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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #840 on: April 25, 2016, 04:44:55 PM »
Good luck, I am sure you have a system, but I am impressed you keep track of what goes with what when you marry them all back together again :)

I'd be impressed too, if I actually did keep track of it all! ;) It's not much of a system, but it seems to work and it keeps me happy.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #841 on: April 26, 2016, 09:46:58 AM »
Just some of the lovelies on my workbench at the moment...



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I like the red livery on the Ivatt and the dock tank. The latter is going to be cuter than a basketful of fluffy kittens.

A Lima pretending to be a class 17 gets some lining while a preservation Jinty and another Silver Jube lurk in the background.



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A Minitrix 27 goes all green with full yellow ends and a Southern E2 gets some lining.

Lots more on the go..! (Friends that I'm doing stuff for, please be assured - it is being done, it just didn't make it to the photo-call!) ;)


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #842 on: April 26, 2016, 10:02:47 AM »
very nice as usual!

How do you get the smooth finish? I've seen a few start out rough and then by the end they are smooth like new! Is it just sanding after painting or is it a layer that fills in the bumps like a varnish?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #843 on: April 26, 2016, 10:06:58 AM »
very nice as usual!

How do you get the smooth finish? I've seen a few start out rough and then by the end they are smooth like new! Is it just sanding after painting or is it a layer that fills in the bumps like a varnish?

I always put a final top coat of satin varnish over the top to protect the decals - this probably helps! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #844 on: May 03, 2016, 10:56:40 AM »
The start of the "Bluebell Railway" collection - loco painted and awaiting lining, tender body to be scratch-built. This will be 847 - I know the footplates and smoke deflectors are all wrong, but I am ignoring my inner rivet-counter because I'm impatient to get this done!

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The "just about finished" department. These will be sold to fund the Bluebell project!:





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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #845 on: May 03, 2016, 06:24:27 PM »
Looking good Oz, how did you do the Golden Arrow?  Transfers?  I hope to start my GA project this month but can't lay my hands on the dark orange/Black lining yet

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #846 on: May 04, 2016, 09:43:13 AM »
Looking good Oz, how did you do the Golden Arrow?  Transfers?  I hope to start my GA project this month but can't lay my hands on the dark orange/Black lining yet

Ah... about the Golden Arrow... that's the original paintwork, I just fixed the innards on this one!  :-[ I've got another rather more battered BoB body that I would like to do in the same livery, and had wondered myself about how to do the arrow - I certainly can't find any transfers for it.

If you do, let me know! :)

Have you tried Fox Transfers for the orange/black lining?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #847 on: May 05, 2016, 08:04:51 PM »
I had a scan of Fox transfers but nothing leapt out at me.... keep meaning to go back and look.

John at Precision Labels printed me a set of arrows (I have not seen them yet as I am away at work) for the streamlined ones, the Britannia ones are too small to print... says that even these one are very delicate and he is trying different things, but he has added them to the order pages of the site.

I am also trying to hunt down some Caledonian Railway freight transfers, but no joy yet either :(

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #848 on: May 24, 2016, 10:39:13 AM »
I got a bit bored with nearly putting my back out every time I wanted to use my (very big, heavy, solid) door-mounted test track - so I asked its original creator if I could dismantle it and recycle the scenics on a lighter board.

He very graciously said that was fine, so here's "Test Track Lite" in its first incarnation...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #849 on: May 24, 2016, 01:42:20 PM »
Looking good

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #850 on: May 24, 2016, 04:06:47 PM »
Looking good

Thanks Paul! There's a bit more to it now - update pics to follow!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #851 on: May 24, 2016, 04:07:14 PM »
Your 'test track' has a more exciting track plan than my 'layout' ;) Looks very nice :) What did you go with for the new baseboard?
Check out Avondale - My heritage railway themed layout :)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #852 on: May 24, 2016, 04:12:16 PM »
Your 'test track' has a more exciting track plan than my 'layout' ;) Looks very nice :) What did you go with for the new baseboard?

Thanks! I always think if a thing's worth doing, it's worth overdoing... ;)

The baseboard is 5mm ply, which now has 3mm cork tile on top to deaden the track noise - ultimately I'll add some battens underneath to frame the edges, conceal the wiring and stiffen it up a bit, but I was impatient to get going!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #853 on: May 25, 2016, 02:17:16 PM »
A bit more progress - cork tiles on, gradient in place and track glued down:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #854 on: May 25, 2016, 06:22:55 PM »
Is that another layout lurking in the background?

 

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