Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:00 pm

A real masterpiece, beautifully designed and superbly constructed, I love it!
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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by philipy » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:16 am

One word... BEAUTIFUL.

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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by invicta280 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:37 am

Exquisite workmanship. A real beauty.

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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by Andrew » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:42 am

I couldn't agree more - and what a wonderful colour!

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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by ge_rik » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:25 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:00 pm
A real masterpiece, beautifully designed and superbly constructed, I love it!
invicta280 wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:37 am
Exquisite workmanship. A real beauty.
Andrew wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:42 am
I couldn't agree more - and what a wonderful colour!
philipy wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:16 am
One word... BEAUTIFUL.
What more need I say ....... :shock:
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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by Snailrail » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:50 pm

Once again thank you all for the kind comments. I've almost caught up with where I am at the moment so the reports might slow down a bit after that ! Next time the lining :D
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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by Snailrail » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:11 pm

Where did the last three weeks go ?
Here is the next stage, firstly the brass panel made to cover the hole in the roof with hole for the chimney/safety valve.

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Next a shot of the roof covered with a piece of fabric from an old shirt.

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And a close up of the roof painted. It was just sprayed with grey primer and rubbed down lightly to remove some small blobs (it was an old tin !). Quite pleased with the texture of it and the way you can still get an impression of the planks underneath.

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Finally the lining completed and the roof fully painted. The lining wasn't quite as perfect as I'd hoped but after a bit of tidying up it looks good under the 6ft rule. Maybe even get away with 3ft ! Originally I wanted gold lining but when I tried it it wouldn't go on nicely and surprisingly didn't show up very well so I started again and found another colour from Humbrol which I think looks ok. I'd also started varnishing the interior by this stage.

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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:26 pm

Beautifully lined, a very steady hand at work there. I find that high gloss paint and strong light can be cruel sometimes, so finish my carriages with Halfords Satin Lacquer, which gives a lovely smooth top coat with no reflections.
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I have tried (and failed) to find an alternative, on-line supplier, so Halfords is the only one I know.
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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by philipy » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:11 pm

That paint job is superb and you have nothing to be ashamed of there. The lining is as good as the rest of it.
I agree with Peter about flattening the gloss finish, though.

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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by Andrew » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:16 pm

Beautiful!

I love the lining...

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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by Snailrail » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:26 pm

philipy wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:11 pm
I agree with Peter about flattening the gloss finish, though.
I like a satin finish myself but with all the different types of paint I'm just a little bit nervous about spraying something over the top after a nasty experience with my Roundhouse Garratt. I spent hours lining it and was very happy with the result. I started to spray it with satin varnish, Humbrol I think, and the lining paint immediately started to bubble up. I had to remove it all and start again. I'm not anxious to repeat that ! I suppose I could paint and line a test piece and try the Halfords lacquer on that.
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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by philipy » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:59 pm

Totally understand what you say.
I think the Halfords stuff is Acrylic and that should be OK over most paints - but don't quote me!!! :lol:

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Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:58 pm

Halfords offer Clear Lacquer (high gloss), Satin and Matt Lacquer (does what it says on the tin!) but only the clear has the description of being acrylic. However, they are all similarly presented and the satin can says.... 'converts all original paint to a satin finish'. It works for me.
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