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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #645 on: January 21, 2020, 05:06:03 PM »
I  Folded my tarpaulin and ran a was of grey and brown over adding streaks to crease lines. I third above comments

Hi @crewearpley40

OK, I take a hint.  :D

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #646 on: January 21, 2020, 05:07:32 PM »
Lifecolor or tamiya products should do the trick paddy

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #647 on: January 21, 2020, 05:09:04 PM »
Hi Folks,

Without wanting to sound big headed, the paint finish on the wagons is exceptional.  All credit to Halfords, Humbrol, Testors and advice from this forum - it has delivered a factory finish.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #648 on: January 21, 2020, 05:10:08 PM »
Lifecolor or tamiya products should do the trick paddy

Oooh, now you are testing me @crewearpley40 - I am a Humbrol man!  ;)

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #649 on: January 26, 2020, 08:41:33 AM »
Fabulous work - great inspiration and detail for those of us a bit nervous of stock painting etc.

Thanks ever so much for sharing.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #650 on: January 26, 2020, 11:02:50 AM »
@Paddy  They look pretty good especially as you have 'created' them yourself.  :thumbsup: I too am a firm believer in using Halfords  primer and I quite often use their paint spray cans as well.

I second all your points, David. I use Tamiya primer as I cannot buy Halfords here and cannot bring them over from the UK as I did some years ago.

Excellent work, Paddy.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #651 on: January 26, 2020, 07:42:25 PM »
Hi @ptopo and @Chris in Prague,

Thank you for your kind words.  I am awaiting delivery of plasticard, other wagons etc. so I can continue with the build of the military train.

Hopefully more updates in February!  ;)

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #652 on: January 27, 2020, 06:05:28 PM »
Hi Folks,

Went to use my can of Halfords grey primer today but it is not spraying evenly.  I warmed the can before use, shook it well and even cleaned the nozzle in IPA.

This is my first can so is this to be expected?  Do the cans have a shelf life?  It is probably about 1/3rd full - does that make any difference?

I had to re-strip two items to get a good enough finish.

Any suggestions and or tips?

Are there replacement nozzles for these cans?

Have I just been unlucky?  Is it time to start a new can?

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #653 on: January 27, 2020, 06:08:10 PM »
I do not know if the paint can go 'off', I presume it can eventually. However, I have never had any problems.
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #654 on: January 27, 2020, 06:19:21 PM »
Any suggestions and or tips?

Are there replacement nozzles for these cans?

Have I just been unlucky?  Is it time to start a new can?

It sometimes happens, but I'd expect hot weather to be implicated normally. For N Gauge modelling, a can might be used dozens of times over many months - probably not what Halfords had in mind. I always wipe the jet nozzle after use. I'm too mean to turn the can upside down and spray until only propellant emerges (the recommended way to clean up).

So, get a new can, pop its nozzle onto your existing can and carry on. Keep fingers crossed that it will last for 11/3 cans worth!

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #655 on: January 27, 2020, 07:29:35 PM »
Thanks @dannyboy and @maridunian,

Just had to use Wet 'n' Dry to sand one of the roofs before applying a light coat from a new can of Halfords Primer - this worked perfectly.  Good idea about trying the old can with the new nozzle and I will do this next use.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #656 on: January 27, 2020, 07:50:56 PM »
MILITARY TRAIN - PART #3

Time for the next few wagons that will be added to the military train:

4. Dapol Unpainted Gunpowder Van (2F-013-000).
5. PECO Single Bolster Wagon Kit (KNR-39).
6. PECO Pallet Box Van Kit (KNR-8).
7. PECO Type D Tank Wagon Esso/Algeco 1911 (NR-P750).


Photo 1. Wagons 4 to 7.

These unpainted wagons from Dapol are fantastic value and offer great potential for personal rolling stock projects.  They come packed in the same plastic cases as Dapol's RTR models - remarkable.  The model comes apart by removing one screw under the wagon.


Photo 2. Dapol Gunpowder Van.

PECO's Single Bolster wagon kit contains two wagons!  I intend to use one as a flat wagon to carry a military vehicle.  There is a little pip in the middle of the wagon body that holds the rotating arms - I nipped this off with some Xurons to make a totally flat load area.


Photo 3. PECO Single Bolster Wagon.

PECO actually produced this wagon in an ARMY livery but these are hard to find.  So, I thought it would be easier to buy the kit and paint it myself.


Photo 4. PECO Pallet Box Van.

The final wagon will be a fuel tanker and this is similar to the one Bachmann make in OO.  I bought the completed model as I wanted the red solebar to indicate fuel.  The model comes apart easily by removing the two "nuts" under the body.


Photo 5. PECO D Tank Wagon.

As previously, the wagons were cleaned in IPA and in the case of tank wagon left to soak until all the paint/printing was removed.  Sadly, my can of Halfords Primer played up (as mentioned above) which made applying a light coat more hassle than normal.  Fortunately, I only ended up having to clean and re-spray the tank wagon body and pallet van roof.  Argh!!!

The next step is to apply the ARMY green top coat.

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #657 on: January 28, 2020, 08:55:22 PM »
Looking forward to the next developments, Paddy. I made a completely fictitious royal blue RN goods train a while ago. Alas, I don't have the white RN transfers to go on the bodysides. I will add them to a future white text custom transfer sheet for some of the PO goods stock.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #658 on: January 30, 2020, 08:30:04 PM »
MILITARY TRAIN - PART #4

As is my method now, the wagons were:

1. Given a coat of Halfords Grey Primer.
2. Given a coat of Humbrol Acrylic Spray 86 Light Olive.
3. Sealed with a coat of Testors Clear Coat.

The Dapol gunpowder van went back together easily.  My only word of warning is be careful with the chassis as the couplers (and more importantly) the springs are exposed once the body is removed.  If those pesky springs fly out it is a devil to get them back in.  I placed pieces of Scotch tape over the openings whilst the chassis was stored.


Photo 1. Completed Dapol Gunpowder Van.

No problems with either of the following PECO wagons apart from the bolts that hold the body to the chasis.  Using a pair of thin nosed pliers as John suggested ( @Train Waiting ) improves matters but it is not a good design.


Photo 2. Completed PECO Pallet Box Van.


Photo 3. Completed PECO Fuel Tank Wagon.

Some of you may have noticed that the PECO Single Bolster wagon is not present.  The reason is that all was going well until I tried to attach the body to the chassis.  I did not realise there is a plastic moulding pip on the underside of the body that gets in the way.  If this is not removed, the chassis and body will have a gap where daylight can be seen.

Unfortunately, I did not realise this until it was too late and the painted body got damaged.  Luckily, PECO do provide two wagons in the pack so I will have to start again.

Remaining tasks:

1. Make another PECO Single Bolster wagon.
2. Make three Warflats for the Cromwell tanks (this is dependent on the arrival of Evergreen plasticard).

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #659 on: January 30, 2020, 08:33:53 PM »
If I remember correctly, there's an article in the current NGS magazine about how to assemble those Warflats, Paddy. The vans and tanker look very good. I should buy one of those Dapol gunpowder vans to add to my 'RN' train, in the summer.

 

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