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Post by Narrow Minded » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:38 pm

Try fitting shims on the check rails -

http://gardenrails.myfreeforum.org/ftop ... sc-600.php

- works wonders ;)
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Post by Sylvian Tennant » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:10 am

So far the wagons are in a paint-able position.

Instead of using the scarily stuff plastic roof, I decided to go the full monty and create a roof using mahogany strips and some fabric linen I had lying around.

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finally some messy first coat... you'll hopefully see an improvement as time goes on.

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For more on what I've done check out the blog.

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Post by MDLR » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:01 pm

Sylvian Tennant:81996 wrote:Instead of using the scarily stuff plastic roof, I decided to go the full Monty and create a roof using mahogany strips and some fabric linen I had lying around.
That's by FAR the best way - with coaches, you can stain alternate planks pine and Mahogany - they look great!
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Post by Sylvian Tennant » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:16 am

Cheers for the tip MDLR, I'll keep that in mid for the future.

Anyway, unfortunately my camera wasn't working so I've taken some pics with my camera phone of the "almost" finished articles.


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I must be honest and say I feel the writing is a bit of a let down, that and I used Ronseal Satin varnish which I'm not used to. but the overall outcome is okay. But the hand painting is pretty evident especially on the loco coal wagon.[/url]

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Post by Lner fan Sam » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:25 pm

I like the writing, gives the wagons their own personality.
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Post by williamfj » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:13 pm

Personally I'm impressed with the lettering and the wagons in general, especially the box van. :D
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Post by Keith S » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:53 pm

Yeah, I think they look great too. There's nothing wrong with the hand lettering. I mean if you are making scale models I guess you'd want neater looking writing, but I'm sure it's plausible that a little shoestring railway would have hand lettered wagons on their trains in real life. I think it looks fine.

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Post by Stuvon » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:19 pm

I agree, the lettering is spot on, most narrow gauge lines would not have had a lettering specialist to paint the letters, just someone with a steady hand (or not as the case maybe).

The trucks look great, just need to run them behind that new loco now!!
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Post by Sylvian Tennant » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:55 pm

Thanks guys, I feel a little less forgiving on it than you chaps.

I've gotten them almost finished, just a dabble of weathering on the van and a tarpaulin hood for the open wagons!

Just out of curiosity. I primed these wagons with some terrible Wilkos stuff... but out of curiosity here. Who primes their wagons before painting? and what with? (if you do)

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Post by Peter Butler » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:05 pm

I use a car spray grey primer, either light grey from 'The Range' at about £3.99 a can or a darker grey from Poundland at, you guessed, £1.00 a can! Both are acrylic and do a similar job.

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Post by bazzer42 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:29 pm

I prime with holts greybandnthen (foolishly) I've adopted to humbrol greys as stock colours for body and underframes. 67 tank grey for underframe and sea grey body. I like the lettering Mr T, got brace myself to try on my stock. I think we may become the Vale of Fairway Rly allowing me to make a V and F template from thin styrene and spraying as a first effort.
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Post by Sylvian Tennant » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:30 pm

Cheers chaps! So I'll continue to prime my wagons. Just I've got a brake van to build next and unlike the other wagons the axles boxes are apart of the chassis plus I want to give it an interior (plus removable roof!)

Anyway, I've managed to get the wagons all painted up, and weathered using some tamiya acrylics and humbrol leather and metal coat... I'll go into a bit more depth later on but please do enjoy the pics.

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anyway... I've managed to finally run my wagons being Jemima tonight after work. After a slight issue lighting her up all seemed well. Unfortunately, as my back garden is about as level as the North Sea in a blizzard I has a couple of buffer snags and derailments of the coal wagon but apart from that there was not problems at all.

I wish I had used a template but I couldn't find any around plus I wasn't tempted to try and make curved one... but please keep us updated on the rolling stock Bazza :)

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Post by Keith S » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:01 am

The little train looks great. I like it the better for the hand-lettered wagons, to be honest, it looks more real. Sometimes rolling stock can be "too perfect", you know. Yours looks real.

The Lady Anne will need more wagons than that to slow it down though!

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Post by Andrew » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:46 am

Looking good! Loving all the extra detail, and the subtle weathering too. I agree about rolling stock sometimes looking too perfect - I like to think that my inability to cut straight or glue square actually helps there. Although I fear I take it too far at times...

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Post by bazzer42 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:23 pm

The wagons look great, the lettering looks good. If it is an ip brakevan I found that some of the push out off cuts make great half length running boards. Just need some plastcard supports.
I also agree with the comment that sometimes wagons can look too clinical, I may be guilty as charged.
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