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Offline paulprice

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2015, 04:54:27 pm »
Just a pity its not an LMS engine, only kidding it looks brilliant to me

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2015, 05:15:51 pm »
Just a pity its not an LMS engine, only kidding it looks brilliant to me

At least it's not Greasy, Wet & Rusty...  :P

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2015, 10:28:49 am »
Looks pretty good to me!

Looks much better for that - lot to be said for the UM Southern models.

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2015, 11:35:11 am »
I think it looks brilliant, it amazing sometimes how even simple tweaks can improve a loco dramatically.

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2015, 02:42:16 pm »
Just a pity its not an LMS engine, only kidding it looks brilliant to me


On the subject of LMS locos here's the current state of my SDJR 3F. I have replaced the buffers with turned brass N Gauge Society ones (the original ones just pulled out and the replacements slot in with a bit of epoxy to fix them) and the couplings with DG ones. I have replaced or added the cab roof vent(I assume that's what it is,) using brass sheet, and hand rails, injector pipe, lamp irons, sandbox filer caps. safety valves & whistle using brass or nickel silver rod. I have added the reversing rod using part of the frame of a kit's brass etch which was bent and then filed to shape.

Looking at photos of the prototype it struck me that the firebox washout plug sockets are quite prominent, whereas the bands on the firebox are barely discernible. So I deepened the sockets using an automatic centre punch and scraped off the firebox and also the boiler bands. By the time I'd done this there was a lot of bare metal exposed and I had to abandon my original plan of just touching up the affected areas. Instead I masked up the decals using heat resistant tape which had a fairly low tack, then sprayed with grey primer followed by Halfords Balliol blue. I gave this a rub with G3 scratch remover to tone it down a bit and then sprayed with Testor's Dullcote matt varnish. I'm not sure if this loco ever carried the blue livery in it's rebuilt form (would it have been black?), but am not too bothered.



Unfortunately the decals have got a bit faint in the process (they had faded a bit before I started), and there's a ridge around them where the new paint's gone on. I could have spent a bit more time filling in surface dents which resulted from the scraping. However I'm happy with the way the changes have made the Belpaire firebox stand out more

Richard

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2015, 03:42:10 pm »
Looks goods to me

What metal are the bodies made out of?

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2015, 04:09:50 pm »
If you can wait a bit, Railtec are working on S&DJR loco decals for me, and they'll be available through their website. The wagon decals are already available.

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2015, 05:15:26 pm »
Looks goods to me

What metal are the bodies made out of?

As far as I know they are standard white metal. This tends to put me off sanding them down as I'm trying to cut down on my lead intake!

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2015, 05:21:47 pm »
If you can wait a bit, Railtec are working on S&DJR loco decals for me, and they'll be available through their website. The wagon decals are already available.

That will be good thanks. I'm hoping to have a go at scratch building a couple of SDJR wagon bodies some time

Will the loco decals come with the lettering for the buffer beam and the crest that appears between the S D and the J R in some pictures?
(presumably that's the same crest as appears on the coach sides)

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2015, 11:11:01 pm »
To be honest, it's been a while since this was started, and four months since the last action took place, so I can't remember about the buffer beam lettering. I haven't mentioned the crest at all for locos as it doesn't see to have been prevalent in use in my period (1930). It's about time I gave them a bit of a nudge.

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2015, 06:55:21 pm »
Just a pity its not an LMS engine, only kidding it looks brilliant to me

At least it's not Greasy, Wet & Rusty...  :P
you don't fancy the LNER stuff either :doh:. Cheers john.

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2015, 09:34:42 pm »
you don't fancy the LNER stuff either :doh:. Cheers john.

They're completely outside my region so they don't cross my tracks (get it...? Sigh). But the GWR/WR killed the S&DJR out of sheer spite, so they are the bad guys.

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2015, 08:14:34 pm »
Apologies Peter my intent was to tease (failed). Might I add another line that was special, The Waverly Line. john.

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2015, 10:29:05 pm »
If you can wait a bit, Railtec are working on S&DJR loco decals for me, and they'll be available through their website. The wagon decals are already available.

That will be good thanks. I'm hoping to have a go at scratch building a couple of SDJR wagon bodies some time

Will the loco decals come with the lettering for the buffer beam and the crest that appears between the S D and the J R in some pictures?
(presumably that's the same crest as appears on the coach sides)

Update from Railtec: "...crests take by far the longest to design and get a good print for. On average they tend to be at least a full day's labour which has to be recouped somehow just to keep the lights on, whereas numbers are typically quicker..."

So no crests in the short term, sorry.

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Re: Union Mills detailing
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2015, 10:59:31 am »
Thanks Pete

I think I might have a go at some home made ones when I come to it as something that looks vaguely right when viewed from a distance would suit

Richard

 

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