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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by philipy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:07 pm

That is one lovely paint job, Andrew, it just looks so hard worked. Well done.

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Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:05 pm

philipy wrote:
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That is one lovely paint job, Andrew, it just looks so hard worked. Well done.
My thoughts exactly!

I was going to say Captain Haddock but thought you might be offended.... Actually he does look well modelled. I can't remember the last time I had a MacDonalds meal - and certainly have no legitimate reason to claim a Happy Meal figure. I wonder if there's a black market in them ..... ;)

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Post by LNR » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:39 am

Another superb weathering Job Andrew, I notice there's even a small cobweb on the right hand hinge strap, perfect.
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Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:15 am

You do have a knack with weathering Andrew. I love the way you seem to have the rusty bits just right.

Maybe you could do a thread on "How to weather rolling stock" :roll: :roll:
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Post by Andrew » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:13 pm

ge_rik wrote:
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I was going to say Captain Haddock but thought you might be offended....
You'll have to try harder than that to offend me Rik!

I don't frequent McDonalds much either, but the toys do crop up in charity shops from time to time - I've got two pairs of the Thomson Twins in different vehicles. Good luck with yours.

Glad you like the wagon and its weathering everyone. My technique mostly involves attacking a new paint job with fine sandpaper, and then sloshing some dilute paint around before dry-brushing on some rust. I'll take some photos sometime...

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PS I think that "cobweb" is a stray strand of UHU Grant!

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Post by Old Man Aaron » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:12 am

Beautiful as always, Andrew.

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Post by Andrew » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:46 pm

Hello again,

I've just finished the last of the trio of Phil Sharples wagon kits I purchased, the Ffestiniog 1 plank "beer" wagon:

Sharples 6.jpg
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It's awaiting a FR-style number plate, which I'll order in due course. The kit came with a curved wooden buffer, but the real thing sports a more conventional buffer, so I modified the ends, which, in turn, meant creating new strapping, using the original as a template. I reckon a test run is called for soon...

These inexpensive kits have are very well designed (I love how the tabs and slots of the floor and sides combine to form the plank detail, for example) and great fun to build and modify - highly recommended!

Back to carriages for a while now, I think...

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Post by FWLR » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:02 am

That looks great Andrew. I also have some Phil Sharples kits and yes they are brilliant kits for the money. I very cheap way of getting into our garden railway hobby.

Love to see some photos of a train with what you have built mate.. :thumbright:
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Post by Andrew » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:03 am

FWLR wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:02 am
Love to see some photos of a train with what you have built mate.. :thumbright:
I'll see what I can do Rod, watch this space!

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Post by FWLR » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:40 am

Andrew wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:03 am
FWLR wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:02 am
Love to see some photos of a train with what you have built mate.. :thumbright:
I'll see what I can do Rod, watch this space!
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Post by JMORG » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:05 pm

Looking good Andrew!
How did you cut the ends without fluffing up the MDF?
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Post by Andrew » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:31 pm

JMORG wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:05 pm
Looking good Andrew!
How did you cut the ends without fluffing up the MDF?
Thanks! I probably did fluff the MDF, but I stuck a thin veneer of ply over the top - if you look closely you'll see the ends are slightly thicker than the sides... I think I'll get Phil's model of an early FR coal wagon too...

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Post by steamyjim » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:05 pm

A lovely model. Beautifully designed too as you say.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:37 pm

Hi all,

Before I was distracted by wagon-building, I'd observed that a somewhat clandestine operation was taking place in the railway's carriage and wagon works...

Strolling past the works today I discovered that a little more construction has taken place - after some weeks, finally the end is in sight. Not a lot else, just the end, plus a few rather spindly-looking uprights with some spacers between them, but it's progress, I suppose...

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Unusually, work on this "mystery carriage" is taking place from the inside out, with the internal walls being added first.

I'll keep you posted...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by JMORG » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:44 pm

Is this mystery carriage perhaps the... Uhhh... Boston Lodge mystery carriage?
https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Carriage_Mystery
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