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 Posted: Sun Apr 21st, 2019 10:22 am
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May I refer you to my Yarslow thread which includes, latterly, my attempts at weathering and comments on what I found was good and bad.

The bottom line is - be brave and have a go on some old stuff because it's actually (a) easier than you think and (b) good fun.  If I can do it and get decent results with my budget Badger then I am sure than you guys can crack it.



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Thanks for the heads up Barry - I think you are doing marvellously with your weathering!  I can definitely see your  technique developing - you will be a master in no time! And your hints and tips are most useful.   I might  even have a bit of practise myself....

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I was browsing in my local model shop and saw that they had a rake of CIWL coaches - those used on the Dover night time boat train.  They looked lovely.  But were HO scale.  Now I know these needed to be smaller than English rolling stock, but would HO coaches be too small for an otherwise OO layout?  I fear the loco pulling them would appear too big.... or the coaches too small.  Unfortunately I didn't have the chance to do any comparisons in the shop.  Any thoughts?

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Found these pictures on flickr Michael, not sure if they help.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/trainsandstuff/5308392766/in/photostream/


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Just to clarify the link I posted above, I don't have any accompanying text, I just found the picture in a search.

I believe the maroon coach on the left is a OO gauge LMS coach and the Intercity coach on the right is a Lima HO gauge coach.

http://www.limabritishho.co.uk/LBHO-Coaches.htm

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Hi Ed.  Thank you for your reply. On a par with the Triang GWR Clerestory coaches then, and I had a close look at the Bachmann/ Kernow DEMU’s, and even the much awaited product isn’t true to the Prototype? IMHO the sides are not quite flat enough to fit in the bodge job tunnel/ s, the reason for their existence.  Best wishes Kevin 



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Thanks Ed, a very useful comparison.  I won't be going back for them then!
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Headmaster wrote: I was browsing in my local model shop and saw that they had a rake of CIWL coaches - those used on the Dover night time boat train.  They looked lovely.  But were HO scale.  Now I know these needed to be smaller than English rolling stock, but would HO coaches be too small for an otherwise OO layout?  I fear the loco pulling them would appear too big.... or the coaches too small.  Unfortunately I didn't have the chance to do any comparisons in the shop.  Any thoughts?

Michael
Michael you are corect they will look slightly smaller than OO coaches but if you particularly like them putting something like a Terrier in front pulling them will actually not look that wrong.

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Thanks Brian.  That had been my idea, but probably not a prototypical arrangement.  Not imperative, I just liked the look of them and liked the idea of the boat train passing through

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You mean like this Michael?



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I do indeed!

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Headmaster wrote: Another Linka experiment, this time a platform.  A few castings which I have had to chop about to make the right size.  Then painted in various grey tones and given washes of grey and dirty brown.  Finally adding the white edging.  





Out of interest, does anyone know when platforms started to be edged in white? Was it always the case, or did H and S step in at some time?

Michael  

Late on the scene, as usual, how did I miss this marvellous thread? Any how re above

Photographs of Cholsey & Moulsford [GWR} clerly show a white painted edge on the up and down main platforms in
 
'1940s'
 
1929
 
1927
 
Further, the lines do not extend down the platform ramps.
 
Whilst this does not answer the particular question posed by the O.P. it shows conclusively that Home Office W. War II instructions were not the cause in this case. :)
 
In contrast, the adjoining Wallingford branch platforms were not so adorned.

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Great Eastern Railway dated September 12th 1913. (Instruction No. 1110, 1913.)  
Edges of Station Platforms To Be Kept Whitened During Foggy Weather.
 
Notice to Station Masters, Inspectors, Foremen-Porters and others concerned.
 
In future, as a precaution during foggy weather the edges of Station Platforms must be kept whitened with whitewash; the work to be perfomed by the Station Staff, as required.

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Hmm, perhaps this was borrowed from Army practice, if it don't move, paint it!
Still sunny here,

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Thank you Douglas and welcome to my rather meandering thread and slow progress.....

I suppose this shows that the white lines were in use around the country, but that it was not standardised.  Maybe that is what the war office did.  By the 60s it was standard, so that is what it shall be at Faversham Creek.

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Longchap wrote: Hmm, perhaps this was borrowed from Army practice, if it don't move, paint it!
Still sunny here,

Bill  :lol: 

I'm glad that isn't true of everything or my youngest son, on holiday from university, would be coated in whitewash!

Still sunny here too

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Dougs right the white line thing has been around a long time but WW2 saw it being done almost everywhere.

Plus if you want it to look correct dont do a to good a job as apparently the whitewash was often applied with a mop brush so it wasnt exactly accurate painting.

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Well, it has been a little while since there was any sort of update.  In truth, I haven't had much time in the loft, but today I managed to crack on with a few things.  

I decided I didn't like the lay out of the sidings - specifically the one running to what will be the quayside, so I finally bit the bullet, pulled it up and moved the offending point, re-laid it, fitted the motor and the uncoupling magnets and gave a sigh of relief.  It isn't a huge change, but it is better operationally and gives me a bit more scope with buildings and … it just feels better.  I've been putting it off, but now that it is done I am much happier.






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The road to the hotel is done - it is also the access road to the goods area.  The real road in Faversham is just a surfaced track really so this works just fine.  Some surface texture (a mixture of chinchilla dust and casting powder), then a base grey with weathering powders on top, finished with a coat of dullcote matt varnish





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And I started on the pavers between the hotel and the track.  This is clay, with each paver individually stamped, like I did with the hotel.  It has had its first coat of paint, mixed with PVA to give it some structural strength.  I will finish off with a glaze and weathering powders before a coat of matte varnish.  The yard will be a mixture of pavers, ash and cinders and some concrete, and maybe some tarmac - which reflects the actual area it is broadly based on.  Although I want it to be relatively busy from an operational point of view, I also want to capture the sense that its decline is coming....






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And finally, the brewery warehouse in position at the rear and a likely position for buildings at the quayside.  Although the goods shed may move and I might make another warehouse.  There are three at the actual quay.



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