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Three Gnew Locos

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:39 pm

Presenting - The White(?) Firefly

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Runs on a BEC chassis, the loco was obtained from a fellow GnATTERboxer after it attempted a dive off of a high board. Seen here with Gnew Battery Box Lids and Roof.

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Presenting - The Green Firefly

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Runs on a Black Beetle chassis, loco is Gnot quite complete as yet.


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Presenting - The Orange Davenport

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Believe me! the orange is actually brighter than it looks in the photo!! :shock: :shock:

It came out of the pot brighter than it looked.

The driver is only in there to see if she will fit (she doesn't quite)
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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:52 pm

Very gnice Barry,
The white(?) Firefly- Did it have new batteries when the last lot exploded :?: It obviously blew the lids off and leaked acid everywhere :shock:
That green really suits the 2nd Firefly. 8)
Why has the Davenport got a headlight :?: To reduce glare :?: :?
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Postby Glen A » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:00 pm

Jon Randall wrote:Why has the Davenport got a headlight :?: To reduce glare :?: :?


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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:02 pm

Jon Randall wrote:Why has the Davenport got a headlight :?: To reduce glare :?: :?


It's a black light 8)

The White(?) Firefly came painted, in several pieces, and with several cracks. I was going to repaint it, but as I like to have "different constructor" models alongside my "own built" models to provide a contrast, I decided to leave the main paintwork and replace the damaged lids and roof with "Factory Gnew" parts :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:08 pm

Sorry Barry, I have to object to that first photo :wink: . I can assure everybody that it was not in that condition when it left here :lol:
Nice contrast between the two though :) .
I'm not so sure about the orange on the Bachmann :shock: , where are my 8) ah, thats better :lol:
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:12 pm

Barry
The first (white) loco looks as if it spent its life in a salt mine or a caustic soda factory 8)

I like the driver who goes to work in a suit :!: :!:

A great fleet of locos
You are on a roll :lol:
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:15 pm

The Davenport looks as if it should have curtains at the windows
:lol: :lol:
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:35 pm

Excellent work Barry if a bit bright in the case of the Davenport.

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:03 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Sorry Barry, I have to object to that first photo :wink: . I can assure everybody that it was not in that condition when it left here :lol:


I am aware of the condition it left the "Manufacturer" :D However I am ALSO aware of the condition it left it original Owner (I'm Gnot mentioning Gnames, I can only hope he does the decent thing and confesses when he sees the photo :wink: )

I am also aware of how bright the Davenport is :roll: It glows in the dark :shock:
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:10 pm

Oh! I forgot to mention that the White(?) Firefly also has Gnew bufferbeams and couplers also.

Have a couple of more photo :D


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Postby GUTMACH » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:53 am

Not bad in green, and normally, I HATE green paint jobs!

Don't knock the orange, I believe it is the same shade as CalTrans orange.

Overall, nice little critters.

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£ Gnew Locos

Postby Bilco » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:42 pm

Very gnifty locos Barry, although I don't know why there is a mafia type driving the green one. The orange finish seems to have rendered the lady unconscious, however. You also seem to have found a new weathering method:
1. Paint loco
2. Throw on floor
3. Replace broken parts :wink:
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Postby dtsalek » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:58 pm

I personally like the orange. We had a little orange Plymouth at a previous employer which I grew quite fond of.
I have a couple Davenports laying around as well. Is the cab scratch built?
May get one out when I get home! Nice work!
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Postby Peter » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:42 pm

I like the orange! The Long Island Railroad painted it's 25 ton shop locos a similar color at one time, though it very quickly faded.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:10 pm

dtsalek wrote:I personally like the orange. We had a little orange Plymouth at a previous employer which I grew quite fond of.
I have a couple Davenports laying around as well. Is the cab scratch built?
May get one out when I get home! Nice work!


The cab is from a well respected (overworked :wink: ) manufacturer of quality Gn15 kits and parts :D

His website can be found here Have a look in the Gn15 Loco Conversion Items for items SLP10 and SLP11

I always intended to paint at least one loco orange, it's just this orange is a bit brighter than I thought it was! Getting used to it though :D
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:14 pm

Bilco wrote:Very gnifty locos Barry, although I don't know why there is a mafia type driving the green one. The orange finish seems to have rendered the lady unconscious, however. You also seem to have found a new weathering method:
1. Paint loco
2. Throw on floor
3. Replace broken parts :wink:


I did rather like the idea of a worn loco with new panels, you do see some models with freshly painted repair patches, as the parts were broken, it gave me a good excuse to do it :D
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Postby steerngo » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:51 pm

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:I am also aware of how bright the Davenport is :roll: It glows in the dark :shock:
8)


Could we have a shot with the lights down low :)

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:12 pm

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:The cab is from a well respected (overworked :wink: ) manufacturer of quality Gn15 kits and parts :D

His website can be found here Have a look in the Gn15 Loco Conversion Items for items SLP10 and SLP11


Thanks Barry :oops:
Guess you will be after a discount for advertising it now :lol:
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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:41 am

Barry,
IDO like that orange 8) , very eye catching :!: What shade / make is it?

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:19 pm

Simon Andrews wrote:Barry,
IDO like that orange 8) , very eye catching :!: What shade / make is it?

Simon.


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Postby dr5euss » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:51 pm

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:However I am ALSO aware of the condition it left it original Owner (I'm Gnot mentioning Gnames, I can only hope he does the decent thing and confesses when he sees the photo :wink:


No chance ;)

I thought you'd repaint it after you'd got it, else I would've taken the paint off (and probably damaged it further in the process...) before sending it to you. It's a nice idea though, to have factory new parts 8)

I do like the orange...is that the loco that's gears messed up, or a replacement?

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:58 pm

dr5euss wrote:
More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:However I am ALSO aware of the condition it left it original Owner (I'm Gnot mentioning Gnames, I can only hope he does the decent thing and confesses when he sees the photo :wink:


No chance ;)

I thought you'd repaint it after you'd got it, else I would've taken the paint off (and probably damaged it further in the process...) before sending it to you. It's a nice idea though, to have factory new parts 8)

I do like the orange...is that the loco that's gears messed up, or a replacement?


The chassis that it now runs on is a different one to the original one that stripped a gear :roll: Three more chassis sit in stock :D Plus two more are on their way from the UsofA :wink:
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:25 pm

Simon Andrews wrote:Barry,
IDO like that orange 8) , very eye catching :!:
Simon.


It seems to have stuck to the inside of my eyelids - I can still see it with eyes tight shut 8) :lol:



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Postby Panda » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:07 am

I cant see them... the images are blocked :( but im guessing they're ace....
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:28 am

mogbass01 wrote:I cant see them... the images are blocked :( but im guessing they're ace....


Davenport pictures can be found Here

Green Firefly is Here

White(?) Firefly is Here
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