Model Railway Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Totally Crazy.......
Joined
·
684 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hiya,


Thought i would share with you my latest little side project which i was doing whilst i wait for orders to turn up!!

I wanted a restored Autocoach for my modern image layout and after seeing on a railway website a red / cream one decided to copy it in OO.

Anyway, I started with the Hornby Autocoach in Maroon which i frankly thought was a bit dated and old looking
. I stripped it and sanded it down with extremley fine wet and dry before washing and scrubbing the plastic shell. I also removed a lot of detail at this point and stripped the bogies and the chassis.

I still have work to do on it which i will post as i do complete it. I cut off the steps ( completly oversize )
and all the handrail forms that were on the plastic body.

It was then resprayed with Halfords grey car primer and masked up for respray. I sprayed it in red and cream ( halfords car paints ) and lined and numbered it using pressfix. I then my attention to the interior and painted it in BR colours. I placed a few hornby people in it just to give it some life. It will have working lights soon but i have still to decide if i like the white roof or if i want to make it grey as some real ones have both.

Anyway here are the first piccys for you all to look at !!!!






















Arrrgggh - ive just noticed that the letters are slightly steped on one side so i will have to rub that back and re letter!!! Apart from that i have to make the chassis steps and the handrails and add the piping and under chassis link for the steam engine - The model will then be fitted with three link screw couplings and as soon as i have found a hornby 14xx will be coupled with it ( after it has been updated to an autofitted locomotive ).

Hope you all find this interesting !!

Regards

Nikki ...........................................
 

·
Totally Crazy.......
Joined
·
684 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I got my Husband to look the colours up for me as he is very good at finding the exact pigment colours .... and then matching them to halfords colours

LMS Crimson Lake - Vauxhall Carmine Red
BR Blood - Voltswagon Mars Red
BR Cream - Lada Cream

To get the slightly rusty finish on the chassis i dry brush black with brown acrylic paint!!!!

Hope this helps !!!

Nikki !!
 

·
Totally Crazy.......
Joined
·
684 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I prefer spray cans as the halfords car ones have a finer spray than the model spray paints have !! As far as airbrushes go i have a decent airbrush and hardley ever use it except for spraying up track after i have fitted it to the base board..... this way you can get a decent finish across the points / track etc with all the sleepers the same colour !!!!!

Please send me some piccys when you have done yours id love to see other peoples work!!

Might also be a god idea to post up a list of colours and the closest halfords colours !! maybe they should do a british railways range too !!!! seems to be a lot of model makers using them now!! We even are thinking of seeing if we can stock them in our model shop!

Hope your project goes well



Nikki
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top