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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 278440 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1080 on: January 26, 2017, 12:20:28 PM »



Forgive me if I asked this before (as I may have done) - but who does the rivet decals?

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The ones I use are Archer's: http://www.archertransfers.com/

They're good to use but do require a very glossy surface to adhere - satin or matt, they'll just fall off!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1081 on: January 27, 2017, 07:57:53 AM »
I've dbeen doing some incredibly intricate rivet decal work on the streamlined German loco - not good for the eyesight!  :confused1: It should look great when it's painted though:/color]

So what's your secret technique for N scale rivets??
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1082 on: January 27, 2017, 09:36:06 AM »
I've dbeen doing some incredibly intricate rivet decal work on the streamlined German loco - not good for the eyesight!  :confused1: It should look great when it's painted though:/color]

So what's your secret technique for N scale rivets??

I should point out that I didn't rivet the whole thing - just the new black ones! ;)

No secret technique, really, Railwaygun - I just looked at the old melted middle section and where the rivets should be (mainly on the hatchplates, which I'd recreated out of thin acetate film), chopped the decals up as finely as I could with a scalpel and stuck them on. Fiddly - especially trying to coax two individual rivets off the tweezers and on to the loco - but hopefully worth it!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1083 on: January 30, 2017, 10:41:37 AM »
A busy weekend, but I had the chance to do a bit of spraying and some decals.

A 47, the melted German loco and a T9 progress a little...:


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1084 on: January 30, 2017, 11:33:31 AM »
A 47, the melted German loco and a T9 progress a little...:

That T9 is looking very nice indeed ;)  Keep up the good work.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1085 on: January 30, 2017, 11:34:47 AM »
A 47, the melted German loco and a T9 progress a little...:

That T9 is looking very nice indeed ;) 
Yes it is indeed. I wonder if that's a Union Mills body?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1086 on: January 30, 2017, 11:48:20 AM »
Some brilliant work there Ozman - as others have said, the Patriot conversion was stunning :)  I feel a PM coming on to see if you would do a couple of locos' for me :)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1087 on: January 30, 2017, 11:51:01 AM »
A 47, the melted German loco and a T9 progress a little...:

That T9 is looking very nice indeed ;) 
Yes it is indeed. I wonder if that's a Union Mills body?
 :beers:

Yes, it is! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1088 on: January 30, 2017, 12:51:19 PM »
That's a superb job you're doing on the Union Mills T9. (The other  two look excellent as well.) Union Mills loco. models really benefit from extra detailing like handrails. I will be sending you at least a BR Black T9 and, maybe a SR Green one, too, for renumbering and detailing, later this year. Also a UM BR Black 700  Class 'Black Motor'.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1089 on: January 31, 2017, 09:51:16 AM »
I wanted to get some spraying done last night but gremlins have stolen the lid of my airbrush bottle. Completely vanished. A new one is on order....

So I did some decals and some brush painting, along with some "blacking-in" on the T9 - I think this is going to be a belter when it's finished:



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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1090 on: January 31, 2017, 10:07:49 AM »
Looking terrific! :thumbsup:

Any chance I could send you mine for similar treatment - at some time???  :pleasesign:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1091 on: January 31, 2017, 10:27:46 AM »
Looking terrific! :thumbsup:

Any chance I could send you mine for similar treatment - at some time???  :pleasesign:

Dave G

Just PM'd you, Dave! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1092 on: January 31, 2017, 10:38:27 AM »
That really does look superb. To be super 'picky' though, I think you'll need to paint out the lining in the top right-hand corner of the cabside where it crosses over inside the horizontal line? (Not a task I envy you.)

Are you going to be able to add the handrails and smokebox detailing, as seen here:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Trains-Railways-British-Isles/SR-and-BRS/LSWR-tender-engines/i-XDQ8ftn/0/L/S_BR_30301_Petersfield_6-2-55_GWRA150131_03-053-L.jpg


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1093 on: January 31, 2017, 10:59:38 AM »
That really does look superb. To be super 'picky' though, I think you'll need to paint out the lining in the top right-hand corner of the cabside where it crosses over inside the horizontal line? (Not a task I envy you.)

Are you going to be able to add the handrails and smokebox detailing, as seen here:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Trains-Railways-British-Isles/SR-and-BRS/LSWR-tender-engines/i-XDQ8ftn/0/L/S_BR_30301_Petersfield_6-2-55_GWRA150131_03-053-L.jpg

Thanks! :) It's not finished yet - all the extraneous white will be painted out (I don't envy me that job either!)

This loco doesn't actually belong to me, I'm doing this as a project for a forum friend - so it's just the lining on this one (unless I get told otherwise!) ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1094 on: January 31, 2017, 11:39:30 AM »
Completely vanished...

...like an old oak table... ;)

 

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