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I've looked at life from both sides now...


Spodgrim

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I've had to take a few days annual leave from work and I've utilised it to finish off a couple of vans.

 

Working on the basis you can't see both sides of the van at the same time I've played with timeframes and put different liveries on each side.

 

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The white patch on the LSWR van is the light reflecting, it looks fine in real life. I can also see the camera cruelly brings out the worst in my painting (and transfer setting) some of which I need to touch up and some of which will need the willing suspension of disbelief,or I'll just drive it round the layout (which I haven't built yet) at a scale 200 MPH so no-one can see it!.

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Now if you had put a LSWR van on one side and a LBSCR van on the other, that would have impressed me.

What the heck, I'm impressed anyway. Have a good break!

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1 hour ago, Ian Simpson said:

Now if you had put a LSWR van on one side and a LBSCR van on the other, that would have impressed me.

What the heck, I'm impressed anyway. Have a good break!

Now that's what I call a hard audience :-)

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A good opportunity to evaluate the liveries. Design-wise, I prefer the older ones.  Smaller letters tend to look better on wagons in my opinion. But less visible from afar of course. It's interesting how on several companies the trend seems to have gone from small(er) letters to large(r) ones to small again over the decades.

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Of course I've just realised, with reversible wagons, if I decide to standardise on Sprat & Winkle couplings I'll have to put hooks on both ends if I only put loops on the loco... Every silver lining has a cloud :rolleyes:

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I thought your last few vans had Kadees?  

I'm struggling to keep up, honest.

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1 hour ago, Ian Simpson said:

I thought your last few vans had Kadees?  

I'm struggling to keep up, honest.

 

Hi Ian, the first one did, but I'm also going to make up a couple of S&W couplings and see which one's look best and work well.

 

It's taken 50 plus years not to build a layout, a few more weeks messing about surely can't hurt... can it?

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