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Offline Ozymandias

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #585 on: September 18, 2015, 12:35:50 PM »
I really wish I could find the bargains like you can, its always good to expand the fleet

That's 'cos Ozzie bags them all!!  :D

Chris

Not all of them... I miss out on a lot more than I get! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #586 on: September 18, 2015, 02:28:02 PM »
I think SWMBO suspects I have a massive drink problem as the dining room reeks of meths and IPA... ;)

Wait till she sees your earnings on these - she'll be encouraging your drink problem after that ;) ;)  ;D  :beers:

Thanks for the info - I'm looking to create:
https://flic.kr/p/bfnn4F

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #587 on: September 18, 2015, 02:52:09 PM »
I think SWMBO suspects I have a massive drink problem as the dining room reeks of meths and IPA... ;)

Wait till she sees your earnings on these - she'll be encouraging your drink problem after that ;) ;)  ;D  :beers:

Thanks for the info - I'm looking to create:
https://flic.kr/p/bfnn4F

Cheers,
Alan

That's a lovely subject to model! Keep us updated on progress (with pics!), won't you?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #588 on: September 18, 2015, 07:50:15 PM »
That's a lovely subject to model! Keep us updated on progress (with pics!), won't you?

Will do - don't yet have the donor model yet, but hope that I can deface it without need for a full repaint, instead just careful modification of the lower cab sides.

But I won't hijack your thread on that one!

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #589 on: September 20, 2015, 01:28:53 PM »
Fantastic thread, what paint did you use for the network rail hst?  :thankyousign:

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« Reply #590 on: September 21, 2015, 09:15:02 AM »
Fantastic thread, what paint did you use for the network rail hst?  :thankyousign:

Thank you! :) For the Network Rail HST I used Halfords car spray - Ford Signal Yellow.
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« Reply #591 on: September 21, 2015, 09:25:10 AM »
Success and failure in the far-off land of Oz(ymandias)...

Success - I've finished the Network Rail 31 - quite pleased with this:

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Failure - I really should have learned my lesson about Railmatch aerosols. This 27 was going to be Dutch livery, but the grey aerosol is just too thick and gloopy - this is one "light" coat.  :-\  Back in the stripper bath she goes, and next time I'll use my airbrush (this coat looks as though I put it on with my hairbrush).

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #592 on: September 21, 2015, 11:43:46 AM »
As well you should be pleased with that 31, very smart indeed  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #593 on: September 21, 2015, 11:55:51 AM »
Just think of it as another opportunity (after you have finished swearing)


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #594 on: September 21, 2015, 06:26:46 PM »
Fantastic thread, what paint did you use for the network rail hst?  :thankyousign:

Thank you! :) For the Network Rail HST I used Halfords car spray - Ford Signal Yellow.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #595 on: September 22, 2015, 09:53:54 AM »
Oh dear oh Lord, what have I bought this time...?

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They will be stripped of their gloopy green and their gold lamé underwear - any interesting suggestions for livery?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #596 on: September 22, 2015, 10:30:42 AM »
What about a nice Prussian blue

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #597 on: September 22, 2015, 10:42:18 AM »
What about one in that 'new build' grey they used to do for photographing a new engine as it came out of the factory?

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« Reply #598 on: September 22, 2015, 11:24:29 AM »
Both very tempting...! I've got a nice deep blue I can use for the tender loco - Zwilnik, what sort of shade of grey is the "new build" one?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #599 on: September 22, 2015, 12:06:12 PM »
Is it your intention to just do a refurb/repaint or hack them into something British? Lack of valve gear could be a problem there. Is the 2-6-2 loco or tender drive? If tender drive then there are not many 2-6-2 tender locos apart from the V2, if it's loco drive then there are a few 2-6-2Ts that might be doable, the 2-6-4T would tempt me to try  the SR W class, lack of valve gear would be less obvious due to those massive steps maybe hack a Farish 4MT body

http://www.semgonline.com/steam/wclass_1.html

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