Monday, 27 February 2012

Items for sale on Ebay!

yep thats right folks im selling a few items on Ebay and they could be yours!

items im selling are:

Hornby class 06 shunter 06003 in BR Blue Livery

Hornby Collectors Club 06 shunter 06008 in Pullman Livery

the reason for selling these items is because i haven't used them very much now unlike i used too. they both run very well.

The collector club 06 shunter 06008 is in mint condition with no scratches or marks at all

whilst 06003 in BR Blue Livery is in good condition and has a Crack in one of the rear buffers and one of the white posts on the side is missing.

the money made from selling these items will go towards the Heljan class 28 CoBo im saving up for

thats it for now folks i'll catch you all later

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Saving up for a Heljan class 28 CoBo Metropolitan Vickers (MetroVick)

I think i may have already announced this briefly in the last Blog i did but i will just announce it again but in more detail (well sort of) :P

Basically im currently saving up for a Heljan class 28 CoBo Diesel

The one in particular im getting is D5705 which is the one that is actually Preserved being the soul survivor of this class :D

okay yes there are other class 38s on Hattons but this is the one i want out of all of them.

However it will be atleast 4 weeks until i get it why? because even though i get EMA (no saying how much i get though i may have said at one point) it have done my Maths so thats how i know although im selling some of mah old toys on Ebay such as Robot Wars, BattleBots etc etc i may get it earlier but who knows though we will have to see :P

but i will be getting this so in the meantime enjoy the other reviews i have put up cause the review of this when i get it won't come till atleast after 4 weeks.

but look on the brightside this can be a special video for 226 Subscribers which i have now reached.

but thats it for now folks enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Uploading videos from old tapes and other announcements

well i have been fidling about with an idea recently and i have decided to uploaded videos from Old Tapes from when i was a child. but of course only uploading train videos i have a decent amount so why not upload videos from the 90s or early 2000's it will be nice to have a look back.

the first of videos will be from 2001 when we visited the Isle of Wight where i will upload some videos of the Island Line Tube Trains in Dinosaur Liver aswell as the IOW Steam Railway.

anyways now some general announcements i am will at some point start to save up for the Hornby Northern Belle Train Pack (despite it being a Pre Order) along with those i shall also get the Coach Pack and 47802 to go with 47790 and the Northern Belle.

along with these items there are other things i plan to get this year aswell as the 2012 wagon.

theres 87019 which would go nicely with my Hornby class 86 Caledonian.

then there may be the Diamond Jubilee Royal Train pack that comes with Britannia

Then theres what im currently saving up for the Heljan class 28 CoBo Diesel MetroVick (or MetroPolitian Vickers).

and aswell as a few more items.

so thats it for now folks =)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Virgin class 47 arrives on my Door Mat!

today when i camehome from school i was pleased that a Brown Parcel had arrived on my Door Mat.

the first thing i did when i came home was not only take a photo but open it up :P

then we come down to the BubbleWrap which was taped to the box of the Locomotive but i was able to get the BubbleWrap of all the same.

and what came out of the BubbleWrap was my Virgin Trains class 47 trust me this has arrived but i didn't take a photo of the actual locomotive that is why im using this photo. and a review of this loco is now on YouTube and this loco adds to my fleet of class 47s in which im going to have btw.

thats all for now folks tah tah and good night

Monday, 20 February 2012

New videos up

right well i have gotten all the videos from last weeks visit to Tamworth up hopefully tomorrow i will have the videos from Water Orton uploaded but that depends if im not busy.

Saturday, 18 February 2012


Well folks over the weekend i should hopefully get the videos of Water Orton and Tamworth up so keep your eyes peeled i also have a Model Railway video coming up too!!!!

now although it is a little early to be announcing this but this Year i will have been on YouTube for 5 years now last year i did a video for those who subscribed watched the videos and friends this year im deciding what to comemerate for this year. well the plan is to do something class 47 related since they are my top favourite diesel of all time shall i covert all old footage of class 47s i have on tapes when i was little and filmed in the good old days or have a video showing my fleet of class 47s and running them or both?

speaking of class 47s im going to be having my own fleet of class 47s on my Model Railway by buying different ones in different liveries.

also in May im hoping to go to the Nene Valley Railway for the first time for their Diesel Gala mainly because i will be able to see a class 56 in action for the first time since 2008! as 56091 newly acquired from DCR will (provisionally) be attending it hasn't been finalised yet but i hope so.

so thats it folks i will see you all soon.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Network Rail Structure Gauging Train Project part 3 and Anouncements

aswell as showing the near completed Network Rail Structure Gauging Train i will be posting a few announcements on here :)

but first its the Structure Gauging Train.

Yesterday not one but two parcels arrive on my DoorMat what is inside them?

well one of them was the Airfix MK2 Brake Coach

And the Triang MK1 Brake Coach in Maroon Livery

first i worked on the MK2 Brake by removing the chassis and the windows.

Then i masked the areas where the Yellow Paint should not go.

applying the first coat of Network Rail Sunshine Yellow

followed by the second coat!

And not long after the Transfers arrive :D

i put the first two Transfers in a Dish of water (the water must not be too deep)

I apply the two Transfers on the first coach i ever did

and i apply another two Transfers on the second coach i did

so that means these two coaches are now finally finished.

back to the MK2 Brake we then tape the sides of the coach to protect them whilst painting the roof.

The roof now painted with the Network Rail Roof Grey paint.

and heres what it looks like after the tape was removed.

now on one of the ends of the coaches tape was added to be painted a blue-grey sort
 of colour.

and this is the paint i'll be using its basically for one of the ends of the MK1 AND MK2 coaches and the optical car like you see on the real thing.

okay the paint may not like exactly perfect but it is very close to the colour of the Optical Car and the ends of the coaches so thats all that matters perfect isn't everything you know LOL.

so here it is when the tape is removed its a very neat job indeed no paint has run down the sides thankfully :)

and the windows are added back in which btw the windows where the Blue paint .
is where also painted to match.

and the body is fixed to the chassis yes i did add the Transfers on which will be covered in a short while.

Now for some work on the MK1 Brake again the the previous MK1 Brake it comes apart like the other one by removing screws and the sides come out.

The first coat of Network Rail Sunshine Yellow is added.

Back to the MK2 Brake the Transfers are now finally added.

and so this make it the third coach that is completed.

and here are the three completed coaches pictured on the layout ready for work.

Going back to the MK1 Brake after a second coat of Sunshine Yellow the windows are painted Black.

and then its fixed to the chassis and the roof is added at last.

and then one of the ends is painted just like the MK2.

and yes i have completed this coach and transfers have been added but the computer fails to show the photos in the photo folder but trust me this coach is finished.

now for the announcements firstly the Optical Car will not be done just yet at this moment in time as i have to buy a Bauxite van to convert it which will happen at some point.

also today i went to Tamworth which was awesome so hopefully i will have to videos aswell as the ones from Water Orton uploaded over the weekend.

also i have won this Virgin Trains class 47 off Ebay :D

so thats all for now folks

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Network Rail Structure Gauging Train Project part 2 and news

right heres part 2 of the Network Rail Structure Gauging Train Project which im so far really pleased with =D

well here is the coach i began working on yesterday if you remember yesterdays Blog anyway here we have the sides of the coach masked up ready to paint the roof this will prevent the paint dripping down the sides of the coach and spoiling it.

now here is the roof painted using Phoenix Precision Network Rail Roof Grey.

and here it is im really pleased with the paint as there are now brush lines are signs of the paint peeling off also the job is perfect as no Grey paint is visible on the actual coach :D

heres another view of the coach :P

Right then the parcel mentioned in Yesterdays blog was picked up today what could be inside it?

and its one of the two BR MK1 Brake coaches in Maroon Livery!

and here it is out of the box in its current Maroon livery which will not last ;)

and here are the White Wheel Trims which i think makes the wheels stand out more :P

taken the coach apart weren't as easy as i thought it would be basically i had to remove two screws from underneath which allowed the sides of the coach to come out as you can see here!

the sides of the coach are painted using RailMatch Network Rail Sunshine Yellow the windows will be painted black later like they are meant to be.

Then the roof was painted using Network Rail Roof Grey again im really pleased with the paint.

The First coach is now almost finished with the small windows painted Black and the body fixed back onto the chassis all i need now is to wait for the Transfers to arrive.

Heres another shot of the coach again i still need the Transfers before this is finished.

on the second coach the windows are now painted Black like they are supposed to be in real life.

then the coach was put back together was was just as difficult as it was when taking it apart.

and there we have it two almost finish Network Rail Structure Gauging Train coaches.

right now for some news basically today when i went for 31190 working the DB SCHENKER Route Learner it didn't show up which means no video :O

but there is still Friday when im off to Tamworth ;)