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Author Topic: The "Great" Steampunk Model Rail Challenge  (Read 1063 times)
James Harrison
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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2020, 12:47:55 pm »

This might give a bit of a clue of where my thoughts are heading for this. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O0hwBjyw58
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« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2020, 08:49:19 pm »

Please may I join in too? I have an idea forming for a locomotive that could do with a diorama as a home Smiley
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Madasasteamfish
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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2020, 09:25:27 pm »

Please may I join in too? I have an idea forming for a locomotive that could do with a diorama as a home Smiley

Feel free, this is just a bit of fun I dreamed up for myself, but if you've got an idea, I'd be interested to see it.
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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2020, 07:03:34 pm »

Well work has (sort of) begun on my boxfile diorama, and hopefully it demonstrates what I'm eventually aiming for.



I've laid (but not fixed as I may play around with things once I've been able to get some track ready to lay) a base layer of 2 layers of corrugated cardboard to help provide a base and a third layer (I might replace this with some cork/foam underlay when the track is laid) to help form the shoulder of the track bed (it'll be a double line where the loco and coach are stood) and the hatched section will be removed to help create the crater the tripod is lying in (to accommodate a dropped surface).
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« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2020, 12:30:59 pm »

Well, a little bit digging online (along with the limited space available) has led to me re-considering my idea for the VIP coach. Specifically, rather than having it as a standard 4 wheeled coach, hauled by a SP locomotive, I'm thinking I might lean more into the 'might have been' scenario and 'attach' the coach I've already obtained onto the back of a small loco (Hornby make a range of cheap 0-4-0 saddle tanks as part of their cheap and nasty railroad range-such as the infamous Smokey Joe, and I've got a couple of them knocking about not doing much) to make a semi-private inspection coach inspired by Dugal Drummond's private inspection saloon (built in 1899 it *just* fits into the victorian era).


And it would also provide a proving ground for another model I've been planning to model for a while, the L&YR Steam Railmotor

At least one of which survived into BR ownership.
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« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2020, 12:47:49 pm »

Hello, here is my progress so far on my Steampunk-inspired train. It's made from a Hornby 'Lord of the Isles' I was given from a very kind RMWeb member. I've added a little more filigree since the photo but it's still very much a work in progress, particularly the front end needs some more flashy stuff.

I hope you like it!

@Madasasteamfish - if you would rather keep this thread to your model then that's cool, let me know and I will start afresh, I wasn't sure if this was a group challenge?


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« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2020, 03:14:22 pm »

Great work.

How about adding a coupe-vent front to the cab and shorten the stack a bit?
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« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2020, 06:14:46 pm »


@Madasasteamfish - if you would rather keep this thread to your model then that's cool, let me know and I will start afresh, I wasn't sure if this was a group challenge?
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Oh, feel free to continue adding to this thread I have no objection to sharing the spotlight (tbh I don't think there are enough members here interested in railway modelling to warrant everyone starting a dedicated thread for their own project), and it's always interesting to see what other people come up with when presented with the same objective.

Hello, here is my progress so far on my Steampunk-inspired train. It's made from a Hornby 'Lord of the Isles' I was given from a very kind RMWeb member. I've added a little more filigree since the photo but it's still very much a work in progress, particularly the front end needs some more flashy stuff.

I hope you like it!


Now to me that is just CRYING out for streamlining (or at least some kind of cowling over the smoke box).
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James Harrison
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« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2020, 08:07:56 pm »

Hello, here is my progress so far on my Steampunk-inspired train. It's made from a Hornby 'Lord of the Isles' I was given from a very kind RMWeb member. I've added a little more filigree since the photo but it's still very much a work in progress, particularly the front end needs some more flashy stuff.

I hope you like it!

@Madasasteamfish - if you would rather keep this thread to your model then that's cool, let me know and I will start afresh, I wasn't sure if this was a group challenge?




I love that!
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« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2020, 09:55:41 pm »

Corbs, love the little blue engine!

I'm watching with interest to see how all the individual projects turn out, and expecting to be dazzled, as  usual!
Keep up the good work, gentlebeings!
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« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2020, 04:52:14 pm »

On a somewhat related note, it seems that a UK company specialising in scale figures has branched out and begun producing some Victorian figures which could well help anyone contributing.

Relevant BG thread here:

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,50851.0.html
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« Reply #36 on: Today at 12:43:59 am »

Cheers for the comments Smiley

Admittedly my take on things is quite a lot more toned down so I'm probably not going to add much more to it. Here's how it looks now:



I bent and soldered a cow catcher/peasant pusher for the front, and added some 3D printed lamps. Apart from one or two details I'll probably leave this alone as I like the look of it now.

The front two axles have a little bit of articulation but the poor thing does not like going round corners  Grin
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« Reply #37 on: Today at 02:19:15 am »

Cheers for the comments Smiley
Admittedly my take on things is quite a lot more toned down so I'm probably not going to add much more to it. Here's how it looks now:

I bent and soldered a cow catcher/peasant pusher for the front, and added some 3D printed lamps. Apart from one or two details I'll probably leave this alone as I like the look of it now.
The front two axles have a little bit of articulation but the poor thing does not like going round corners  Grin

I like it! Brave little engine it is!
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James Harrison
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« Reply #38 on: Today at 08:04:45 pm »

Cheers for the comments Smiley

Admittedly my take on things is quite a lot more toned down so I'm probably not going to add much more to it. Here's how it looks now:



I bent and soldered a cow catcher/peasant pusher for the front, and added some 3D printed lamps. Apart from one or two details I'll probably leave this alone as I like the look of it now.

The front two axles have a little bit of articulation but the poor thing does not like going round corners  Grin

That's fantastic. 
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