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Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2021, 08:42:30 PM »
They look great  8)

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2021, 08:48:31 PM »
Beautiful work!


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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2021, 08:12:32 PM »


New wagons in the pipeline. This is attempt 2.0 after the first ones went a bit banana shaped, (and were too short anyway).



I left the wagons on a shelf for a few days, and they showed no apparent inclination to bend in the middle.

One still managed to warp at the angle where the frame goes down from the end platforms. I seem to remember a similar problem on some of the wood wagons I built a few months ago, and solved it as I did then by cutting through most of the frame with a hacksaw, then gluing the join and leaving the resulting mess to set solid overnight, sitting on a piece of glass with a pile of books on top. Iíve never really taken a subtle approach to model making.

Another then decided to twist slightly end to end, Iíve managed to reduce this by cutting and re-gluing but thereís still a tiny difference which I now intend to solve by pretending it isnít there.





I had a three week gap between work contracts so there will now be a brief hiatus while the financial department recovers sufficiently to order more brass, et c.

You never know, I may even paint some figures...

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2021, 08:14:58 PM »
Love your work on these  8)

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #49 on: June 23, 2021, 05:20:23 PM »
\cracking job, always enjoy seeing your updates.
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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2022, 11:38:42 AM »
I've gone and forgotten this thread again, but I did manage to finish those wagons, although apparently have failed to photograph them in a wheeled state:



The current project is for a modern (ish) shunting engine. I've been putting off the business of soldering the railings for ages, but finally got up the courage to try it:



As part of the avoidance of soldering, I made a control desk for the diesel, which wouldn't look out of place in a Pulp mad scientists' laboratory...


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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2022, 10:07:47 AM »
This is some lovely work! 8)

I especially love the WIP modern diesel shunting engine; it's reminiscent of my favourite DB diesel machine, the V100, athough it's probably modeled more after the 260?

And the fact you correctly labeled and classified that tankcontainer with diesel warms my heart... :D
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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2022, 10:37:22 AM »
Brill  8)

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2022, 04:11:38 PM »
My word!

What are you using for those screen sections on the shunter?

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2022, 02:23:03 PM »
I also like the diesel shunter.

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2022, 05:14:55 PM »
Hi, and thanks for the kind comments.

@Daeothar: The shunter is "based on" (as in; from a distance, in a bad light, if you squint) the Vossloh G6. My excuse for anything that is different, is that it's a Narrow Gauge version so it looks different because... reasons.

@FramFramson; The screens are a fine mesh bought by the metre from an architects supplier in Germany: 28mm scale / 1:55 scale in model railway terms is close enough to the common architects 1:50 scale that a lot can be used from that source, which is handy as 1:55 is a very "minority" scale; I doubt a hundred people are building models in this scale.

Anyway, the shunter is now finished. Probably:







The bike is a model of my touring bike, seen here photobombing some "Prototype research" in Karlsruhe:







« Last Edit: June 01, 2022, 05:24:31 PM by Andy in Germany »

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2022, 05:18:37 PM »
Lots to love in this thread, brilliant work!
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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2022, 06:31:44 PM »
Brilliant.

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #58 on: July 04, 2022, 12:33:04 PM »
 Lovely work.   :)

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Re: Andy's railway misadventures.
« Reply #59 on: July 06, 2022, 07:27:29 AM »
Nice!

That engine next to your bike looks an awful lot like a Dutch 6400 series btw (with some subtle differences here and there; they certainly look like cousins)!