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Eggmarine's workbench
« on: March 23, 2020, 04:14:12 AM »
Taking a break from soldering tiny bits of metal together i decided this evening to set about three salmon wagons that have been lurking in my kits box for a while. Constructed as YMA wagons circa 1982 i've weathered them a bit but not to the point of being utterly downtrodden.



Decals next then very last i'll attach the brake wheels. They are very exposed on the corner of the wagon so i don't expect them to last long.

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Re: Eggmarine's workbench
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 04:30:28 AM »
Good job!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Eggmarine's workbench
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 07:29:43 PM »
Good job!  :thumbsup:

Thanks Bealman they've had a quick run around the layout and they're nice runners although some weight  in the form of rail loads will benefit.

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Re: Eggmarine's workbench
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 09:28:31 PM »
Yes, they look a bit lightweight.

Just have to handle with care when you got the brake wheels!
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Re: Eggmarine's workbench
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 03:27:47 AM »
Decals and brake wheels for the salmons this evening, the brake wheels and brackets are surprisingly robust if they have a blob of superglue behind them.



Also i finally got round to finishing these 21t minerals, also ngs kits. A rather tatty looking trio which are towards the end of their working lives circa 1980.





And yes my cutting mat is looking a bit sorry but i feel quite attached to it  :)
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Re: Eggmarine's workbench
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 03:42:51 AM »
They look great with the brake wheels, and glad to hear they are sturdy.

The weathering on the trio ofmineral wagons is top-notch. Triple  :thumbsup:
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Re: Eggmarine's workbench
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 09:40:20 AM »
Great job on the mineral wagons.



And yes my cutting mat is looking a bit sorry but i feel quite attached to it  :)


That's what happens when you spill glue on them :laugh:

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Re: Eggmarine's workbench
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2020, 02:19:48 PM »
Yesterday i converted a poole farish class 20 to dcc. I initially got it as a chassis donor for a class 15 kit but the weathering and detailing carried put by the previous owner added to the fact it was a lovely runner made me want to keep it as a loco. A 2 function mini decoder is in the fuel tank and the brushes insulated with plastic sleeves in the usual way. A dab of oil on the worms and it all runs very nicely, i want to change the acceleration curve so jt matches my bachmann/farish class 20 so i can consist the two together. That's what dcc is all about!

A quick photo of the newly converted loco at the head of my recently painted coal wagons, circa 1978 somewhere in the black country.



I do like working on old model locos especially converting them to dcc, this is only the second one i've done amd i find it quite satisfying. Sort of a model version of heritage railways if you like?



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Re: Eggmarine's workbench
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2020, 03:16:53 PM »
Taking a break from soldering tiny bits of metal together i decided this evening to set about three salmon wagons that have been lurking in my kits box for a while. Constructed as YMA wagons circa 1982 i've weathered them a bit but not to the point of being utterly downtrodden.



Decals next then very last i'll attach the brake wheels. They are very exposed on the corner of the wagon so i don't expect them to last long.

Sorry to highjack your thread, may I ask what colours / paints you used in the deck? I have just started one of these and thatís the only colours I am not certain of. Before I sort a track load itís going to be very on show.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Eggmarine's workbench
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2020, 03:39:29 PM »
Taking a break from soldering tiny bits of metal together i decided this evening to set about three salmon wagons that have been lurking in my kits box for a while. Constructed as YMA wagons circa 1982 i've weathered them a bit but not to the point of being utterly downtrodden.



Decals next then very last i'll attach the brake wheels. They are very exposed on the corner of the wagon so i don't expect them to last long.

Sorry to highjack your thread, may I ask what colours / paints you used in the deck? I have just started one of these and thatís the only colours I am not certain of. Before I sort a track load itís going to be very on show.

Thanks in advance

Skyline2uk

Hi Skyline2uk, no problem i tried to get an unpainted steel effect on the deck by starting with a black undercoat, then vallejo gunmetal in a couple of thin coats. When dry i washed a dilute coat of humbrol acrylic rust on top to simulate the light rusting, wpiping it off in places and generally pushing it around with the paintbrush until things looked right. The bolsters are games workshop graveyard earth.
Thanks
Neal

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Re: Eggmarine's workbench
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2020, 03:50:05 PM »
 :thumbsup:

Much obliged @Eggmarine

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Re: Eggmarine's workbench
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2020, 05:21:39 PM »
Some really nice weathering.

 

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