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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1785 on: June 17, 2019, 01:56:13 PM »
I can thoroughly recommend @Ozymandias  for commission jobs.

He's done me proud on a number of Jubilee locomotives.

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Seconded!  A '2P' rather than a 'Jubilee' and finished to my exact specification based on a contemporary photograph.  She is a little jewel and the 'Pride of the Line'.



She is a Union Mills locomotive so her appearance and running are equally splendid.

And I've another locomotive with Gideon; from South of the Thames this time!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1786 on: July 01, 2019, 12:31:50 PM »
A couple of quick updates from the workbench. Loco time has been in short supply of late - work and family commitments - normal service should be resumed shortly! ;)


Re-numbering some diesels:





City of Truro, lining completed. Proud of those splashers - getting the three stages of lining to sit right really tests the eyesight and steadiness of hand!!:





More soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1787 on: July 01, 2019, 12:48:13 PM »
Very nice work, Gideon. "City of Truro" 's tender lining was more complex in BR WR days (see colour photo. in link below) with an ornate GWR logo. The lining and paint colours on the loco. were closer to the model in later GWR livery in the photo. of your superb work.

https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2731/32878791565_9319a6f034_b.jpg
« Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 12:55:46 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected. »

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1788 on: July 01, 2019, 12:53:54 PM »
The problem is there always seems to be just one more please Gideon on a regular basis..... :thankyousign:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1789 on: July 09, 2019, 02:15:13 PM »
After a wonderful (and well-deserved!) couple of days' holiday in the remote Yorkshire dales, it's back to the workbench! :)

Some finished articles for you...


CoT is finally done!:





A close-up of those fiddly splashers...





The restored Grafar pug in lined maroon livery:





A kit-built Hymek - glazing the windows individually was, er, "fun"...!:





A Grafar A3, now "Tranquil" in LNER green:





A kit-built Patriot in wartime livery:




More "progress" shots of other projects will follow soon!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1790 on: July 09, 2019, 05:48:40 PM »
Excellent work, as always, Gideon, particularly the 3717 "City of Truro".

Would you be able to do mine as 3440 "City of Truro" in BR days, as here:


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1791 on: July 10, 2019, 10:12:40 AM »
Excellent work, as always, Gideon, particularly the 3717 "City of Truro".

Would you be able to do mine as 3440 "City of Truro" in BR days, as here:




Hi Chris,

Yes, I can do that (I am looking at that tender lining and slightly weeping, though... ;)) :)

The red of the underframe seems much lighter than the "official" Indian Red I got through Fox (which I used on the other CoT, above) - what do you think?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1792 on: July 10, 2019, 10:20:42 AM »
Progress on some more...:

Another LBSC E2 tank and a wartime Jube get some lining, while a class 27 gets a totally fictitious but rather fetching Cotswold Rail livery:



More soon!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1793 on: July 11, 2019, 07:11:30 PM »
Excellent work, as always, Gideon, particularly the 3717 "City of Truro".

Would you be able to do mine as 3440 "City of Truro" in BR days, as here:




Hi Chris,

Yes, I can do that (I am looking at that tender lining and slightly weeping, though... ;)) :)

The red of the underframe seems much lighter than the "official" Indian Red I got through Fox (which I used on the other CoT, above) - what do you think?


Hi Gideon,

Many thanks. If it could be done before October (in case of Brexit problems) that would be great. However, I do realise that the elaborate tender lining will be very trying and I don't know if the florid early GWR logo is available as a 2mm Scale transfer?

Regarding the Indian Red, early colour photos. are notoriously unreliable. I think the "official" Indian Red you got through Fox should be reliable but I'm ready to be corrected on this?

Here's a far more recent colour photo.:

https://www.watercressline.co.uk/archive/The-Works/Locos/36.html

And two of a model (Bachmann):

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3956/15571063821_fbafb34f55_b.jpg

https://locoyard.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/02-february.jpg

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1794 on: July 11, 2019, 09:31:19 PM »
Regarding the Indian Red, early colour photos. are notoriously unreliable.

This was the first thing I thought when I saw this photo.
But: the shade of red is very close to the orange lining colour and it is unlikely that the Indian red on the loco would match the PP colour. That colour is certainly much darker than any shade of orange.
And if you look at the more recent -and very over-saturated- photo you see that the difference between the shades is similar.
Wouldn't trust these colours if I look at the buffer beam and the goods van in the background.

I think that not only early color photos were not completely reliable but early preservation liveries had some errors too.

Maybe it's best to trust the Precision paints research unless you don't like it and prefer a lighter colour.

Jan

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1795 on: July 11, 2019, 10:40:30 PM »
Regarding the Indian Red, early colour photos. are notoriously unreliable.

This was the first thing I thought when I saw this photo.
But: the shade of red is very close to the orange lining colour and it is unlikely that the Indian red on the loco would match the PP colour. That colour is certainly much darker than any shade of orange.
And if you look at the more recent -and very over-saturated- photo you see that the difference between the shades is similar.
Wouldn't trust these colours if I look at the buffer beam and the goods van in the background.

I think that not only early color photos were not completely reliable but early preservation liveries had some errors too.

Maybe it's best to trust the Precision paints research unless you don't like it and prefer a lighter colour.

Jan

Thanks, Jan. I think Precision paints will be correct. The photos. (links) of the two 00 locos. seem to have more accurate colour shade representation.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1796 on: July 12, 2019, 12:47:00 PM »
So excited and looking forward to my CoT!  :D

As always, you can see that Gideon has put in an enormous effort to get things looking right.

More photos when she gets here and on the track at Hurst Hill.

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« Reply #1797 on: July 12, 2019, 04:57:46 PM »
So excited and looking forward to my CoT!  :D

As always, you can see that Gideon has put in an enormous effort to get things looking right.

More photos when she gets here and on the track at Hurst Hill.

Dave G

I'm sure that it will be well worth the wait, Dave.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1798 on: July 16, 2019, 10:22:23 AM »
Busy times at the Despair Depot!

Just a quick snapshot of the many things on the go...


Doing the tricky corners on the LBSC lining:





Diesels in the spray booth - two 27s (one Cotswold Rail, one triple grey), a Fragonset 33 and a Dutch 25 get gloss varnished ready for decals:



I didn't get much time for photos tonight, but I should have a full evening tomorrow so you should see a bit more progress...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1799 on: July 16, 2019, 01:42:53 PM »
I have my CoT and she looks brilliant!

No chance of a photo so far but will do tonight and post here and on Hurst Hill.

Just wanted to acknowledge safe and very happy receipt!  :claphappy:

Thanks, Gideon.

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