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Author Topic: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1992-1995  (Read 2123 times)

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1992-1995
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2018, 12:34:17 am »
Hello all

Not technically a layout update, but a stock update for the layout.

So after another year of announcements, there is still no sign of Regional Railways livery for the Farish Mk2a's. A little gutted really and quite surprised, but not to fear as 'Project RRMK2A' is here. I am pretty much sorted for coach rakes on Sutton St Annes, all bar one... 



After managing to pick up 5 NSE Mk2a's at a reasonable price, I have began to strip them down. This includes removing the roof section, chassis, glazing units and vestibule ends. They come apart fairly easily, the glazing units are the worst, but take your time and persevere and be careful not to over stress them when removing! As the slightest false move and the glazing or part of a window is scrap! And no, you cannot buy spares! Saying all this, I can safely say that all came apart fine and are safely tucked away, but some are a pig! 

Right, time to start stripping the paint...



Good old Phoenix SuperStrip, Chinese take away tubs, an old paint brush and disposable gloves. It's all mod cons here! Just bolsh the liquid on, don't be shy with it, then just pop the lids back on. Above photo is after 5 hours. Coming away nicely. Note the solid oak dinning room table! The dinning room is now my daughters play room, so the dinning room table has come in very handy as a workbench in the garage! Don't ask, expensive workbench I know :doh:



Another good coating of paint stripper slapped on with the old brush.



Pop the lids back on and leave overnight. The next job will be to wash the bodies off in luckwarm water (not soapy or washing up liquid - plain water is fine when cleaning bodies) with my trusty old toothbrush. Any areas that need further attention, just repeat the process once more until totally clean and back to bare plastic. Then the real fun begins...Paint out, airbrush out.

I shall post more updates when the painting begins. 

Cheers
Anthony   
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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1992-1995
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2018, 12:46:28 am »
Looking forward to this!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1992-1995
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2018, 10:09:12 am »
@Tank
Oh dear - that's going to upset The Boss :uneasy: :uneasy:

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1992-1995
« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2018, 10:30:11 am »
@Tank
Oh dear - that's going to upset The Boss :uneasy: :uneasy:


He has been notified on Facebook and the rules of engagement spelled out  :P

I am not 100% pleased with the choice of “Donors” either....

But sure the end result will be great.

Skyline2uk
« Last Edit: January 18, 2018, 10:41:49 am by Skyline2uk, Reason: Spelling »
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1992-1995
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2018, 10:37:46 am »
@Tank
Oh dear - that's going to upset The Boss :uneasy: :uneasy:


Yes, Skyline and I have already had a big fallout on Facebook with Anthony.  >:(        :D :beers:

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1992-1995
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2018, 11:13:06 am »
good luck!

it's a shame farish didn't release these coaches in rr - plus a sound fitted rr class 31!


Tim

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1992-1995
« Reply #51 on: Yesterday at 07:37:48 pm »
Oh dear, I had a feeling I'd be lynched after above post :laugh: Hey, needs must and all that ;)

As for progress, well they have now been fully stripped back to bare plastic and primed :D

Cheers
Anthony
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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1992-1995
« Reply #52 on: Yesterday at 07:45:20 pm »
At least you had the decency to re-home three of these with me in the deeply NSE Filton 😊

Skyline2uk
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1992-1995
« Reply #53 on: Yesterday at 07:53:40 pm »
good luck!

it's a shame farish didn't release these coaches in rr - plus a sound fitted rr class 31!


Tim

Yes, my thoughts exactly Tim. What's the betting (once the refurb 31's are out) Reg Rail Mk2a's will be announced for 2019!

I shall however be getting a couple of the NWR yellow 31602's and respraying them. Reg Rail and IC Mainline 31/4's are on the list to replace my ageing early China examples. After all, 602 was a ETH example before going to Network Rail so a perfect base model there. 

Cheers
Anthony
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Re: Sutton St Annes - Provincial North-West Lancs - 1992-1995
« Reply #54 on: Yesterday at 07:54:59 pm »
At least you had the decency to re-home three of these with me in the deeply NSE Filton 😊

Skyline2uk

They were actually going to be for another project, but since abandoned. I shall not mention what...

Cheers
Anthony
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