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My rolling stock projects and the odd building
« on: October 23, 2019, 10:35:06 PM »
Evening All, well I'm in no way suggesting I can weather and model to some of the extremely high standards by many on the forum BUT the last few days I've been trying to work through the quite reasonable amount of stock we have for our layout so rather then buying more and more to run the decision was made to make sure everything we had is ready to run once wiring is complete.

The cattle Van's have obviously been seen before but these are 2 out of the 51 ready to go, the right hand one is just box fresh for comparison. 7 are still waiting for decals but a shipment from Fox is on it's way so will get them finished and then I have my first 50 wagons to run.



Being SR, banana traffic was still quite plentiful during our time period, so having a mixture of Graham Farish fruit Van's and some Peco Fyffees branded to run together it made sense 14 of these were next on the bench.  I'm quite happy with how the Peco ones have weathered, pretty much the same as the way their cattle vans did. The GF one (right hand side) has been weathered with the same materials and in the same process but it seems to of taken a sheen over it which is something I'm going to have to work out why because I have a good amount of GF wagons that will be weathered and will maybe have to adopt a different process to tone them down.



Any suggestions, recommendations and criticism welcome
« Last Edit: November 24, 2019, 05:45:41 PM by exmouthcraig »

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Re: My rolling stock projects
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 11:20:53 PM »
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Then I will! :wonderfulmodelling:
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2019, 12:33:52 AM »
Interesting. What weathering process are you using - washes I presume?

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2019, 06:39:21 AM »
Yes, some brown, black and green washes with weathering powders and spray varnish.

I dont know why the GF one seems so shiny but 3 more are still to be finished, hopefully tonight so will see how they come out  :hmmm:

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2019, 06:53:10 AM »
The yellow Peco Fifes banana van is fictional, isn't it.  :hmmm:
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2019, 07:02:35 AM »
I cant say definitely either way George but I do know most SR banana vans were cream coloured when built.
So unless they were in that livery for private owner but would they be that lavish with paint in the '20s and '30s  :hmmm:
I believe them to be false
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 07:11:23 AM »
Thanks, I've got a couple, because they're colourful and I like the fine crisp printing on them.

But to return to your thread, your wagons look great and will make a brilliant freight train.  :beers:
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2019, 07:20:33 AM »
Thank you Sir, theres a good few to get through but gets us closer to running!!

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Re: My rolling stock projects
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2019, 08:52:37 AM »
The yellow Peco Fifes banana van is fictional, isn't it.  :hmmm:

I think it's a model of a model :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-HORNBY-0-GAUGE-MODEL-No-1-8-TON-FYFFES-BANANA-VAN-/302797749250

There are others...

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2019, 08:59:10 AM »
Gawd! I had that model running on tin plate track at a million miles an hour when I was about eight years old!!!

Are they worth anything?

Sorry, thread hijack. Interesting, though.

Sorry, Craig!  :beers:
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2019, 09:04:53 AM »
No apologies needed, all stuff worth reading!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2019, 09:35:59 AM »
Gawd! I had that model running on tin plate track at a million miles an hour when I was about eight years old!!!

Are they worth anything?

Could be...



Long discussion over there

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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2019, 10:00:34 AM »
Eeeeek!
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Re: My rolling stock projects
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2019, 11:03:52 AM »
Those prices are just bananas.
Note the spelling of Fyffes, George ;)

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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2019, 11:24:51 AM »
The Peco BR Banana vans are nicely printed, but I'm baffled as to why they used their ventilated van body for this, as opposed to their own refrigerated van, which although lacking diagonal strips, looks to be a much closer match:

https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brbanana/h28ce3503

https://peco-uk.com/products/refrigerator-box-van

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