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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 144112 times)

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Offline newportnobby

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2014, 04:46:45 pm »
Some very good paint jobs there :thumbsup:
Being of a certain age, I'm pondering bringing myself to you for a respray :-[

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2014, 05:09:20 pm »
Nobby, I am very flattered, thank you! :)

Truth be told, I'm still a bit of a beginner at loco painting - experience of doing aeroplane modelling helps, but locos need a much smoother finish than your average 1/72 Lancaster or Spitfire!

I think I'm getting there, though - just need to, ahem, brush up on my airbrush skills.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2014, 09:42:10 am »
"My candle burns at both its ends, it will not last the night.
But oh my foes and oh my friends, it gives a lovely light
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I sat up late into the night doing the lettering and numbering on the "Harry Potter Hall" - very fiddly, especially the numbering on the (hand-made!) cabside number plates - every letter/number done individually!

Pretty pleased with the results, though:





There's a bit of silvering on the number plate here - if it doesn't settle with Microsol I'll strip it and use gloss rather than satin black:




Smokebox:





I'm now going for a lie-down to try and un-cross my eyes after all that close-up work! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2014, 10:34:29 am »
Nigel's New Nose!

I've glued and now Milliputted the nose of the Gresley. Once it's dry I'll give it a coat of primer and gloss varnish then replace the rivets with rivet decals.

From the front:




Inside:






Other projects on the go: the Riddle O7 tender now painted and complete with undercarriage bars, the "Harry Potter Hall" looking resplendent, the Southern tank gloss varnished and waiting for lining out/decals and a metal kit Class 50 with shiny new brass buffers.



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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2014, 11:39:14 am »
You must have built in microscopes instead of eyes how on earth do you do the numbers and name plates ??
Bob

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« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2014, 11:50:44 am »
Ha! Thanks Bob! :) 

I do the letters/numbers individually with a very fine pair of tweezers - and I take my glasses off/lenses out and squint! ;)

I made the number plates from etched brass sprue from an old white metal kit - cut to size with wire snips and then filed to shape with an emery board (whilst being held in tweezers - this is fiddly!!)

I do have a magnifying lamp for really close work, but being short-sighted my close-up vision is still pretty good, thankfully.
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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2014, 12:24:38 pm »
I will have to make a list of the name plates for my shunters and signs for my Safari park such as Wolves. Bears  Buffalo Cougars Elk etc only joking I am waiting for my son to do those .But if you could do one for my Shunter which I'm naming after my grandson ALFIE I would pay you for it,
Bob

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2014, 10:24:34 am »
I don't mind admitting that I'm a bit pleased with the lining out on this B1 kit...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2014, 10:55:49 am »
I reckon your signature sums it up :thumbsup:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2014, 11:02:03 am »
I reckon your signature sums it up :thumbsup:

It's that bad, Nobby..?! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2014, 09:41:49 am »
Well, here she is - the completed "Harry Potter Hall"! Hall Class 5972 "Olton Hall" in fictitious GWR red - very pleased with the end result.

She's now going on ebay - I need to fund this N Gauge addiction somehow!!




Close up of the lettering and the lining:




I like the colour, although it does make the official buffer beam red look a bit pink. I may have to do another one... ;)



Would love to know what people think.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2014, 09:49:32 am »
Speechless Oz, speechless! You're an inspiration and you might, just might, get me away from the gubbins and onto bodies.

This thread is a great resource and positive addition to the forum if I might add.

Dan
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2014, 09:52:34 am »
Dan, I'm blushing.... you are very kind, thank you! :-)  :NGaugersRule:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2014, 09:54:04 am »
Excellent work, with very crisp paint job :thumbsup:
Shame it needs to be sold, though :(

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2014, 10:04:42 am »

Shame it needs to be sold, though :(

Perfect excuse... to make another one!!! ;)

I've really enjoyed doing this one - if I get hold of another Hall chassis, who knows...
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