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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #555 on: February 14, 2018, 08:21:24 pm »
I'm quite sure you're up on this but Sankeys do a great range of signage for many end uses..........

http://www.sankeyscenics.co.uk/products/4551052546

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #556 on: February 14, 2018, 09:01:29 pm »
Excellent job as always, Roger.  :thumbsup:

Regarding the other issue, when I saw your picture of the bogie, I immediately thought that the pick ups probably had something to do with it.

However, Roy sorted his by messing with the couplings!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #557 on: February 14, 2018, 09:10:11 pm »
My G F coaches used this type of coupler, which also fouled the bogies on the coach. I eventually removed the whole system, and replaced the bogies with ones with the coupler attached. I got shouted at by other N-gaugers, but it solved my problems, and the set lined up and ran nicely.  :)

Roy Low

Roy - I think the problem with the Gresleys would be that the bogies have pickups for light bars. Losing them wouldn't bother me much but might annoy a possible future owner!

Rather than spend too much time worrying about the problem I've been making a couple of road signs. I think we decided much earlier in this thread that the road bridge isn't really that narrow, but I couldn't resist trying to make some signs warning that it is. The posts are pins from the needlework box. It seems they come in various lengths so I chose the longest ones I could find. The actual signs were from an image I found online and scaled down to what I thought was the right size. I printed them on heavy photo paper. Some very careful cutting with a fresh blade in the scalpel followed. With the sign glued to the post I ran some red and black paint round the edges.

The resident who was picking up some friends from the station is heading home with them. Can't see him, though. Perhaps this 1920s taxi is an early prototype self-driving car.



Still canít believe this is N!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #558 on: February 14, 2018, 10:03:08 pm »
Masterful modelling and photography.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #559 on: February 14, 2018, 10:22:29 pm »
I'm quite sure you're up on this but Sankeys do a great range of signage for many end uses..........

http://www.sankeyscenics.co.uk/products/4551052546

But isn't it more satisfying when you make something yourself?!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #560 on: February 17, 2018, 10:44:55 pm »
A bit more weathering done. Looking at some prototypes I did wonder if I could make these even dirtier than they are, but perhaps less is more.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #561 on: February 18, 2018, 08:06:13 am »
Non passenger coaching stock- go for it !

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #562 on: February 18, 2018, 10:47:54 am »
Excellent weathering. I think 'less is more' works very well in 2MM Scale; enough weathering and dirt to highlight the details whilst still looking realistic. In a typical NPCCS train, the vehicles could range from ex-works to filthy dirty with all stages in-between. The BR SR ex-SR CCTs seem to have never been cleaned so, in the most extreme cases, could appear in an all over dirt brown!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #563 on: February 18, 2018, 12:00:54 pm »
I guess no one bothered to clean parcels stock as there is no paying passenger to look out of any windows. As a consequence my memories of full brakes, bogie vans, CCTs etc were all like a sepia shot, and would explain why I purchase the weathered version wherever available.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #564 on: February 18, 2018, 12:06:41 pm »
Iíd go for a little dirtier.
Just my memories of not beng able to determine the underlying colour.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #565 on: February 18, 2018, 01:26:40 pm »
Thanks for the comments. I've just splashed a bit more dirt onto them. Hopefully I'll have time to take a photo later, but the windows of my house match those of the CCTs and cleaning some of them is probably the priority for this afternoon!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #566 on: February 18, 2018, 01:27:00 pm »
08714 by Steve Jones, on Flickr

Yes, they pre-dated BARRY SCOTT!!! by a good few years ;)

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #567 on: February 18, 2018, 01:28:37 pm »
But they're not quite that dirty, Steve!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #568 on: February 18, 2018, 01:32:39 pm »
Yes, that's an ex-SR CCT in filthy brown!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #569 on: February 18, 2018, 02:32:59 pm »
That pic of Steve's brings back memories :D

 

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