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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 195983 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #240 on: March 04, 2016, 09:27:15 PM »
And so we have 3 more additions to the Perthshire alcohol traffic


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #241 on: March 04, 2016, 09:41:39 PM »
great work with the tankers.

are the transfers available ?

just the Guinness ones.

so you need to white undercoat the sides of the tanks, black on the ends / top / bottom ?

definitely worth the work.  :beers:
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #242 on: March 04, 2016, 11:11:13 PM »
The "Guinness" tankers look very good, Andrew. Thanks for the tip about needing a white undercoat under the area to have the transfers applied to. We will need to do that with our West Country PO wagons and vans.

The axleboxes should, probably, be painted gloss yellow (for roller bearing).
« Last Edit: March 04, 2016, 11:12:37 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #243 on: March 05, 2016, 06:14:25 AM »
great work with the tankers.

are the transfers available ?

just the Guinness ones.

so you need to white undercoat the sides of the tanks, black on the ends / top / bottom ?

definitely worth the work.  :beers:


Thanks for the compliment, they are straight from the web pages of Robbies Rolling Stock, applied to the 15T tanker kit from Peco.  He has a pretty good selection to choose from and most of them you can get ready to run, or just the transfers.



Where you have white lettering on the transfer, you need to have white undercoat, as on the transfer, once the white backing paper is off, theses areas are just transparent - maybe can't pick it out on the pictures but there are individual tank numbers on the ends, so I needed a flash of white there too. 

After that, you then have to match up the final colour of the tanker to the transfer... I have had varying degrees of success in this regard and then, as you mention, and paint over the areas of white undercoat, I have a couple more examples to post.

Cheers,
Andrew


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #244 on: March 05, 2016, 06:20:54 AM »
Thank Chris, you are right about the axle boxes, I ran out of time before I had to head off to work to do the finishing touches, but was keen to try and complete these before I left - I had thought to paint the access ladders white too, but didn't have time to research and was nervous to interfere with such a legendary brand!   :no:

The power of the photo too, I thought I had done a better job of repairing the ladder on the middle one, and have not quite got them all at the same height.... but as a first go, I was pretty pleased.  Yellow axle boxes, white handles on the brake levers and a bit more touch up of the black will be on the list of jobs for when I get home.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #245 on: March 05, 2016, 08:35:28 AM »
I fully understand the lack of time problem, Andrew. Practice males perfect and these three tank wagons look very good. When you have time to complete them, I'm sure they will look excellent.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #246 on: March 05, 2016, 08:39:20 AM »
Thanks for your reply to my thread. Now I remember that you are the one who is building a layout in a goods van. Hope it is going well. At least you have some time to prepare your stock. Seems to be going well!
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #247 on: March 05, 2016, 09:34:44 AM »
Thanks for your reply to my thread. Now I remember that you are the one who is building a layout in a goods van. Hope it is going well. At least you have some time to prepare your stock. Seems to be going well!

thanks Chris, is good to finally see the railway van being built rather than demolished :)

I am taking the opportunity to get the planning & preparation right, but looking forward to starting the build on the layout later this year

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #248 on: March 05, 2016, 09:50:38 AM »
I fully understand the lack of time problem, Andrew. Practice males perfect and these three tank wagons look very good. When you have time to complete them, I'm sure they will look excellent.

Thanks Chris, it was a learning adventure for sure, I got caught up in the Johnstons "Klear" polish debate (and then found myself trawling around all the various supermarkets of Perthshire to find some!) and had a bit of fun with the kit building (I really hate those small nuts on the Peco kits now), but was good to see some of the pile of kits I had in a drawer for ages start to take shape.... I did a set of three 5 plank wagons too, but didn't manage to complete those before I went away, so will post those later in the month - have a couple more tanker attempts to post later today though that hopefully demonstrates what you say, practice makes perfect :)

In Perthshire, observers are waiting with bated breath to see if the lesser spotted carpenter makes another appearance :)

Cheers,
Andrew

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #249 on: March 05, 2016, 12:24:42 PM »
I also had some 10T tanker kits as well



Once the shells are glued together, the advice from Robbie is to remove the horizontal rib from the tanker (think I need to invest in a finer file!)



This wee project fulfils my desire to have traffic local to the area on the layout, whether it is coal traffic or hydrocarbons or other

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #250 on: March 05, 2016, 12:27:49 PM »


Thankfully, these ones did not test my colour matching abilities  :-[


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #251 on: March 05, 2016, 12:36:33 PM »
Not sure why I am doing them in groups of 3 mind......



No 2 tanker (on the right) has suffered a bit of transfer damage during application, but hoping to touch this up a bit more (or disguise with weathering) to improve the look of it

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #252 on: March 05, 2016, 01:33:13 PM »
Another fine job, Andrew. I'd recommend practising weathering on an old van, etc., first, before tackling your new stock. The van body can then be used as a grounded van body somewhere on your layout.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #253 on: March 05, 2016, 04:21:24 PM »
Nice looking tankers  :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #254 on: March 05, 2016, 04:49:48 PM »
Thanks Wookie, having seen the quality of work on your layout, that gives me confidence to keep trying!

Cheers,
Andrew

 

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