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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:22 pm

Hi JMORG!

Those are looking very impressive - I think the 2 plank is the little one that appears in the Wheeler book? You've captured the shape better than I managed to I think... I love the Gloucester wagon too - the strapping's looking great, and the distinctive bufferbeam shape. One of those is fairly high on my list...

I've also been busy on the wagon front, out-shopping these two today - the Ffestiniog brine tank and the second small WHR open:

Jan wagons 3.jpg
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Jan wagons 1.jpg



I've been out tidying up the garden a little - these two might just get a test run tomorrow...

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Post by BertieB » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:56 pm

This all looks terrific. The weathering (and the rivets) are completely convincing. Seduced by all of it, I went and bought a load of Nail Art stuff, so I could plaster rivet heads over everything. But it’s a nightmare! I can’t imagine how you all manage to organise and glue the damn things into neat, equally spaced rows. I can’t even pick ‘em up...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:30 pm

BertieB wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:56 pm
This all looks terrific. The weathering (and the rivets) are completely convincing. Seduced by all of it, I went and bought a load of Nail Art stuff, so I could plaster rivet heads over everything. But it’s a nightmare! I can’t imagine how you all manage to organise and glue the damn things into neat, equally spaced rows. I can’t even pick ‘em up...
Glad you like 'em, thanks!

For the wagon strapping etc I make little jigs to get the gems in the right place - usually just holes drilled in offcuts of thin ply. I use a pen to mark the part (a fine permanent marker if I can find one), then apply plastic cement, then add the gem with the tip of a knife blade. The tank was more of a challenge (!) but I discovered that the gems can be placed in more-or-less the right places then pushed into a straight line with the edge of a ruler while the glue sets. If you can't use then in your modelling you'll just have to stick 'em to your nails as intended...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:23 am

Picking up those gems can be frustrating. I use very fine needles, you know the ones that are used by our better halves...When they get a bit blunt, just rub the tip along some fine emery paper. Job done. :thumbright:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Lonsdaler » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:46 pm

BertieB wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:56 pm
I can’t imagine how you all manage to organise and glue the damn things into neat, equally spaced rows. I can’t even pick ‘em up...
And another 'handling' method. I shape a small piece of blu tack into a fine point, and pick up the little critters with that. A light dab of plastic weld or similar and position - job's a good 'un. :thumbup:
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