S7 indeed is like S4 or the slightly lesser P4, to be honest I can't tell you much about it because in my honest opinion (and I might offend S7ers here) I think the official website is a waste of space. It tells you next to nothing, I've stripped it several times and learnt almost nothing so because of that I'm greatly discouraged. S7 society - sort it out.
Yes that Henry and Gordon indeed does look creepy, it's the overly extended faces I think. Not good enough to me, they look like they have tried to copy Hornby's 4mm versions rather than do 'real' versions...which makes NO SENSE to me!
Here is my E1 as of today. Unfortunately I lost the progress photos I took last year of how to fit the side rods on permanently. I learned how to do it by following a DVD my friend lent me, and it showed you how to build the complete loco. When I get my next engine I will give a proper tutorial on how to fit the side rods on.
There is ALOT of fiddling around with both wheels and side rods to make sure they move smoothly.
The next stage is to fit the brakes, then clean up the body work.
Post by Thomas - flyingtardis on Aug 16, 2014 14:41:56 GMT
Is looking brilliant man, what's the name of the DVD about building a loco as the side rod section would come in handy for when I get to that stage with my o gauge thomas, talking about the star billing tank engine is that an attempt I see in the background?
Post by Thomas - flyingtardis on Jan 12, 2016 7:12:30 GMT
once run in O Gauge Locos lose the sound, when i got thomas motorised he made the exact same sound, try looking up when the next O Gauge Test Track is nearby you, i'll have an ask at club if they know when failing finding out any other way, it's like 2 quid to come in, select a time to run your loco in and then your away, i'm lucky they come to the club twice a year to give TAMTAM a good stretch of the wheels.
As far as I know there are only models with the green livery, I can't find any artwork of it.
as for this...
(Adventure Begins) The green is mot too far off from what could have been, as far as I know the 'LBSC' green did not have white stripes, and the wheels didn't have borders round the edge either(Flying Scotsman). typeface is very similar to the original one, but Thomas's does look alot like Gill Sans.
Why they've painted Thomas with white stripes is probubly something to ask Sam Wilkinson, personally I think it looks interesting, and it works better in the film than being brown or black as the E2s would have been during LB&SCR days.
Doubt it Knuckles . Haven't seen any pictures or models of engines during LB&SCR days painted that way and the books I have don't mention it green with white stripes either. The E2s would of definatly been painted that livery when LB&SCR became part of SR. Not sure about the black wheels on that picture you've shown us but thats probubly the same case as the Hornby Spencer.
This set pretty much designed itself, its not based on anything in particular, its more related to a mixture of early 20th century illustrations and drawings.
The platform goes right next to the tunnel mouth, and I needed a set of steps going up towards the station building, why is it on top of the Tunnel mouth? Because I was originally following this drawing, and then I just placed the building on top of the box one day and the rest is history.
I liked the steps idea, and wanted to make them look as authentic as possible. Found these in Poundland when I was looking for inspiration...
The block of steps are designed to fit, say hello to mr and mrs Noah!
Really pleased with the end product, ended up using four boxes of Dominos instead of three. Next stage is to add plastikard to the sides just like the my Noahs Station and paint them both.
Have been making model trees for quite a while now, that I find myself looking for inspiration when I take my dog out.
To make these I have followed Luke Towans example, but with the switch to using Stainless Steel soft wire for bigger scales. and I roughly measure out and cut one metre for each wire I use.
Due to the thicker wire I have to use a vice to pull and twist the wire to create the stalk of the tree, and then channel the wires to make up different branch lengths.
Two recent ones, theres plenty more where they came from.
This is one of my very firsts (Also the biggest) Took about a night to complete, this has several layers of liquid latex from top to bottom (How I've gotten that texture I'm not giving away just yet, so don't ask )
This is a subject I'm still playing around with. Whether I would use plastic leafs, or use etched leafs as the model makers did from Thomas and the Magic Railroad. There are products out there, but the amount you get for the price is literally a tip of the ice berg (especially if you have loads of trees)
One alternative I have are these gauge specific leaf cutters made by 'Green Stuff World', they are only avaliable from spain as of today.
Using Laurel leafs from my garden border, unfortunatly after awhile they do go brown. Its Important to note that many leafs like this produce cyanide poisoning, you will know because of the strong stench, so if you decide to follow my example please don't inhale and don't put your fingers in your mouth if you've touched them.
On the whole, working on these have proved to be very theraputic. After applying your leafs I spray it with a good couple of coats of varnish.
Here is an 1:43 scale figurine to show how big this tree is.
Here is a more recent one. I bought more of that steel wire but I got the wrong amount accidently, so with three lots of two metre wires I cut them all into quarters and made this. Note I also use smaller wires to create different branches. My advice is if your going after a specific wire its better to go out and buy it rather than get it online.
Heres all the trees I have done so far, some complete, some not, hope this will give everyone the idea of what kind of effect I am after in terms of film set making. I am experimenting techniques all the time, and have recently purchased some liquid latex in different colors.
Yeah the Dominos was to save me having to cut out the steps individually. They have textures so
Am very pleased with this next update. Its not the smokebox dart the E1s would have had but I prefer the look of them and I definatly like it on this. I had the bits to custom make it from seperate kits and I wasn't sure if the 'wheel' would be the right size for it, alot of hand drilling and filing down later and this is the end result...
The next step is to give it handrails, safety valves, solder the footsteps back on and hopefully can start painting it
Looking swish I know some of the Isle of Wight Terriers and E1s got a little bastardised after a while through replacement parts so nothing wrong with a little substituting here and there, suits the Victorian prototype actually and same with the large headlamps.
The domino steps are inspired for serving as a large scale prop and always satisfying to see a big ol dollop of No More Nails I'll have to ask as i'm here, who designed your Fat Controller? Looks a pretty good casting actually and look forward to seeing him turned out.
Armada Starscream: I have a question. Is there a thread where users can post summaries of their whole head-cannon and fandom worlds? Like how they would see Sodor progress, and how they imagined things happening? Im not sure Fan THeories Explanations and Reasons is enough
Jul 28, 2020 7:29:59 GMT
splatter: Idk. That would be sick though!
Jul 28, 2020 8:18:03 GMT
9: It depends really on how you want to go about it. If you're thinking of creating your own take on Sudrian History, for example, I would suggest you try one of the fanfic-related pages of the site. Otherwise, it depends how you want to set it up
Jul 28, 2020 10:19:02 GMT
9: Although, does anyone know of any towns, villages, etc..., on Sodor that aren't connected to the Fat Controller's railway? I was thinking about using them as locations in either stories about road vehicles like Bertie, or stories that take place in history
Jul 28, 2020 10:31:40 GMT
splatter: I don't know. Considering how much of Sodor is spanned by railway lines, I doubt there'd be many villages that aren't close to or centred around a track.
Jul 28, 2020 11:01:50 GMT
Armada Starscream: 9: yes it would be on things like that, with users able to go into detail on things like fan history, backstory, and statuses of things they like to consider their own canon.
Jul 28, 2020 17:02:44 GMT
Armada Starscream: I wanted to know if there is already a thread for that, or if I or someone should create one
Jul 28, 2020 17:03:58 GMT
Parker Productions: Send your thoughts on the 'Tugs Musings and Speculations' thread
Jul 28, 2020 17:34:59 GMT
Culdee Fell: 9 As far as the Railway Series goes, Ulfstead is the obvious one.
Jul 28, 2020 18:34:51 GMT
9: Thanks! Also, did you guys happen to notice anyone we all know making a cameo appearance in a segment about Teddy Boston, in one of the latter's home movies, during a steam railway programme shown on the BBC two nights ago? I know I did!
Jul 28, 2020 23:26:34 GMT
Madness: I have my new 'Mini-Series' episode of Season 5 premiering tomorrow night. Here it is: youtu.be/qBCuETJa3xA
Jul 30, 2020 0:14:59 GMT
Vought Sikorsky: In terms of other isolated areas in Sodor, there's also Balladrine, Balladwail, Ballaswein, Cabalnoo, Cregwir, Droghan-y-Claghan, Elsdale, Kellaby, Kirkleas, & Killaban, as well as Harwick.
Jul 30, 2020 6:02:52 GMT
Vought Sikorsky: Though if you're going off TVS Canon that last one would be excluded (And most likely a few others as well considering the TVS' liking of giving stations random place-names).
Jul 30, 2020 6:03:47 GMT
fobhew22: The latest SHEB volume has just hit the Library, and its a very fittingly titled instalment considering the hot temperatures we've had in the UK today! Read 'Overheated Engines' now!
Jul 31, 2020 18:13:53 GMT
Mr. Coffey Pot: I will soon be telling you a special story of James the Red Engine featuring CynicOnRails' original story of 'Alone' on YouTube with my friends! See you there! youtu.be/wi9fvH3sNM8
Aug 4, 2020 19:39:27 GMT