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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2020, 06:25:20 PM »
So now I need a suitable picture of RhB 241 so I can at least get a close representation of the prototype....

PM me your email address, I can email you all the pictures I have collected.

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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2020, 06:29:59 PM »
Even with an ALPS I'd be wary of having sticky tape running through the paper path, and there's no need: just print directly on the decal paper from top left.  Arrange the images close together to minimise cartridge use.  My old Citizen Printiva (re-badged ALPS) has always seemed to keep a good grip and accurate backward/forward feed for multiple passes, even with quite small sizes of decal paper.

Not really a good idea to run tape through inkjets, and disastrous with a laser printer  :D
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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2020, 06:44:44 PM »
No problem with my OKI laser neither doing it that way, no disaster happened so far   :D :D

I am printing my decals on Alps printers for more than 20 years the way I have described and never had a problem. Could save a lot of decal sheets that way.

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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2020, 11:00:25 AM »
Done the same trick (print on plain paper, tape decal paper over, then reprint) many times in both HP and samsung laser printers, no problems encountered. If any feed problems,  set the printer to a heavier paper setting (130g/m2 or thereabouts?)  for the decal paper.

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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2020, 07:57:50 PM »
Well this thread has inspired me to get on with the repaint of my Minitrix V100 into RhB 241.

The loco was easy to dismantle. Un-clip the roof and there is a screw that separates the body from the chassis.

The glazing was a little tricky as it was partially glued in. I fact I damaged part of the widow frame but I was able to fix this with a spot of adhesive.

I've primed the body ready for the orange top coat tomorrow.

I've also primed the body of a Fleischmann 7969 ELok Track Cleaner. I'm not sure whether to paint this in historic fleet brown, or maintenance yellow....
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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2020, 08:41:16 AM »
I've also primed the body of a Fleischmann 7969 ELok Track Cleaner.
A replacement body for this is possibly the next one on my list of 3D prints to play with - try to make it something more "RhB-ish".

Any thoughts anyone ?

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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2020, 05:24:06 PM »
I've also primed the body of a Fleischmann 7969 ELok Track Cleaner.
A replacement body for this is possibly the next one on my list of 3D prints to play with - try to make it something more "RhB-ish".

Any thoughts anyone ?
The chassis is 3 axle, so something Ge 3/3 ish?

The body has a motor and weight taking up the complete space, so something 'boxy'. I guess one could cut down the weight....
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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2020, 05:40:10 PM »
I have applied the first of the top coats to both locos.

I'm going with yellow on the Track Cleaning Elok, rather than brown.

It will be a re-purposed PW machine, the kind of thing Swiss railways seem to do.

My inspiration comes from the RhB having a yellow ABe 4/4 railcar on the Bernina Bahn for 'Infrastruktur' duties....


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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2020, 06:30:57 PM »
I have applied the first of the top coats to both locos.

These are going to be interesting enough to justify their own thread(s).

On the subject of RAL paint matching, I've found this site to be useful: https://www.modelshade.com/paint-conversion-chart/ral/
(Caveat - I haven't yet painted anything using their suggested equivalents.)

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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2020, 07:00:09 PM »
I have applied the first of the top coats to both locos.

These are going to be interesting enough to justify their own thread(s).


Hmm, I'm not so sure Jim, as it's a look-a-likey rather than a proper model of RhB 241?

But if fitzgreyve was to make a acurate body to fit the Minitrix chassis, then I would be interested....
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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2020, 10:06:59 AM »
The former DB V100 has been re-assembled and is starting to look the part in its new guise as RhB 241.

Once the transfers have arrived courtesy of Andreas, I think it will pass muster!

The box cab 'Elok' has has another top coat of yellow for its new role as a PW loco, so I'll wait and see how this looks once the paint has dried....



« Last Edit: July 07, 2020, 01:34:15 PM by Gizzy »
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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2020, 10:32:06 AM »
My RhB Ge 4/4 'doppelganger' has now been fitted with decals.

They are tiny!

No wonder I have G gauge as well....





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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2020, 10:35:48 AM »
I lost the V & H transfers which denote the front and rear of the loco I believe as they are hardly a millimetre in size, but the numbers, the RhB logos and the data panels have been added....



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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2020, 10:49:43 AM »
Are these Z scale decals ?

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Re: RhB shunter orange paint colour
« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2020, 11:10:37 AM »
Are these Z scale decals ?

steve

They are N scale Steve, but remember this is a Standard Gauge 1:160 scale loco pretending to be a much smaller NG machine. The model is 3 mm too high, and 4 mm too long if scaled to 1:150.

The cab door is in a different position on the model compared to RhB 241, so I've put the number and data panel were I think looks right, rather than its correct position.

It is a 'look-a-like' after all, and not an accurate model of the Ge 4/4.

It gives me a unique loco! Well at least until you have done yours....
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