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QUOTE (Ozzie21 @ 27 Feb 2007, 14:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Nice job Pedro. I'm really going to have to to get one now. I guess I'll just pretend it lasted till BR days


oh and its a W1, an M-1 was a massive coal burning steam turbine electric made by Baldwin for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in 1948. Just a little trivia.

Ozzie21

The W1 lasted as 60700 with a 4-6-4 wheel arrangement. I think it was scrapped by 1959, there is an entry in Ian Allan's ABC loco book 1957. It was shedded at Grantham for a period (left my magazine copy relating to this info at Work, so I can't be precise)

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I have been having a fairly quiet couple fo weeks on the train front. i have been doing some CAD work and finishing a lamp. but i did make a start on turbomotive.

The masters for the resin model were made from the hornby body (and designed for the hornby chassis) and so under the cab there were the top of the moulded hornby pony truck.
I am going to be using the Comet chassis and so at least some of this had to be removed



Then attention turned to the new chassis. rather frustratingly (in my opinion) the sides are not handed. both sides are identical. i would have prefered to have had 1 side on the etch and a mirror image. this is easily done and if much easier and in my opinion better than saving a couple of square inches of brass.
The result of this is that the lines for compensation are on the same side of each frame. i am going to have a go at compensating this one anyway but if i wasnt i think i would be rather dissapointed at that.



Although i have made a start on this model i am not being particularly enthusiastic about it. and this is as far as i have got.


I then started another task i had been putting off for some time. i put some transfers on the side of my new SR TPO's i think they look fantastic! the ribs were a bit of a pain but nothing a drop of microsol couldnt sort out.





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It has been a long time since i updated this thread sohere goes. the SR TPO's have been sold and the Quadart is away on the exhibition circuit for the next couple of weeks (they will be at chatham if anyone is interested).
The centenery coaches are on a back burner because i i cant bring myself to start all those hinges! (there are about 250 on the complete rake.)

I have been doing a Mk1 BG which is about 85% complete the bodyshell is basically finished but the bogies are not together yet.



After being on the back burner for a while the night ferry was dusted off and painted. the transfers will go on some time over the next couple of weeks.


I have been asked to do a complete repaint on an airfix "B" set. this is basically finished.




I have done a model of H25 because i wanted to practice doing full GWR livery before doing my centery coaches


H39/40 is a dining twin that is with me to have the hinges fitted and painting. they are going to be in BR maroon.



This is an SR baggage van that i have been building. its almost there. the brass part were a real bugger to do. I am not boing to paint this one and so its almost finished.


This is an ian kirk 2BIL that i did at university and never got around to finising. due to a minor cash flow crisis i am trying to finish it to sell. this week i put the roof vents on and did some of the pipework along the roof.




I am still waiting for the gas lamp tops to finish the LMS stock but apart from that its basically finished apart from glazing and transfers.

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These look very nice Peter

Whats your method for painting a two tone livery as you have done on the BG?

What are the procedures you go through to mask and paint?

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firstly a good degreasing. if its a plastic model then i use white spirit but in this case it was brass so i used cellulose thinners.
Next make sure it is very dry and then i brush paint it with single pack etch primer.
Next comes a coat of ordinary phoenix basecoat white.
then rub it down with 1000 grit sandpaper followed by 2000 grit. this takes out the brush marks from the etch primer and gives a really good base for the top coats.
Then i painted the cream all over the coach.
Next i masked off the stripe with tamya masking tape. then sprayed the red. peel off the masking tape and make sure all is well.
mask off the entire side and paint the roof with roof colour. in this case i used a Humbrol grey but often its white and i use the same basecoat white i used earlier. some people say you shouldnt spray the white over the red but if you dont then you have to leave the masking tape on the roof while you spray the cream and the red. i think that is bad practice and it also gives you a lousey edge because the cream will have to dry before you pull off the masking tape. also there is a much higher chance of pulling off the paint if you leave the masking tape for more than a few hours. masking tape actually does go off over a day or so and its best to get it on and off as quickly as possible.
Lastly mask off the entire coach and spray the ends. you never get into all the step nooks and crannies on the end so normally there is a little touching up to do here.

Then stand back and enjoy that "i did that" feeling that goes down your spine and puts a smile on your face from ear to ear.

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Some very impressive modelling Peter - I wish my painting was anywhere near as good. The 2BIL looks good.

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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.

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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.

Peter

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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Thanks for the info on how you work Peter - very useful.

dbc50 - I've seen your painting.................................................

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Peter, brilliant work


Believe these are sold as OO kits . Any chance of HO ?

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 9 Jun 2007, 00:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>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 .
I wouldn't mind seeing some of your work too. I'm a bit further away though and won't be making it to Chatham.

Have you ever thought of starting your own model company Peter? You obviously have the skills to train others to make a decent product and there is gaping hole in the UK market for top end product.
 

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Peter, Lovely work. That Mk1BG is it a Comet kit? I've been thinking of giving the Comet kits a go after aI run out of DJH locos to build.

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Thankyou for your kind words evryone. I think the main thing is to give things a go and take your time. i have heard time and time again that something i do is very clever but actually its very simple, the difference is that i do it and they dont!

QUOTE (dbclass50)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 .

Sure. i will be taking a few of them with me so if you can back me into a corner then i would be delighted to show you.

QUOTE (ebaykal)Peter, brilliant work


Believe these are sold as OO kits . Any chance of HO ?

Cheers

Baykal

Not really, sorry! i do have a few plans for HO kits. I have recently just about finished a couple of designs for a polish coach which i will be test building and i have a few things on the to-do list which will be HO. (a couple of european loco's. some russian coaches, russian p36, middle east class, Iraqi streamliner ect...)

QUOTE (neil_s_wood)I wouldn't mind seeing some of your work too. I'm a bit further away though and won't be making it to Chatham.

Have you ever thought of starting your own model company Peter? You obviously have the skills to train others to make a decent product and there is gaping hole in the UK market for top end product.

It is my long term intention to do just that. I am not sure about selling RTR high end but i would like to sell kits. I actually have a full time job with the BBC that gives me lots of time to spend on my hobbies. it would be a huge step to give up on the propper job and go it alone.

I do have a couple of designs on the drawing board that will be under my own name. i have some LNWR stock and some LMS period 1 stock that i am basically doing for myself but there is no reason why i couldnt sell them under my own name. also i keep looking at my garrett and thinking how easy it would be to etch. its just that its a big daunting job.

QUOTE (Ozzie21)Peter, Lovely work. That Mk1BG is it a Comet kit? I've been thinking of giving the Comet kits a go after aI run out of DJH locos to build.

Ozzie21

Hello ozzie. yes the BG is a comet kit. the body and chassis fell together but I dont think much of the bogie sideframes.

Once again thankyou for your kind words. evry time i get that it spurs me on to do more.
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Hi Peter,

It was great to meet you at Chatham, I have to say that it was a pleasure to see your work in the flesh, it looks even better than the photographs - I am now truly inspired.

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John
 
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