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 Posted: Sat Apr 7th, 2018 11:25 pm
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Barry Miltenburg
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In the spirit of small jobs, I have been working on passengers and tail lamps etc on passenger trains over the winter.  I finally came to the catering vehicles which were rather plain although the Hornby Gresley Buffet coach used on one of my Inter-District sets had a blue moulded interior with a few silver additions to represent the tea & hot water machinery.  This was the first vehicle tackled.



I started with a coat of paint for the counter and the table tops - wood for the counter and cream for the tables seemed a good choice - and an attendant chosen from a pile of China/eBay folk acquired for (literally) a few pennies.



Using a leather punch and some 10 thou plasticard I made some "plates" and slivers of 60 thou plasticard were added as "cake".  The whole was painted suitable colours and then plastic rod was tapered and cut to make cups which sat on saucers made with the leather punch.







The cutlery is painted on with a willow pattern on the crockery and a Westminster design on the knife handles.





REALLY - DO I LOOK LIKE I'M MAD?????? hahahahaha - they are just painted lines using Gunmetal colour (Humbrol 53)





Although the cutlery and crockery are a bit overscale, once reassembled, the whole thing looks fine.  The seated passengers and the couple at the counter came from the same source as the attendant with a quick repaint to remove the wild colours (the seated lady was originally bright orange all over!!).



An hour well spent I would say.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 8th, 2018 02:08 am
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Well now Barry as we may both be attending Ricks Pop up event I suggest you take along said carriage so I can check out the accuracy of your willow pattern  :hmm 
And then we will ask Rick to demonstrate his weathering skills on the PEOPLE in the carriage. . . .

Can't wait to see his reaction    :mutley   Seriously Barry    Nice one !    :thumbs

Cheers

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 Posted: Sun Apr 8th, 2018 06:36 am
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Very nicely done! Stuff like this is small, but it adds a lot!



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So it occasionally rains in the UK and as today is one of those days, I have turned my attention to the 2 dining cars in one of my other Inter District trains.


Please note that I have shrunk these photos down to 500x333 so apologies for any loss of clarity.

I started with the Kitchen/diner (RKO I think) where the seats were left in the moulded colour as 2nd class.  Cutlery was painted on again with Humbrol 53 gunmetal and the leather punch produced plates that were painted a base colour (Humbrol 83 I recall) and then blobbed with Superglue which was painted green/brown/cream to represent the food.



Tiny paper menus were put on empty tables (just folded paper with a pencil mark to represent the type) and plastic rod cut to make glasses/cups/whatever - also painted gunmetal to represent glass.  The above photo shows how a few table additions makes a huge difference although nothing on the table is actually defined.



Heres how it looks on the road.  Note the woman in the yellow top reading a menu whilst the table on the right still has the menu upright.  Little things bring these vehicles to life.

Next came the RFO - the posh people.



Unfortunately the seat shape is wrong here as the Mk I's had high "wing-back" chairs but I wasn't going to alter them.  I did paint them RAF blue and added the distinctive white chair backs in paint.  The table lamps started life as LNWR roof vents from the Ratio kits - painted metallic brass and BR crimson.  I did make the effort to paint the passengers with suits and ties - this is First Class after all!!



The bottle of (rather) red wine is just a piece of platic rod shaved down at one end.  I left the moulded purple floor and walls - the tables were grey so I left them alone - they look white through the coach windows.

The key here is that everything is a representation - nothing is that accurate really - the blobs on the tables (painted blue here in 1st along with the plates) are more cut-down roof vents.  It just adds some texture.  In 7mm Charlie Shoults did a Buffet car back in the 1970's - that demanded much more care - this is just fun.



Here is what they look like re-assembled and (below) the two catering vehicles in the formation.



A good use of a dismal day methinks.

When's lunch!!!

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 Posted: Mon Apr 9th, 2018 10:19 pm
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This is me taking down notes for when I do dining cars myself. Good stuff.



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