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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:32 am

Long ago in a land far away Oscar decided that he wanted to build a big diesel.We decided on a Class 25 as there happened to be one nearby that we could look at.
Most of these piccies have been seen before so I apologise in advance for the boredom factor.
This model has been sitting on a shelf for about a year so I decided to have a bit of a go at it and see if I can get my son interested again.

This is what it should look like in the end...



Picture taken from this website here...

Deisel Pictures

We took a visit to a slightly worse for wear one....











The following pictures are of our attempt to recreate a slightly smaller one.Just as tatty though Embarassed











It was too long so we hacked a lump out.....

















The plastic grills had to come off and be remade in brass.......



And here it is as of today....sort of getting there....






To be continued....
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:05 pm

Well done Oscar and Troy. Another brilliant model taking shape.

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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:35 pm

A super piece of work - i just wish i could do stuff like this with wood.

At the risk of pre-empting your next post, how are the power bogies attached?

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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:18 pm

A highly technical 1"x8 woodscrew.Works every time.
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:00 pm

Very good.

Have you got some technical drawing to make the right scale ?
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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:05 pm

Bearcastle wrote:
Very good.

Have you got some technical drawing to make the right scale ?

No.I build by eye using pictures.It's what makes most of my models .....errrr....sort of never quite right Embarassed
They're built quick,rough,using minimal tools and designed to be looked at from a distance Very Happy
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:11 pm

I'm very glad to see that again and it looks excellent.

Getting that cab shape must have been a challenge where angles meet curves.

What happen to the real one. Is it still there in the woods miserably rotting away?
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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:18 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
I'm very glad to see that again and it looks excellent.

Getting that cab shape must have been a challenge where angles meet curves.

What happen to the real one. Is it still there in the woods miserably rotting away?

As far as I'm aware it's still there.It must be in a right state now.Shame really.Even if they just painted it up and put it on static display would be better than a slow death in the trees.Although I'm not really a train person,it was very big and impressive to get up close,away from a platform.Being a bit of a softy I felt very sorry for it Crying or Very sad
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:07 pm

As you made me curious about the class 25 here some result of my search


http://www.class25.info/photo_index.htm

http://www.class25.info/Performance/class_25_locomotive_details.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_25

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/markshipman/railway/class25r.htm

http://www.locodocs.co.uk/manmanuals/class25.htm


But model schematic yet Sad
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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:02 pm

Bit of work to do on the lights and the roof profile is a bit shallow but a very proud Oscar.
Ready for topcoat in blue and yellow.
I now have to build a chassis for it and work out what the lumpy bits between the bogies are confused

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:48 pm

Sparkeswood wrote:

No.I build by eye using pictures.It's what makes most of my models .....errrr....sort of never quite right Embarassed
They're built quick,rough,using minimal tools and designed to be looked at from a distance Very Happy

And a fine job you have made of it.
Very well observed Very Happy

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markbiff



Location : hinckley, uk

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:41 pm

me likes Very Happy
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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:46 pm

Getting there...



Darker for the roof methinks Neutral
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:51 pm

Nice paint job Troy - is it acrylic paint you've used there?

Also, did I understand you correctly that you intend 'distressing' it when the time comes?

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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:55 pm

Good old Halfords spraypaints.Good as gold.I've used a 'Rover Teal Blue'.Seems to fit the bill.
This 'will'need some serious weathering.The photos do it justice.I quite like it now.Wish we'd worked harder on it Embarassed
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:40 am

What will you do for markings/insignia? Decals, or will you paint them on with masking tape etc?

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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:07 pm

I'm going to experiment with computer generated decals on waterslide paper.
I remember reading an article years ago though.Some papers go clear with waterbased lacquer and some go clear with acrylic.A bit of testing is in order.
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:31 pm

I await the results of your testing with great interest!

Is the decal paper ok with normal inkjet printers? I seem to remember there was a discussion somewhere ages ago about the problems of printing white graphics - which of course is what the old BR symbol was. I'd be interested in knowing where you get that decal paper from, too! Cool

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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:55 pm

Bit more progress.Not much though.

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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sat May 15, 2010 2:28 pm

Just the windows,a bit of paint tidying left to do.Weighs about half a ton.Happy boy,proud Dad. Smile







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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sat May 15, 2010 2:45 pm

Need something for 'me' to do now.
Found this poking it's head out of the shed.We'll have to drag it out,dust it off and get on with it. Shocked

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sat May 15, 2010 4:40 pm

Looks remarkably something Corsican....

Rather coincidently as there are serious problems with the new AMG railcars.
Corsican Railways

Perhaps the 3 remaining venerable ABHs will get a reprise. Very Happy

Class 25 looks fantastic.
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sat May 15, 2010 5:56 pm

Sparkeswood wrote:
Just the windows,a bit of paint tidying left to do.Weighs about half a ton.Happy boy,proud Dad. Smile
... and rightly so, too. Excellent work, and some great photos. Cool

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sat May 15, 2010 6:01 pm

Terrific model! Excuse my ignorance but what is the beast poking its head out of the shed?

Mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Class 25 Diesel   Sun May 16, 2010 5:49 pm

mikeyh wrote:
.... Excuse my ignorance but what is the beast poking its head out of the shed?

Mikey

U Trinighellu

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