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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 253883 times)

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Offline dannyboy

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #750 on: February 17, 2016, 09:31:30 PM »
or wipe off immediately with a finger to get a matter effect.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #751 on: February 18, 2016, 09:48:29 AM »
I had a nice Satin black hand, after I applied a lovely coat of paint to a Duchess and my left hand at the same time, I'm not stupid though the hand holding the paint can had a glove on it  :dunce: :dunce:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #752 on: February 18, 2016, 10:29:34 AM »
I had a nice Satin black hand, after I applied a lovely coat of paint to a Duchess and my left hand at the same time, I'm not stupid though the hand holding the paint can had a glove on it  :dunce: :dunce:

Ah, good! It's not just me then!  ::)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #753 on: February 18, 2016, 03:54:00 PM »
I had a nice Satin black hand, after I applied a lovely coat of paint to a Duchess and my left hand at the same time, I'm not stupid though the hand holding the paint can had a glove on it  :dunce: :dunce:

Ah, good! It's not just me then!  ::)

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Cool we should start a club

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #754 on: February 25, 2016, 09:42:51 AM »
Remember the green and gold horrors from a while back?:



Well now the tank loco looks like this:

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She'll never be the quietest or smoothest runner - she's quite an old lady - but she looks a treat in her "just out of the factory" livery and runs very strongly. A couple of bits of touching up to do and she's done. Now to the tender loco...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #755 on: February 25, 2016, 10:00:13 AM »
Another excellent restoration! I've forgotten what make this one is?

I'm always struck by the contrast between the slightly cruder locos of the 80s, which can still run very strongly and so many immaculate looking models of today that fail the most basic realism test - pulling a train of realistic length!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #756 on: February 25, 2016, 10:01:09 AM »
Wow!  What a transformation.  Looks brilliant.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #757 on: February 25, 2016, 10:15:01 AM »
Another excellent restoration! I've forgotten what make this one is?



Thanks Mike! :) Both these locos are Arnold Rapidos - they're marked as made in West Germany, so that dates them pre-1990. I do love giving such old locos a new lease of life.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #758 on: February 25, 2016, 10:57:47 AM »
Quick question what paint do you use for LNER apple green?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #759 on: February 25, 2016, 11:12:15 AM »
Quick question what paint do you use for LNER apple green?

Ooh gosh - it's been a long time since I've done that livery - um, I think last time I used Phoenix Doncaster Green (or was it Railmatch Darlington Green...?)  :hmmm:

I'll have a rummage through my paints box tonight! I did try looking for a Halfords car shade that would do, but there's nothing even close to apple green that I could see.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #760 on: February 25, 2016, 12:11:43 PM »
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I did try looking for a Halfords car shade that would do, but there's nothing even close to apple green that I could see.

After today perhaps Halfords should look at selling this colour, along with "BR Green"....

Actually, on second thoughts, judging by how militant some rail enthusiasts can get, this may not be a great plan.....enough road rage as it is!

Anyway, the German tank is right up there with your best Ozz, lovely to think she has been saved from a life in a draw or worse.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #761 on: February 26, 2016, 12:46:37 PM »
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I did try looking for a Halfords car shade that would do, but there's nothing even close to apple green that I could see.

After today perhaps Halfords should look at selling this colour, along with "BR Green"....


Skyline2uk

Hi Skyline, for BR/GWR green I use Rover Brooklands Green from Halfords - it looks pretty good. But a good approximation of apple green is still like hens' teeth...  Glad you like the German tank!  :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #762 on: March 01, 2016, 10:52:29 AM »
The Ozymandias Despair Depot is fully back in business! :)

I actually had some time to get on with some locos last night...


Another golden ochre 31 and the formerly green and gold German loco get some decals:

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Warships, Warships everywhere...

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OK, I admit it - I'm a bit proud of this one - a Trix Ivatt tender in preservation livery. I finished the paintwork ages ago but have been struggling to get the gear and electrics right - now I have, and it runs wonderfully!

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More soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #763 on: March 01, 2016, 12:41:25 PM »
As ever truly wonderful work, is that an LMS tender I can see in the background of one photo

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #764 on: March 01, 2016, 12:50:49 PM »
As ever truly wonderful work, is that an LMS tender I can see in the background of one photo

Well spotted, Paul! :) Yes, that's the tender for the Royal Scot, whose recalcitrant motor and valve gear is getting the treatment tonight - along with some diesels that need a primering.

The Scot and the Ivatt will both be for sale...
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