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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #150 on: June 04, 2014, 02:34:04 PM »
BUSES PART 11 - GARAGE DEVELOPMENTS

I have to finished off the petrol pumps for Hollerton Bus Garage.  The photo below is a bit cruel as they look quite good in reality (well to my eyes!).  I am now working on a fuelling station for the pumps to sit on along with oil cans etc.

Originally there were five pumps but only four made it through to completion - this is more than I expected!

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Photo 1. Completed petrol pumps.

More to come...

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #151 on: June 04, 2014, 03:42:19 PM »
To my eyes they look pretty damned good, Paddy :thumbsup:

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #152 on: June 04, 2014, 04:22:48 PM »
Those look very very good

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #153 on: June 04, 2014, 05:06:39 PM »
Thanks Chaps.  The white balls on the top are probably a little too big but using Berry Pins seemed the simplest option.  Mind you, if you look at period photographs the illuminated signs on top of the pumps were large.  The fuelling station for the buses is almost complete so I will post a couple of photos soon.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #154 on: June 04, 2014, 05:30:59 PM »
BUSES PART 12 - FINISHED (WELL ALMOST!)

I am pleased to report that the Inspector, Stan, Jack and the other bus crews at Hollerton Garage can begin services now.  Today saw the completion and installation of the bus fuelling station (see photos below).

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Photo 1. Completed fuelling station.

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Photo 2. Completed fuelling station with a bus to give an indication of scale.

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Photo 3. Hollerton Garage showing installed fuelling station.

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Photo 4. Hollerton Garage showing installed fuelling station.

There is still fine detailing to do but the garage area is now complete so work can move on to the next section of HOLLERTON JUNCTION.

Some of you may already know the following but for those that do not...  I would like to recommend Deluxe Materials Rocket Card Glue.  I bought my bottle a few months ago and it has sat unused in my modelling box since (I forgot about it).  I used it today to assemble the fuelling station and it is an amazing product - it does far more than just glue cardboard together.  I would liken it to a cross between PVA and SuperGlue.

Another tip.  I have struggled with placing N Gauge people on the layout as they are so tiny.  The front of the Metcalfe kit packets has a clear window made from accetate and this can be used to make clear “feet” for the figures.  I glue the figures to the acetate using the Rocket glue and when dry trim to size.  The base is almost invisible to the naked eye and the figures stand up of their own accord.

This has been a great project and I am really pleased with the outcome.

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #155 on: June 04, 2014, 05:32:28 PM »
They look superb Paddy and very realistic but if I remember correctly (well, it was a long time ago!) the Shell pumps actually had something on top that looked like a shell and it was yellow in colour, could be wrong and my mind playing tricks.   :-[

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #156 on: June 04, 2014, 05:36:41 PM »
They look superb Paddy and very realistic but if I remember correctly (well, it was a long time ago!) the Shell pumps actually had something on top that looked like a shell and it was yellow in colour, could be wrong and my mind playing tricks.   :-[


You are right Caz but alas I could not think of anyway to represent the shell in N Gauge so I went for a "generic" white blob that gives the impression.  As for the colour of the shell it did indeed come in yellow but also white.  My pumps are based on the following and there are prototype phots on the internet too.

http://www.osbornsmodels.com/harburn-hamlet-ss-387-1960s-shell-petrol-pumps--base-20959-p.asp

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #157 on: July 15, 2014, 08:46:24 PM »
Just to reassure everyone, I have not gone away - it is just too hot for modelling.

Normal service will be resumed in due course! :-)

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #158 on: July 15, 2014, 08:56:25 PM »
Are you still living in the UK ?

Time to drink lager instead of bitter !

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Joe
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #159 on: July 15, 2014, 08:58:03 PM »
Are you still living in the UK ?

Time to drink lager instead of bitter !

Best regards,


Joe
in France - still winter here

Yes I am Joe.  A Stout drinker myself! :-)

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #160 on: July 19, 2014, 04:02:28 PM »
Hi Paddy

Have much enjoyed reading up on your progress to date and the first class results produced.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to following future posts and helpful pictures. :)

The glue you mention is in fact "ROKET" card glue for those who are trying to find it.

Cheers

Murray

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #161 on: July 19, 2014, 06:25:03 PM »
Hi Paddy

Have much enjoyed reading up on your progress to date and the first class results produced.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to following future posts and helpful pictures. :)

The glue you mention is in fact "ROKET" card glue for those who are trying to find it.

Cheers

Murray

Thanks Murray.  I appreciate your kind words.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #162 on: September 22, 2014, 03:45:10 PM »
SUMMER IS OVER - TIME TO GET MODELLING!

The temperature in my study is now returning to more normal levels so thoughts are returning to HOLLERTON JUNCTION.  My last serious modelling post was back in June so it has been nearly three months since the paint pots came out!

To ease myself back in gently I decided to create two Loading Gauges for use in the freight sidings of HOLLERTON JUNCTION.  My understanding is that the loading gauges were placed at the throat of the sidings just before they joined the main line - is that correct?  On a similar vein, did engine sheds have loading gauges to ensure tender coal loads were within gauge before departure?

My starting point was two Hornby Minitrix Loading Gauges as supplied with their Goods Shed.  These models are made of plastic and reasonably detailed for their age.  More importantly (for me) they are made from plastic and therefore robust should they be knocked during cleaning for example.

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Photo 1. Hornby Minitrix Loading Gauges as supplied.

After cleaning the loading gauges with warm soapy water I left them to dry for 24 hours.  The next step was to spray the gauges with Humbrol Acrylic Grey Primer No. 1 and allow them to dry.  As can be seen from photo 2 the end result was very good.

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Photo 2.  Primed loading gauges.

Unfortunately this is where I got over confident!  My next task was to spray the models with Humbrol Acrylic Matt White No. 34 and this is where the problems started.  For some reason I ended up with an orange peel effect on the white paint.  The primer coat was not like this so I assume it is something I have done?  Could anyone advise me what might have gone wrong?  Is it a bad aerosol can?  Had I not shaken the can enough?  Was it temperature or something else?

Anyway, I sanded the white paint using fine papers until I got a better finish (not perfect by any stretch) and then brush painted the gauges using Matt White Acrylic.  The end result is acceptable given these gauges were probably quite rough in real life.

Finally, I masked off the top of each gauge and then painted the bottom matt black using Revell Aqua Color Acrylic No. 8.  What a lovely paint this is and I can highly recommend its use.

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Photo 3. Finished loading gauges.

So there we have it, two completed loading gauges for HOLLERTON JUNCTION.  A task which I thought would take a couple of days has ended up consuming nearly a week!  Still, all good experience.

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #163 on: September 27, 2014, 08:29:42 PM »
Hi Folks,

I would like to paint a couple of wagons in BR bauxite but from what I can see Humbrol does not do a spray in this colour.

Any suggestions?

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #164 on: September 27, 2014, 08:30:39 PM »
Tamiya acrylcic, or revell... Just reading your post if you mean a can i think you will be unlucky and need an airbrush.
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