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Hi all, it been awile.

Just thought I would up date you as I have finally started work on the silver jub' set I got last year as the gits at work made me redundant and I now have spare time on me hands.

The shells are made for the Brake First/Corridor First twin and Rest' Open First/Kitchen/Rest' Open Third triplet. Some interier has been done and Bachmann Thompson bogies purschased.

The roofs have been test fitted, a few choice words have been said as the gaps could fit an MPD in them, some filler is very much needed!!

Not sure how much interior painting am going to do as most of it will not be visable.

Am taking plenty of pic as I think it will make a good artical for one of the mag's. If I ever figure out how to post them I will of course share them with you.

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Its nearly time to paint them now, only the seats in the two open restaurant coaches to fit, all other interior is complete and roofs on. Its down to some fine fettling then begin masking up, going to get the copydex today for tha

Paint will also be ordered today then if this excellent weather lasts should have them first coated by weekend.

I will then post some pics and wait some kind replies from all!

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Thanks for the advise on that Peter, will rub down the sides, what grit paper did you use?

The paint is on order from phionex and they said I have to use there thinners as all the thinners I have will ruin it, have I just been had?

Have got the copydex ready for masking up the windows so its all proceding to plan, just need 3 more Bachmann Thompson bogies and a couple of nails to weight down the valiences to prevent swinging (thats for another web site!!!)

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I have painted the coaches now, only problem is that I should of offered the paint upto the loco first, they don't match!

I used the phionex p54 silver grey as per instructions but it is alot darker than the loco, Hornby A4 Silver Fox (lastest gen)

Is the loco the wrong colour or is the paint to dark, I dont fancy painting a brand new loco

It also doest match the old A4 but that was moulded in colour plastic so wasn't expecting it to!

When the weather picks back up i may lighten the paint with white and try to colour match it

Any advice?


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In short its a bit like wiskey. they all say wiskey on the bottle but they are far from being all the same.

Hi Peter,

with regards to the quote, it all depends on where the said booze comes from, if its Scottish it will be Whiskey, if Irish it will be Whisky, if American it will Bourbon (but they cant make it properly!!) still all tastes foul to me


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Seams as if we have been divirted off path, maybe we should set up a new thread of what refreshes you during or after a busy modelling session, personally I love a good strong cup of 'rosy lee' as I Andii will tell you, I keep PG in business!! But if its a 'proper' drink, it will be either a chilled lager or maybe a Southern Comfort n coke

Andii, not done anything else to the coaches for a week or so, must get on with it but you know what its like, she has other ideas for my time ( and if you tell her I will denie all!)


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Finally got a break in the weather yesterday and got another chance to do some spraying, its going to take a third go at getting this colour to match, have lightened up the p54 silver grey with white, took a whole jar and a bit more. thinned the required amount an set to, it looked a pretty good match to the loco prior to spraying but when dry it was still to dark, will have to go and buy more white on saturday and have another go as weather men say we are in for a dry weekend (about time) Will keep you updated on my progress

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Thanks for the info Silver Fox,

have started to put the decals on now, had a small problem with the Foxes set in the way that the 'set' was missing the door class numbers and only had 12 LNER for the sides, need 16 as am modelling the full 8 coach formation, but a quick call to Foxes and they have promised to send out the missing items today

The Silver Chrome is only just visable on the Grey so am glad I played with the colour or I might not see them at all

Paul, hope you get your Corination out as these are fun kits to build, Arethusa (my brother is nearing completion of his set and Pedromorgan was making a set but not sure how far is is as he is a very busy modeller with lots on the go at any one time

More pic will follow

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[quote name='2512silverfox' date='30 Jul 2007, 17:50' post='33337']
Paul

I refer to the earlier tender drive A4's to which I assumed the builder was referring.

Its the new loco drive that I am going to use, I do have both versions of 2512 to choose from, the new model is a lot lighter than the paint as I said previously in this thread as is the old one, but a bit darker, but as you say, paint changes shade with age, and like you said 'if it looks right, it is right'

Hopefully the rest of the decals will arrive tomorrow as its running night on Monday at me brothers club and I would like to show them off!


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QUOTE (5696Arethusa @ 26 Aug 2007, 17:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>A belated picture of Brians progress on the SJ, I understand the windows are now unmasked and will post a picture ASAP


Have been working on the set over the Bank Holiday in between BBQ's and beer and 'her in doors' gets upset if I hide away for the whole weekend!

The windows are now un-masked as me brother said, they came off with out to much flaking, only a copy of touch ups needed. Have started to paint in the silver beading and window frames. Not a quick job as doing it all by 00000 (5 0's) brush!
sends the eyes a bit googly so still have 2 1/2 coaches to do.

Then its on to the buffers and then when I get some suitable plastic stripping, will mount the roof boards, with the last job making and fitting the 'rubber' fairings between the articulated coaches.

Will send Arethusa an upto date pic for him to post

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Hi all,

Am now away from home for the next month looking after some bodies hotel so they can have a holiday! So posting will be a bit as and when

First to 10001, not got or read that book, did most of my research online both hear on the forum and others, and talking to them down at Cooper Craft. The old Kirk Kit insructions are a bit basic.

The set is all but complete now, only the farings to do.

secondly, I used the Bachmann bogies as it was easier than getting the extra bits for the frames provided in the kit, i.e. bearing cups, wheels and to be honesist, you can't tell in 00 the size diff' between then, they are alsi cheap at £2.20 a pair with wheels, less if you go on ebay!

Thirdly, I used a brush as its all I have, Arethusa had a look at a Bob Moore lining pen but couldn't make it work. It may of taken me an hour or so per coach, but you can't tell its brush painted

When I get it done, I will of course send Andii the pics to put on here, then its on to look for another project, might play with some Pullmans?

Keep up the modelling

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Hi Peter,

Will take you up on that offer if am in the area, will off course have to meet up at Warley and have a brew! Andii and I are looking at doing both days so we can take it all in as we have never been.

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Looking good Martin,

I will have a look at the instruction again when I next get home (should be Monday) and will tehn let you know what paints I used for my set.

On a second comment, you said you are doing a six coach rake, is this through you choice/ limited space? The SJ was first a seven coach then rebuilt to an eight in 1938, Third twin (Brake Third-Third), Restaurant Triple (Third-Kitchen-First) First Twin (First-Brake First) then in '38 an extra Third was added to the Third Twin making it a Triple (Brake Third-Third-Third)

Would love to see you set when done so can compare. Which kits are you using and which scale?

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Hi Martin,

Will send some pics to me brother and get him to post them for me.

My skills are not upto soldering either, have used plastic kits. I would beg you not to use the hornby ones as they are just old LMS painted silver and dont look right, the plastic kits are not that hard to make, give Cooper Craft a call and they will help you out

Look further back in this thread for the cheats used to improve the building of them

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Martin,

My set is from Cooper Craft, its the old Kirk kit which is long out of production so they had to substute some of the sides from the Coranation kits and then use a big hand full of modellers licience, but only revite counters would know!

Give them a call and am sure will do the same for you.

Decals came from Foxes, they do a set but you will also need to get the Coranation set as the SJ set is incomplete for a full length set. Paint is from Phionex (read further back for the hassle this gave me)

Look forward to seeing your project pics

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Cooper Craft are UK based down in London, they advertise in the Modeller every month, if you get them on the phone its better to call after 1pm UK time or do it via email [email protected] or [email protected]

Your tail light looks good

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Time to up date this thread.

I went down to the running nite last night for the monthly running at the Melton Mowbray MRC and give the set its first trials, was a bit nervous as I drew the set out of the fiddle yard with Silver Fox at the lead trying to remember how to opperate the controls.

As I pulled it onto the scenic side a big smile spread across my face as she drew up though the station and beyond. They ran better than a could of hoped, a small derailment on a double slip but thats it. They had a sleight wobble in the latteral body play, but nothing I can't live with.

I also took this chance to take down a couple of my other new items, the Master Cutler set and a green 121 bubble rail car.

For the pics go to me brothers gallary, Tales from the work bench.

This was also for Andii and me to run both our sets together, and what a site seeing them pass, will have to get a move on with Mill Dale so we can run on it

Brian
 
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