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Author Topic: RG Engineering ~ Locomotive Division  (Read 167 times)

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RG Engineering ~ Locomotive Division
« on: November 29, 2019, 06:04:34 PM »
I've been stripping an early Dapol 66/6 (DCC capable no socket) body in prearation for a new livery.

The paint on the cab-front handrails is being very stubborn. It just doesn't want to budge, even after a total of ~36 hours in IPA, ~1 hour of which (in 10 minute stints) was in an ultrasonic bath.


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Re: RG Engineering ~ Locomotive Division
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2019, 06:10:41 PM »
I had some BR Blue Bogie B that I had in IPA for 2 weeks!!!!! scrubbed with toothbrushes, airbrush cleaner brushes, in the end i cranked the compressor up to 50psi and blasted all the paint off, the air gets underneath and peels it away, occasionally needing a helping hand but got rid of it all!!

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Re: RG Engineering ~ Locomotive Division
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 09:17:48 PM »
Looks about as stubborn as the paint on the old Farish wooden Pullmans!

Have you tried a fibre glass pencil?

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Re: RG Engineering ~ Locomotive Division
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 09:33:11 PM »
I did finally get it off Paddy. As the pic shows, it was the handrail that was really stubborn. This is one of the 1st gen of Dapol 66s - the DCC capable without socket version. That front handrail is plastic! This is the first time I've stripped a 1st gen model. The 2nd gen models - DCC Ready with socket - have a wire handrail and the paint comes away a lot easier.

As I rebuild this one I'll replace that handrail with wire. All the other handrails are wire on both 1st and 2nd gen models.
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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