Brendan's Workshop

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by ZeldaTheSwordsman, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. ZeldaTheSwordsman

    ZeldaTheSwordsman Thomas Modeler

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    Hi! Well, It's about time I made a workbench thread here. I am a Thomas modeller first and foremost. You will see me use British terminology, just so you know. Anyway, there is something called Railway Series, or RWS, modelling, which refers to modelling the characters as both accurate to the books and realistic. It might surprise you to know that in the books Annie and Clarabel, instead of being four-wheeled, run on bogies. They are very close to LMS suburban coaches.Of course, not all my models are RWS. You might be familiar with my Henry model, which is based on the TV series. But anyway, I'm guessing you want me to get to the good stuff already. Here goes...

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    Bashed from Hornby's model of him. Lamp-irons and smokebox handrails homemade. Still not quite complete, he needs proper 3-link couplings (Where one of the links goes through the hook) and brake pipes, as well as coal rails for his bunker and an accurate E2 funnel. But he's looking good.

    Annie and Clarabel:
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    Bashed from Bachmann's TV-style models. Seats homemade. Clarabel will have a detailed luggage compartment/guard's compartment. The chassis for both coaches are homemade,and I ordered the bogies on Saturday. I don't know when they'll come, though. The coaches will both have interior lighting, by the way.

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    A small wooden van used to carry cans of milk that farmers bring to the station. It is shunted away and uncoupled at the dairy. Chassis Annie's original chassis, shortened slightly. Body homemade from balsa wood.

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    For those of you familiar with Henry's backstory, this should be familiar. I find his old shape more aesthetically pleasing, hence the bash. I am quite proud of this model, as in addition to the altered firebox and proper cab windows he has a complete set of controls in his cab, all homemade. I look forward to when he has reached perfection.

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    A water standpipe. Incomplete. Still needs a tap and the flexible hose portion.