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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #735 on: February 08, 2016, 09:14:02 AM »
Hi Oz,

Loving your work!

Being a Warship fan and having a few of my own detailing projects on going, can you please tell me what you do for the body side stripe (transfer, paint, colour) and also what you do to make the numbered head codes?

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Rich.

Thanks Rich!

For the body stripe I use Fox transfers white lining, 1mm depth I think. For headcodes it's Fox transfers again, just applied straight to the "glass" and overcoated with varnish to protect it.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #736 on: February 08, 2016, 11:53:37 AM »
Loco work has been rather curtailed of late, as for sad but relatively amicable family reasons I have been moving out of home and into a new flat.

I am dangerously close to being organised in my new abode, so normal service will resume at the Despair Depot very shortly.

My workbench is set up, my tools and paints are to hand and I have boxes (and boxes and boxes) of locos in need of love, repair and repainting.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #737 on: February 08, 2016, 11:59:35 AM »
I am sorry to hear about your amicable move, these are never easy to deal with. However it is better being amicable than hostile.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #738 on: February 08, 2016, 05:20:00 PM »
Loco work has been rather curtailed of late, as for sad but relatively amicable family reasons I have been moving out of home and into a new flat.

I am dangerously close to being organised in my new abode, so normal service will resume at the Despair Depot very shortly.

My workbench is set up, my tools and paints are to hand and I have boxes (and boxes and boxes) of locos in need of love, repair and repainting.

"Believe me I shall soon return.
My fires are banked, but still they burn...
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Matey sorry to hear your latest news  :sorrysign:, but at least you have got things under control, now the important thing GET BACK TO PRODUCING STUNNING LOCOMOTIVES  :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #739 on: February 08, 2016, 10:42:44 PM »
That's the spirit Oz!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #740 on: February 09, 2016, 09:35:35 AM »
Thanks guys! :) I'm looking forward to having the life-affirming scent of cellulose thinners and Humbrol paints permeating my new sitting room! ;)
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« Reply #741 on: February 09, 2016, 10:23:33 AM »
Thanks guys! :) I'm looking forward to having the life-affirming scent of cellulose thinners and Humbrol paints permeating my new sitting room! ;)

The way any decent house should smell

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #742 on: February 09, 2016, 12:47:54 PM »
Thanks guys! :) I'm looking forward to having the life-affirming scent of cellulose thinners and Humbrol paints permeating my new sitting room! ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #743 on: February 17, 2016, 12:02:20 PM »
Hurrah! My workbench is operational and covered in loco bodies/paints/tools, my evenings are my own and I have been able to do some loco work for the first time in what feels like ages! :)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #744 on: February 17, 2016, 12:52:25 PM »
Nasty derailment there - good thing it landed on a paper towel! ;-)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #745 on: February 17, 2016, 01:02:46 PM »
That's a funny looking Steam engine?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #746 on: February 17, 2016, 02:20:02 PM »
Oz - although you would probably know if you saw one again, you should consider putting some kind of marking / logo on the inside of your bodies. That way when loco bodies came up again on the secondhand market they could be identified as yours. You never know, they might start commanding their own prices, since your work is good.

Just a thought and it would have to be something that wasn't so easy to replicate (like a dob of paint would be).

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« Reply #747 on: February 17, 2016, 02:40:39 PM »
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Oz - have you thought of overpainting the wheels faces, just to tidy them up and really finish it off? Would definitely add something.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #748 on: February 17, 2016, 03:00:59 PM »
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Oz - have you thought of overpainting the wheels faces, just to tidy them up and really finish it off? Would definitely add something.

Cheers,
Alan

Curses, my slackness has been spotted...! ;) Yes, you're right, I should do the wheels - I have done on other ones I've restored. I shall set about them with a brush this evening...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #749 on: February 17, 2016, 03:37:05 PM »
A Sharpie Permanent Marker is a quick way to give (or touch-up) an oily black sheen on wheels - or wipe off immediately with a finger to get a matter effect.

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