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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 221579 times)

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Offline dannyboy

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1665 on: February 04, 2019, 04:01:39 PM »
I sympathise Gideon. I have twice had an ear infection - not pleasant! However, Louisa liked it - she got to put the drops into my ear. (I think she has a sadistic streak deep down  >:D). I hope things are improving.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1666 on: February 04, 2019, 04:16:58 PM »
The Despair Depot has been beset with woe in the shape of a particularly vicious bout of mastoiditis...



More "proper" work will be displayed soon! :)

You can probably blame kids for the infection. If it wasn't them, blame them anyway. They have to get used to it some time :D

That 4F looks lovely - full of individual character. It's lacking handrails though. It took me a moment or two to work out why it looked so different from *my* kit 4Fs...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1667 on: February 04, 2019, 04:37:14 PM »

You can probably blame kids for the infection. If it wasn't them, blame them anyway. They have to get used to it some time :D

That 4F looks lovely - full of individual character. It's lacking handrails though. It took me a moment or two to work out why it looked so different from *my* kit 4Fs...


You're absolutely right about the 4F! I'd been thinking it looked a bit odd and I couldn't put my finger on why... I'll add the handrails (and on the tender, too) - should look great then! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1668 on: February 04, 2019, 04:46:48 PM »
Sorry you've been unwell, Gideon.

That sort of pain can knock the stuffing out of you.

Hopefully you're on the mend and getting back to doing some of the things you do so well.

All the best.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1669 on: February 21, 2019, 10:17:01 AM »
Aaaaaand…. after a slight whirlwind of illness, work, children etc... I'm back where I belong at the workbench! :)

Lots more progress made than I had the chance to get pics of last night, but here's a taster:


A 2P and a Jube looking rather ghostly in the spray booth (@emjaybee - the Jube is one of yours!!! :) ) They're both a lovely satin black now.





The N7 is very nearly complete - just need to get the rear axle sitting right to stop it derailing everywhere!






A Minitrix 2-6-0 Ivatt bodyshell completed - just needs a chassis!




Much, much more on the go - I'll try and get some pics tonight! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1670 on: February 21, 2019, 10:40:05 AM »
Woo-hoo!

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Always good to see your work, even better when I've got a vested interest in one. Very exciting when you know that there's another one not far behind. I know you're going to LOVE doing the lining on this one and the next, so I'll pipe down and let you concentrate.

Great to see some pics, that little N7 looks great.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1671 on: February 21, 2019, 11:34:48 AM »
That Minitrix Ivatt is truely outstanding.

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I did a real zoom in and I can’t believe that isn’t Factory Finish.

Bar raised yet again!

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« Reply #1672 on: February 21, 2019, 02:17:47 PM »
That Minitrix Ivatt is truely outstanding.

 :goggleeyes:

I did a real zoom in and I can’t believe that isn’t Factory Finish.

Bar raised yet again!

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Thank you!  :beers:

I wish I could say that there's a magic trick to it, but there isn't... I just strip the shell back (normally in brake fluid), clean off with kitchen cleaner and a toothbrush and pick out any stubborn bits of paint with a pin/cocktail stick.

Then I give it a coat of primer (Halfords grey, or red if it's a maroon livery), followed by an airbrush coat of the base colour. Black details (smokebox, roof etc) I brush paint with thinned Humbrol satin black - -a drop of IPA in this helps minimise brush marks - normally two coats will cover the base colour. If the base is matt/satin I then airbrush on a coat of thinned gloss varnish to help the transfers adhere properly.

The lining/numbers go on next, followed by two thin coats of satin varnish (normally applied fairly quickly one after the other, before it dries properly) - et voila! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1673 on: February 21, 2019, 02:33:05 PM »
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Simples!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1674 on: February 21, 2019, 02:38:11 PM »
Truly, Gideon, your painting, lining and detailing are beyond superb. It's great see all your work. I hope taht you're now fully recovered. I'm looking forward to my Union Mills 700 Class "Black Motor" which must be virtually finished. But, I know it will be well worth the wait. Further back in the queue, among many others, are my Union Mills Southern Railway 0395 0-6-0 and BR WR Preserved "City of Truro". At least none of those require lining out. 8-)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1675 on: February 21, 2019, 02:42:38 PM »
Truly, Gideon, your painting, lining and detailing are beyond superb. It's great see all your work. I hope taht you're now fully recovered. I'm looking forward to my Union Mills 700 Class "Black Motor" which must be virtually finished. But, I know it will be well worth the wait. Further back in the queue, among many others, are my Union Mills Southern Railway 0395 0-6-0 and BR WR Preserved "City of Truro". At least none of those require lining out. 8-)


Thanks Chris! :)

The Black Motor is done! I just need to pop it back on its chassis, so I'll try to get a pic tonight. :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1676 on: February 21, 2019, 03:02:46 PM »
Excellent, Gideon. Many thanks. Looking forward to seeing it photographed then, here. It will star, at Cant Cove, in photos. with a snowplough (I have an NGS one here) just like it did in the Winter of 1962-3 in the Southwest! 8-)

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« Reply #1677 on: February 21, 2019, 04:20:55 PM »

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1678 on: February 21, 2019, 10:37:18 PM »
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Simples!

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Exactly!  ;)

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He makes it sound so easy, I've had enough trouble painting a wagon!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1679 on: February 28, 2019, 10:32:07 AM »
A bit more progress from the workbench...


Lining out some Southern locos and a BR Jube (not finished yet!):





A Jubilee, a 2P and a Britannia all painted and ready for gloss varnishing:




More soon! :)

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