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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #210 on: October 17, 2017, 11:11:20 am »
Mr. King, the local coal merchant, doesn’t like to leave behind any larger lumps…


Old King Coal is a bit pernickety, isn't he? :D

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« Reply #211 on: October 17, 2017, 11:54:46 am »
Mr. King, the local coal merchant, doesn’t like to leave behind any larger lumps…


Old King Coal is a bit pernickety, isn't he? :D

He's certainly not a merry old soul. According to the villagers he's a mean old  :censored:.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #212 on: October 19, 2017, 04:12:08 pm »
I've started weathering a batch of vans this week so thought I'd take a break and run some trains today. Here's 60019 Bittern emerging from the south tunnel.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #213 on: October 19, 2017, 04:33:59 pm »
Thanks for another superb photo. I look forward to seeing your weathered vans.

Can you, please, explain how you made your wagon tarpaulins?

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #214 on: October 19, 2017, 04:59:22 pm »
Thanks for another superb photo. I look forward to seeing your weathered vans.

Can you, please, explain how you made your wagon tarpaulins?


Thanks Chris.

The tarps are rectangles of tissue paper. I started by fitting a load - one of the wagons has a little plastikard 'box' and the other one has one of the Peco barrel loads that I didn't like very much. I put the tissue paper on the load and washed some Mek Pak on to fix it in place. With the wagon upside down I trimmed the paper to size. I then folded the sides down over the wagon and touched some more Mek Pak on to hold it in place. Then I tucked in the corners and cemented down the ends. I haven't attempted to represent any roping. Once the cement had dried I painted the tissue paper with a couple of shades of grey which seems to have made the paper reasonably robust. I think the corners could be improved as the real thing doesn't seem to have had the 'hospital corners' that I used but they don't look too bad.


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« Reply #215 on: October 19, 2017, 05:08:29 pm »
Great stuff..
The picture of the A4 is truly superb.
And the wagons look really good. Having loads makes such a difference. And you’ve made a very good job of the tarpaulin.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #216 on: October 19, 2017, 05:09:41 pm »
Many thanks, Roger. I want to have a go at making tarpaulins but removable ones.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #217 on: October 19, 2017, 07:46:33 pm »
Many thanks, Roger. I want to have a go at making tarpaulins but removable ones.

I wondered about trying to make removable ones. The only idea I came up with was to make a wooden block the exact size of the wagon, shape the paper around that, and use a dab of glue to hold the corners together. Then paint it while still on the block hoping that would help retain the shape. Or use dope - the stuff that plane modellers use on the tissue paper on their models. I guess it would still be pretty fragile, though, and I didn't put the idea to the test!

I'm sure someone on here has the perfect method...please...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #218 on: October 19, 2017, 08:38:11 pm »
@paulprice has made some good 'uns so maybe he could share his method

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« Reply #219 on: October 19, 2017, 10:18:33 pm »
Masking tape can be quite good if a bit fiddly - and sticky!

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« Reply #220 on: October 20, 2017, 01:49:46 am »
Then paint it while still on the block hoping that would help retain the shape. Or use dope - the stuff that plane modellers use on the tissue paper on their models. I guess it would still be pretty fragile, though, and I didn't put the idea to the test!

I think shellac ought to work - it sets pretty hard and a couple of coats on tissue paper ought to be sufficiently robust for careful handling. You can buy it in the DIY stores ready to use, often under the label 'sanding sealer'. And it will take most paints without problems, I think.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #221 on: October 20, 2017, 11:40:30 am »
Roger, this thread just gets better and better! I've been following your work on your blog, Wrenton is simply a work of art and an outstanding looking layout! I'd love to see it in the flesh so please do exhibit it at some point. 8)

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #222 on: October 20, 2017, 09:58:08 pm »
PVA glue works as well. Put a bit of plastic between the tissue and what ever is underneath.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #223 on: October 21, 2017, 10:07:08 am »
Thanks for all the tips. I will try some experiments with making removable wagon tarpaulins from tissue paper, later this year. I bought, from a skilled railway modeller, at least one open wagon with tarpaulins already fitted and will use that as a guide to sizes.

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Re: Wrenton
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