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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 144114 times)

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Offline Ozymandias

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #75 on: September 25, 2014, 10:05:47 am »
I had a look at the chassis of that class 50 last night - it is indeed an Atlas. It's powerful and heavy, so this loco should be able to pull a big train!

I'm glad to say that my sanding/re-varnishing idea worked for the glue marks around the nameplate - it looks just about perfect now! :)

Pics will follow...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #76 on: September 26, 2014, 09:42:34 am »
Here's the sanded and re-varnished Class 50 - glue marks all but gone:



I'm going to see if there's enough room to fit some glazing in - I think that would really finish this model off a treat.


More (not quite finished yet) lining out on the B1 and the B12 - the red lining on the B1's footplate really brings it to life:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #77 on: September 26, 2014, 10:12:13 am »
You are fast becoming a master of lining :admiration:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #78 on: September 26, 2014, 10:49:30 am »
Hi you say put glazing into the 50 if there's room ,you could alway use Glue N Glaze from Deluxe Materials it does a reasonable job practice first on an old body if you muck it up its water based so you can wash it out and start again I have used this and although not a perfect job I am happy with my results.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #79 on: September 26, 2014, 11:09:11 am »
I mentioned my own model earlier and here it is, with glazing applied as Bob suggested. The appearance in reality is not so opaque - it is the angle of the light which makes it look somewhat milky! The cab side windows are closer to how it looks in practice.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #80 on: September 26, 2014, 11:40:13 am »
msr, do you have a layout thread? That's one impressive station....would be interested to see more  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #81 on: September 26, 2014, 11:41:21 am »
I aggree with MSR it must be the light that's making the front screen look milky if you look at the back end of the loco you can see the cabside windows are much clearer , maybe the front screen MIGHT have been applied a wee bit thicker it is an acquired skill.
Bob

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #82 on: September 26, 2014, 12:14:00 pm »
Thanks for the advice, guys - Glue N Glaze duly ordered. I'll let you know how I get on! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #83 on: September 26, 2014, 01:59:38 pm »
msr, do you have a layout thread? That's one impressive station....would be interested to see more  :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Alan


Hi Alan,

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23310.msg245176#msg245176


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #84 on: September 28, 2014, 01:37:25 pm »
Oz

Another Hall Class body (and tender) on ebay for you to re-dress! Item number 271620224639.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #85 on: September 28, 2014, 10:34:53 pm »
Oz

Just noticed that your Olton Hall is ending on Tuesday at 10ish in the morning. I've not sold anything on ebay but I am a buyer and generally the best prices are achieved when items end on Sundays between, say 7-9pm.

I know it's not all money money money but if everyone else is at it, you might aswell get your fair dues. Also, as you said, it's going towards the funding of a fantastic project!

Wouldn't bother changing the timing of this auction but just thought you might like to know for future listings on ebay.

Cheers

Dan
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #86 on: September 29, 2014, 09:42:24 am »
Oz

Just noticed that your Olton Hall is ending on Tuesday at 10ish in the morning. I've not sold anything on ebay but I am a buyer and generally the best prices are achieved when items end on Sundays between, say 7-9pm.

I know it's not all money money money but if everyone else is at it, you might aswell get your fair dues. Also, as you said, it's going towards the funding of a fantastic project!

Wouldn't bother changing the timing of this auction but just thought you might like to know for future listings on ebay.

Cheers

Dan

Thanks Dan, this is good advice! Will bear in mind for future auctions!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #87 on: September 29, 2014, 09:52:10 am »
Oz

Another Hall Class body (and tender) on ebay for you to re-dress! Item number 271620224639.

Dan

Oooh! Thanks for the heads-up, Dan! :) I feel another Harry Potter coming on.... ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #88 on: September 30, 2014, 10:06:12 am »
wow, pretty frenetic bidding at the end there :)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #89 on: September 30, 2014, 10:09:35 am »
wow, pretty frenetic bidding at the end there :)

Just a bit!! I'm delighted you won, Zwilnik, and I hope you really enjoy her! :) She'll be winging her way to you ( in a LOT of bubble wrap!) today.
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