Time to build a railway...but where?

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:55 am

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Rod, not silly questions at all.... the filler/primer is from Halfords and builds up small depressions in the printing. The grey is ordinary primer. So, dependent on print quality and whether or not the section will be easily seen I have the two choices. No difference in price so they could all be the same.
I usually give a grey primer on top of the filler/primer to accept the top coat of paint.
I will paint top coats on separate sections and hand them to Alan for final assembly, this way he can install the electrics without having to take things apart.
This is just my way of working, I'm sure there are many alternatives.
Thanks Peter. It's very helpful. I have just received the his new Skylark last week. Not opened any of the packaging yet. Maybe some time before I start to build it.....
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:49 pm

I'm very tempted by the 'Skylark' too, a nice looking locomotive. I hope you can post your build on the forum, it would be interesting to see how you get on and what we should be aware of. I'm interested to know how many AA batteries you can fit inside?
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:02 pm

Changing the subject yet again, I received my latest kit today from Jerry Irwin, the Corris Brakevan. I love his kits as they are a pleasure to make following the Youtube videos and always result in first class models with superb running in ball bearing bushes. This kit has various options contained in one box: with or without duckets, early or late structural bracing and end panels etc. I haven't yet decided which to do but I have the ability to do a dry-run before I commit myself..... incredible value for money I think......
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Andrew » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:17 pm

You lot are making my mouth water with your Skylarks and Corris brake vans, both of which I'm fond of... That does look like a splendid kit, looking forward to seeing how it turns out...

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

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Changing the subject yet again, I received my latest kit today from Jerry Irwin, the Corris Brakevan. I love his kits as they are a pleasure to make following the Youtube videos and always result in first class models with superb running in ball bearing bushes. This kit has various options contained in one box: with or without duckets, early or late structural bracing and end panels etc. I haven't yet decided which to do but I have the ability to do a dry-run before I commit myself..... incredible value for money I think......
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Peter, I tried to discover more about the Jerry Irwin kits but came up with nothing.
Do you have a link or web address where I can have a look at the kits ?
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:25 pm

Jerry doesn't have a website but his range can be viewed here.....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/107486657 ... 8655086333

Jerry is a gardenrails Forum member and can be contacted direct by PM ....'Jerry'
I have sent you his home Email address, which he supplies in all of his kits, (see your PM)
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:01 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Changing the subject yet again, I received my latest kit today from Jerry Irwin, the Corris Brakevan. I love his kits as they are a pleasure to make following the Youtube videos and always result in first class models with superb running in ball bearing bushes. This kit has various options contained in one box: with or without duckets, early or late structural bracing and end panels etc. I haven't yet decided which to do but I have the ability to do a dry-run before I commit myself..... incredible value for money I think......
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Looks like your going to be busy with that one Peter, but I know it will turn out to be brilliant as usual from you.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:44 am

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... incredible value for money I think......
I couldn't see any prices mentioned on Flickr. Is there a price list and are any of his kits available in 45mm gauge?

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:12 am

I am not aware of a published price list but Jerry can be contacted directly as shown above. That is the way I get information from Jerry.
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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:04 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
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Jerry doesn't have a website but his range can be viewed here.....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/107486657 ... 8655086333

Jerry is a gardenrails Forum member and can be contacted direct by PM ....'Jerry'
I have sent you his home Email address, which he supplies in all of his kits, (see your PM)
Thankyou. More rolling stock is a desire we have for the POR and the list of potential candidates is growing.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Jerry » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:02 am

Hi,
If you drop me an email to jerry.irwin@homecall.co.uk I will email you a price list.
I am a one man band and have only a limited amount of time but I am always willing to design / produce various wagons at affordable prices and to a high standard.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:20 am

Jerry wrote:
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Hi,
If you drop me an email to jerry.irwin@homecall.co.uk I will email you a price list.
I am a one man band and have only a limited amount of time but I am always willing to design / produce various wagons at affordable prices and to a high standard.
Thank you for adding further contact details Jerry, I was unsure of giving your email address but highly recommend potential customers to make full use of it.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:12 pm

The Corris Brakevan build has been a real treat to make. I decided to go with the ducket version and followed the Youtube video, which is essential. Not all of Jerry's kits have the same sequence of construction, so it pays to watch carefully.
All of the pieces fit perfectly, no sanding or cutting required. As usual I built the main body first and painted it and the overlays separately.....
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The chassis has two slightly different build instructions dependent on whether you choose Binnie or metal wheels, I always use metal ones.
The side door can be made to slide (I chose not to). I also fitted Cambrian bolt heads to add detail, although the heads are etched into the parts anyway.
I have no idea what colour this was when running, it probably varied according to period, so I just did my own thing, again!.....
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:34 am

That really is a nice looking van Peter. I love the colour by the way. I also do my own thing when it comes to paint colour. I have noticed that the bolts are showing the threaded bolt and nut. I am no expert Peter has you know, but don't they fit them with the head outside and tighten the nut from inside. They do look brilliant I must say with the nut showing, you could weather the board if you were that way inclined, to show the spanner slipping, but then it would be one heck of a job to do on each one...... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:41 am

Thanks Rod, you don't need an eye test anyway!
I have given thought to filing off the bolts sticking through the nuts, but left them the way they are moulded. If Cambrian Models produced flat bolt heads that would resolve the issue in the future.
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