D14 Timber wagon 7mm

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murryb
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D14 Timber wagon 7mm

Post by murryb » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:49 am

Meteor Model as built with parts supplied with kit except the buffers which were single webb and I changed for the three bolt pattern.The brake gear looks horrible.
To improve things needs chains etc and probably new brake gear. Any suggestions where I can get the necessary bits please.
Also got the D13 Twin Timber Kit.
Resin Kits?
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Re: D14 Timber wagon 7mm

Post by Mike Williams » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:08 am

That looks nice Murry. Brakegear doesn't look that bad, just a bit bent. For the chains etc does the model have the pockets in the floor? Photo from above would be nice.

Mike

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Re: D14 Timber wagon 7mm

Post by murryb » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:47 am

Photo of deck. Gave Brake lever a tweak, doesn't look so bad, kit comes in two pieces.
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Re: D14 Timber wagon 7mm

Post by Mike Williams » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:53 pm

I guess some chains stored in those pockets would look nice. Slaters do some fine chain and maybe an over-scale 4mm screw coupling would represent the shackle? Not sure what happens if you turn the model upside down though!

Nice model of a relatively common prototype rarely modelled. I have started one in Gauge 3 but its a long term project.

Mike

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Re: D14 Timber wagon 7mm

Post by Andy Westcott » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:00 pm

Thought you might like to see a 4mm version. From a London Road Models kit.
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I've just adjusted the picture size to fit the page.
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David Bond
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Re: D14 Timber wagon 7mm

Post by David Bond » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:15 pm

Andy,

That is a beautiful build, i hope i get mine that good

Would you object to it being used on the webb site under the 4mm modeling section?

Are you intending to come yo the modellors day in July?

Cheers

David

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Re: D14 Timber wagon 7mm

Post by Andy Westcott » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:58 pm

David.

I've no objection at all to using it.
Is it possible to shrink the photo to fit on the page?
When is the modelers day?
Struggling to find any info about it.
But probably not looking in the right place...
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Re: D14 Timber wagon 7mm

Post by simonweston » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:54 pm

Thank you Gents for the suggestion and offer ! Yep, can take it from here.

Do you mean the Kenilworth or Kidderminster modellers day. Kenilworth in July is mentioned in events http://www.lnwrs.org.uk/Events/index.php but awaiting more details. Presume Kidderminster is same as last year - at start of August - again awaiting more details.

Any more photos welcome, from all and sundry (will have the full set one day), Added some from Simon Fountain recently and one from Philip Millard. Can say they are popular and get a lot of views.

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Re: D14 Timber wagon 7mm

Post by David Bond » Sun May 01, 2016 6:52 am

Andy,

I am on about the Modellors day being held at Kenilworth on the 2nd July. Simon, thank you for posting the link, I will send you more information on this quickly now I think things are confirmed, I will also put something up on here as well.

I use Microsoft Office ( I think!) to shrink and reduce the size of photos, Simon is the best guy to ask regarding photos and programmes to use though.

How did you get the wood effect on top of the wagon?

David

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Re: D14 Timber wagon 7mm

Post by simonweston » Mon May 02, 2016 7:46 pm

Most cameras and printers come with basic software. Often have option to send as email which can reduce size/quality quite a bit - send to self then save :-)

I use GIMP which is a free photo editor software. Reasonably stable with enough features. Can scale image - either experiment with size of find a photo on site that matches size you want, for most browsers "right click and select view photo info" it will show scale in pixels as well as file size. Change dpi to 72. Can crop if want. Finally instead of save, use 'export as' from File menu, choose new name with qualifier of jpg. This allows reduce size and reduce quality. Exit view with 'discard changes' so that your original is unchanged.

GIMP available from here https://www.gimp.org/downloads/
Disclaimer .... Of course it just works for me and it is a personal - not society - suggestion. I take no responsibility etc, etc.

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