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Offline Stevie DC

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #675 on: July 14, 2019, 11:35:11 AM »
A fully lined GC one will be quite something and if anyone is up to that challenge it is you!

I look forward to seeing them both develop.

Thank you, I'll try not to disappoint!  ;)

Originally he wanted a black one, as he thought it would make my life easier not having to paint multiple colours. I managed to convince him that hand lining the white/red/black/white quadruple lining was actually the more difficult thing to do! By comparison, masking up for airbrushing several different colours is relatively simple (but time consuming).

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« Reply #676 on: July 14, 2019, 07:35:17 PM »
I've managed to spend a bit of time doing the first bits of the center panel lining for Spearmint's tender. While I was originally going to use the hand painted decal, I found myself on an off day with getting the scalpel cuts right to give a consistent outer white line.

Therefore, I decided that I was going to try once again and ruling the outer white lines onto the tender. I've never been happy with my previous attempts as it is very difficult to get two consistent and paralleled lines that are only 0.5mm apart. However, today somebody must have been smiling down on me as I've managed to make a reasonable attempt at it for the first time.



The lines are a little messy in places but this is all on the inside, which will be painted black once the outer lines have dried. The corners are brush painted using a fine tipped brush and then tidied up using a brush moistened with white spirit and the wiped on a kitchen towel until almost dry to gently lift or manipulate the paint.

Overall this represents about 90 minutes worth of work. Now that I seem to have cracked the basics, I expect subsequent efforts to be a bit quicker.

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« Reply #677 on: July 15, 2019, 05:50:27 PM »
I've painted the center black line today. Below is a rather cruel close up and comparison to Dapol's factory finish.



I've still got some tidying up and patch painting to do, so I might get things a little neater yet.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #678 on: July 15, 2019, 07:19:36 PM »
Well I think that looks pretty damned good, I'd be proper chuffed to achieve something that good.

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« Reply #679 on: July 15, 2019, 08:15:39 PM »
Well I think that looks pretty damned good, I'd be proper chuffed to achieve something that good.

Thanks Gary, I guess that all modellers will naturally be very critical of their own work. It might just be because of the depression, but I'm amazed that anyone thinks my efforts are any good, much less occasionally part with money for something I made.

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« Reply #680 on: July 15, 2019, 09:03:58 PM »
Well I think that looks pretty damned good, I'd be proper chuffed to achieve something that good.

Thanks Gary, I guess that all modellers will naturally be very critical of their own work. It might just be because of the depression, but I'm amazed that anyone thinks my efforts are any good, much less occasionally part with money for something I made.

For what its worth Steve I have always considered you gifted with top draw talent, your modeling skills have always impressed me. 

Keep it going m8 your threads make good reading and viewing!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #681 on: July 15, 2019, 10:19:59 PM »
For what its worth Steve I have always considered you gifted with top draw talent, your modeling skills have always impressed me. 

Keep it going m8 your threads make good reading and viewing!  :thumbsup:

Thanks Dave.  :-[ Believe me, I'm not gifted - at best I'll accept too stupid to know when I'm defeated.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #682 on: July 15, 2019, 10:20:18 PM »
I've painted the center black line today. Below is a rather cruel close up and comparison to Dapol's factory finish.
To be honest Steve, I think the Dapol one looks like its a printed on decal to me, whereas yours looks like its a lovingly restored tender out of some shed in Darlington. Far far more like the real thing.
Just my opinion.

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« Reply #683 on: July 15, 2019, 10:30:51 PM »
To be honest Steve, I think the Dapol one looks like its a printed on decal to me, whereas yours looks like its a lovingly restored tender out of some shed in Darlington. Far far more like the real thing.
Just my opinion.

Thanks Kirky, I think the lack of decently lighting does my tender a lot of favours! As the loco is (and will largely remain in) Dapol's factory finish, I've really been trying to match the finish. Once the other side is done, I'll be giving the tender a coat of satin varnish (very slightly bias to the matt side) to try and get as close a finish as I can.

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« Reply #684 on: August 28, 2019, 06:44:23 PM »
Having returned from Pickering on Saturday, and having built the second scissor crossing while I was away, I've decided to try and tackle designing and building my own powered chassis. However, I needed to decide what I was going to build - overall it will need to be fairly simple. Therefore, I've decided to make my first attempt one of these.


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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #685 on: August 28, 2019, 09:07:51 PM »
 :confused2: :dunce: :whiteflag: :help:

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« Reply #686 on: August 28, 2019, 09:12:06 PM »
Nicely detailed CAD drawing Steve, if you can achieve a print somewhere near the quality of the drawing you will have scored a home run m8  :thumbsup:

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #687 on: August 28, 2019, 09:29:49 PM »
:confused2: :dunce: :whiteflag: :help:

I'm going to risk embarrassing myself by saying it is an absolutely excellent rendition of Mr Ivatt the Elder's 'N1' 0-6-2T for the old GN.  In later years these engines were used a fair bit on the steeply-graded LNER lines in the West Riding.

Great stuff.

Best wishes.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #688 on: August 28, 2019, 09:34:47 PM »
That had crossed my mind, John, but compare & contrast with the N2 and the front splasher design seems different to Steve's.............. :hmmm:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hs=y6m&q=N2+tank+loco&tbm=isch&source=univ&client=opera&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjKzuyqtKbkAhX3QkEAHTNvDGwQiR56BAgIEAw&biw=1326&bih=658

I'm well out of my comfort zone, though, and there may have been different variations of that loco

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« Reply #689 on: August 28, 2019, 09:41:25 PM »
That had crossed my mind, John, but compare & contrast with the N2 and the front splasher design seems different to Steve's.............. :hmmm:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hs=y6m&q=N2+tank+loco&tbm=isch&source=univ&client=opera&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjKzuyqtKbkAhX3QkEAHTNvDGwQiR56BAgIEAw&biw=1326&bih=658

I'm well out of my comfort zone, though, and there may have been different variations of that loco

Totally agree, Mick.  Mr Gresley's later 'N2' 0-6-2T locomotives were a bit different to Mr Ivatt's 'N1' class.  Thank you for the link with very interesting pictures of 'N2s'.

All the very best.

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