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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #615 on: November 16, 2019, 08:43:13 PM »
The coal wagon examples I've used were clear and so you had to paint a white base layer. He recommends particular Humbrol colours to match the decal.




Don't know why he wasn't using a white decal base - putting a dense enough layer of white paint on the model, then the decal, then varnish can potentially lose you some surface detail.

He's open to conversation and some on here have commissioned specials from him.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #616 on: November 17, 2019, 03:47:32 PM »
Hi Mike (@maridunian )

Love the wagons and the loco - great modelling.  Maybe one day I will be able to achieve such results...

Kind regards

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #617 on: November 17, 2019, 04:09:38 PM »
Hi Mike (@maridunian )

Love the wagons and the loco - great modelling.  Maybe one day I will be able to achieve such results...

Kind regards

Paddy

Thank you, but of course you will. This loco's better than my previous one, which was better than the one before, which was ... There's no perfection to be had in this hobby, only progress!

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #618 on: November 17, 2019, 04:21:20 PM »
CHIPMAN’S WEEDKILLING TRAIN - PART #4

Cost to date = £45.85

This is the last installment on my Chipman's Weedkilling Train build.  The last piece of rolling stock requiring modification is a Dapol Maunsell brake coach 3rd Class (2P-012-654) which corresponds to one of the coaches in the real train.  The coach was purchased new from Rails of Sheffield in crimson and cream livery with the hope that the bottom half would match the colour of the tank wagons.


Photo 1. Dapol Maunsell coach out of the box (© Hattons).

Fortunately, the crimson colour that Dapol uses is an exact match to Humbrol Acrylic Crimson #20 (well to my eyes!).  Once the coach was dismantled and the glazing removed it was masked up with a combination of Tamiya/Frog masking tape and Humbrol Maskol.

This is the first time I have used Maskol and Tamiya tape and I was disappointed with the former and impressed by the latter.  I expected the Maskol to dry to a rubbery cover that would easily pull off afterwards - this was not the case and indeed it ended up destroying the water pipes (wire) on the coach ends.  It may just be me, but I will be much more wary if/when I use Maskol next time.

As for Tamiya masking tape - great product. The tape is easy to apply, adheres well and can be worked around small bumps such as door knobs.  I decided to place a small piece of tape over the large wire handrails that extend in to the top of the coach and then hand paint and "gaps" later.

To paint the top half of the coach white (see previous prototype photo) I used a can of Humbrol Acrylic Matt White #34.  In the past I got good results with this paint but alas I had similar "splatter" issues as with the Humbrol Crimson.  I suspect both cans are suffering from age so they have been retired.  Still, two or three fine coats of matt white did the trick and the coach was left to dry well.

Finally it was time to remove the masking tape (nerve racking) and see what disaster lay beneath.  I am pleased to report that in the main the paint had covered the top half well with minimal overspray/leakage.  As mentioned above, I lost the wire pipes from the end of the coach but in reality these are hard to spot.  Touching up with white paint was minimal and consisted of the small areas around the large handrails and some tidying along the roof line.

Reassembly of the coach was very easy and the final results can be seen below.


Photo 2. View of the completed weedkilling train (note the brake vans are by Minitrix and the box van by PECO).


Photo 3. View showing NE brake van followed by two Chipman weedkilling tanks.


Photo 4. View of the Maunsell brake/spray coach.


Photo 5. View showing bauxite box and NE brake vans.

This has been an enjoyable project from which I have been able to experience new products and learn skills for the future.  The end results are impressionistic and not 100% accurate but from normal viewing distances the illusion is acceptable (to me).

Soon it will be time to start the next project...  :-\

Finally, thank you for all the feedback and encouragement - it is very much appreciated.

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #619 on: November 17, 2019, 05:13:19 PM »
I think considering the profile of a Maunsell brake end coach the results achieved with masking tape have been particularly impressive  :claphappy:

Maskol is a product I have had varied success with and should be the answer to virtually all questions but I've found it easier to strip everything apart rather then use it.

Any hints or reveals as to the next project Paddy???

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #620 on: November 17, 2019, 05:36:15 PM »
 :wonderfulmodelling:

As well as a lovely looking model Paddy, you've made yourself a pretty unique model too. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #621 on: November 17, 2019, 06:02:07 PM »
This really works as a train. My minimum viewing distance for finished projects is 12", so 148' in real life. We don't often get much closer than that to real railways!

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #622 on: November 17, 2019, 06:17:38 PM »
I think considering the profile of a Maunsell brake end coach the results achieved with masking tape have been particularly impressive  :claphappy:

Maskol is a product I have had varied success with and should be the answer to virtually all questions but I've found it easier to strip everything apart rather then use it.

Any hints or reveals as to the next project Paddy???

Thanks @exmouthcraig - that means a lot to me.

I was surprised by the Maskol and it was a brand new bottle to boot.  I decided not to use my original bottle that I bought in Beatties (remember them?).  I even watched the Humbrol Maskol video on YouTube beforehand.

As for the next project... there are four on the rolling stock list to choose from.

 ;)

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #623 on: November 17, 2019, 06:19:00 PM »
:wonderfulmodelling:

As well as a lovely looking model Paddy, you've made yourself a pretty unique model too. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Thank you @RailGooner - appreciate it.  Are you a fellow Arsenal fan per chance?

Kind regards

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #624 on: November 17, 2019, 06:22:42 PM »
This really works as a train. My minimum viewing distance for finished projects is 12", so 148' in real life. We don't often get much closer than that to real railways!

Mike

Thanks Mike ( @maridunian ).  I know what you mean - I look at close up photos and think “Ooh, missed a bit there!” but the same model on the layout looks fine.  It is like the wording on tank wagons - from a couple of feet away I cannot even seen the join.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #625 on: November 17, 2019, 06:56:33 PM »

Hello Paddy,

The liveries for the Class A aren't decided yet; the CAD isn't even finalised as this is a model we anticipate will be offered toward the middle of next year.

Cheers

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #626 on: November 17, 2019, 07:40:39 PM »
Hi Ben,

Thank you for the insight.  My comment was tongue in cheek although I suppose this is a possible livery option.

 ;)

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #627 on: November 17, 2019, 07:52:33 PM »
An excellent weedkilling train there! You have excelled. An interesting project. :thumbsup:

Now to repeat the process several times and advertise on the web and open your own model shop!

Out of interest, what are the other 4 potential projects?


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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #628 on: November 17, 2019, 08:28:52 PM »
Thanks Chris ( @chrispearce ) - not sure about a model shop.  Sadly these days it seems a quick way to lose a fortune.  I really admire the people who run model shops though.

As for the projects...

1. Camera wagon.
2. N Gauge Society Loriet wagon kit.
3. Ford freight train.
4. CIWL Night Ferry train.

Not necessarily in the above order.  ;)

The above does even include all the layout things I really need to do!

Kind regards

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #629 on: December 13, 2019, 04:37:59 PM »
CIWL NIGHT FERRY TRAIN - PART #1

The inspiration for this project came from an article on the East Bank Model Railway Club’s website (www.eastbank.org.uk/ciwl.htm) that discusses a Tri-Ang R625 CIWL Sleeping Car.  The model is similar to the old Farish wooden Pullman (see photo 1) and I wondered if it would be possible to produce something similar in N gauge.


Photo 1. Tri-Ang CIWL Sleeping Car (Voiture - Lits). (© EBMRC)

Graham Farish did attempt a similar model themselves many years ago with the now rare CIWL Pullman cars.


Photo 2. Original Graham Farish CIWL Pullman Dining Car.

Further investigation indicated a reasonable representation for the 1950/60s CIWL Night Ferry train would be:

* Fouregon
* Voiture - Lits x 2 (Sleeping Cars)
* Voiture - Restaurant (Dining Car)
* Pullman/ Voiture Bagages (Baggage Car)

Unlike my previous Farish wooden Pullman project, this one would require repainting, artwork and bespoke interiors for some of the cars.  The price of Farish wooden Pullmans seems to have got rather high so before wrecking a significant number of these coaches I decided a test build was needed!  :worried:


Photo 3. Starting point - the Graham Farish wooden Pullman dining car (0646). (© Hattons)

After disassembling the coach (see my previous Pullman article for details) the body was submerged in IPA for 2+ hours.  All this achieved was a loosening of the writing on the Pullman car - the brown and yellow paint had not lifted at all.  After following the advice of @Dr Al, @exmouthcraig, @Graham63 and @Newportnobby, I attacked the coach with a fibre glass pencil and eventually removed the yellow paint (see photo 4) - the brown paint was not going anywhere!


Photo 4. Pullman car stripped of lettering and yellow paint.

As can be seen, the stripped car did not exactly look great, but the next step was to spray it with two light coats of Halford’s Grey Primer.


Photo 5. Primed Pullman car.

After 24 hours, the car had two light coats of Humbrol Acrylic Spray 15 Midnight Blue Gloss applied (see photo 6 - sorry for the lighting).  To my surprise, the end result is more than passable.


Photo 6. Pullman car sprayed with Humbrol Midnight Blue.

Remaining tasks:

* Create the artwork to adorn the sides of the car and apply.
* Spray the roof silver.
* Paint the chassis sole bars black.
* Create a Sleeping Car interior and fit.
* Upgrade glazing if required.
* Seal car body with matt varnish.
* Replace wheels with blackened Farish ones.
* Reassemble.

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Many thanks

Paddy
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