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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #465 on: January 21, 2018, 11:03:22 PM »
Personally, I found even a cheap Amazon.co.uk airbrush opened up new modelmaking techniques that the investment was worthwhile.

You certainly get some good results weathering with that airbrush.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #466 on: January 21, 2018, 11:50:16 PM »
Have you tried the Aspects of Modelling series of books,three titles by Tim Shackleton- Weathering Rolling Stock,Locomotive Weathering Projects and Weathering Locomotives. The second of these titles uses various mediums,paint, powders and the first also includes the use use of Gouache,being an artist you'll know what that is.Its mostly OO,but some N,I find the techniques work ok  in both scales.            Bill

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #467 on: January 22, 2018, 09:42:52 AM »
Have you tried the Aspects of Modelling series of books,three titles by Tim Shackleton- Weathering Rolling Stock,Locomotive Weathering Projects and Weathering Locomotives. The second of these titles uses various mediums,paint, powders and the first also includes the use use of Gouache,being an artist you'll know what that is.Its mostly OO,but some N,I find the techniques work ok  in both scales.            Bill

I've got two of them, Bill, but not the Projects one. I notice that he suggests a minimalist approach to N gauge weathering, which sounds like good advice to me. And he uses an airbrush a lot. With most of my present rolling stock done it might not be worth the expense of buying one. Not sure if there will be another layout after Wrenton - finding space for one would be a problem and I don't think I could part with Wrenton just yet! So I guess I'll struggle along with my brushes.

My most recent loco purchases have come from TMC with their medium and heavy weathering options. I think it's worth paying 30 to get the job done professionally and I've been pleased with their work so far. The heavy weathering option looks especially good I think. See the 4MT on http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38682.msg480281#msg480281 for example. A good overall muckiness without too much fine detail.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #468 on: January 22, 2018, 09:58:57 AM »
Have you tried the Aspects of Modelling series of books,three titles by Tim Shackleton- Weathering Rolling Stock,Locomotive Weathering Projects and Weathering Locomotives.

I've got one of his dirty DVDs, Bill ;). 'Right Track 11'

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #469 on: January 22, 2018, 11:15:09 AM »
I've got one of his dirty DVDs, Bill ;). 'Right Track 11'

Did it come in a brown, unmarked envelope?

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #470 on: January 22, 2018, 12:46:04 PM »
Some years ago,a good friend of mine, Nick Tillston of N Brass, convinced me that less was more and subtlety was the way forward, I've stuck to this pretty much,however Mr. Shackleton exhorts us to paint ' what is there'.Photo's show what a great variety is available ,so you really can't do it 'wrong'.Give me a 9F or an Austerity  2-8-0 and it won't end up black however an A4 (which I love),weathering will almost certainly be minimal.Some loco's I won't touch,just because they look good,eg. Blue Pullman,Schools class Repton.                                                                    regards Bill

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #471 on: January 22, 2018, 02:17:25 PM »
Photo's show what a great variety is available ,so you really can't do it 'wrong'.Give me a 9F or an Austerity  2-8-0 and it won't end up black however an A4 (which I love),weathering will almost certainly be minimal.Some loco's I won't touch,just because they look good,eg. Blue Pullman,Schools class Repton.

Sounds sensible. I like my A4 as it is and I certainly wouldn't touch my Flying Scotsman, Rule One allowing it to run in LNER livery!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #472 on: January 22, 2018, 03:34:35 PM »
She ran in those colours in the sixties on railtours whilst in private ownership as did Sir Nigel Gresley in Garter Blue, a couple of Castles went back to GWR livery I think.

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« Reply #473 on: January 22, 2018, 04:59:36 PM »
She ran in those colours in the sixties on railtours whilst in private ownership as did Sir Nigel Gresley in Garter Blue, a couple of Castles went back to GWR livery I think.

I wasn't certain at which period she was in LNER livery. But I assume she didn't have a train of Gresley teaks in their original livery as does my model. My period is very much undefined, of course, with all those buildings looking just as they do today.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #474 on: January 22, 2018, 05:05:51 PM »
Some loco's I won't touch,just because they look good,eg. Blue Pullman

God no!!  :o

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #475 on: January 22, 2018, 07:26:16 PM »
I love my BP to bits but still think the bright silver 'undercarriage' could do with toning down :hmmm:
Trouble is, I don't want @Bealman armed with a sniper rifle on the rooftops opposite my residence :no:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #476 on: January 22, 2018, 07:37:28 PM »
And I'll be covering the back  :D

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #477 on: January 22, 2018, 07:45:16 PM »
While I attack it with the airbrush  ;)  :P

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #478 on: January 22, 2018, 07:56:33 PM »
Sacrilege ! Heresy !!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #479 on: January 22, 2018, 08:10:10 PM »
I've only weathered mineral wagons with rust and stuff.  I've left locos and coaches as they come.  One loco and a brake van have come weathered by the manufacturer as standard and I've also had the lecture from Nick Tilston that N gauge weathering should be minimal.  I've tried one or two box vans and I'm not particularly happy with them.  I think that a lot of the techniques used in 00 don't work so well in N due to the smaller size.

 

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