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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 255743 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1936 on: February 05, 2020, 12:00:06 PM »
Decision made. Green it is. :claphappy:

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« Reply #1937 on: February 05, 2020, 12:01:59 PM »
Decision made. Green it is. :claphappy:

BR green or... that green...?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1938 on: February 05, 2020, 12:22:09 PM »
Decision made. Green it is. :claphappy:

BR green or... that green...?

Oh dear god, not THAT green, never THAT green, THAT green should only be seen on characters invented by the Rev. W.Audry.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1939 on: February 05, 2020, 04:34:59 PM »
Don't worry it wont be "that green"  Brunswick green it will be.  I think.... :NGaugersRule: :no:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1940 on: February 05, 2020, 04:48:59 PM »
Don't worry it wont be "that green"  Brunswick green it will be.  I think.... :NGaugersRule: :no:

More like this...?:


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1941 on: February 25, 2020, 10:00:23 AM »
Things have been busy in the Despair Depot Lining and Detailing department...


A Peco Jube gets some lining, while a Dean Goods gets a re-number and re-crest:










A stripped and re-sprayed GWR 56XX awaits satin varnish, while the E2 and N7 are ready for lining:





Lining progress on the N7:








Lining a UM City of Truro - I'm very pleased with the tender so far!:





A Minitrix Ivatt gets the same treatment:





9F "Black Prince" and a Stanier 2-6-4 newly satin varnished. I'm wondering whether to add red lining on the Stanier - what do people think?:







A couple of finished ones - Britannia "Moray Firth" and a restored Arnold DB tender loco:







Now - let it never be said that the Despair Depot shrinks away from a challenge... I have been given this EM2 to strip and restore:




I wasn't sure how soft the plastic would be, so I let it sit for 15 minutes in brake fluid - this is normally fine even for the meltiest of locos. When I fished it out, the resulting blobby mess had me panicked that the plastic had indeed melted and that it was ruined.

I started to scrape away the worst of the gunge to see how bad the damage was, and this revealed hitherto unseen panelling detail, complete and undamaged. The reason for the horrible blobby appearance was that the paint was in places over a millimetre thick!!  :o :doh:


Much scraping later, and very slowly, a salvageable and hopefully serviceable loco is emerging...:



More soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1942 on: February 25, 2020, 10:04:18 AM »
Who's a busy boy then?

That's some stirling work there my friend. I can't give any guidance on the red lining I'm afraid. Nice to see a crimson Jubilee.

Glad you're making some space, I've got something for you.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1943 on: February 25, 2020, 10:19:06 AM »
I told you the EM2 was a challenge! Mind I didn't realize just how much paint it had on it......

You make things to easy   :D :D

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« Reply #1944 on: February 26, 2020, 10:42:07 AM »
I told you the EM2 was a challenge! Mind I didn't realize just how much paint it had on it......

You make things to easy   :D :D

I showed the pic of the pre-stripped EM2 to my eldest and joked that I thought the paint had been put on with a hose. He said: "Daddy, I think they put that paint on with a bucket!"  :smiley-laughing:

I've done a bit more scraping and it's definitely getting there... :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1945 on: March 02, 2020, 10:04:17 AM »
Wow! Over 250,000 reads of my thread!! :bounce: Thanks everyone - I hope you continue to enjoy my various projects.  :thankyousign:
"Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!"

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1946 on: March 02, 2020, 10:09:00 AM »
Another milestone.  :thumbsup: Either there are a lot of bored members out there or a lot of interested members, (I think I know which it is  ;)).
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1947 on: March 02, 2020, 10:50:03 AM »
Wow! Over 250,000 reads of my thread!! :bounce: Thanks everyone - I hope you continue to enjoy my various projects.  :thankyousign:

Congratulations Gideon!

I'm guessing you're not quite up to 250,000 sales/commissions yet? ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1948 on: March 02, 2020, 10:56:00 AM »
Wow! Over 250,000 reads of my thread!! :bounce: Thanks everyone - I hope you continue to enjoy my various projects.  :thankyousign:

Congratulations Gideon!

I'm guessing you're not quite up to 250,000 sales/commissions yet? ;)

Mike

I wish!!!  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1949 on: March 02, 2020, 11:32:28 AM »
I had a little unexpected workbench time over the weekend...


The EM2 is cleaning up nicely. Some quick repairs to some of the fine detail damaged in the stripping process and another light primer and it'll be ready for base coat:







I decided to go with red lining on the LMS 2-6-4 - I think it looks much nicer:





The UM Drummond in LSWR livery is all lined - just needs blacking in and lettering/numbers added:




A couple of finished ones... the re-numbering and re-cresting of the Dean Goods is complete, now re-assembled and with lamps added. Back to her patient owner very soon!:





The 56XX is now varnished and back together. Needs some attention to the slightly wandery rear axle, but otherwise there:




More soon!
"Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!"

 

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