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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #360 on: April 27, 2015, 11:37:26 AM »
Where do you find all the time? I'm jealous,

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #361 on: April 27, 2015, 11:44:06 AM »
Where do you find all the time? I'm jealous,

Late at night when the kids and SWMBO are tucked up in bed... ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #362 on: April 27, 2015, 02:25:53 PM »
I thought I was the only one who did that, not so much of a secret lemonade drinker as a secret LMS builder......

I think I need to sit down in a dark room for a bit

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #363 on: April 27, 2015, 02:29:48 PM »
I thought I was the only one who did that, not so much of a secret lemonade drinker as a secret LMS builder......

I think I need to sit down in a dark room for a bit

You are not alone, Paul... and I bet we're not the only ones!! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #364 on: April 27, 2015, 02:35:48 PM »
I even sneak stuff to work, so when I get the odd 5 minutes I can get a little modelling done. I wonder if I could sneak my layout to work?????

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #365 on: April 27, 2015, 03:48:01 PM »
I've got a rather shabby Windsor Castle that needs a repaint. I quite like the look of this as a new livery:

http://wrennmodelrailways.com/wrenn-w2223-4-6-0-castle-class-named-windsor-castle-br-blue-livery-locomotive-471.html

But is that blue too light (i.e., garter blue rather than BR steam blue)?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #366 on: April 27, 2015, 04:34:54 PM »
The blue BR applied to its steam locomotives was quite a light shade according to the info I have read which may explain why it was not very long lived, as it must have been a nightmare in service.

I actually quite like it though

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #367 on: April 28, 2015, 12:52:09 AM »
I've got a rather shabby Windsor Castle that needs a repaint. I quite like the look of this as a new livery:

http://wrennmodelrailways.com/wrenn-w2223-4-6-0-castle-class-named-windsor-castle-br-blue-livery-locomotive-471.html

But is that blue too light (i.e., garter blue rather than BR steam blue)?


The BR blue for the Castle was the same as other BR blues, e.g. the A3 you did already. I think Wrenn's rendition of it was a bit too light.

Castle in Blue should look rather sharp though, look forward to seeing that if you go ahead.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #368 on: April 28, 2015, 09:53:57 AM »
I've got a rather shabby Windsor Castle that needs a repaint. I quite like the look of this as a new livery:

http://wrennmodelrailways.com/wrenn-w2223-4-6-0-castle-class-named-windsor-castle-br-blue-livery-locomotive-471.html

But is that blue too light (i.e., garter blue rather than BR steam blue)?


The BR blue for the Castle was the same as other BR blues, e.g. the A3 you did already. I think Wrenn's rendition of it was a bit too light.

Castle in Blue should look rather sharp though, look forward to seeing that if you go ahead.

Cheers,
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Thanks for the input, chaps! I thought Wrenn's blue did look a bit "Thomas the Tank Engine"...! Original BR blue it shall be - I'll post pics on this thread when I start it.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #369 on: April 30, 2015, 09:57:57 AM »
Bit more work done...


Another Pannier finished (and now on ebay!):

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The golden ochre 31 gets its stripes, and a formerly very tatty Minitrix dock tank has a nice new paint job and LMS livery (needs a satin varnish!):

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The J39, no longer naked - half-way to what will be a very lovely new LNER livery:

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Bit of a disaster with the Peco Jubilees I'd spent ages stripping - I finally primered them last night (red primer - yup, they're going to be maroon!) and they looked perfect. I turned round to paint something else... and knocked them on to the very dusty garage floor.

Paintwork ruined and covered in fluff. They're back in the brake fluid bath... :doh:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #370 on: April 30, 2015, 10:22:43 AM »
Sorry to hear about the Jubs but you've made a great job of the others. I especially like the class 31 :heart2:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #371 on: April 30, 2015, 10:48:15 AM »
Sorry to hear about the Jubs but you've made a great job of the others. I especially like the class 31 :heart2:

Thanks, Nobby! The 31 will be for sale once it's done (and once I've got the pesky motor/ chassis to behave nicely!) ;)

The Jubs are perfectly rescue-able, it's just irritating having got them to look so good!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #372 on: April 30, 2015, 12:30:10 PM »
The dock tank caught my eye, I had one as a child would love one now but I never manage to catch the Fleabay bargains

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« Reply #373 on: April 30, 2015, 12:33:01 PM »
The dock tank caught my eye, I had one as a child would love one now but I never manage to catch the Fleabay bargains

That'll, um, be on fleabay too when it's done... ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #374 on: April 30, 2015, 04:16:35 PM »
Maybe the two of you could sort a deal out via PM? :hmmm:

 

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