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Finescaling a Hall - Part 3

Posted by D869 , in steam 12 March 2015 · 1,216 views

Having been temporarily chucked back together for AbRail, the Hall is just back from an extended spell in the paint shop having its paint job generally finished off and some weathering applied... just in time for St Ruth to go to Macclesfield this weekend.

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My plan for the 'paint job' was to wash over the Dapol GWR green (or it it US Army WW2 geep green?) with thinned Precision BR Green, doing my best to avoid the lining. It's kind of worked, but it took a few more coats than I had hoped because just a single coat looked very patchy. I managed (mostly) to avoid painting over the lining and clean up those places where I didn't quite succeed but found that it was a bit tricky because if I was too cautious with stopping short of the lining then the lining had a sort of 'halo' effect from the factory paint showing through.

I chose 'Patshull Hall' because I wanted a loco known to have been in Cornwall and also one that lacked the fireiron tunnel next to the firebox as per the Dapol model. 4950 is the subject of a nice Peter Gray photo waiting to depart from Bodmin Road with a down train on a sunny summer's day so I really couldn't resist. It looks somewhat grubby in the photo, which is at rather an oblique angle so I've used photos of slightly less dirty Halls as a guide for weathering, although mine has still come out a bit more grubby than I was aiming for.

I couldn't find any name and number plates to buy and didn't want to wait for the N Gauge Society to sort themselves out so I decided to get my own etched, using Ian Smith's artwork to give me a head start (Thanks Ian!). Even with a head start, it was still a lot of work and it's probably an expensive way to get nameplates, but at least I've now got the ones I wanted (plus plenty more for other possible projects). I'm really pleased with the way these came out.

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There are still a couple of jobs remaining. Somewhere I have some fireirons which would look nice on the tender. There is also the question of a crew. I have a pack of Farish figures but they are typically in poses like mid-shovel swing which will make them tricky to fit into the very limited space available. Finally I need to decide whether to add some headlamps.
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I'll be interested to see what you do about crew. I've a 57xx looking deserted and I didn't like the look of the farish blokes!
I've only just realised, after all these years, that St. Ruth is also a pun, as in StRuth = Strewth!!

I'll be interested to see what you do about crew. I've a 57xx looking deserted and I didn't like the look of the farish blokes!


I was hoping to find some ideas on RMWeb, but so far no such luck. My ideal would be some crew in more casual poses like leaning on the cab side or looking back along the platform to see the guard's flag.

I've only just realised, after all these years, that St. Ruth is also a pun, as in StRuth = Strewth!!


Sshh! Don't tell everyone!

Andy,

 

Looking very nice.  I like the weathering, it looks pretty subdued in the photos.  It's also good to see a crankpin retainer that blends in better than the blue or yellow ones we often see ;-)

 

Ian

Looking very nice.  I like the weathering, it looks pretty subdued in the photos.  It's also good to see a crankpin retainer that blends in better than the blue or yellow ones we often see ;-)


Thanks Ian. I quite like a nautical scheme for crankpin retainers - red on one side, green on the other.
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richbrummitt
Mar 16 2015 14:02

Much more finished than when I saw her last.

 

I like the N Brass figures.

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richbrummitt
Mar 16 2015 14:09

I knew I'd posted them on here somewhere way back when: see here near the bottom. From memory you get three figures in the pack - the other one has a shovel.

Thanks Rich. I'll pay Mr Tilson a visit next time we're at the same show.
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Kylestrome
Mar 17 2015 10:21
Super looking loco! Just one thing, the footplate looks like it's bent up a bit at the front.
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Chris Higgs
Mar 17 2015 11:28

Looking Great. You need to do something about that Dapol drive shaft though!

 

Chris Higgs

Super looking loco! Just one thing, the footplate looks like it's bent up a bit at the front.

Thanks. The Dapol moulding is pretty flexible and definitely not straight when in its unconstrained state and then it bends differently when the rest of the body bits are attached, so getting it straight (or nearly so) is not a precise science.

Looking Great. You need to do something about that Dapol drive shaft though!

Thanks Chris. It is a bit obtrusive so I'll give some thought to a better option. The one on the Hall does at least stay put though. On the Manor I didn't do such a good job making the UJ socket for the loco end so it falls out whenever the loco is picked up... which can be quite annoying when you expect the loco to pull gracefully out of the fiddle yard on its first run at a show.

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