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This may sound strange, but is it possible to easily remove the weathering as applied by Bachmann and Hornby, without damaging the paint or lining? The only locos I have are in pristine condition, and my local shop has a special offer on a weathered loco, but they wouldn't let me try removing the weathering before I buy it
I don't have the skills to weather my other locos to match.

Help!!!!
 

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QUOTE (Great Northerner @ 24 Jan 2006, 21:58)they wouldn't let me try removing the weathering before I buy it

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That's not really that suprising though is it? Say the shop keeper agreed and you collectively had a go at what is in effect 'damaging' the product. What if the weathering came off a bit, but not to your satisfaction, and you decided not to go through with the purchase?

The shop keeper wouldn't be happy, you wouldn't be happy, and the poor sod who eventually ended up with it wouldn't be happy. The shop keeper would be doubley unhappy when that poor sod returned the loco to the shop.

Totally agree with LMS on this one. Pristine or weathered, or weathered from pristine, but not pristine from weathered.

What is the offer anyway?
 

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Its a Hornby LMS 8F, £66. I am sure I'd read somewhere that the locos were fully painted and lined, then sprayed again to form the weathering. Assumng that the normal paint is covered by a layed of laquer, I had though the weathering would remove fairly easily. I was only kidding with the shop assistant when I suggested giving it a good clean first!!!!
 

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What about some weathered and some unweathered locos? I prefer and buy most of my locos in weathered condition. But I will buy some in pristine,too to have some ex work locos on the layout. The weathering brings out the detail I think. Of course there are trains where a weathered loco will not be the right one, for example The Golden Arrow as Stewards Lane depot usually provided a very clean loco.

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Sorry Great Northerner, didn't realise you were kidding
. Perhaps one of those winkie smiley things.....helps imberciles like myself


I'm a bit like you as in I prefer all my loco's pristine, but wagons MUST be weathered
 
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