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Offline thebrighton

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On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« on: January 07, 2014, 04:56:42 pm »
Having built up quite a stock of LBSCR locos and been driven mad by Stroudley's livery recently I've been concentrating more on the SECR (you may have seen photos of my H and P class elsewhere on the forum) due to the much simpler livery  :o
Anyway I've just about finished my N Brass C Class:



An O Class from Worsley Works is now under construction but this may well end up in original SER lined black.

Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 05:00:48 pm »
Stunning!  Owning something with this livery would be a dream.....and would be the only thing to make me model steam.

Keep them coming. :jealous:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 05:36:58 pm »
I second that - yet another stunning model from Brighton Works(excuse the pun!) from the photos it looks as though you used n brass locos method of powering the chassis from the tender - can you tell me what motor you used, and where you got it, as I would like to build his Dean goods kit when it becomes available

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 05:43:18 pm »
I used a Nigel Lawson micro motor:
http://www.nigellawton009.com/6VMicroMotors.html

I've used a number of these very successfully.

It looks like the Dean Goods is to be more of a 'scratch aid' as Nick has released it as below (you'll need to scroll down a bit).

http://www.nbrasslocos.co.uk/index.html

Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 05:47:21 pm »
A most handsome old steamer with that opulent livery !
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2014, 06:09:45 pm »
Excellent work - I'll fetch my knitting...
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 06:22:55 pm »
Stunning work Gareth. I've always admired your work both on here and the NGS Journal.

Do you use Fox transfers for the linning?

Alex  :wave:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014, 06:24:35 pm »
Absolutely exquisite work!

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014, 07:40:48 pm »

Do you use Fox transfers for the linning?


On my H Class I used a combination of transfers. Some home made (the light green bit of the lining) and bits of Fox. The yellow was LMS loco lining with a black and yellow line removed with the red from BR mixed traffic lining cut in half to lose the grey.
On the P and C Class I used Microsoft Word to draw up the lining. On the C the whole tender sides and end were drawn up with the lining and body colour with just the lettering from Fox. The boiler bands were a mixture. The yellow/green/yellow homemade and the red being Fox. When it came to the cab sides I sort of cheated. I took a high resolution photo of the cab side on my fathers 'OO' C Class and reduced it to size to print as a transfer. White Crafty Computer paper was used along printed with my inkjet printer.
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2014, 07:56:15 pm »
Hi Gareth,

Thanks for the info. You certainly go to great lengths to get the detail just right.

I've started to use my Laserjet for printing my home made decals and it seems to work ok, as long as you get Lasejet decal paper. I find the colours more denser than an Inkjet, plus you don't need to varnish them as you would an Inkjet.

Haven't done any loco lining yet. I always get put off by the straight lines, or the thought of trying to get the straight lines straight.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2014, 08:14:41 pm »

Haven't done any loco lining yet. I always get put off by the straight lines, or the thought of trying to get the straight lines straight.


That's why it is so much easier to print the whole tender/tank side as all the lines will be dead straight and at right angles.  :thumbsup:

Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2014, 08:42:30 pm »

Anyway I've just about finished my N Brass C Class:





Gareth
:jealous: looks lovely , could i paint it blue with full yellow ends  :P , but really really great modelling 
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2014, 10:24:48 pm »
That's absolutely stunning Gareth, I guess this one is going to be entered at this years AGM?!?  ;)  8)

Would it be possible to see a picture of the chassis? I'd love to see the modifications required to the chassis and tender.

Also, how do you manage to get such a good colour match between the printed transfers and the boiler? I've been trying for a little while to get this right but without success...

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2014, 10:32:11 pm »
Gareth: That is incredibly impressive work on the lining (not to mention the paint job in general).

A couple of questions if I may:

I've looked at the Nigel Lawton motors before - do you make your own mechanism from his components from scratch - or adapt one of the motor bogie kits? I'd be interested to learn a little more about your approach / method if possible.

You mentioned "... it is so much easier to print the whole tender/tank side ... "  - sorry if I'm being dumb, but do you mean one transfer that is the size of the entire length and width of the area containing the lining?

And do you lay that over the base livery - or does the transfer include the base livery colour as well?

Thanks

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2014, 10:48:21 pm »
Gareth

Everyone else has pinched my superlatives so I will simply say well done.

Kind regards

Geoff
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