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31466 almost done

Posted by The Fatadder , 18 June 2018 - - - - - - · 126 views
31466 is now almost complete,
I have had a few problems with the transfers, first with the orange cantrail lifting off on the cab roofs and then with the 3 in the bodyside number rolling up on itself. The cantrail stripe will be an easy fix, touching in with some orange paint. the numbers a lot more difficult... 
All windows have been refitted,...


37196 - nearing compleation

Posted by The Fatadder , 11 May 2018 - - - - - - · 373 views
Work on 37196 is now rapidly approaching completion,  
The etched windscreens have now been glued into position. I had planned to fit the glazing first, however in the end I decided against it as a) I couldn’t find one of the lazerglaze parts, and b) I wanted to use superglue to get a quick bond on the etch which would have clouded the glazing....


Almost a Superb Job: 50002 ready for rebuilding

Posted by The Fatadder , 07 May 2018 - - - - - - · 401 views
This morning while No 1 Daughter was at a friends house and my wife was at work, I had a couple of hours modelling time while No2 daughter had her morning nap. Of course the sleeping one year old did mean that I was limited to tasks which were not too noisy, preventing a lot of the layout work I would have liked to be working on. I did however manage...


50002 Supurb nearing completion

Posted by The Fatadder , 22 April 2018 - - - - - - · 412 views
50002, 31466
50022 has now been fitted with the majority of transfers, along with a set of Fox nameplates (bought a very long time ago when the loco was still in revised NSE. There are still a couple of jobs left before I can reassemble, the black paint did not work well with the masking tape around the windows, so this needs to be touched in by hand. In order t...


31466 and 37196 transfers applied

Posted by The Fatadder , 21 April 2018 - - - - - - · 332 views
31466, 37196
Both locos have now had their transfers applied, again using 10 year old fox transfers which are loosing their stick meaning a lot of wastage.
I was pleasantly surprised as to how well the two part transfer for the 3 beasties worked. The 31 needs the cantrail line adding, plus a repair to the gold stripe and the black grills painting.  The 37 ne...


31466 painting EWS

Posted by The Fatadder , 21 April 2018 - - - - - - · 272 views
31466 is rapidly approaching completion, Today I finished off the airbrush work, masking the stripe and spraying the EWS red. There are now a few areas which will require touching up with a brush, paint the body side grill black and then add transfers. I have also applied the second coat of BR Blue to 50002, which looks a lot better now. If the...


Painting: 50002 / 31466 / 37194

Posted by The Fatadder , 19 April 2018 - - - - - - · 308 views
50002, 31466, 37194, tda
An afternoon off work coupled with amazing weather has resulted in some progress on the painting backlog,
If the weather can continue to saturday I should be able to do the next colour.... 
I ran out of white primer half way through painting the TDA, that said the tank is well covered and the chassis will be black so I might get away with it. Its a...


TTA slurry tanks pt 2

Posted by The Fatadder , 16 March 2018 - - - - - - · 308 views

Last night I finally managed to get into the workshop and get on with the slurry TTAs The first two wagons are now complete, pending a coat of paint, transfers (which I need to draw up and commission from Railtec) and walkways (more on which later). They were of course the easy ones… So I have now made a start on building the more difficult vers...


Slurry Tanks

Posted by The Fatadder , 11 March 2018 - - - - - - · 318 views

One of the key workings on Wheal Imogen will be separating slurry tanks out of a mixed rake of wagons and shunting them under the slurry loader. For the post privatisation period this is covered by a set of 4 Dapol Silver Bullets (they need the roof platforms and ladders upgrading but are good enough for now.) However the layout's first exhibition is like...


31466 pt2

Posted by The Fatadder , 01 March 2018 - - - - - - · 325 views
While touching up the paint on 31466 I spotted a fairly major error on my model. As shown on this photo https://www.flickr.c...VF1Kv-nXWWrh...

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