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Author Topic: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.  (Read 1407 times)

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2019, 09:07:11 AM »
That's looking great and I hope you find another Fleischmann chassis very soon

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2019, 09:12:07 AM »
There's always some available on FleaBay, but I'm not prepared to pay £18. I got the first two for £15 for the pair, and the third for £10, so I've plenty to go out without paying more than I need. One will turn up at sensible money, I've just got to be patient.
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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2019, 04:41:15 PM »
I've given the two bodies a blow over with primer, and on the whole they look pretty good. There's a few pits and bits that'll require a little more filling, but not too many.

I'm quite pleased with the overall shape and dimensions, it was difficult to 'see' the shape when it was a multitude of colours. I'll have to wait a couple of days before the I can fill and sand so that the paint has hardened.



Now it's a uniform colour you can get a better impression of the finished article.

Hopefully one more filling/sanding session and I can start to think about the rivets, which should really give the thing shape.

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2019, 05:52:38 PM »
These are looking lovely!

Canít wait to see the finished article  :D

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2019, 10:31:42 PM »

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What on earth was I thinking?




I can manage about four 'strands' in one session, which is about 20 minutes, before my eyes start to go.

I have found it difficult to judge the length you need for each piece, so I measure with a steel rule, cut to length, and then if it's too long when positioned I leave it to dry before carefully scraping off the extra rivet or two.

I think I'm about 20/25% through at the moment.

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2019, 10:39:18 PM »
Wow!!!!  :o :goggleeyes:

I can only imagine what hard work that must be but the question has to be.....

Are they worth the effort?? Not in a "oh your wasting your time!!!" in front of you, rather  then a  blown up picture do you get the warmth of seeing all those lovely straight rivets and know that the model now looks a million times better because their there????

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2019, 10:44:48 PM »
Wow!!!!  :o :goggleeyes:

I can only imagine what hard work that must be but the question has to be.....

Are they worth the effort?? Not in a "oh your wasting your time!!!" in front of you, rather  then a  blown up picture do you get the warmth of seeing all those lovely straight rivets and know that the model now looks a million times better because their there????

To be honest, I won't know if it's worth the effort until I have them all on and I've blown it over with grey paint. Of course, by that point it'll be too late to do anything about  it anyway.

I'd normally do a bit on this wagon, then a bit on the other and so on and so forth, but on this occasion I'm just going to do the one wagon and get it sprayed grey before I think about moving on.

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #52 on: November 19, 2019, 10:48:42 PM »
True, it will be fantastic to see them painted. Do they have good relief??? It looks like you could play a nice tune with a cocktail stick on them!!

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #53 on: November 19, 2019, 11:38:57 PM »
They do have a degree of relief. I think the trick will be to NOT overdo the amount of paint over the top.

I tried what you suggested.

If you run a cocktail stick at the right speed overr them and listen carefully it plays the Queen lyrics "I'm going slightly mad, I'm going slightly mad, it's finally happened!"

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #54 on: November 19, 2019, 11:50:14 PM »
Yes, I think the trick will be to go easy on the paint.  :thumbsup:
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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2019, 09:15:55 AM »
Now that's what I would call a labour of love! :goggleeyes:

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2019, 06:31:46 PM »
What flavour of rivets are these ( there is another rivet thread here)

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2019, 06:59:00 PM »
What flavour of rivets are these ( there is another rivet thread here)

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47265.msg602028#msg602028

Railtec Transfers flavour rivets!

They're fiddly to use, but then you kinda expect that with N gauge rivets.
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