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LNER GE Quint Art Set Part 2

Norton Wood

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Since ordering the set from Isinglass Models and having been informed of how long it can take for the set to be produced I spent a bit of time collecting resources, so I thought I should briefly talk through what I found and what you'll need if your to build a similar set whether it be a; Quint, Quad or Twin. So recently these items arrived: 

 

  • Transfers - X2 LNER Coach Numbers - X2 LNER Class door numbers - 1 Pack of LNER Corporate lettering & Guard lettering - 1 Pack of White A-Z 0-9 numbers  (Quint Only) 
  • Phoniex Paints - P995 Teak Basecoat  -P997 Golden Teak - P65 LNER Roof Grey - Plus Humbrol No.32 Grey (This'll act as weathering for the teak at the end) 

 

Interestingly before I purchased the transfers I checked how many 3rd class door transfers I'd need to apply onto the door sides the total being 66 doors, this is fine except Fox only give you 60 3rd class decals. (Just to be clear that's not a complaint but it's annoying when you're doing such a large set of coaches). So it meant I had to purchase 2 Sets of the LNER Door class numbers. Photo below: 

 

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Fox transfers are well known for producing high-quality stuff but of course, with that comes a premium. Although I do feel that it's worth it when the final product rolls out. 

 

While looking for paints I spent a bit of time looking for how I should carry this technique out, so I came across this page on RM Web discussing at length how teak should be finished. Of course, looking at the sets of teak even on one coach all the panels have different states of finish upon them so when doing teak it's been recommended to me to spray the base coat while hand-painting the panels, before gloss varnish and transfers, followed by the satin coat & the weathering. Thanks to the people on this page I have learned quite a lot and will use this info when going forwards. 

Interestingly Isinglass, produced these 3D Printed Bogies, these were sent out to modelers who were interested, so we could test them and see how they would perform. The result of that was the bogies are fine to use under Ian Kirk kits but work is required to make them fit in and operate perfectly. I had to drill out the holes for the brass bearings to go in, allowing the wheels to roll smoothly. Which proved to be fine, and put under a Hornby Teak & kitbashed coach I'm working on I had no problems at all. From what Andy / Issinglass models have said, a little bit more work is required to finalize them, but it has meant that I will no longer require spare Hornby Teak Bogies, and I'll be able to get more accurate, a closer connection between the coaches. 

 

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As for the rest of the build, at the time of writing work on the CAD files for the coaches has begun, as is such to the detail that Isinglass go to, I was asked the era and type of quint I wanted to model, as the LNER had a number of batches made and under different diagram's. Too which I have requested the latter LNER Metropolitan Cammell, built stock, of which they only built 4 sets 136A & B and 137A & B, which follows the LNER Diagram's 81,82,83 & 85 set, which makes these coaches completely unique to the original batch built in the 1920s. Which is what we expect when you go to extra-long lengths to get these things right. 

 

 

 

Hopefully, I will be able to produce another update soon, as I'm enjoying the writeup's far too much. 

 

Cheers 

Tom

 



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Watching with interest :) Do you know if Isinglass have managed to track down any details on the brake cylinder etc. arrangement? I bought the drawings a little while back and I queried the lack of info and they said they were looking into it for their printed models.

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2 hours ago, Bucoops said:

Watching with interest :) Do you know if Isinglass have managed to track down any details on the brake cylinder etc. arrangement? I bought the drawings a little while back and I queried the lack of info and they said they were looking into it for their printed models.

 

Well thank you, I've looked at the drawings myself, as I wait for the kit to arrive, it refers to the brake actuating cylinders on coaches 1,3 & 5 and well they are not visible, so I won't be looking to model it. But the 4 Large Battery boxes are featured and I have got those in White metal ready to go on the model. But I've not inquired about it myself, do you follow him on Facebook? 

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I see the odd post on Facebook about the Quints - likely from you? I don't think I follow Isinglass Models but probably should! Although that would probably tempt me to buy something...!

 

Andy said the earlier drawings don't have much underframe detail, that was included in more recent drawings after someone requested it and older ones weren't updated. The Westinghouse cylinders will be smaller than Vacuum ones but I'd still like to know what they look like (there were several designs) and where to put them.

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21 minutes ago, Bucoops said:

I see the odd post on Facebook about the Quints - likely from you? I don't think I follow Isinglass Models but probably should! Although that would probably tempt me to buy something...!

 

Andy said the earlier drawings don't have much underframe detail, that was included in more recent drawings after someone requested it and older ones weren't updated. The Westinghouse cylinders will be smaller than Vacuum ones but I'd still like to know what they look like (there were several designs) and where to put them.

 

Probably quite right about that, I mostly post about them on the LNER Modellers page, but only when there's an update. Yes, it would be nice to know where they go, it'll be very nice to see if the drawings are updated slightly to incorporate the extras. I was sent these images quite recently, as Andy's working on the Dia 81 (Vehicle No.1) & 85 (Brake Vehicle No.5) 

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They do look good, don't they! And probably a lot quicker to finish off than the Mousa ones!

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