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Birmingham New Street in 4mm scale
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jim s-w



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chaps

In response to a request on another forum a few pictures of electric loco's





Under the roof is one of the few places I can take pictures of Electrics without it looking odd due to the lack of overhead.

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Jim
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

Finally made a physical start on my model of th shopping centre. The ramps at the Wolves end were drawn up as a set of parts in Illustrator and cut out on my friend, Tim's laser cutter.  The first of the 2 beams has now been basically assembled and mocked up for a picture.



At the moment the top beam is loosely held on with blue-tac but you get the idea. The Laser cutter has turned what would be a bit of a mission into something that's been quite a nice project so far and at least assembly wise, pretty easy.

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Jim
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

A few more 'just for the hell of it' pictures







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Jim
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

However maligned New Street is, there's just no mistaking the location, is there?
Very little of the actual structure shows in these photos (& the ones above with the Sparkies), but they capture the atmosphere of the place perfectly. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

Polished off a few ongoing projects this week starting with


My bachmann mk2a to mk2c conversion


My newspaper GUV conversions as well as my mk3 Pullmans and...


My class 114 project

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Jim
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes I just get an urge to do something new or something that I haven't done in a while.  This week I had a bit of a hankering to do something with brass,  not like bunging a few CCU's together but something more creative, something from scratch.


My intended victim, an isolation mast from the Eastern end of platform 12.  I suppose I could have built a standard (ish) mast but ive done those before and fancied something a bit different, something that's a bit of a crowd pleaser I suppose.   So a drawing was made, some section picked up from Modellers Mecca and the soldering iron and mini drill fired up for a couple of sessions at my workbench.


Heres the result of my labours.  It went together surprisingly well and despite the use of Colin Craig's insulators and my own etch for the registration arm it's all good old-fashioned fabrication work.  I have to admit im pretty pleased with how it turned out.


Close up of the handles and brackets for the isolation gear.


A typical 'platform enders' view of the interesting bit!

Question is now, is the urge satisfied or have I just made it worse?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite simply awesome.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jordan

For those interested in my scribblings I have an article on my class 317 in this months MRJ. It's an all D&E issue and includes an article from my friend Tim on the Bass canning line building for Calcutta sidings II.

I'll be a DEMU showcase this weekend demoing multiple units, please drop by if you are going.

http://www.demu.org.uk/showcase2014.php

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

I've painted up my mast and changed the mounting for the contact wire, here's how it looks in temporary position.



I've also been busy working on a few more wagons



This is an ex caustic soda tank from the Appleby kit. For more wagons see http://www.p4newstreet.com/wagons

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