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N-Train Class 325 Build
« on: October 04, 2016, 04:15:06 pm »
Neal (Cooper) came round today and catalysed some action on my dormant 325 project.

Here is the state it was in some months ago:



The yellow is "Broom Yellow" and the Red "Mars Red" from rattle cans - I'm quite pleased with the finish.

Today I put the pan on, and Neal fitted the power chassis; between us we prepped the underframes and we did some project planning!



Hopefully not too long before another update.

Cheers Jon  :)
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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 12:01:02 am »
Hi postmodn66, I have to admit I'm not a big lover of the overlays as they always look poor under certain lighting. I much prefer what you have done. I did find a place that sells post office red acrylic paint. So now I've seen your's.  This is deffo the best way to go. Will you be using the fox transfer pack?

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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 10:20:38 am »
That looks really good, well done.

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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 11:09:52 am »
Agreed, that looks excellent. I've always thought the vinyls let the 325 down - they just don't stick to the WSF material properly. They have a place, but not a good complement to 3D printed models IMO.

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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 01:09:02 pm »
Agreed, that looks excellent. I've always thought the vinyls let the 325 down - they just don't stick to the WSF material properly. They have a place, but not a good complement to 3D printed models IMO.

Thanks for compliments guys.    I have both the Fox transfers and Adam's vinyls - the plan is to use the transfers but have the vinyls as a back-up in case it all goes Pete Tong!!

The next tricky bit is to mask and spray the black bits round the windscreens.  :uneasy:

Cheers Jon  :)
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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2016, 02:09:13 pm »
The next tricky bit is to mask and spray the black bits round the windscreens.  :uneasy:


Now done:



Not perfect but I'm quite pleased: minimal overspay and fairly crisp lines.  The only bit I'm not totally happy with is that you can see the blade marks where I scraped off the previous attempt (doing it by hand with a paint marker)

Next step; glazing  :scowl:

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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2016, 03:13:55 pm »
Only tried this on one of my lorry kits, but...............

Glazing

Following painting, and allowing time for the paint
to dry thoroughly, wrap clear tape around the
exterior of the window openings.

Fill the window cavity with Micro Krystal Klear, or
Glue n Glaze. Use a cocktail stick to pop any air
bubbles.

Leave overnight, to allow the glue to set. It will
change from milky white to clear when ready.

Remove the clear tape carefully.

You now have a glazed cab.

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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 04:25:14 pm »
Happy New Year all,

Haven't been on the Forum for a while: busy with music and guitar projects, but Neal has catalysed some action on the 325.  In fact, more than catalysed; he came round and did a load of work:



Fox transfers applied to one side, some very nice end detailing and a home made transfer for the light clusters and "ABB" panel. I'm pleased with how this is turning out; and I will be very glad to get it off my "to do" list!

Thanks Neal

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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 07:47:42 pm »
Hi ,
doing better than mine. I cut out wipac holes and will be fitting TPM etches- I am using a class 150 chassis at outer ends and Bob`s in the middle vehicles.
great smooth finish on the sides by the way , I must have a look at mine again - some vehicles on display at Warley show last year and sat in box taunting me ever since!
Robert     

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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2017, 10:29:07 pm »
Some other pictures of the class 325 progress. I didn't manage to get a picture of the transfer Jon made to finish the ends off. I'll get one next week when I put the transfers on the other side.






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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2017, 10:56:28 pm »
Looking great! Well done. Nice finish for WSF too, did it take a lot of sanding?

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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2017, 01:54:20 pm »
Hi ,
looking great and still not touched mine ! quick question if I may cab front windows - what did you use , I am guessing some clear packaging?
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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2017, 01:59:56 pm »
I presume the coarse silver flanged wheels are the motorised coach? They stand out against the finer blackened ones!

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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2017, 08:10:19 pm »
Jon @PostModN66 did all the bodyshell prep and spraying but I seem to remember there was quite a lot of rep. He did the windows too so he will have to tell you what he used. The silver wheels are from a trial chassis from a TEA tank wagon that is a test rig for a magnetic coupling system planned for this fixed rake unit. IIRC the other intermediate vehicle is actually the powered vehicle.

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Re: N-Train Class 325 Build
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2017, 09:37:54 am »
Yup - a lot of cycles of filler primer/fine wet'n'dry to get the smooth finish.  The paint used is Volkswagen Mars red which seems a good match to Post Office red.

The windows are from a 2L Coke bottle - the degree of curvature seems about right for the 325.  A very fiddly job to get them to fit tolerably well; about a 50% scrap rate.  They are glued with a fine smear of "glue'n'glaze.

To confirm that the silver flanged wheels will not end up on the model - they are as Neal says a test item for a magnetic coupling system.

Cheers  Jon  :)
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