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Offline BramptonBranch

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1755 on: May 02, 2019, 01:46:49 PM »
That maroon lined J94? looks so so tempting...... :

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« Reply #1756 on: May 02, 2019, 01:54:48 PM »
That maroon lined J94? looks so so tempting...... :

It'll be for sale fairly shortly...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1757 on: May 09, 2019, 11:05:29 AM »
Progress and success at the Despair Depot (but some failure too!)


Jubilee "Connaught" is now complete:






Warship Rapid is nearly done - just awaiting nameplates and windows:





City of Truro gets some lining:





Minitrix disaster...  :doh: :censored: :'(

This is what happens when you forget that you put soft plastic Minitrix bodies in brake fluid and leave them in for 24 hours. Melted beyond use. Anyone got a Minitrix A3 loco and tender body they don't want/would sell...?




Lots more on the workbench, so more soon!
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« Reply #1758 on: May 09, 2019, 11:35:33 AM »
@Ozymandias , I don't know how you do it, but I'm glad you do.

Connaught looks absolutely superb. Just stunning.

Sorry about your mishap with the brake fluid, how long do you normally leave them to 'soak'?

I can't thank you enough for the Jubilee. I'm hoping I now have the only double chimney Jube lined as such.

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« Reply #1759 on: May 09, 2019, 11:43:37 AM »
@Ozymandias , I don't know how you do it, but I'm glad you do.

Connaught looks absolutely superb. Just stunning.

Sorry about your mishap with the brake fluid, how long do you normally leave them to 'soak'?

I can't thank you enough for the Jubilee. I'm hoping I now have the only double chimney Jube lined as such.

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Delighted you're pleased! :) I'll box her up and get her back to you.

Normally with plastic Minitrix bodies I give it about half an hour in the brake fluid, just to loosen the paint. I just got distracted by others things and completely forget they were in there.  :-[
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« Reply #1760 on: May 09, 2019, 11:56:39 AM »
Cripes! Half-an-hour! It's a wonder they didn't vanish, leaving you wondering what you'd done with the two bodyshells.

I hope you manage to find what you need.

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« Reply #1761 on: May 09, 2019, 05:07:30 PM »
That warship looks fantastic and I know whose it is :claphappy: :claphappy:

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« Reply #1762 on: May 09, 2019, 05:16:14 PM »
I agree, that BR Maroon Minitrix "Warship" does look really good and the Jubilee "Connaught". But my favourite is the superb "City of Truro". Very sorry to see the two melted loco. bodies.

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« Reply #1763 on: June 10, 2019, 06:07:55 PM »
@Ozymandias :  could you give us a bit of information about the lining you use and how you apply it to the splashers etc.?
Is it 0.3mm waterslide lining?
I'm going to build a Worsley works O1 loco and it has to be lined green.

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p.s. if it is already described in earlier posts I'll look for it but browsing 118 pages is a bit too much... Very inspiring though!

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« Reply #1764 on: June 11, 2019, 10:31:08 AM »
@Ozymandias :  could you give us a bit of information about the lining you use and how you apply it to the splashers etc.?
Is it 0.3mm waterslide lining?
I'm going to build a Worsley works O1 loco and it has to be lined green.

Jan

p.s. if it is already described in earlier posts I'll look for it but browsing 118 pages is a bit too much... Very inspiring though!

Hi Jan,

I usually use Fox Transfers lining, the .35mm weight - unless there's a specific lining "set" like I used for the Wartime Jubilee lining.

A good chance to show you some in action - now doing the very fiddly gold lining on the City of Truro (this will be overlaid in two stages with finer, special orange /black lining transfers, again from Fox.):


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« Reply #1765 on: June 11, 2019, 11:23:11 AM »
Beautiful work, as always, Gideon. You have 'persuaded' me, I'd like my "City of Truro" in the same GWR livery that it ran in under BR WR from 1957-1961.

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« Reply #1766 on: June 11, 2019, 06:18:08 PM »
I usually use Fox Transfers lining, the .35mm weight .....

A good chance to show you some in action - now doing the very fiddly gold lining on the City of Truro........

Thanks, I will order some lining sheets. Glad I can practice on some simple green lining  :)

Jan

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1767 on: June 13, 2019, 10:46:48 AM »
Another update on the City of Truro...

I've been doing the three-stage lining on the splashers - first the gold goes on, then black, then orange.

It is incredibly fiddly to do, especially with the suspension elements in the way on this particular model, but I'm rather pleased so far:



Much more on the go, which I will get pics of shortly (I need to uncross my eyes first!  :confused1:)...  ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1768 on: June 13, 2019, 11:11:54 AM »
You've almost got the hang of this lining lark ;)

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« Reply #1769 on: June 13, 2019, 12:07:26 PM »
Another update on the City of Truro...

I've been doing the three-stage lining on the splashers - first the gold goes on, then black, then orange.

It is incredibly fiddly to do, especially with the suspension elements in the way on this particular model, but I'm rather pleased so far:



Much more on the go, which I will get pics of shortly (I need to uncross my eyes first!  :confused1:)...  ;)

An incredible piece of work, Gideon. Really superb lining there.

 

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