Time to build a railway...but where?

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:29 pm

Returning to the £5.00 wagon, I have now finished the paint job, added some lettering and weathering and a load of logs to go with other wagons I have. For such a basic construction I am happy with the result, especially when not seen in isolation....
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Soar Valley Light » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:19 pm

Another triumph Peter.

It's a lovely wagon. I like the livery too, very nice.

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Post by LNR » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:49 pm

And the colour co-ordinated load matches the livery too!
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Post by philipy » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:56 am

LNR wrote:
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And the colour co-ordinated load matches the livery too!
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Agreed. Actually I thought the whole thing looks as though it had been parked for a couple of years on a forgotten rusty siding in an overgrown wood :roll: . Nice effect though.

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Post by FWLR » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:48 am

Nice job as always Peter.
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Post by Peter Butler » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:42 pm

It has been a month since my last post, far too long, but that doesn't mean I have nothing to add. I have been busy on several projects, many of which can be seen on my thread in ' Open days and exhibitions''..... under the title of.... 'Rocket Man'.
Other rolling stock builds have also been taking place more suited to SM32 railways.
A friend, who I have done jobs for in the past, asked me to complete two kits which he purchased from 'The Lineside Hut'. He did the body build himself and asked me to finish the paintwork and detailing. This is always more difficult when things like windows are already fitted and other items need to be either removed or masked to allow finishing. However, I think the end results are satisfactory.....
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I am also working on two four wheel carriages from 'Jerry Irwin' , who I have mentioned previously as a supplier of quality detailed MDF kits (other manufacturers are available!). As yet they are incomplete in wet paint as I write this. When they are unmasked I will attach pictures.
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Post by FWLR » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:12 am

Nice work on those kits Peter.

Hope to get some kits from Jerry soon. Need to get Anne a wardrobe first... :roll:
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Post by ge_rik » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:33 pm

That paint job is amazing, particularly so as it was on a finished model. You really do have a steady hand and eye, Peter ...

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:42 pm

One of the two Jerry Irwin carriages, mentioned above, is now complete and here it is.....
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I'm quite pleased with the end result and look forward to seeing the two together. The second is a third/guard's carriage, complete with duckets. This is now well advanced and should be finished soon.
In case I haven't mentioned this before, Jerry's kits are fitted with roller bearings in the axleboxes so roll incredibly well on the optional steel wheels.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Soar Valley Light » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:23 pm

Hi Peter,

What a wonderful little coach! I love the detail.............. and the livery.

Do you have right and left handed dragons for the opposites sides or do they always face to the right?

The roller bearings sound very handy. It will be interesting to hear the benefits you get from them.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by LNR » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:17 pm

A wonderful cutting in job there Peter, a very steady hand indeed.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:42 pm

Soar Valley Light wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:23 pm
Hi Peter,

What a wonderful little coach! I love the detail.............. and the livery.

Do you have right and left handed dragons for the opposites sides or do they always face to the right?

The roller bearings sound very handy. It will be interesting to hear the benefits you get from them.

All the best,

Andrew
Thanks Andrew.... the livery is a bit adventurous but striking! I'm happy with it myself although not to everyone's taste I'm sure.
The dragons are from a self adhesive sheet of both left and right handed images. Local craft shops sell them here in Wales.
Roller bearings are supplied by Jerry as standard to all of his kits, they run so freely the carriage rolled away on what I thought was level track!
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:47 pm

LNR wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:17 pm
A wonderful cutting in job there Peter, a very steady hand indeed.
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Thanks Grant, unfortunately I must confess to cheating as I spray the overlays separately and attach them afterwards. I have discovered 'Canopy adhesive' which is a flexible bond designed to stick styrene to practically anything else.... so why not use it for this? It has the advantage of drying clear and is removable from unwanted places either before or after drying..... wonderful stuff!
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:31 am

Very nice colours Peter. Are you building them yourself or is Jerry doing them. When I had an email from him he says they are built to order.... :scratch:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:45 am

Rod, I ordered the kits with metal wheel sets and with the overlays separate for me to attach myself, other than that I left it to Jerry as he prefers to construct the complex chassis himself. By his own admission he went overboard with the build as they arrived with all the basic structure made up (but the ducketts left off) and the roof assembled too. Windows are fitted last of all and are not sandwiched in the side walls. This was fine by me as all of the parts could still be painted separately.
I believe there are instructional videos on You-tube to assist with complete kit building.
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