you may have seen on the Everything Thomas Topic or RMWeb (if any of you read that), I have been working on making Thomas a lot more accurate to Series 1. I wasn't pleased with how the smokebox saddle had turned out, so I decided to make a new one that's actually to scale (not done yet). The good thing is that this will also allow me to open up the area between the splashers and tanks. I also solved my problem with sourcing 6mm eyes by rolling some out of milliput, and I began work on the cab detail. I would have done more, but I found out the hard way that I don't have suitable wire cutters, so I will need to get some. I also began work on the way the face will be held to the smokebox. I made a mock-up of the cab to show what the detail looks like through the window, and posed the majority of the project so far together to see what it looked like.

Painting the eyes is going to be a priority for my next work session.

Forgot to add a pic of the cab interior itself.
And here's a picture of the actual model's cab interior.

« Last Edit: February 01, 2020, 11:00:37 PM by TrainMan2001 » Logged

Bachmann trains are awesome. I hope they come out with Stepney one day.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 01:31:03 PM »

I love this. Seeing people make improvements to the Bachmann Thomas shell itself rather than just small modifications is such a daunting task but such a rewarding one. Good luck to you! It's looking great so far.

Check out my Youtube channel, TheBlueSnowplow!

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 02:22:18 PM »

Thanks! Were you BluebellModeller on Rmweb? If so, how is your project going?

Bachmann trains are awesome. I hope they come out with Stepney one day.
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