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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by FWLR » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:50 am

Also you could start a “Bertie” thread on the forum, because has you have shown, it is a very popular and easy loco to detail and run…. :thumbright:
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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by dougrail » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:07 am

I could do, couldn't I...?

Fennec isn't finished yet though. Touching up the wheel lining for one, and getting handrails on saddle plus lamp irons for a start...
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Post by IanC » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:30 pm

Strange, but despite the popularity I don't recall seeing any Berties in either of my local area groups. I think Lady Anne is the most popular,followed by Katies. I'll have to start counting them.

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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by dougrail » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:24 pm

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Strange, but despite the popularity I don't recall seeing any Berties in either of my local area groups. I think Lady Anne is the most popular,followed by Katies. I'll have to start counting them.

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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by IanC » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:06 pm

dougrail wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:24 pm
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:30 pm
Strange, but despite the popularity I don't recall seeing any Berties in either of my local area groups. I think Lady Anne is the most popular,followed by Katies. I'll have to start counting them.

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LA and Katie are both Classic with full running gear and can be fully RC. Suspect this is a factor whereas Berties are slipex. Also Bertie's looks [small smokebox] can be marmite - love or hate. A few years ago the Bertie look actually put me off, but it grew on me. And then I realised just how much these can be customised. :) I counted ten plus at Elsecar?
Indeed. I did see a Bertie with a replacement smokebox and it transformed it into a lovely proportioned locomotive. Locally I think Roundhouseengines are more popular than Accucraft. I now have one engine from each manufacturer, although I haven't run the Accucraft one yet. It went straight into the paint shop for a temporay touch up of the paintwork pending a full stripdown and repaint later. It had carried nameplates which I agreed to return to the seller. The nameplates had been stuck on with superglue, which damaged the paintwork. At some point some lining had been applied too but I think it was enamel on top of acrylic. A recipie for problems evidenced by the cracking. I've removed the worst of it. I might post some pictures of it in it's present condition.

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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by dougrail » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:26 pm

Might as well! I'd be curious to see the effects of bad paintwork
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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by IanC » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:07 pm

I've toned down the worst bits. It's now only noticeable under close scrutiny. I'll try and take some pictures over the weekend. Grandson's first birthday party to get out of the way first.

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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by IanC » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:03 am

Doug,

Here is a picture of one of the affected areas. The lining has been applied freehand and looks like enamel over acrylic paint. The golden rule for me is don't mix paint types. The close up is cruel. The engine is in weathered condition, and viewed as a whole is quite presentable.

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I have toned it down using a fibre brush, but the plan is to do a complete repaint in winter when running is less frequent.

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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by FWLR » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:54 am

This needs to go on another thread maybe… :thumbright:
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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by dougrail » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:33 pm

Hi Ian,

Thanks for photo - very cringeworthy indeed, yes, a fresh coat and lineup would be a salvation indeed :)
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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by bazzer42 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:40 pm

Lovely photos, Elsecar always looks a friendly show. Nice touch with Tilley :D

Must try and make it there one year, just need to tie it in some b and b and a bit of break.

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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by Gralyn » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:28 pm

bazzer42 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:40 pm
Lovely photos, Elsecar always looks a friendly show. Nice touch with Tilley :D

Must try and make it there one year, just need to tie it in some b and b and a bit of break.
Sadly the Elescar Show is no more.

Been replaced with the Yorkshire Garden Railway show in Bradford.
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Re: From the Archives - Elsecar Show Sept 2017

Post by dougrail » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:50 pm

Yorkshire Show is this year because Elsecar was somehow doublebooked, but many hoping for a return next year.
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