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Kyle - Overlaying...

Posted by bcnPete , 19 January 2010 · 534 views

Update - Work on the track was not a great success last night so tonight saw a bit of experimentation with the rolling stock.

The bodywork of 37420 has received some filler to allow the remaining two grill etches to be placed however I realised tonight that Farish and 'Boots' nail varnish removal pads are not happy bed fellows.....whilst cleaning up some of the body, the pads reacted with the paintwork - will have to assess further when dry :icon_mutter:

Meanwhile, I thought I would have a first go at one of the MK I TSO's using Adam of 'Electrarailwaygraphics' overlays as shown in one of my previous posts.

I managed to get a few Mk I's from Hattons prior to Christmas to use as doner coaches. I would have preferred blue/grey as a base but considering you completely remove the paintwork it seemed irrelevant which livery so I took the cheapest MK I and MK II's on offer.

First step was to remove the paint from the sides using Brasso and Elbow grease....Must admit, this took quite a time, but it is crucial to the process. The vinyls were then removed from the sheet and laid on in place before smoothing down. The finish should receive a coat of matt varnish.

The coach will still need some alterations to the roof and perhaps the underframe[?] as well as DG's etc. 2FS replacement coach wheels have been added though.

I attach a few photos of the 'in progress' MK I TSO in Blue/grey Scotrail livery. I think perhaps the overlay edges could do with a coat of something to try and lose the white line [Adam is currently advising on this] I have include a comparison shot against a Farish MK I BSK, bought some 20 years ago. There is a difference in colour between the two, but in theory, the Mk I TSO's [and the MK II rake] will be run as fixed rakes so is not really an issue.

Comments as ever are welcome.

Attached Image: KIAB-1.jpg
Bachfar doner coach prior to removal of paint from sides...

Attached Image: KIAB-3.jpg
Overlays - top one has been removed for use...

Attached Image: KIAB-5.jpg
Coach with overlay in place...roof seems to bow up in the middle and needs a drop of glue...

Attached Image: KIAB-6.jpg
Scotrail MK I TSO on the left and 20 year old Faish on the right...





I've never been convinced by vinyls in the past, but these don't seem too bad in comparison. What's the plan for the underframe Pete?

Me too...I was always slightly cautious of them but until Farish or Dapol knock out a decent extensive range of coaching stock [i.e. covering more than just an open and a brake ;)] then Adam's range offers a solution to the problem of flexibility. I will have a go at the green and cream Mk II rake + 101 observation car soon and report back.

In terms of the underframe I need to do a bit more homework. I think Ian Stoate offers some underframe components for Mk II's and perhaps the Association shop has some suitable goodies too :)

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