Saturday, 24 September 2011

Tomorrows the day!

well folks tomorrow is the day Me & my Dad go to the SVR's steam gala and yes there shall of course be a video we will be riding on a train stopping at different stations and filming trains of course especially the visitors.

until then just enjoy reading this Blog ROFL

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Train rides durng SVR's steam gala weekend!

this ain't gonna be nothing special compared to other blog enteries but it is just to announce that i shall be taking a ride on a steam train during the gala over the weekend hopefully stopping at different stations capturing on what im hoping to see every visitng steamer their :D

until next time.... goodnight sleep tight hope the bed bugs do not bite

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The Severn Valley Railways 2011 Autumn Steam Gala!

this blog will be something different it will be about this weekends SVRs Autumn Steam Gala in which i shall be attending to and im really looking forward to it especially with the following visiting engines that i hope to see:

A1 60163 Tornado in its new Brunswick Green Livery!
Caledonian Railway, John McIntosh class 812, No. 828
GWR King Class 6024 King Edward I replaces 6023 King Edward II

GWR Large Prairie 4160 Replaces Nunney Castle

and not forgetting Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92212
and of course a mixed variety of some of the resident locos but was more interested buy putting the visitors up cause it would take fare too long but yes i hope to see all the visitors and maybe even ride on a train their

until then see ya later

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Project: Restoring Ivatt 2-6-2T Tank Engine 41221 part 1

in this 2 part Blog we well be telling the stories of an engines overhaul and return to service this engine is not new it is old i've had it since 2007 and been out of service since then and is none other that a Bachmann Ivatt 2-6-2T Tank Engine in BR Black livery and numbered 41221

First bought in 2007 from Modellers Mecca i obtained this model second hand and ran well and did me for several months until its fate approached!

as you can clearly see here the wheelset has broke to you it may be nothing but you ain't seen nothing yet

when ever it was picked up the wheels would fall out with the siderods still intact :(

if you look where there's a red arrow you should see a gaping hole this is because the white plastic thing round the axles has broke and split in two and obvious repair however we are working to restore and return it to former glory so lets get started on the proper thing

we sent off for a wheelset from the Bachmann repair service and the delivery was quick LOL here we see the fresh and smart looking new wheelset.

here are the bogies only one can be used as the front one is damaged but don't worry we have sent off for another aswell as some other things.

first we had to disconnect the siderods the go the the broken wheels as you can clearly see!

one of the broken wheels and some small pins and a rod aswell :P

an overlook of the new wheelset

the underframe part was removed the get the wheels out note you may spot some greae on it!

the bodyshell of the Ivatt Tank on the Loco cradle from Peco

the damaged wheels are finally removed here they are together

we had to look at the connecting rods on my other Ivatt to put them on right on 41221 this ivatt in the photo is 41218

the new wheelset is finally placed in.

time for a break and i enjoy this big slice of Pizza :D

what the Ivatt looks like without the bodyshell :O

the connecting rods on the first side are all connected up

and they are connected up on the otherside aswell of course

the bodyshell is put back on now we are getting some where

we fit the spring back on the front and solder the wires up ready to put the new front bogie on when it comes

thats it for this blog in part 2 when the new parts arrive we will lookat the final part of the Ivatts return to traffic!!!!

until next time go to bed LOLZ

A Grids Possible re appearance for firt time since 2009!

this aint nothing to do with my Hornby Grid class 56 but to do with a real class 56!

thats right this year in October we may be visiting The Nene Valley Railway (not decided yet) and the have announced (though subject to avalibility or something like that) that a ARTEMIS class 56 from BARS will be one of the guest locos appearing for the gala andif we go which hopefully we may it will be the first time since a class 56 has appeared on my channel since either 2009 so thats good : D

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The News!

just thought it was high time i gave out some news and do another blog since i last did one last week so here we go =)

first off all i get an extra two days of school (YESSSSS!!!!!) i was actually meant to go back today but going to the school they said we wern't to go back to Thursday so thats a bonus considering my sister goes back tomorrow so i shall spend tomorrow at Nuneaton and some videos will follow.

plus i still have some upcoming a few from Yesterdays visit to Water Orton they aren't much but will do and a video of a DCR liveried class 31 (31601) in Bescot Yard is still to follow

as for Model Railways im working on a video of my Hornby class 56 West Burton PowerStation 56128 on a coal train some filming has been done today but more will commence tomorrow hopefully =)

plus also for reviews i have a Hornby class 50 arriving in the post from S&J Models the class 50 is called Agincourt no. 50013 so keep an eye out for that review cause that will be something well worth the wait ;)

until next time tah tah for now

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Let's have a picture of a train

How about a picture of a train? Since i can't be bothered to put a real Blog on here what so ever

Until next time Hairy Arseholes

Friday, 2 September 2011

Hornby Greseley LNER Teak Coaches arrive!!

Today a package arrived from Ebay what could it be? note the fact there is actually 13 stamps on the parcel.

many minutes and sore hands later i finally got this big peice of polesterine out of the parcel.

and this is what came out three LNER Greseley Teak coaches desgined by well who else but Sir Nigel Greseley himself!

here are the three Teak coaches all lined up they are actually split from a train pack though it is unknown to me

and here is the world famous 4472 Flying Scotsman herself coupled to the Teak coaches i know have a rake of four.

heres a closer shot of the Teak coaches note the class 86 in the background!

there is an easily notiable difference between these two Teaks see if you know what it is.

heres one of the three new Teaks i got today they all have plastic wheels as shown here

while this one which i have had for ages actually has metal wheels!

but besides the wheels they run beautifully and to prove that point here are some clips of my clas 86 and Flying Scotsman pulling them.

                                      until tomorrow when i upload a new YouTube video which will be a class 50 railtour over and out :D

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Hornby GWR Clerestory brake coach

recieved a package today from Ebay what could it be?.. well theres only one thing it can be

and that is my new GWR Clerestory brake coach to go with my other one seen above the box

its a beautiful coach and is a smooth runner indeed

while this coach as you can see has plastic wheels

the other coach has metal wheels as you can see here

other than the wheels there is no other differences apart from the fact the linning is darker and the things aboce the doors are painted but thats about it.

they are also the same length as one another :)

all the same its a very smooth runner no problems and i highly reccomend them i now have a full rake of GWR Clerestorys despit only having two but i don't plan to extend the rake.

and here is another shot of the coach

i'll leave you now with these photos of my B12'S withthe coaches look out for a loaded test video of 61520s loaded test with the coaches soon until next time.......