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Chris Dark

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  1. Thanks for the replies all. All grey it is . Slot easier that way
  2. I’ve painted the buffer beam black and the buffer casings grey as the instructions. Should I leave these black or just do the whole thing in grey? Is there a definitive answer the to the colour schemes or did it vary?
  3. Thanks for your reply, I have seen this image but it is hard to define between the dark grey and black. I have added my thoughts below, are these correct? The GWR grey on the axle boxes also is for all the brake gear, the only black being the soll bar (underframe) Sorry for being so basic in my explanations
  4. Hi all, Hopefully I can gain the answer I need from this thread, I am in the process of building and painting the Conflat A wagon and I am struggling to identify the colour of items, partly because of my lack of technical knowledge but also I don't believe the instructions cover all areas. I havn't got any trusted literature or images which show the wagon and I am conscious of using online imagery due to inaccuracies. Can any one advise, in simple layman terms, the colour of the Conflats including underframes and/or share images of them. The model is to depict a GWR Conflat A in WW2. I have the colours I needs I just would like confirmation on what needs to be painted each colour Thanks in advance.
  5. In my mind i'm thinking about just painting the outside/top of the body prior to assembly, leaving the inside clean for me to use the solvent weld to work, using capillary action this should work it's way through providing solid construction. once complete i can then paint the inside and bottom areas which don't need to be as neat anyway. just out of interest, does anyone have any images of correctly painted GWR conflat wagons? following my miss information from google previously i am conscious of not just googling and going with what i find..... I'm probably over thinking things and should just get on with it and give it a go, i just like to be satisfied in my mind i am undertaking the right approach and won't end up disappointed at the end haha. Thanks
  6. Thanks again. I might change the title of this thread as a kit walk through lol. I started putting the kit together and read through the instructions, assembly and painting and noticed some areas are to be either different colours such as the buffer casing and buffer beam but also it recommends painting some areas prior to construction due to access once the model is made. On Facebook I was told to always paint the kit once built but the more I think about it the more painting the kit (outside at least) makes sense. Can I hear your views and experiences on this please, the obvious fear is painting once completed and getting accurate and tidy finishes when painting. Also if anyone know any threads which goes through the process of a kit that would be very helpful. thanks again
  7. Me again.... I have been asked upon ordering whether I require heavy or light chain for my conflat shackles. One load will be a container and the other load will be a tractor/farm machinery. Is there a standard approach or does it not really make any difference? I have tried googling but not come up with an answer. Many thanks
  8. Is anyone familiar with the CPL 0 gauge products? I am wondering if there range of screw couplings work or are fixed? Comming from 00 I’m still getting to grips with the standard 0 gauge manufacturers and what/who does what
  9. Thanks all for the replies and continued discussions. I will keep with the standard parkside buffer as advised above. Would it typically be instanter or screw link coupling fitted to these? The kits comes with vac bags so assume the 3 link is incorrect ? For information I am middling 1940s wartime GWR
  10. Thanks John. I must get myself some literature for accuracy. As I already have these buffers I can continue my kit. Many thanks
  11. Thanks for your replies. From the images I’ve seen the buffers don’t have the top ‘fin’ and have a flat area such as the picture below
  12. Yes I believe so. I’m trying to track down the most accurate buffers. Both RCH buffers types I’ve seen so far do not match the appearance for conflats
  13. Hi all, im building my first parkside conflat wagon kit but notice the buffers are standard RCH type. I’ve asked on Facebook and have been pointed towards slaters plastikard 71569 Lms van buffers. I can’t see good pictures so was wondering if these are the best or if anyone has other options? Any help is appreciated thanks
  14. Size is constrained hence requesting smaller rural stations, i have 20 x 10ft and scale is 0. i can try and upload some fictional plans i have made but i like to try and model actual locations and then use a bit of modellers license to adjust, similar to the two locations i included in my initial post. Thanks for your the replies and comments so far
  15. Thanks both for your suggestions, looking for suggestions on sites that are more compressed if available
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