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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #855 on: October 31, 2014, 09:06:53 AM »
You have certainly got the repainting of wagons mastered Chris - well done.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #856 on: October 31, 2014, 09:15:00 AM »
You have certainly got the repainting of wagons mastered Chris - well done.

Paddy

Thanks, Paddy. It is really a case of practice makes perfect. I'll be posting more pictures of the latest completed batch, soon, for Trepol Bay and Weaver Cove.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #857 on: October 31, 2014, 11:56:49 PM »
I've been busy making matching loads of crates plus (not quite matching) loads of logs for the open wagons for Trepol Bay and Weaver Cove. This weekend (work allowing), the open wagons and vans will get the final 'touching up' painting and then should be ready to photograph and post off.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #858 on: November 03, 2014, 01:45:25 PM »
A bright, sunny morning in Cant Cove. The 'Fat Controller', together with the photographer and his assistant, have been to see the finished wagons and vans.

First, the ex-SR 20-ton long wheelbase brakevan for helping control unfitted or semi-fitted goods trains descending down to Trepol Bay Harbour:



Second, a rake of two open wagons and a van in Castle Estates' livery for services through Weacer Cove:



Third, two more open wagons in Castle Estates' livery and one in grey undercoat with a load of logs:



Fourth, the ex-SR brakevan and another open wagon (5-plank) in Castle Estates' livery for services to Trepol Bay:


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #859 on: November 03, 2014, 02:23:17 PM »
As ever - great painting and great pictures
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #860 on: November 03, 2014, 02:36:49 PM »
As ever - great painting and great pictures

Many thanks, Martin. I was not able to devote much time to the wagons recently. I still have some 'touching up' of red paint to do on the bufferbeams, putting the FISH transfers on the Fish Vans and the gutters and drainpipes on the hut. The pair of dustbins are done though! I'm still planning to post off everything to Jon and you, late tomorrow.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #861 on: November 03, 2014, 06:33:53 PM »
As ever - great painting and great pictures

Many thanks, Martin. I was not able to devote much time to the wagons recently. I still have some 'touching up' of red paint to do on the bufferbeams, putting the FISH transfers on the Fish Vans and the gutters and drainpipes on the hut. The pair of dustbins are done though! I'm still planning to post off everything to Jon and you, late tomorrow.

looking great Chris. I can't wait to see them passing through the cove on a 35 or the 22 :D along with the other wagons I got to join this rake :D Thanks again Jon

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #862 on: November 03, 2014, 08:12:58 PM »
Don't feel you need to rush Chris.
My railways will be out of action for a couple of weeks from Friday anyway.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #863 on: November 03, 2014, 10:02:06 PM »
As ever - great painting and great pictures

Many thanks, Martin. I was not able to devote much time to the wagons recently. I still have some 'touching up' of red paint to do on the bufferbeams, putting the FISH transfers on the Fish Vans and the gutters and drainpipes on the hut. The pair of dustbins are done though! I'm still planning to post off everything to Jon and you, late tomorrow.

looking great Chris. I can't wait to see them passing through the cove on a 35 or the 22 :D along with the other wagons I got to join this rake :D Thanks again Jon


Many thanks, Jon. I hope to take a picture of them all behind one of my "Hymeks", tomorrow, heading for 'Wadebridge' from where they will travel to Weaver Cove. As you like weathered wagons, the Castle Brewery van (ex-SR with uneven width horizontal planks) will be the weathered and 'patch painted' one I mad e earlier but it has had an overhaul of its running gear! If you have bought the new Graham Farish metal wheels you might want to rewheel it though? (I have run out and will buy two more packets when I get paid in a fortnight.)

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Chris

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #864 on: November 03, 2014, 10:06:48 PM »
Don't feel you need to rush Chris.
My railways will be out of action for a couple of weeks from Friday anyway.

Many thanks, Martin. The paint takes longer to dry than it did in the summer and I am pretty busy with student assignments. If you don't mind waiting a bit longer, I may post your box off later this week. I will, at least, post a picture of them all, behind one of my "Hymeks" heading for Wadebridge! I think you'll be impressed.

Similarly, please, hold off posting the real Cornish sand and tiny rocks until December as I will have no time until then for major work on the layout, alas.

I may, soon, have to pack up everything else that I have not completed until December. 8-(

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #865 on: November 04, 2014, 07:30:45 AM »
That's fine Chris.
The sand and rocks are waiting here until you ask for them to be posted off. I'd forgotten that the sand was in a plastic bag so emptied it out onto a plate to dry a few days back and it's now completely dry.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #866 on: November 04, 2014, 07:34:50 AM »
That's fine Chris.
The sand and rocks are waiting here until you ask for them to be posted off. I'd forgotten that the sand was in a plastic bag so emptied it out onto a plate to dry a few days back and it's now completely dry.

Many thanks, Martin.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #867 on: November 04, 2014, 09:24:20 AM »
A bright, sunny morning in Cant Cove. The 'Fat Controller', together with the photographer and his assistant, have been to see the finished wagons and vans.

First, the ex-SR 20-ton long wheelbase brakevan for helping control unfitted or semi-fitted goods trains descending down to Trepol Bay Harbour:



Second, a rake of two open wagons and a van in Castle Estates' livery for services through Weacer Cove:



Third, two more open wagons in Castle Estates' livery and one in grey undercoat with a load of logs:



Fourth, the ex-SR brakevan and another open wagon (5-plank) in Castle Estates' livery for services to Trepol Bay:




Hi Chris,

The white handrails on your brake van are excellent.  How did you paint these so neatly?  Any tips?

Many thanks

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #868 on: November 04, 2014, 09:40:27 AM »
Many thanks, Paddy. Again, it comes with practice. (All those ex-LNER 'Wadebridge' brake vans I painted over the summer.) Specifically, I used lining tape to ensure that any stray paint did not go on the sprayed body. I also used very thick gloss white paint (Humbrol Enamel) and a very small paint brush. The paint being very thick means that it does not flow past where you want it to go. A slow, steady action gently pulling the paint along the top of the rail is needed. Being thick the paint is easy to apply on the rounded end of the handrail. A steady hand and bright sunlight are also important. Lastly, it is possible to remove any stray paint with a sharp craft knife after it is dried as it becomes 'rubbery' and can be gently rolled up and removed. The stray paint should be removed towards the white paint that you want to stay in place and then cut away.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #869 on: November 04, 2014, 01:59:51 PM »
Alas, the second coat of red paint on the wagons for Weaver Cove is still drying (and, afterwards, some more 'touching up' will be required) so posting will not be today.

 

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