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Re: Coach repaint, well almost
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2012, 10:04:37 AM »
Hi  Alex  :wave:     

Superb  conversion  look forward to seeing it   decalled   :thumbsup:

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Re: Coach repaint, well almost
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2012, 04:37:28 PM »
Hi,

Coaches are finally painted and I started the decalling this morning. I needed the words 'Bangor & Aroostook Railroad'. I thought I had nothing simpler to do than print my own in yellow and print them out on my laser jet. How wrong could I be. The yellow was too translucent and couldn't be seen on the blue. Despite various ways to print the words they all turned out the same.

I also have some decal sheets from Microscale including sheet 60-980, BAR Locos, Blue and Grey scheme. This sheet also has the yellow pinstripes in two thicknesses. Ideal for above and below the windows. The only shortfall was that although the sheet had the words Bangor & Aroostook it didn't have the word Railroad.

Another sheet 60-626 also has yellow wording and stripes but again no 'Railroad' decals.  Hey ho, so I went ahead and put on Bangor & Aroostook wording. Looks ok. Now for the pinstripes above and below the windows. Not so good, no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't get them in a straight line. They were terrible. In the end I gave up.

I may have top resort to masking the coaches off and spraying on the yellow. So here are the results so far. Still some work to do on the observation coach but I'll finish that off later. Some B&O coaches for comparison.







It's quite a contrasting colour scheme compared to the B&O one. I have a third coach but no roof as I had to use the roof on the observation coach. I'll get another 2 coaches so I can finish off the string.

Alex :wave:
« Last Edit: April 09, 2012, 04:39:17 PM by alex crawford »

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Re: Coach repaint, well almost
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2012, 10:41:56 PM »
Hi,

Finished one coach. I had to paint on the yellow stipes. The top stripe is supposed to be thinner than the bottom one. Still to finish the observation coach.



Alex

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Re: Coach repaint, well almost
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2012, 08:19:58 AM »
Nice looking coaches Alex and by crikey you did a great job of free handing those yellow stripes :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Coach repaint, well almost
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2012, 08:25:17 AM »
Looks good Alex, was that the Tamiya masking tape you used?

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Re: Coach repaint, well almost
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2012, 08:43:22 AM »
Hi  Alex    :wave:

Superb  repaint  i  do like the  BAR  blue  which   paint  manufactuer did  you  use  ?

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Re: Coach repaint, well almost
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2012, 09:02:12 AM »
The yellow stripes make a big difference when you compare the before and after pictures  :thumbsup:
Another unique piece of rolling stock brilliantly done  :beers:

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Re: Coach repaint, well almost
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2012, 06:02:38 PM »
Excellent work :thumbsup:

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Re: Coach repaint, well almost
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2012, 06:03:20 PM »
Hi guys,

Thanks for the kind comments. I used Tamiya masking tape that I've had for at least 20 years and a tin of Tamiya TS-16 yellow spray paint. The paint is Testors Polly Scale BAR Blue #F414230. A big 1 Fluid ounce jar. I've a GP-7 bodyshell thats going to be the same blue.

Alex

 

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