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Network Rail Re-paints/Converts - Hooray for N Gauge
« on: March 29, 2013, 12:14:50 PM »
Hi all,

Here are some of the repaints and coverts that I have been completing/working on over the last couple of months or so, but have not had the time to post on here.
Anyway most the stuff is modern image era 5/6 concentrating on Network Rail stock. I know Farish and Dapol are dripping out bits of ready to run stock out, however this livery does open up great options for conversions to existing models.

This is my 1st batch of Dapol Mk3 conversions and re-paints, however 2 other batches have gone through the bay. (Have a look at the ebay links in the appropriate area of the forum if you fancy a set)
The main coaches are NR Mk3 977995, 977993 and 999550. (These have minor conversions and repaints. Decals from Railtec and an ebay seller)







The next batch have had a little bit more conversion work applied to them, with 975814 having the correct windows removed as per the prototype.




The last conversion was a one off, (I may making a few to put on the bay) is NR Mk3 997993 Overhead Wire Measurement coach.
This has a roof chop and the detailing applied. This uses a Farish Pantograph but I looked at using Dapol versions which work just as  well.
The other problem was measuring to make sure the conversion did not stick out too much over the top of the roof, as per the real coach.




Again this is waiting a final tidy up to paint over any exposed glue and tie the roof down correctly to sit correct and not bow out on the sides.



The last batch of models are Farish based, with Mk2's and Mk1 coaches.
The NR DVT is a converted Mk2 with resin front end applied and the appropriate detailing applied to the bogies. Again I have measured and measured this time and time again and the bogie ends are the same height, however on the pics it looks like the front is higher than the back. (Freaky  :confused1: )




The Farish class 150 bodies have been modded to look like 950001, however I am not happy with the overall finish of these so I am on the hunt for anymore class 150 bodies that someone may have. PM if you can help and happy to pay for one of those.



Finally this is the current batch of Farish MK2 and MK1's that have been changed and repainted or are being worked on at the mo. Unfortunately I am very good at masking windows on the Mk2 Farish coaches, so if anyone has any tips they will be gratefully received. Also the bottom Mk2 has a roof missing...!! (I don't know what happened there) so again is anyone has one of these going PM if you can help and happy to pay for one of those.



Enjoy  :ngauge:
Dil

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Re: Network Rail Re-paints/Converts - Hooray for N Gauge
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 12:37:59 PM »
I'm sure these will look great whizzing around your layout.  :)  I like the 950 as well. :thumbsup:

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Re: Network Rail Re-paints/Converts - Hooray for N Gauge
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 09:26:48 PM »
Look great! Tempted to repaint some Dapol mk3s for my NMT as the vinyls are a slightly different yellow (which I know isn't specifically a problem as the prototype has varied) and it irritates me!

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Re: Network Rail Re-paints/Converts - Hooray for N Gauge
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 11:14:01 PM »
Look great! Tempted to repaint some Dapol mk3s for my NMT as the vinyls are a slightly different yellow (which I know isn't specifically a problem as the prototype has varied) and it irritates me!

That is probably because the yellow paint used is one of the two or three permitted versions of warning yellow or has been patched up with one or other.

Sometimes annoying things add variety :confused2: :confused2:

Network Rail use a yellow paint to "BS381C" 356. 356 is Golden Yellow, often called Engineering Yellow.

Nearest RAL codes are 1003 Signal Yellow and 1023 Traffic Yellow

Railway Group Standard
GM/RT2483
C1.2.1 The front-end colour
The colour shall be yellow as specified by any of the following paint colours:
a) RAL 1003, RAL 1004, RAL 1018, RAL 1021, or RAL1023 from the RAL
Classic Colour Collection
b) BS 4800 Item 08E51
c) BR81 Item 202
d) NCS (Natural colour system) target value 1080-Y 10-R or 1475-Y 11R
e) EC 222.69.79 in the Eurocolour table.
Conformance shall be assessed by confirmation that the particular colour has
been applied using the manufacturers specification and applied using the
manufacturers approved process. No measurement of the colour when applied
to the vehicle is necessary.

Hope this helps
« Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 11:15:33 PM by Arrachogaidh »
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Re: Network Rail Re-paints/Converts - Hooray for N Gauge
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 10:20:11 AM »
Blimy thats depth i dont supose you know the RAL number for coach caroline 
thanks

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Re: Network Rail Re-paints/Converts - Hooray for N Gauge
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 11:56:59 AM »
I have had the same issue wit the sides bowing out when I did my NMT. I am going to have a go at making a 3d printed replacement roof for it with the well already there. Hopefully this will also lead to a MK3a roof for use with the W&S sets as well.

Alistair

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 01:17:25 PM »
Blimy thats depth i dont supose you know the RAL number for coach caroline 
thanks


From another site. Ask them....

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/45797-marc-models-975025-caroline/

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Re: Network Rail Re-paints/Converts - Hooray for N Gauge
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 01:55:24 PM »
Vinyl alternatives (see, I am totally unbiased)  ;)

P&H Designs do a lovely set of etches including windowframes to aid conversion of the Dapol Mk3s into the NMT.

There's an article by Nigel Burkin in the new BRM Annual. The finished result is stunning. Hurst Models also do brass overlays for the GF Mk3, as well as decals including the lining.


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Re: Network Rail Re-paints/Converts - Hooray for N Gauge
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 10:03:50 PM »
Have you got a web address for P&H Designs? Just seem to find out about kayaks!

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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 10:23:41 PM »
Have you got a web address for P&H Designs? Just seem to find out about kayaks!

Try   phd-design-etchings dot co dot uk
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Re: Network Rail Re-paints/Converts - Hooray for N Gauge
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 01:29:03 PM »
were did you get the resin ends to the mk2 dvt conversion
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 02:38:31 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 05:43:26 PM »
Looking good, Im working on a NMT and a MK2 DBSO as well at the moment.

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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 07:07:40 PM »
Very tasty, how long did the project take from conception to completion?. Cheers john.

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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013, 08:01:05 PM »
Hi John,
Sorry for not getting back to you, been away from the Forum  :'(
Anyway to answer how long the project took, the mk3's take around  3 days typically 3 evenings as you need time for the primer and the yellow coats to dry thoroughly. The strip down and re-builds can be done in one evening.
What you are seeing here though have been a series mini project started last year.
Dil

 

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