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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #495 on: June 30, 2015, 10:54:38 AM »
I quite like the green B!, I cant believe I just said that

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« Reply #496 on: June 30, 2015, 11:04:28 AM »
I quite like the green B!, I cant believe I just said that

You'll like what I'm working on next, Paul - a Peco Jube that someone has painted lime green...  :goggleeyes:

It's going in the brake fluid bath, but I'll get a pic before it does!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #497 on: June 30, 2015, 11:06:27 AM »
Some people are just wrong, how could anyone do that to such brilliant thing as a Jube? There is no hope for the workd

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« Reply #498 on: June 30, 2015, 11:31:22 AM »
Some people are just wrong, how could anyone do that to such brilliant thing as a Jube? There is no hope for the workd

Fear not - I will restore it to proper loveliness... :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #499 on: June 30, 2015, 11:40:50 AM »
One quick question, what paint do you use for your LMS crimson?

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« Reply #500 on: June 30, 2015, 11:56:21 AM »
One quick question, what paint do you use for your LMS crimson?

I use Rover Damask Red car spray from Halfords - although I've found that Humbrol gloss enamel (number 20 crimson, I think) is exactly the same shade (useful when it comes to touching up bits the spray doesn't reach!) ;-)

The Halfords sprays (which I think are cellulose-thinned) don't seem to mind having Railmatch enamel varnish sprayed over the top of them, but I have had issues spraying guitars I've made where an enamel varnish over a cellulose paint has reacted and cracked - so generally I try to stay with one type of paint base, be it enamel, cellulose or acrylic.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #501 on: June 30, 2015, 12:13:36 PM »
cool I use the same paints and like you I have been lucky so far when applying varnish

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #502 on: June 30, 2015, 04:12:28 PM »
The E5 is repaired after my Dremelling accident - you'd never know... ;)

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Nope, you never would know. It's still looking very good, and I can't wait to see it with the lining completed..

Erm... but isn't that boiler lining wrapped around the handrail too? I bet you knew that and just hadn't got around to repainting the whole handrail yet.  ;)

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« Reply #503 on: June 30, 2015, 04:26:45 PM »


Nope, you never would know. It's still looking very good, and I can't wait to see it with the lining completed..

Erm... but isn't that boiler lining wrapped around the handrail too? I bet you knew that and just hadn't got around to repainting the whole handrail yet.  ;)

Thanks Pete! I haven't forgotten that boiler lining, honest! I normally do one long piece all the way round and then scalpel off the bits where it's not meant to be, like the handrail - it means that it all stays in line until it's dry. I just haven't got round to doing the scalpelling yet! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #504 on: June 30, 2015, 05:32:18 PM »
That reminds me I need to get some lining transfers, unless I get my famous bow pen out, who do you recommend, other than the fantastic fox

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #505 on: June 30, 2015, 05:38:27 PM »
That reminds me I need to get some lining transfers, unless I get my famous bow pen out, who do you recommend, other than the fantastic fox

I've only ever really used Fox for lining - occasionally I use some old Press/Methfix stuff that I bought second hand, but that's more for lettering or logos (similarly Railtech).

If you use your bow pen, please take pics to show how it's done - I've never used one!! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #506 on: June 30, 2015, 05:47:53 PM »
That reminds me I need to get some lining transfers, unless I get my famous bow pen out, who do you recommend, other than the fantastic fox


I've only ever really used Fox for lining - occasionally I use some old Press/Methfix stuff that I bought second hand, but that's more for lettering or logos (similarly Railtech).

If you use your bow pen, please take pics to show how it's done - I've never used one!! :)


Paul, bow pen all the way!

Ozymandias, if you'd like to use a bow pen I'd recommend reading 'A Modeller's Handbook of Painting and Lining' by Ian Rathbone. It covers all the lining techniques and has improved my abilities with a pen no end. Apologies for those who have seen this before, but below is my hand lining experiment using a rejected 3D print.



Everything here was hand lined using a mixture of bow pen and ooo brush. The boiler bands are Scotchtape lined out and stuck on, I won't be using this method again but might have a go with some hand painted water side transfers at a later date.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #507 on: June 30, 2015, 05:48:57 PM »
If you use your bow pen, please take pics to show how it's done - I've never used one!! :)

I to would be interested in a How to on the use of a bow pen.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #508 on: June 30, 2015, 05:55:12 PM »
That reminds me I need to get some lining transfers, unless I get my famous bow pen out, who do you recommend, other than the fantastic fox


I've only ever really used Fox for lining - occasionally I use some old Press/Methfix stuff that I bought second hand, but that's more for lettering or logos (similarly Railtech).

If you use your bow pen, please take pics to show how it's done - I've never used one!! :)


Paul, bow pen all the way!

Ozymandias, if you'd like to use a bow pen I'd recommend reading 'A Modeller's Handbook of Painting and Lining' by Ian Rathbone. It covers all the lining techniques and has improved my abilities with a pen no end. Apologies for those who have seen this before, but below is my hand lining experiment using a rejected 3D print.



Everything here was hand lined using a mixture of bow pen and ooo brush. The boiler bands are Scotchtape lined out and stuck on, I won't be using this method again but might have a go with some hand painted water side transfers at a later date.

Hope this helps.



Wow - that's a lovely job! I will have to look into bow pens - amongst other hobbies I occasionally do a bit of calligraphy, so they shold be right up my street! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #509 on: June 30, 2015, 06:54:34 PM »
I tred a bow pen but couldn't get on with it, I now use Rotring drawing pens with opaque inks, I've cut some templates for different radii to draw round and use a ruler for the straight lines, however my hands are not as steady as they used ter woz, as can be seen on the T9 in my sig

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