Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:09 am

I am surprised how much the lagging has reduced condensate on this loco.

As it runs with a SSP Slomo and my line is not continuous I suspect I suffer more condensate problems than most so this is why it is noticeable to me.

I can now have the Summerlands Chuffer FX set to use the large hole (big steam plumes) without the loco being showered in oil.

If you plan to lag pipe work make sure the body will still fit around the pipes as I had to rework a fair bit of the piping to make the body fit back on easily with no resistance.

I want to repaint this loco as I have never liked the gloss finish but don't know whether to paint her as a well used black and grimy loco like Sophie (my Riverdale coal fired dragon) or keep the existing colour but start again with a satin or matt finish.

Then there is the problem of time!

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by GTB » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:58 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:09 am
I want to repaint this loco as I have never liked the gloss finish but don't know whether to paint her as a well used black and grimy loco like Sophie (my Riverdale coal fired dragon) or keep the existing colour but start again with a satin or matt finish.

Then there is the problem of time!
There is another alternative, if you like the original colour, then give the model a coat of satin clear on the red bits and matt clear on the black bits. You'll need to experiment a bit, as a lot of clear coats have acrylic in them and they will soften and get tacky when hot.

Can't help with extra modelling time, I found mine by retiring. I assume your missus is unlikely to go out to work to support you in the manner you might wish to become accustomed?....... 8)

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:44 pm

I keep being told that you are busier when retired Graeme!

After painting the wheels on my Riverdale loco I decided to have a go on my SL:

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Slightly weathered as with my other loco. It's nice to see the wheels rotating now in the evening sun.

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by TonyW » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:14 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:44 pm
After painting the wheels on my Riverdale loco I decided to have a go on my SL:
Good man!

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:21 pm

I thought you would approve Tony, shiny wheels urk me as well.

First run with her new painted wheels:

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by daan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:48 pm

Nice touch.. :thumbright:
"En schöne Gruess" from an Alpine railway in Holland.

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