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an update on my bench.

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at the moment i have my usual mixture of stock!

3 test etches for the 3 types of maunsell TPO's being made up. for the first time i am going to try and represent the panelling on the sides. to my knowlage this has never been done.

5 Ratio GWR 4 wheelers nearly done. i have to do the interiors and send it off to have the transfers done (i dont do transfers!)

4 LMS arc roof bogie coaches they are just in their black undercoat which dosent show up very clearly.

And an LNER quad art

I hope the person who called me a "Trainset player" on the other thread is taking notes!

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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 8 Jun 2007, 14:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Part of the learning curve has been to realise that a really good paint finish costs money. I use a brand new sterile pipette and little plastic pot evry time. so even painting the ends costs at least 40p. but when you end up with a coach that is worth well over £100 then its worth it. the biggest problem i have had is getting the contamination away from the paint. especially as i am basically living in a large bedsit in london, dust is a real problem.
Having the right tools for the right job is wonderfull. but unfortunatly it aint cheap! the airbrush and compressor and hose adds up to about £200. then you have the cost of good paint at a fiver a colour.......

But as i said, the results really are worth it.


Superb work Peter - you have far more patience & skill than I'll ever have. I would like to see some examples of your work in the flesh. We may just make it to Chatham this weekend (working late Sat night !) on the Sunday. I'll send yo a PM with my mobile no .
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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 8 Jun 2007, 17:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>dbc50 - I've seen your painting.................................................


Well, at least it's on a par with your soldering & wiring
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Excellent work Peter & thanks for showing it to us - I take it you will be a Chatham this year then ?
QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 9 May 2008, 06:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>i also need to find out where i have put the buffers!?
I know that feeling very well - "now where did I put those ?"

The coaches look stunning - I'm really looking forward to seeing some of your work "in the flesh". Thanks for the update.
Nice comprehensive review & excellent photo's Peter - Screwfix really do some superb stuff.

QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 6 Jun 2008, 06:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Pics of all those to follow in a couple of days.

Look forward to seeing the railcar - thanks for the photos - superb work.
Excellent work Peter & thanks for showing it to us.
Excellent work as always Peter, thanks for showing to us.
Shoot this one down if you like Peter but could you make up an etched replacement for the frame area ?

Just a silly suggestion from one not brave enough to try it !

This is one model I just have to see when it's complete.
Impressive - look forward to seeing this progress.
Excellent progress Peter - look forward to seeing the finished loco.
Excellent progress Peter - when the Schools is finished don't let me anywhere near it - I'll probably run off with it !
You have more patience than I have for this sort of work Peter - excellent results.
Even at this stage it really does capture the look of the Schools - BTW - I have my chain cutters ready !
QUOTE (dwb @ 28 Jan 2009, 18:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Is this because there were no water troughs on the Southern?


They would'nt mix well with third rail electrification either !
Good progress Peter - at least you have had a couple of productive days !

The Black Five looks as though it will swallow quite a few man hours.
Excellent work Peter - you seem to be able to achieve a lot in an evening.
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