The trucks look great, just need to run them behind that new loco now!!
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I've gotten them almost finished, just a dabble of weathering on the van and a tarpaulin hood for the open wagons!
Just out of curiosity. I primed these wagons with some terrible Wilkos stuff... but out of curiosity here. Who primes their wagons before painting? and what with? (if you do)
Anyway, I've managed to get the wagons all painted up, and weathered using some tamiya acrylics and humbrol leather and metal coat... I'll go into a bit more depth later on but please do enjoy the pics.
anyway... I've managed to finally run my wagons being Jemima tonight after work. After a slight issue lighting her up all seemed well. Unfortunately, as my back garden is about as level as the North Sea in a blizzard I has a couple of buffer snags and derailments of the coal wagon but apart from that there was not problems at all.
I wish I had used a template but I couldn't find any around plus I wasn't tempted to try and make curved one... but please keep us updated on the rolling stock Bazza
I also agree with the comment that sometimes wagons can look too clinical, I may be guilty as charged.
I've managed to finish off the rest of my wagons with only the brake van now left to do.
The first wagon to show is the already finished open wagons which I wanted to fit with a tarpaulin. The tarpaulin itself was some tin foil, primed with halfords and painted with revell dark green. The strapping was some cross stitch thread bought from boyes with the knots dabbed with super glue.
The second wagon was painted a lovely shade of humbrol cockpit interior green and given a private owner livery (the name of a very dear but bemused artist friend). and given a load of coal, smaller pieces that the loco coal wagon though...
and the final one painted a Revell yellow colour, and given some crushed party balloon ballast to represent road or railway ballast to be taken from the quarry to a distribution centre.
and this is the lonely Jemima pulling them.
Live steam maybe a bit of a learning curve for me but I'm pretty much at home here with this who model building thing.
However... the train is not yet complete (for the moment)
I shall offer you some tantalising images of my next 16mm project before I revert back some some 4mm scale stuff for foreseeable future. Not that I'm bored of 16mm thing not at all. Just that since the start of this year my modelling time has been pretty much 16mm and I have an exhibiton to present some of my smaller stock at so I best crack on with that asap.
I had to file down the weight to get it to fit under the box but she's coming along! A man's work is never finished though and I'm looking forward to Elsecar to strengthen this rake. I saw an interesting article on modifying an IP tank wagon
Looking good! Just in case it helps with future projects, I discovered the delights of fishing wrights recently and found that they can be reshaped very easily with club hammer - I managed to get two of 'em (probably smaller ones) underneath a slate wagon. Very theraputic too...Sylvian Tennant:86018 wrote: I had to file down the weight to get it to fit under the box
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Thanks for that Andrew, I'm not sure that I actually need any weights at the mo' but I'm sure gonna pick some up today!Andrew:86022 wrote:I discovered the delights of fishing wrights recently and found that they can be reshaped very easily with club hammer - I managed to get two of 'em (probably smaller ones) underneath a slate wagon. Very theraputic too...
And the club hammer is waiting
It is a modified IP Engineering kit with saftey chains, handrails, foot boards and a furnished interior built from scratch.
The van is weighted wth a fishing weight under the chassis and hidden by a box ala LMS style.
The roof is removable to access the interior which include a seating area with table, a stove (built from plastic tube and a seal-able bottle top)
Bramwell the guard chats to Ted about his new Van he seems happy.
Now I've finished another chapter of 16mm scale, I'm gonna give it a bit of a rest, save some running and concentrate on some 4mm project I have in mind.
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