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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by IanC » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:19 am

Hi Jack.

I have a Lady Anne. Mine was factory built. I love it. Mine happens to be in Maroon, but as it's a popular colour I've seen lots in different colours. It seems to suit them all! In all honesty I'd love another, but that would give me a dilema. I like black too so would it be black, stick with maroon for a 'fleet colour' or go with something different like Brunswick Green? While on the subject of colour, if you look at full sized locomotives of all gauges, I've never come across one where the back of the buffer beams are painted red. However it's your locomotive, just go with what you think is good. Because you've put it together you'll know how to take it apart if you want to make mods later, or change the colour.

I can't offer any build tips, but will follow with interest. I might get a kit and have a go myself.

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by TonyW » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:27 am

IanC wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:19 am
... I've never come across one where the back of the buffer beams are painted red ...
Amen to that! Add unpainted shiny wheels to the list too.

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by Jackf88 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:39 am

TonyW wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:27 am
IanC wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:19 am
... I've never come across one where the back of the buffer beams are painted red ...
Amen to that! Add unpainted shiny wheels to the list too.
Haha yeah bufferbeams was a school boy error, will be painting backs black when I next do some paint 😂

I'd never really thought of the wheels but you're right, probably paint black at the next opportunity too!

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by IanC » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:58 am

Jackf88 wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:39 am
TonyW wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:27 am
IanC wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:19 am
... I've never come across one where the back of the buffer beams are painted red ...
Amen to that! Add unpainted shiny wheels to the list too.
Haha yeah bufferbeams was a school boy error, will be painting backs black when I next do some paint 😂

I'd never really thought of the wheels but you're right, probably paint black at the next opportunity too!
yes, I missed off the shiny wheels too. Mine are black. I'm gradually losing most of the brass handrails, boiler bands etc. A painted finish looks better IMHO.

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:02 am

Could you bring yourself to join the mucky crew club?

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6823

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by Jackf88 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:16 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:02 am
Could you bring yourself to join the mucky crew club?

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6823
It does look good, I was thinking of getting a satin top coat to take the shine off the green, I've seen a few done and it makes them look a little less pristine which I like

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by IanC » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:04 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:02 am
Could you bring yourself to join the mucky crew club?

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6823
Tom,

I have to admit, no, I can't. I have no idea why not. When I did OO Everything I did was weathered, even if only very lightly. For some reason I can't bring myself to do it in 16mm. I do admire those that can and do though and yes I've seen your Smokey Sophie thread. She's a beauty.

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:29 pm

What if I threw in an oily rag?

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by IanC » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:35 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:29 pm
What if I threw in an oily rag?
I've got loads of my own oily rags. thanks. :lol: For the moment, I'm happy just gradually reducing the shiny bits, wheels, handrails, dome, boiler bands etc.

My goods stock is matt, coaches are satin, and my solitary locomotive is glossy! I may one day pluck up courage to weather, but not just yet :!:

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by Jackf88 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:52 am

Managed to have a painting session at the weekend, smokebox, SB base wheels and inside the buffer beams - definitely a marked aesthetic improvement:
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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:54 am

Looking good.

What high temp paint did you use on the smokebox out of interest?

Also, the boiler plug you have there is it a top up valve or not?

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by Jackf88 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:58 am

Next up is opening up the valve covers and re-setting all the valve timing, used a vice to press on the cranks and it has improved the running - still some movement but no horrible noises! However setting up the timing from all of it being off without opening up the valve covers proved unsuccessful 😂

Also will be ordering the body kit soon, have seen a few LA's without the rear bunker which I quite like so may leave it off.
Still haven't decided on a colour.

Awaiting a name plate - brass on a black background 'Scafell Pike'.

And finaly at some point I need to pick up my chuffer from royal mail; who finds 'open 9-1' useful?!

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by Jackf88 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:01 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:54 am
Looking good.

What high temp paint did you use on the smokebox out of interest?

Also, the boiler plug you have there is it a top up valve or not?
Cheers, I just bought a can from the local DIY shop, think it was for log burners etc, but cures at room temp - no primer which seemed alien to me! But survived a steaming with no issues and am pleased with the results visually.

Boiler plug is just the standard one.

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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by FWLR » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:13 am

Jackf88 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:58 am


Awaiting a name plate - brass on a black background 'Scafell Pike'.

And finaly at some point I need to pick up my chuffer from royal mail; who finds 'open 9-1' useful?!
Great name Jack…. :thumbright: :thumbright:

Blooming Royal Mail, I have a post office just 1/4 of a mile away, but if they can’t be bothered to leave with a neighbour I have to go 8 miles to the next post office they take anything to if they can’t deliver it, even though I also pass another 2 sub post offices on the way….. :x :x
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Re: Lady Anne Kit Build

Post by FWLR » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:13 am

Love your paint work by the way….. :thumbright:
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