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These are very nice, I particularly like the weathering and lime wash. However, I think you have a couple of problems with the numbers. According to my copy of Atkins et al., 68410 is fine for W1, but 68453 was a W5. 38101 was the one-off experimental iron bodied van built in the same lot as the W3s which were numbered 38102-200.

 

Nick

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Hi Nick, Happy to change the numbers to something more appropriate, I'd rather get things right if I can! Could you suggest a couple of suitable ones for wagons running circa 1907, preferably ones that don't envolve changing too many numbers!

 

Thanks

 

Dave

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The W1s included 38202-38800 and 68363-68410 so, perhaps, 38453 or 68403 would be easiest. For the W1, how about any one of 38102-9?

 

Nick

 

ps. don't worry if you see a photo of something different numbered 38102, it was the prototype W4 but they painted the wrong number on it when it was photographed, it should have been 38201 :no:

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ps. don't worry if you see a photo of something different numbered 38102, it was the prototype W4 but they painted the wrong number on it when it was photographed, it should have been 38201 :no:

 

Swindon obviously didn't have the Atkins, Tourett (et al) bible to hand at the time... ;)

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Dave gorgeous weathering!

 

Have you ever thought about using longer strands of electrostatic grass in the bottoms, just a bit poking out.

 

Gives a great impression of straw!

 

All thats missing is the smell! :)

 

Excellent!

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In 7mm I would be inclined to use Plumbers Hemp (if you can get any!!) for straw. I have a hank of the stuff somewhere in the loft that I will eventually put to use in a corn field somewhere.

 

The wagons look fantastic by the way.

 

Ian

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Dave gorgeous weathering!

 

Have you ever thought about using longer strands of electrostatic grass in the bottoms, just a bit poking out.

 

Gives a great impression of straw!

 

All thats missing is the smell! :)

 

Excellent!

Hi BlackRat, what a good idea! I'm going to give this a go!

 

Dave

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How are you with Mica wagons?

Hi Graham, I'm yet to build any Mica's. The only covered wagons so far apart from the cattle trucks are a pair of Minks, one iron and one wooden.

 

Best wishes

 

Dave

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If you can't get hold of any plumbers hemp,

you could always use some "dead grass" static grass fibres...

They are available in long-ish lengths...

I've got some new stuff which looks great, and is v suitable for O

 

You can have some fibres, if you'd like to try Dave....

 

Cheers

Marc

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All good plumbers merchants will sell hemp.

 

Lovely models, hopefully the one I am just finishing a W3 from an etched kitwill look as good.

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Thanks for the comments guys, I've found a hank of pumbers hemp in my modelling box, a 20 year old left over frorm Lesser Wenlocks cornfield! I've been dabbling with it on the cattle wagons and I'll post the results tonight.

 

Dave

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hopefully the one I am just finishing a W3 from an etched kitwill look as good.

Hi N15class, I hope your W3 turns out well, one of my favorite wagons! Whose kit are you using? I thought the POW sides one, went together really well.

 

Best wishes

 

Dave

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Hi John,  To get the crazed effect I did the following.  Paint wagon using Humbrol enamels and allow to dry for about an hour.  Then use an old brush to sparingly apply cellulose thinners to the paint surface.  The more you apply the stronger the crazing appears.  Once happy with the level of crazing on the surface allow to harden thoroughly over a couple of days.  Once everything has hardened apply any transfers and lettering.  Dry brush the surface with a lighter and darker greys to highlight the crazed surface.

 

It's probably worth practising on a bit of scrap plasticard first rather than experimenting on a newly constructed wagon!   

 

I hope this helps

 

Dave

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