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Hello there, and welcome to my work bench,

the work seen here is for my Eastern Region layout, which is under construction, and can be found here
http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...?showtopic=7702

this is my first attempt at weathering, the loco is my V2 with Kylchap Blastpipe

originally it looked like this



and now this is the finished result





for my first attempt, I'm very pleased!
 

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QUOTE (frame69 @ 11 Feb 2009, 14:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looking good Tom,the "before" pic was rather dark but I get the impression.

yes the before picture is a bit dark, I though that as I was comparing with the weathered, but glad you get the idea

I think the obvious difference is the wheels in the pics :)
 

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some more weathering shots

some shots on the layout, here the V2 approaches Eastcote Central with a freight made up of a mixture of bauxite vans





and now my two of my Pacifics have been dirtied up a little

and here are two of them, A3 60077 White Knight and A1 60144 'King's Courier' both looking that bit dirtier than before.






 

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cheers, on another forum someone said they thought the A3 weathering looked patchy, I said i wanted this sligthly, as I wanted to just show where in certain places, if you know what I mean
 

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Tom Hi,

The effects are very subtle, not as much muck as in our continental loco's. I liked them all.

Just to give you a couple of ideas on weathering I strongly recommend you take a look to the below site:

http://modeltrainsweathered.com/index.htm

to enter the forum just write: username: mtw ; password : enter

In the section "International Weatherers Showcase" there is a Brit. who goes by the nick of "Pugsley" . His weathering techniques on British outline models is first class.

Baykal
 

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cheers for the link, I will take alook later :)

i have done some modifications, added leakage from behind chimney and from smokebox, also tried to make A3 consistant in grime lol




with the A3, I have tried to make it more consistant and less patchy
 

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I have been doing some photos early this afternoon, and then this evening as I have been out all day rehearsing with a local orchestra, otherwise I would have done a video, but decided to leave it until station is more complete.

anyhow here is another line up, trying to copy the image of the book 'Top Shed' by Peter Townend, unfortunatley it's a little blurred, and my new A3 Sandwich looks like it has bottles of cleaning liquid coming out of it's funnel
will be glad when I have a backdrop/background picture in!


thought i would show the finished weathering on my A1, I think this shows up really clear in this photo, I really like it ;D although I realise the flangless cartazzi wheels are off



and finally a two trains at Eastcote Central

A3 60019 Sandwich and my little K3, what i like is you can clearly see the K3 was a forerunner to the A1/A3 it just looks like a Gresley loco


hopefully construction on the overhead canopy will start tomorrow, then things will be really shaping up, it's really exciting,
 

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and i thought i would show of my latest video for anyone who is interested

 

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Very good


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your latest update from Eastcote Central,

The coaling stage in 60% done, thanks to my Dad. It's a superquick kit, and my dad hates it.
can see what he means, as compared to a Metcalfe kit, it really is lacking. Not a strong as the Metclafe kits and quite complicated to read.

Anyhow here is a pic of the work so far.

 

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Well it don't look too bad so far, will be interested to see how it all pans out.

Andii
 

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QUOTE (5696Arethusa @ 4 Mar 2009, 22:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well it don't look too bad so far, will be interested to see how it all pans out.

Andii

cheers Andii, as it happens, i have an almost complete pic now, what you think? We need to get the Ashplant kit too, to my dads relief I have promised him thats the last superquick kit we will get!

 

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I have to confess that any time I've seen the SuperQuick coaling plant built up on a sales stand, I've not been impressed. It does have the imposing bulk of the coaling towers which populated many MPDs but it really isn't dirty enough and you have to provide your own railings etc. This is one kit where the final touches applied by the builder make the difference between a lot of coloured cardboard glued together and a convincing model. As you've already shown us your work stained locomotives, I don't expect this item to escape your ministrations


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QUOTE (dwb @ 5 Mar 2009, 18:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have to confess that any time I've seen the SuperQuick coaling plant built up on a sales stand, I've not been impressed. It does have the imposing bulk of the coaling towers which populated many MPDs but it really isn't dirty enough and you have to provide your own railings etc. This is one kit where the final touches applied by the builder make the difference between a lot of coloured cardboard glued together and a convincing model. As you've already shown us your work stained locomotives, I don't expect this item to escape your ministrations


David

Yeah they aren't that impressive, very 2D unlike the Metcalfe kits which have a great amount of detail. More detail/weathering will be added, but not for a bit, prefer to work on other areas of the layout.

Such as, BAckground scenes, which we got today, and we should be seeing in a couple of days


Pictures will go up in my layout thread when done :)
 

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Some news and pics from the Work Bench,

On Saturday we were at the Kendal Model Rail Exhibition, unfortunatley they didn't have what we were after, (Backing scenary landscape paper) so I had heard there was a very good model shop at Morecambe, so we had a run there and got plenty of landscape backing paper. I also had a look at his locos and noticed a small tank engine, next to the LMS Jintys.

The layout was clearly missing a small pilot loco, so I bought it. A J72 Tank, and here he is



these locos were numerous across the North Eastern, first built by Wordsell in the late 19th Century, and were even being constructed in the early 50's under BR!! a class of loco being constructed over pregrouping, LNER and BR!!

At Darlingon and York a couple were painted in LNER Apple Green with the late BR Emblem on there tanks, and appeared in this form right up to the end of steam.

I ligthly weathered the loco, not really noticeable, I think you can see the number has been dulled, plus some rust was added around the running plate and steps.

Notice the background?????? slight teaser of whats happening on the layout at the moment, for more info, have a look in my layout thread in the layouts section.....
and the lumps in the paper are nothing to worry about, the paper expands when wet, once it drys the paper will shrink :)
 

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New update from the workbench


Now, back at the end of January I bought a B1 from the Harrogate show, and it has been nothing but bother.
Well on Tuesday I sent it back to Hereford Model Centre (the stall I bought it from) and a new one arrived this morning! ;D



and it ran smoothly......for a bit....

Then There Was TROUBLE (Thomas quote came in handy there

it started to go jerky, which made my heart sink, so I took the wheels off and cleaned the main cog, then i addressed something i had noticied when it was running

the vertical piece of metal underneith the running plate (Expansion link, I think, it's what makes a loco not need Gears)
well it seemed to waddle on the left hand side, and after having a look, it seemed unlike the other side which was a tight fit, this side seemed to have alot of space, which meant it could move from side to side, which I think was making the connecting rods stick and was causing the jerkness.

So I used plyers and by squeazing the plyers made the gap closer.

The now (touch wood) is running much smoother, hoefully Springbok will be a good addition to 'Picton Whiske'!
 
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