Post by SeanrailAnimations on Sept 21, 2017 10:18:46 GMT
It is not often people do their own model of The Diesel From Bowled Out, but when they do, they model his Television Series counterpart (A.K.A. D261). In the original Railway Series story of Bowled Out, The Diesel was numbered D4711.
Since no one had modelled The Diesel in his RWS form as far as I know, I might as well give it a shot at this obscure model project.
The face I am using for my D4711 Project is off my old Hornby Devious Diesel model.
The next stage is finding a Diesel Locomotive model. The Diesel's livery is inaccurate as none of his basis, The English Electric Type 4/BR Class 40 Diesels, were ever painted in British Railways Two-Tone Green livery, and we already have too many Type 4 Diesel characters in the Thomas & Friends universe in the form of two class 40s: The Diesel's TVS counterpart (D261) and Old Stuck-Up (40125), along with a Class 46 Derby/Peak Diesel called Spamcan/Old Reliable (D199).
The only diesel classes that look similar to D4711 and had been painted in BR Two-Tone Green livery are the English Electric Type 2/BR Class 23 Baby Deltic and the English Electric Type 5/BR Class 55 Deltic, along with Deltic Prototype 2 (DP2). Which of the three would be appropriate for my D4711 project? Please state your suggestions in the comments below.
Post by SeanrailAnimations on Oct 29, 2017 11:40:18 GMT
While I am waiting for a Hornby Railroad Class 55 Deltic diesel to complete my the Diesel's RWS (A.K.A. D4711) model, I am working on his TVS counterpart (A.K.A. D261), using a Hornby Railroad Class 40 diesel 'Empress of Canada' in BR Green I bought at a train club sale for €80 (£70.61), and I bought the same body shell spare at The Diesel Works for £18 (€20.40) that will be used for my D261 project. Photos coming shortly.
Post by SeanrailAnimations on Oct 29, 2017 11:55:53 GMT
Here are images of my D261 project progress so far.
In the Television Series 'Thomas & Friends', D261 only has gangway doors at the rear end, the front end is flat to accommodate the face, so I sanded the front end to remove the door, its side vents and the lights as best as possible.
Before painting, all the windows must be protected. for this job, I used blu-tak to cover the windows.
Next, I painted the whole model with dark green acrylic paint, giving it several coats.
Once the paint is dry, I removed the blu-tak from the windows and re-used some of it as a filler to fill the holes where the lights were at the front end to make it flush...
before painting the front and rear ends yellow,
as well as correctly painting the rear end lights red and white.
And with the help of masking tape, I was able to paint the roof black and give the engine it's light green line on the sides of the engine above the windows, doors and 'SURPRISE! SURPRISE!' the filler caps for it's water tanks to power D261's steam train heating equipment when pulling passenger trains, just like the real Class 40 Diesels. So much for Diesel Locomotives being revolutionary, hey Devious Diesel? LOL!
Now, here are images of D261 so far. He only needs transfers of his number before completion.
Post by SeanrailAnimations on Oct 29, 2017 12:14:28 GMT
Here is my custom HO/OO Gauge The Foreign/Big City Engine. Model used is Hornby Railroad Patriot 'Bradshaw' I bought for a bargain at 79 Euros at The Model Shop stall during one of Dublin's 2016 model railway shows. The face is from the now discontinued and very rare Take-N-Play Big City Engine that I bought from Ken Black's Toy Shop in Clonard Retail Park, Wexford for 10 Euros. Used T-Cut Colour Restorer to remove the 'Bradshaw' Nameplates, it's number (45518) and the British Railways Lion Over Wheel Emblem.
Here are the progress images below.
Below is the Foreign/Big City Engine's Crest, designed on Adobe Illustrator. font used is the Bevan Font which was used on the Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends Logo before being replaced with the Flange BQ Bold font, and on the Wimpy logo.
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