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Wagons Roll. Dapol and Parkside builds with a few extras

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With 009 goings on with Wadenhoe Road my OO builds have been put on the back burner. Hopefully this year will see a new OO gauge layout once more set in Northamptonshire with an iron stone theme. 

 

Some of this stock I've had waiting around for getting the air brush fired up will no doubt make an appearance on the new layout. 

 

Like many before the Dapol unfinished wagon body shells can be bought for less than £3. Mated with a suitable Parkside or Ratio chassis is a means of building up an eclectic mix of wagons.  Add in Alan Gibson wheel sets and buffers/vents from LMS and you have a very individual wagon. 

 

Firstly the ubiquitous SR box van mated to a Ratio RCH chassis. 

 

Dapoltastico

 

Then two LMS vent vans on Parkside chassis:

 

Dapoltastico

 

To complete the van build a lovely Parkside LNER plywood ventilated van built up nicely from one of their kits. 

 

Dapoltastico

 

The wagons have been air brush painted with Tamiya Nato black, Tamiya Nato Brown and Tamiya German Grey. A coat of Johnson's Klear floor polish applied by brush gives the bodywork a nice lustre. 

 

Dapoltastico

 

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Suitable transfers will be obtained probably from Railtec and Cambridge Custom Transfers. 

 

Next up is a couple of Dapol Prestwin wagons which build up nicely. Finished as above and I already have the appropriate Cambridge Custom Transfers to finish. 

 

Dapoltastico

 

Then another Dapol kit. This time the Interfigo ferry van I'm building for a good friend. Once more LMS buffers added. Shame this wagon is HO Scale but builds up nicely. 

 

Dapoltastico

 

Recently I purchased one of the excellent Hornby R&H DS48's with match truck. Now I'm not planning on running the Ruston with the Conflat so have repainted the body as above. I will mate this to either a Ratio or Parkside chassis. 

 

Dapoltastico

 

At the Manchester show before Christmas I acquired a Cambrian Kits Type A container kit which is a nice kit. I'll run this on the Conflat painted crimson with Cambridge Custom Transfers for the lettering. 

 

Dapoltastico

 

Finally I acquired a lovely Bachmann Stanier Mogul in the Rail's sale fot £89. I've fitted the detail kit and being a Nuneaton or Rugby based prototype 42969 does not need renumbering. Think it would have made it to Kettering easily enough. 

 

Dapoltastico

 

Coat of Johnson's Klear brush applied to the body work to lift the flatness of the factory finish. 

 

I will put a 2B shed code plate on it from Fox then ready for light weathering. Coal, crew and Lanarkshire Model Supplies LMS lamp. 

 

Some nice projects on the got. More soon. 

 

Cheers, 

 

Mark

 

Wadenhoe Road being used as a photo plank. Don't look too closely at the track... ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Did you paint or spray the Klear on the Mogul? It certainly does the trick in adding a sheen to the paint.

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1 hour ago, 57xx said:

Did you paint or spray the Klear on the Mogul? It certainly does the trick in adding a sheen to the paint.

 

The Klear was brush painted with the new cloudy formula Johnson's Pledge which dries clear. I use a nice flat brush with downward strokes. 

 

Klear

 

Be careful with the Humbrol replica of Klear as it can dry with a bloom. 

 

Hope that helps. 

 

Cheers, 

 

Mark 

 

 

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I've got a couple of bottles of original clear Klear but only used it on cheap wagon kits so far before applying lettering. Haven't summoned the strength to apply it to relatively expensive locos yet!

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1 hour ago, 57xx said:

I've got a couple of bottles of original clear Klear but only used it on cheap wagon kits so far before applying lettering. Haven't summoned the strength to apply it to relatively expensive locos yet!

 

Agree. It does take a bit of nerve so perhaps not on your best loco. I picked the tip up from Tim who weathers a lot of Gilbert's locos on Peterborough North. 

 

The only disasters have been with the Humbrol type Klear which bloomed and also with applying Methfix transfers over the Pledge cloudy Klear. Again resulting in blooming and I need rectify this on my Kernow SR Gate Stock. 

 

Cheers, 

 

Mark 

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Very nice work Mark,

 

At first glance I thought “where’s this new layout sprung from” :O....then I clicked after a double take...crafty use of front wheel sets aligned to rail edge :D


Nice fleet of wagons and kettle there in progress - thanks for tips re pledge too :good: 

 

Waiting to see the new layout blog now ;)

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12 hours ago, bcnPete said:

Very nice work Mark,

 

At first glance I thought “where’s this new layout sprung from” :O....then I clicked after a double take...crafty use of front wheel sets aligned to rail edge :D


Nice fleet of wagons and kettle there in progress - thanks for tips re pledge too :good:

 

Waiting to see the new layout blog now ;)

 

Amazing the powers of agent 009... :D

 

Thanks Pete. Nice to get on finishing a few kits off that have been needing painting. 

 

New layout will be nice and simple with 2 turnouts and the truth.. ;)

 

There's going to be a twist mind... :D

 

Can't beat a bit of Pledge either.. ;)

 

Cheers, 

 

Mark 

 

 

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13 hours ago, bcnPete said:

At first glance I thought “where’s this new layout sprung from” :O....then I clicked after a double take...crafty use of front wheel sets aligned to rail edge 

 

Ahah, that would explain the "hot hatch" vans where they look like the rear end is jacked up lol (pic 2 & 4)

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16 minutes ago, 57xx said:

 

Ahah, that would explain the "hot hatch" vans where they look like the rear end is jacked up lol (pic 2 & 4)


Go faster vent vans you mean...:laugh:

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20 minutes ago, 57xx said:

 

Ahah, that would explain the "hot hatch" vans where they look like the rear end is jacked up lol (pic 2 & 4)

 

2 minutes ago, bcnPete said:


Go faster vent vans you mean...:laugh:

 

Can't beat a nice Ford Escort XR3i inspired 12T Vent Van... 

 

Nice set of Hella Rallye 2000 driving lights to finish them off... 

 

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9 hours ago, 46444 said:

 

 

Can't beat a nice Ford Escort XR3i inspired 12T Vent Van... 

 

Nice set of Hella Rallye 2000 driving lights to finish them off... 

 

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Don’t forget to line in the white stripe too Mark...:no:

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