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by siclick33
Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: How to add rust finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: How to add rust finish?

That is true.

Although the ‘Iron’ bottle is a paint, not iron filings. It’s an expensive way to do it, but hopefully convenient.

The first attempt has shown some promise but needs some work. I’ll post a picture later.
by siclick33
Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: How to add rust finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: How to add rust finish?

I have bought some of this to try.

I have no idea how this is going to go!!

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by siclick33
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: How to add rust finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: How to add rust finish?

Thanks very much for your reply. That is another product that I hadn't seen before. The instructions for the Slater's wagon (that I will be using it on) mention 'Instant Rust' and I have seen another product called 'Metal Effect Rust Finish'. I might have to have a play with them to see which ones w...
by siclick33
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Coaches for Roundhouse Models
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Coaches for Roundhouse Models

Just wondered if you'd got yourself sorted? Rik I bought 3 of the Victorian coaches from Jerry Irwin, although they are at my parent's house so I haven't seen them yet. I'm probably going to buy a couple more and his customer service was excellent. I didn't hear back from Bowaters after they posted...
by siclick33
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Slaters Wagon Build and Kit Bash
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Slaters Wagon Build and Kit Bash

So, I thought that swapping the wheels over would simply be a case of buying the different wheels but it's not quite that easy. The top photo shows the difference between the double-flange wheels and the single-flange wheels. The double-flange ones have metal bushes and they are a slip fit over the ...
by siclick33
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Slaters Wagon Build and Kit Bash
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Slaters Wagon Build and Kit Bash

I have just taken delivery of a bunch of Slaters wagons and will be attempting to see how many different varieties of rolling stock I can build from them. First, I will build one of each of the Dinorwic and Ffestiniog wagons, largely as supplied, and then I will try some different things out to see ...
by siclick33
Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build
Replies: 43
Views: 3135

Re: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build

Awesome. Thanks :thumbright:

Name and works plates have arrived from Narrow Planet :D (Not very original names :lol: )

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by siclick33
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Track for double-flange wheels?
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Track for double-flange wheels?

Some of the rolling stock I am looking at (Slaters Dinorwic Wagons) have double flanged wheels. I guess that the track itself won't be any different but assume they won't work on 'normal' poimts/turnouts or similar. Does anyone have any pictures or advice on the use of double-flanged wheels? Is it a...
by siclick33
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build
Replies: 43
Views: 3135

Re: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build

What do people think about this?

Good enough for the boiler/smokebox?

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by siclick33
Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build
Replies: 43
Views: 3135

Re: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build

I like all of the 0-4-0 Roundhouse models but this is possibly my favourite body available for them. It is a 'Simply 7/8' Henry body. The one in the photo is a bit of a hybrid with a Katie/George boiler but with the Billy smokebox. I think this looks really good so I've ordered the body kit for a fu...
by siclick33
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build
Replies: 43
Views: 3135

Re: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build

This is very interesting. Are you building a "George" AND a "Billy"? Or are you building your own version incorporating parts of each? I see you have a "George" body there, and in your picture of the assembled chassis, the weigh shaft is curved, like on a "George" or "Katie". The one on "Billy" is ...
by siclick33
Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build
Replies: 43
Views: 3135

Re: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build

Body soldered, ready for final clean before priming :lol:

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by siclick33
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: How to add rust finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

How to add rust finish?

Can anyone give me some advice on adding a rust finish to a quarry wagon?

I think I have read that people use iron powder of some sort and vinegar/copper sulfate. What exact products do you use and how do you apply it?

Has anyone used the Modern Masters metal effects rust kit? If so, is it any good?
by siclick33
Sat Jul 16, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build
Replies: 43
Views: 3135

Re: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build

No posts for a while but progress is being made. The paint has gone on ok, but not as good as I would like. The satin finish isn't quite uniform but it will do. I tried to brush paint the wheel hubs with Testors enamel but it was awful, so I removed the paint, masked and painted them instead; they n...
by siclick33
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build
Replies: 43
Views: 3135

Re: Newcomer Roundhouse Billy Build

Well the paint has finally arrived. The next problem is the temperature is forecast to be above 100f for the next 2 weeks, so there might be another delay :(