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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #480 on: June 25, 2015, 09:41:55 AM »
Inspector Blake is very happy this morning as his new Mini has arrived at Hollerton Bus Garage.  Hopefully this will allow the Inspector to keep an eye on Stan and Jack whilst they are out and about!  Mind you, the Inspector's last Mini ended up being crushed when Stan reversed his bus in to it.  :D

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Photo 1. Oxford Diecast Austin Mini NMN003.

On a modelling note - the green of the Mini is an exact match of the green Crosville buses.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #481 on: June 25, 2015, 11:04:03 AM »
Very nice indeed,  Paddy. Best regards, Chris.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #482 on: June 25, 2015, 02:54:58 PM »
MODELLING TIP

The following probably applies to all manner of restoration jobs involving plastic.  The other day I bought an old Lima box van off eBay only to find that two sides were yellowed with age.  As some of you will know this problem affects all manner of "white" plastic that is a number of years old.

Searching the internet for a solution I came across Retr0bright which basically uses Hydrogen Peroxide as its main active ingredient to reverse this aging process:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retr0bright

You mix the ingredients together to form a cream and then apply it to the discoloured plastic.  After a few days in a UV light source (sun light will do) the plastic will return to its former glory.  Making my own Retr0bright seemed rather long winded especially for one N gauge box van.  :D

Another Google search for products containing Hydrogen Peroxide came up with Jerome Russell B Blonde Cream Peroxide which is used by ladies to lighten their hair.  Even better news this product comes as a cream, has a strong concentration (12%) of Hydrogen Peroxide and only costs around 1.50 per bottle - result!

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http://www.boots.com/en/Jerome-Russell-B-Blonde-Cream-Peroxide-for-Medium-to-Dark-Brown-Hair-75ml_1110807/?cm_mmc=pla-_-google-_-PLAs-_-Boots+Shopping+-+Category+-+Toiletries

The two discoloured sides of my box van have had the cream applied a few times and been left in the window sill.  The results so far are very good although a word of warning, be patient.  You need to re-apply the cream every few hours as it dries and the process will probably take 2-3 days.

Normal disclaimers apply plus be careful with hands, eyes and clothes as Hydrogen Peroxide is a nasty substance.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #483 on: July 03, 2015, 08:44:12 PM »
ROLLING STOCK UPDATE

Well after many months of searching I have finally managed to add a Minitrix Shock Van in BR Bauxite to the HOLLERTON JUNCTION fleet.

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Photo 1. This is not actually my wagon - I will post one of mine when I have taken it.

This particular model seems to be rarer than hens teeth unlike its grey counterpart.

Although I have been after this wagon I have been unable to find any information about it.  Does anyone know when these were made?  Were they part of the Hornby Minitrix range?  I assume only a small number were made given their rarity?

Any information would be gratefully received.

Have a great weekend.

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P.S. I bet this is the point where everyone tells me they have dozens of these wagons!  :D

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #484 on: July 03, 2015, 09:03:41 PM »
Hi Paddy, I have one in BR Bauxite and one in BR Grey. I think the BR Bauxite one was described as rare. I think mine was bought 'loose' so I'm unable to help with its history but I suspect it was Hornby Minitrix. They are nice models.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #485 on: July 03, 2015, 09:41:50 PM »
Mine came in a job lot too Chris.  Unboxed but in mint condition.  I am very pleased as it ended up costing me less than 10.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #486 on: July 03, 2015, 09:57:53 PM »
Mine came in a job lot too Chris.  Unboxed but in mint condition.  I am very pleased as it ended up costing me less than 10.

Paddy

I think you also got a bargain then, Paddy, as the BR Bauxite ones rarely come up for sale. I look forward to seeing the photo. of yours running through Hollerton Junction.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #487 on: July 05, 2015, 11:48:10 AM »
ROLLING STOCK UPDATE

As promised here is a photo of my new (well probably 30+ years old) Minitrix Shock Van in BR Bauxite.

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Photo 1. Minitrix Shock Van in BR Bauxite.

Also, another two additions to the fleet in the form of 50 ton bogie sulphate wagons.  The wagon in BR Bauxite is an original Poole version on which I have replaced the wheels with low profile, blackened ones.

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Photo 2. Graham Farish (Poole) 50 Ton Bogie Sulphate in BR Bauxite 3202.

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Photo 3. Graham Farish by Bachmann 50 Ton Bogie Sulphate in NE Grey 373-425.

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #488 on: July 05, 2015, 12:36:00 PM »
Hi Paddy. Many thanks for those excellent photos. I have repainted a variety of these Graham Farish open bogie wagons as "Castle Estates" quarry granite stone carrying wagons. I also have GWR Loco Coal one. Where did you get the low profile, blackened wheels from, please, as I have an old bogie wagon that has the 'silver' wheels and the one with black wheels definitely looks better. (I will post pictures, later.)

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #489 on: July 05, 2015, 12:47:14 PM »
Hi Chris,

Thanks for your kind words.  The wheels are standard Graham Farish replacements, see:

http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/1000398/1000589/1000655/0/Graham_Farish_N_Gauge_Wheel_sets/prodlist.aspx

As for the bogie wagons, I would suggest not repainting any decent bauxite ones as they seem quite rare.  The grey versions are plentiful but tend to go for quite high prices on eBay too.

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #490 on: July 05, 2015, 12:57:33 PM »
Hi Chris,

Thanks for your kind words.  The wheels are standard Graham Farish replacements, see:

http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/1000398/1000589/1000655/0/Graham_Farish_N_Gauge_Wheel_sets/prodlist.aspx

As for the bogie wagons, I would suggest not repainting any decent bauxite ones as they seem quite rare.  The grey versions are plentiful but tend to go for quite high prices on eBay too.

Many thanks

Paddy


Thanks, Paddy, for your quick reply. I have a pack of Graham Farish wagon wheels. I need to check if they will do the job. I think most of them were the grey ones (also easier to repaint in blue) and I only bought those that went for a low price so, quite often, I lost out to those that needed them more than I. I have one or two more coming. I'm planning to have a rake of three "Castle Estates" quarry granite stone carrying wagons. One has already gone to Port Perran and I think at least one has also gone to another layout.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #491 on: July 07, 2015, 07:26:02 PM »
HOLLERTON GAS WORKS UPDATE

Hollerton Gas Works needed a pile of coal in the corner of the yard and the obvious solution was to make one.  Luckily I have access to a few lumps of real coal and I thought how hard can it be to break that up!
 
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Photo 1. Lump of real coal.

The first thing I found out is that real coal is a rather hard material that tends to shatter when hit with a hammer.  This means pieces fly all over the place so definitely do this outside.  Also, try and find an old tin that you can place the coal in when hitting it to make the retention and collection of the bits easier.  To make my coal lumps look N gauge I gave it a final grind in a pestle and mortar.

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Photo 2. Box with modelled pile of coal.

Next I found an old box lid and lined this with some aluminium foil to stop the glue sticking to the cardboard.  The coal was then piled up in one corner and given a good soaking with PVA/water mix and left for 24 hours to dry.  The pile was then gently removed from the foil (which did its job well) and can be seen below.

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Photo 3. Completed pile of coal.

Although this process is time consuming it does have the advantage of low cost and the ability to create coal piles/loads of exactly the right shape/size.

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #492 on: July 07, 2015, 07:39:59 PM »
 "To make my coal lumps look N gauge I gave it a final grind in a pestle and mortar."

I think I'll pass on your offer of the home made curry with freshly ground spices, the food could be self igniting!  :o
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #493 on: July 07, 2015, 08:37:39 PM »
Thanks for the photos. and detailed explanation, Paddy. Excellent work.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #494 on: July 07, 2015, 09:23:37 PM »
"To make my coal lumps look N gauge I gave it a final grind in a pestle and mortar."

I think I'll pass on your offer of the home made curry with freshly ground spices, the food could be self igniting!  :o

Not sure my wife approved either!  :(

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