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 Posted: Sat Sep 25th, 2010 10:28 pm
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Having dragged myself away from RR&co i have turned my attention to buildings and have made a start on my station. Era is early 60's BR LMR. Your comments are welcome good, bad or indifferent. i know my painwork needs a tidy up.

I have used card with Scalescenes paper, Chivers Finelines windows and doors and following on with the usual propriety accessories. There is a canopy is to be made to run the length of the building.

Also how does the track look?




And one for effect.




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 Posted: Sat Sep 25th, 2010 10:34 pm
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the build looks ok so far,better than my first effort anyhow,as for the track , looks spot on to me nice rust colour
which translates to what paint did you use?
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Hi Owen the paint for the track was Vallejo Red Leather acrylic from their Military Modelling range, looks better in the photo. I actually bought one of those wheelie applicators, had it on in 15 mins:thumbs

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Just realised i have posted in the wrong section:oops:

No doubt a friendly mod will be along and move me on.



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I like it. Should look good with a canopy. :thumbs

I wonder if the rails are a bit orangey, having perhaps more the look of a line that's seldom used, such as a dead-end siding, but it beats unpainted rails any day.

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Looks great, Pete.  Where do the B&S markers go?  I think I need some counselling . . . .:shock:



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I hear what you say Mike, i have to give the whole thing a dark oily wash yet so that just might take the edge off it.

Max you need therapy :pedal:mutley just wait to you have to wean yourself off.



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Nice to have a change of pace Pete! Looks really good...........:thumbs:thumbs

What is a wheelie? I thought that was what Brits called a garbage receptacle:lol: 

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It's looking good Pete. :thumbs

I'd have to agree with Mike regarding the rail colour but as you say, a coating of a more "oily" tint would do the job.  I must make a note of that Vallejo red leather because it really is ideal for sidings.

Also interesting to hear the rail painter worked for you.  Someone else on here posted that they'd used it for a few minutes then given it up as being useless (sorry, can't remember who it was :oops:).  I wonder if the brand of paint makes any difference.

I really do like those windows - Chivers Finelines you say  :roll:  I had no idea they made things like that - I'll have to investigate. 

The canopy will be interesting to see. :cheers



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The building is looking good, I must admit though that I never tried using card, always been a "plastic man"!
The track colour looks good to me, a lot of people paint their sleepers and rails all one colour which to me never looks right. I think the colour you have used looks like a light rust as you would see on freshly laid rails.
My only critisisim is that the track looks heavy, code 100 i presume?

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Thanks for the comments:

John the wheelie thing is the "rusty rails painter" availible from all good model shops on here, no doubt they will post their links. i am the proud owner of 3 wheelie bins John, 1 for garden waste, 1 for plastic and glass and 1 for real garbage! As us older folk do our bit to save the planet i notice the peeps we are saving it for, my own included, don't give a stuff!

Peter, Chivers windows in my opinion are great and extremely good value, unfortunately they are not illustrated i will take some pictures and post them later for you.

Yes Duke code 100 i'm afraid, i would like to use plasticard however Wills is too tough to work with imo but the texture is superb and Slaters brickwork is too perfect a mongrel of the two would be spot on.

Maybe i just don't know how to cut Wills plastic any advice or technique?

 



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For Peter here is the Chivers range, each pack contains four sprues at £2.50p a pack. I felt like asking for his whole stock and peddle them on ebay for a fiver each but not been an entrepaneur i didn't. I am not associated with Chivers i just took a punt at his products.

Sash Windows and door CPF1




Round top windows CPF2




Assorted doors CPF3




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for a first scratchbuild Pete you have made a great job of it its obvious you have been look at dodfers threads for tips on doing card things.

The comments on the rail colour i actually when i first painted rails did a similar colour to what you have but since then i have used used a rust colour that is more nearer a light brown than an orange which i find looks better.

Mind you its a photo and i find photos sometimes distort the actual colour unless you are an expert photographer.

The chivers stuff is very good its a small family business i have found their wagon kits to be among the best plastic kit ones

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Yes Brian credit where credit is due it was doofers thread that inspired me to try card, sorry i should of mentioned in the first post.

I nipped over to Chivers house to collect my bits, yes they are good clean moulds, its a pity they don't do more but i think personnel circumstances are a hinderence by the looks..shame really i am sure they used be show regulars up here,



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Looks good Pete

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Looks fine to me cant wait to see the finished model.Piran(roger)

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wogga wrote: John the wheelie thing is the "rusty rails painter" availible from all good model shops on here, no doubt they will post their links.

Thanks Pete.....I hadnt heard of that over here..........I will try and get one next time I order from the UK

I guess Chivers dont do Mail Order?



 i would like to use plasticard however Wills is too tough to work with imo but the texture is superb and Slaters brickwork is too perfect a mongrel of the two would be spot on. Maybe i just don't know how to cut Wills plastic any advice or technique?
I mostly use Wills because of the texture.............I agree with you about Slaters bricks but their stone courses are pretty good and, to my mind, produce the texture that is sometimes lacking with printed sheets

Cut on the back with a good straight edge and a heavy duty Exacto Blade (sorry cant remember the number)......change the blade often. I bought a clamping jig over here which is good for repetitive cuts

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The problem with slaters is it isn't square! Having said that it's crispness is good for new brick. For older brick I use South Eastern Finecast which is far better

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It all looks good to me,Pete.I assume you'll be either painting the platform grey or applying paving stones? Also,are you going to be using that Midland/LMS slanty-style fencing??
    Great so far!
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Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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John Dew wrote: Thanks Pete.....I hadnt heard of that over here..........I will try and get one next time I order from the UK

I guess Chivers dont do Mail Order?



John, Chivers will do mail order but you have to give them a bell though. Any probs i can get them and mail them. Rusty rails is a US gizmo,
http://www.joesmodeltrains.com/Rusty%20Rails%20Painter.htm

But Bromsgrove Models sell it.

http://www.bromsgrovemodels.co.uk/pd1256315326.htm?defaultVariants={EOL}&categoryId=41[/url]

I suppose top tip is makesure the paint flows...obvious i know, its a small capillary tube.

Jim i am checking your threads for info both here and RMWeb ..cheers

John B, its actually a Wills platform and it needs a good washing darker, but yeah it ain't finished as for the fencing maybe as long as there are ticket gates included, Ratio i guess.

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