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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #691 on: March 05, 2020, 05:00:46 PM »
MILITARY TRAIN - PART #7

It has been a while since my last update on my military train.  Work on the troop carriage is underway but today's update details the adding of anti-roll planks to the bolster and Warflat wagons.  The planks were created from 1.5mm square rod from Plastruct.  Once cut to length, the planks were attached to a piece of card and sprayed with a coat of Halfords Primer followed by Humbrol Acrylic 29 Dark Earth and finally sealed with a coat of Testors Clear Coat.


Photo 1. Bolster wagon in original condition.


Photo 2. Bolster wagon with anti-roll planks added.


Photo 3. Completed bolster wagon with Land Rover.


Photo 4. Warflat in original condition.


Photo 5. Warflat with anti-roll planks added.


Photo 6. Completed Warflat with Cromwell tank.

All being well, the next update should cover the troop carriage.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #692 on: March 05, 2020, 06:59:50 PM »
Excellent work, Paddy. You could try dry brushing over the wooden surface with matt dark grey / black to bring out the planking?
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #693 on: March 05, 2020, 07:01:37 PM »
Excellent work, Paddy. You could try fry brushing over the wooden surface with matt dark grey / black to bring out the planking?

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #694 on: March 05, 2020, 07:04:35 PM »
Excellent work, Paddy. You could try fry brushing over the wooden surface with matt dark grey / black to bring out the planking?

Do you suggest a wok Chris or some other type of pan ?  :D

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #695 on: March 05, 2020, 07:44:09 PM »
The missing 'D' is to the right of the missing 'S' and underneath the missing 'E'.   ;)

Addit: Just noticed - the missing 'M' is to the right of 'N'.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2020, 07:45:23 PM by dannyboy, Reason: added a bit »
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #696 on: March 05, 2020, 07:58:54 PM »
Hi Chris ( @Chris in Prague )

I like the pristine look as per Bachmann's RTR equivalent in OO.  Like John ( @Train Waiting ), I am leaning towards a different approach to toy trains these days.  ;)  Plus, retro-fitting these planks to the completed wagons gave me palpitations!

Kind regards

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #697 on: March 08, 2020, 04:38:31 PM »
MILITARY TRAIN - PART #8

Just another short update on my military train.  As suggested by @maridunian, @port perran and @crewearpley40 the tarpaulin covered load has had a dark wash applied and various dry brushing effects added.  You folks were correct, it does ineed look better.


Photo 1. Improved 5 plank wagon with tarpaulin covered load.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #698 on: March 08, 2020, 06:26:57 PM »
MILITARY TRAIN - PART #9

Hard to believe that my first posting detailing the military train was on the 20th January 2020.  Of course, the actual start date was 8th December 2019 when Kevin ( @panzer-shop.nl ) kindly agreed to create a model of the Cromwell tank for me at 1:150 scale.

The final piece of rolling stock is the troop coach which started life as a Graham Farish 57ft Brake End Mainline Coach in SR green (code 0633).  I was fortunate to find a really good example on eBay as can be seen in photo 1.  Some may think it sacrilege to repaint one of these coaches but needs must!


Photo 1. Graham Farish 57ft Brake End Mainline Coach in SR green (code 0633).

Personally, I have never owned one of these coaches before and although they are generic they look good and are well made.  More importantly they come apart very easily.

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Photo 2. Disassembled coach.

The coach roof and body were then subjected to:

1. Soaked in IPA for a couple of hours to remove the factory applied lining and paint.  The lining came off easily but the paint was staying put.  This was not really a problem as the factory finish was good.

2. A light coat of Halfords' Primer was applied.

3. A coat of Humbrol Acrylic 86 Light Olive was applied.

4. Once dry, the coach sides were covered in masking tape.


Photo 3. Coach sides covered in masking tape.

5. The coach ends were sprayed with Humbrol Acrylic 33 Matt Black.


Photo 4. Coach ends painted matt black.

This time I decided to paint the seats inside the coach red.  The following photos show "before", masked and the finished result.  I have to say that I am not sure it is worth the effort as once the coach is reassembled the seats are barely visible.  Still, it was all good experience.


Photo 5. Unpainted coach interior moulding.


Photo 6. Coach interior moulding with masking tape applied.


Photo 7. Coach interior moulding with painted seats.

The coach glazing consisted of two accetate strips - nothing amazing.  I had watched a Humbrol video on YouTube that suggested dipping glazing (specifically, airplane canopies) in Humbrol Clear Gloss Varnish to give a glass like finish.  For what it is worth, this approach does not work on the strips supplied by Farish as they were left in a terrible state.  I accept this could be down to me but just a heads up.

Fortunately, I had purchased some sheets of clear accetate from eBay for my CIWL project and this proved a perfect match.  I simply cut two new strips to the correct length and attached them to the coach using Deluxe Material Glue 'n' Glaze.

Looking on the web, I came across photos of military coaches with orange curtains at the windows.  I decided to add these to my coach by gluing in some suitably coloured paper.  In addition, I also added white backgrounds to the windows in the Gaurds section and toilet.


Photo 8. Completed coach showing the compartment side.


Photo 9. Completed coach showing the corridor side.

The final step was to replace the original shiny wheels with darkened coach wheels from Graham Farish.

This basically completes the military train and I will upload a couple of photos this week showing the full train on HOLLERTON JUNCTION.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #699 on: March 08, 2020, 07:07:47 PM »
Very nicely done.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #700 on: March 08, 2020, 09:14:50 PM »
Proper job!

I really struggle with acrylic paint, so am super-impressed by this.

Best wishes.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #701 on: March 08, 2020, 09:34:24 PM »
Very nicely done.  :thumbsup:

Thanks David ( @dannyboy ) - that means a lot coming from you.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #702 on: March 08, 2020, 09:41:13 PM »
Proper job!

I really struggle with acrylic paint, so am super-impressed by this.

Best wishes.

John

Thanks John ( @Train Waiting ).  I am the opposite - just cannot get on with enamels.  If I do as much as look at a tin of enamel it goes everywhere.  :o

One thing I have found is that patience is critical.  Do not try to do every step in one day.  Leave coats of paint 24 hours to harden etc.  Also, it is the overall effect that is important rather than perfection i.e. N gauge can be a lot more forgiving.

For example, you may have noticed that I have added little black data panels to the rolling stock.  These were cut from self adhesive black vinyl labels which are very fine.  Once covered with a coat of Testors they literally look like they have been printed on.

Have a great week.

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #703 on: March 08, 2020, 09:42:31 PM »
Very nicely done.  :thumbsup:

Seconded! A very good addition to the train. The UK military used freight containers quite a lot. Have you considered a Peco kit Conflat plus container as an additional vehicle, Paddy? (Or did I miss it?)

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #704 on: March 08, 2020, 09:48:52 PM »
Thanks Chris ( @Chris in Prague ). The train now consists of:

1 x Troop coach
3 x Warflat with Cromwell Tanks
1 x Fuel tank wagon
1 x Palette van
1 x Gunpowder van
1 x Bolster wagon with Land Rover
1 x DB van
1 x Brake van

There were plans for a box van and Lowmac with AEC Matador but alas the above is all HOLLERTON JUNCTION can accommodate.  Annoying as I have purchased the Lowmacs and AEC Matador.

Speaking of gunpowder vans, how is your R.N. Version coming along?

Kind regards

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