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Re: Red Imp Railways
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 10:10:45 am »
Red Imp Railways portacabins and skips in primer ready for the builders yard.


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« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2017, 10:25:56 am »
 :hmmm: These look a lot crisper and smoother than I was anticipating. :thumbsup:
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Re: Red Imp Railways
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 01:08:15 pm »
Thanks for the info.

Just ordered a security hut & barrier for the brewery on Hurst Hill.

If it's as good as the photo I shall be very pleased.

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Re: Red Imp Railways
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 02:01:30 pm »
I'm going to be having one of the double barrier sets.  Wish I'd known about them before I bought  other products for my for my Maintenance yard and factory entrance.

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Re: Red Imp Railways
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2017, 09:38:40 am »
Finished as best as I can and ready to plant:





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« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2017, 10:59:18 am »
Nice kits, aren't they?

I've just finished the security cabin that includes a neat interior. Pleased with the quality of the sometimes tiny items.

Photo when I get up to the railway room later.

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« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2017, 11:35:59 am »
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Nice kits, aren't they?
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I do agree with you they are nice, but a bit fiddly especially the stairway.

Not the skips in one piece.

Took a while to get the right adhesive, superglue (cheap version from local hardware store) for the walls & roofs works well but I eventually used two part epoxy for the stairs and handrail as I got stuck to them the first attempt with the superglue.

Next time I will get ZAP CA and accelerator also ZAP-A-GAP , ‘cos there is no substitute for the best!
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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2017, 09:23:32 am »
Security cabin arrived.

Very clear build instructions came via email. More than happy with the kit with nice little internal details too..

My paint job could be a lot better (roof deliberately scruffy) but super close-ups of my work are often embarrassing!  :-[




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« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2017, 10:07:04 am »
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I do agree with you they are nice, but a bit fiddly especially the stairway.

Not the skips in one piece.

Took a while to get the right adhesive, superglue (cheap version from local hardware store) for the walls & roofs works well but I eventually used two part epoxy for the stairs and handrail as I got stuck to them the first attempt with the superglue.

Next time I will get ZAP CA and accelerator also ZAP-A-GAP , ‘cos there is no substitute for the best!


Had a look for zap a gap, never previously heard of it, there seems to be several variants, which one would you recommend for these kits @colpatben

@daveg really nice work on the cabin Dave, I have a guard house coming from Ancorton models (if santa read my list properly!) so be interesting to compare them

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« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2017, 11:03:59 am »

Had a look for zap a gap, never previously heard of it, there seems to be several variants, which one would you recommend for these kits

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ZAP-A-GAP is a gap filling Cyano (Superglue) it is slow curing up to 24hrs and you can slide it about a bit for good positioning.  There is also an accelerator called ZAP Kicker available in a spray that will cure the glue for an instant hold when positioned. As I had a gap on the stair platform between the side and end handrails this would have been the ideal glue, as I didn’t have any I resorted to a two part epoxy but that tends to slide about till it starts to set.

ZAP is a very thin superglue with great penetration so you can hold the parts together and run the glue along the edges to be joined much as you would with a liquid polystyrene cement on your plastic kits.

ZAP also market a debonder which is essential in your adhesive arsenal and it does what it says on the bottle.


‘Debonding agent for all super glues. Softens cured glue so it can be easily removed from fingers and other surfaces.’


I would keep in my adhesive kit:
ZAP CA super thin
ZAP-A-GAP gap filling
ZAP Kicker Accelerator
ZAP Debonder

A wealth of information and many more variants here:
http://www.supergluecorp.com/

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Re: Red Imp Railways
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2017, 03:08:04 pm »
@daveg Very nice security cabin.
I found some bits of the two story portacabin difficult because it would only stick with superglue and would much prefer to use mekpak. Still it was fun to build and thats what its about.
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Re: Red Imp Railways
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2017, 05:10:54 pm »

Had a look for zap a gap, never previously heard of it, there seems to be several variants, which one would you recommend for these kits

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ZAP-A-GAP is a gap filling Cyano (Superglue) it is slow curing up to 24hrs and you can slide it about a bit for good positioning.  There is also an accelerator called ZAP Kicker available in a spray that will cure the glue for an instant hold when positioned. As I had a gap on the stair platform between the side and end handrails this would have been the ideal glue, as I didn’t have any I resorted to a two part epoxy but that tends to slide about till it starts to set.

ZAP is a very thin superglue with great penetration so you can hold the parts together and run the glue along the edges to be joined much as you would with a liquid polystyrene cement on your plastic kits.

ZAP also market a debonder which is essential in your adhesive arsenal and it does what it says on the bottle.


‘Debonding agent for all super glues. Softens cured glue so it can be easily removed from fingers and other surfaces.’


I would keep in my adhesive kit:
ZAP CA super thin
ZAP-A-GAP gap filling
ZAP Kicker Accelerator
ZAP Debonder

A wealth of information and many more variants here:
http://www.supergluecorp.com/




Acetone ( nail varnish remover) is good for removing superglue ( may affect plastics though)

you can mix talc with superglue to make a filler or try tippex instead.
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