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 Posted: Thu Aug 28th, 2008 02:30 am
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Nice Matt. Just NICE.



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thanks for the comments

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since you mentioned the wheels and spraying i have noticed a couple of patches that need a touch up:oops: i thought they were ok but turned all paranoid about the wheels:D. you mentioned a brake van, would they have a brake van? if so what type? i wouldn't want an incomplete rake as i would feel something is missing.

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i use lenz silver decoders which i prefer over the cheaper hornby decoders. these run excellent at slow speeds and also have back EMF which keeps the loco at the same speed up and down hills. they also are packed with features like setting acceleration and deceleration distance. check out the speed steps thread in DCC.

i have now done my 37\ 0 and a rake of V tanks so i will take some pics later. would Vtanks carry a brake van?

 

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One or two of these should do the trick!  Either one in the middle or one at each end is the usual practice.

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Thanks all, i shall order some when you get them in chris. i weathered my blue 37 without the drastic dirt i like so much:Happy

 



 



 



 



 



i think the body is wonky:hmm

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Sure you aint had one to many and its the track Matt :lol:

Look good thou mate.

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Very nice Matt!

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Very effective weathering, they really look like they are at work on your line as do your wagons.

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Hi Matt

Really like your style of weathering, the wagons are one of the best I have ever seen, and the first 37, I feel is the best of the two.

Great just great.

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thanks for all the comments:doublethumb

 

i am about to embark on my biggest project yet:shock: this will be new ground for me so i will be asking lots of questions. now my 37's, ballast wagons and V tanks are done i am running short of diesels to play with. i will be ordering the shark wagons from chris to complete the rakes.

my next project

i will take 2x hornby class 56

hornby class 56

and re number and respray to make 2x large logo class 56

56048

and

56108

WHY

i enjoyed the weathering project and now want to to take this a stage further. once these are done each loco will be one of a kind and nobody will have that model. once i completed my 37's i looked at them and thought i have brought them to life and i think that is what this hobby is about:cool wink

so now for the questions, i have not jumped into this blind and have done some research, but i find on other forums people just want to show what they have done rather than explain what they have done.

1, what substance would you use to remove the paint and what method? (on other forums people seem to either rub or soak using different methods)

2, what primer would you use and what colour? (  i have an airbrush) ( precision paint do red, grey and white primer. these sell at £13, are they any different than the primer you get at halfords for car body work which sells for £5 ?)

3, how would you remove the numbers or would you do this the same time you remove the paint?

4, how would you deal with the pipe work at the front of the 56?( would you tape it, maskol it or remove it?)

5, any tips?

 

 

 

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When you have the answers to those questions Matt perhaps you could let me know - I have all that to come!

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Hi Matt

I have not used a primer such as one from Halfords for spraying a plastic loco body, but I do seem to remember reading or seeing in a mag somebody using one with sucess.

Can you take the body off to spray which would help with not masking the underframe.

 

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Matt - I seem to remember reading somewhere that one of those fibre-glass pens was good to get the numbers off.  A gentle scrub would also give something for the primer to grip - gently,  mind you !!



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you can learn from my mistakes:roll: i am sure i will have loads.

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yes you can remove the underframe and i hope the windows, this will help with masking. the pipes at the front of the loco i will have a play with to see if they can be removed. my missus raised an eyebrow when i mentioned buying 2 new locos and then ripping them to bits and re spraying:hmm so i am trying to keep the cost down. if i was to buy the precision paint primer for £13 and it is enougth to do 4 or 5 locos then great but i don't want to spend that money and only do 1 or 2 locos.

Petermac

i have a fibreglass pen, i will give it a go:cool wink i normally use this to remove lettering and stressing my rolling stock so i think a softly softly approach is called for.

 

i have a warship that has a missing buffer, it took the plunge on my elevated track:thud this will be my test loco for any work needed to be done:mrgreen: it will be dedicated to pulling my track cleaning machine round so any mistakes will not be noticed with a big brass tanker behind it:cheers

i could use them nasty green GWR kettle things to practice on but they will be saved until i am in a destructive mood:mutley

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The suggestion about using a fibreglass pen.  I'd be grateful for more info.  What sort of pen is this, and what is its more common use?



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See the Index of Equipment Tim. Fibreglass Pen.



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Ah. :oops::oops::oops:.  Thanks, Bob!



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the fibreglass pen is used for cleaning electrical circuits, it is like them pencil pens you get when you twist the end the fibre pokes out the bottom. it is about 3 or 4mm thick and is nasty when it get in your skin.

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Matt,you can use primer from halfords or any where else,
yes a fibre glass pen will remove any letters/numbers just dont overdo it they
can cut into plastic.
i have an article in a mag i will dig it out and let you have more info.
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Matt,the article is in the march issuue of hornby mag,
it recomends T-cut on a cotton bud for removing name & numbers use a circular motion,also covers weathering but you dont need that.!!!
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Matt wrote: ...and is nasty when it get in your skin.


Seriously nasty, if you have not experienced this be warned.

I keep the vacuum cleaner handy when I am using the fibreglass pen and vacuum up the splinters of fibreglass IMMEDIATELY I have finished, or even sometimes during, rubbing with the pen.

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