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Author Topic: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!  (Read 14910 times)

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Re: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!
« Reply #210 on: October 13, 2018, 03:38:25 pm »
Very good - and brave - work there Kirky! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!
« Reply #211 on: October 13, 2018, 04:51:19 pm »
They look good Kirky.

What weathering techniques did you use?

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Re: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!
« Reply #212 on: October 13, 2018, 05:05:32 pm »
They look good Kirky.

What weathering techniques did you use?

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John P
Nothing particularly complex. I made up a mix of dirty brown; Humbrol 62, matt black and matt white with a touch of black metallic. I sprayed it on with an airbrush but I did consider painting with a brush, until I looked closely at some images online.  The way the IZAs have weathered really means you probably cant achieve the right finish with a brush.
For the panels, I simply took a damp flat brush - damped with white spirit- and dragged down over the paint pretty much immediately after spraying., to remove the brown. It left a nice cleanish panel.
Its not perfect by any means and I probably should have paid a bit more attention to the edges of the panels where the 'cargo wagon' yellow is showing through slightly more than it should. I didnt notice this until I looked at a close up of the photos.
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Re: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!
« Reply #213 on: October 14, 2018, 07:46:23 pm »
Picked mine up from Tings yesterday. I am really pleased with them as they look great. However I did encounter a problem when coupling them up.

The internal coupling retainers were not secured very well on my wagons  so when I pushed the coupling into the socket of the first twin the coupling retainers popped off inside the wagons and the coupler mechinism detached itself from the tiny spring and fell into the bodies.

It is really difficult to refit the spring and coupler. Not managed it yet. So my tip is, before coupling remove the bodies, which is very easy, and hold the retainers down with your index fingers while pushing the coupler into the sockets. Then replace the bodies. This worked well with the remainder of my twins.

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I had this problem too with my pair, but in my case I lost the spring. 😔 How do I get a replacement please? @Ben A

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Re: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!
« Reply #214 on: October 14, 2018, 09:59:54 pm »

Hi there Cooper,

Is your model missing the parts list/spares information sheet? It should be in the box below the blister, under a small sheet of paper.

If so please PM me.

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!
« Reply #215 on: October 15, 2018, 11:38:45 am »

Hi there Cooper,

Is your model missing the parts list/spares information sheet? It should be in the box below the blister, under a small sheet of paper.

If so please PM me.

Cheers

Ben A.

Ben, thank you, I had no idea that was there! Cheers, Neal.

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Re: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!
« Reply #216 on: October 16, 2018, 05:07:20 pm »
Ben and Mike thank you so much for these fine models, mine turned up today and they are excellent looking wagons, good job the wife was at work when that box showed up!!!

Next to pair up a couple of 56s and see if they can move all 28 wagons.
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Re: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!
« Reply #217 on: October 16, 2018, 08:51:43 pm »
Hi

How well does everyoneís IZA run. Mine seems to be binding a little but I canít see any reason for it.

Cheers

Paul

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Re: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!
« Reply #218 on: October 16, 2018, 09:38:45 pm »
Paul, I found the same on a couple of wagons. individually I took them off and checked each wheel found a couple of axels which were binding. I spun them end to end of the axel and they came good. I also put a small amount of lubricant into the wheel sockets which also helped. I have a rake of 12 pairs which now run beautifully.
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Re: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!
« Reply #219 on: October 16, 2018, 09:43:29 pm »
Hi Paul,

I am sorry your IZA isn't running as well as you'd expect.  Are we talking about on the straight or gentle curves? The long wheelbase means that on tight curves they can drag a bit.

If on the straight, have you identified which axle is at fault?  One thing I have noticed is that the brake mouldings are very close to the wheel tread (as they should be) so if very slightly distorted could it be catching?

Alternatively is it worth checking that the axle pin point isn't faulty? If it has a small burr that could cause problems - and if so I'll send you a replacement.

Please PM me with details if that's the case.

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Exclusive - IT'S TWINS FOR REVOLUTION TRAINS!
« Reply #220 on: October 16, 2018, 10:28:00 pm »
Hi Paul,

I am sorry your IZA isn't running as well as you'd expect.  Are we talking about on the straight or gentle curves? The long wheelbase means that on tight curves they can drag a bit.

If on the straight, have you identified which axle is at fault?  One thing I have noticed is that the brake mouldings are very close to the wheel tread (as they should be) so if very slightly distorted could it be catching?

Alternatively is it worth checking that the axle pin point isn't faulty? If it has a small burr that could cause problems - and if so I'll send you a replacement.

Please PM me with details if that's the case.

Cheers

Ben A.

Hi Ben

Thanks for the reply.

This is on straight track and there are no burrs on the pinpoints. Swapping the wheels around and end on end makes no difference.

Looking at the brake blocks I think that maybe the issue. Are the two supposed to be connected under the axle? One of mine is but the other three look like theyíve had a small piece removed.

Cheers

Paul

 

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