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richard i

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  1. Quick quiz. Gcr tail lamps’ bodies. Red, black or white? I know the lenses are red but were the tail lamps like the side lamps on the brakes? Or black like loco lamps, but that makes them harder to see for the signalmen. Or white so easily visible like br era tail lamps? only images I can find on line are auctions of hand lamps which are balk bodied. many thanks richard.
  2. Rocks look great. I will be interested to see how the coffee grounds work. My wife drinks tons of coffee in the morning so she can face seeing people. It would make a free supply of material. richard
  3. Thanks I have been playing with these too and like you have found that any of the other side are of the carriages of interest have them far back in the formation. I am reaching the point of making a decision based on best guess. in better news the others have had their transfers. From four different manufacturers just to get all the right ones. Plus some great advice about transfer restorer from John. including the buffet carriage with all the correct labeling, except for one “kitchen” transfer in gold for the door I can’t track one down. richard
  4. Almost all numbers fitted. Some had up to three a side. Most individually fitted. Though I did fit a 21 upside down to give me 12 though I challenge anyone to spot which it is. still can’t work out the first. it does not have the odd number of spaces like the third which makes one gcr transfer in the middle logical and simple. numbers on the outside with two gcr next to each other or alternate numbers and gcr branding? ideas welcomed richard
  5. Thanks for all the thoughts. Andy is right fox transfers for the crests, but the others are not water slide, they seem some sort of rub down style. I tried a first label like that and it adheres well, just a devil to position as Mr King has pointed out. So I do not think it is pressfix as we know it as most have been pointing out. I wondered if anyone else had had to fight with them before. Also has anyone got a clear shot of the compartment side of the full first in either of these liveries as that is proving elusive for working out the positioning of the mid level detail. ( numbers/ name
  6. Alas there does not seem to be a carrier film. Most strange, that’s what making me get stuck. richard
  7. Such a sad loss, he was such a tremendous modeler. Richard
  8. Late body! does that mean they send you the chassis first and then the body follows in a later parcel? richard
  9. Which bit is fiction? I am finding the first half true, I was holding out for the second half being true to save me. richard
  10. Thanks for this, this might be just the answer to my problem. richard
  11. I had looked to do this but there does not seem to be this mid layer before the paper, to be able to lift them. I might try the wetting or shaving the paper so it gets more see through. thank you for all the advice from everyone. richard
  12. Thanks for these thoughts. My biggest question is on the waters side transfers. They are the ones which break apart. So would a coating of varnish work to hold them together. If so which? Can it be water based? Ideas? many thanks richard
  13. It is richard, the computer for some reason auto corrects it as it believes Prichard is a more common choice. in all things this sounds reasonably simple, however the skill is in the eye of the artist to know when it is “just right”. richard
  14. I have asked on wright writes too as it has a wider audience but help accepted here too. I am not getting on with these transfers. The water slide are old and break apart when lifted off the backing. The pressfix do not come away from the paper so you can see exactly where they need to line up. The writing on the paper does not exactly match the transfer. What do people paint on to save old transfers? What is the solution to the press fix ones? many thanks richard
  15. Help please. there was discussion on transfers on here so can someone help. I am not getting on with these transfers. The water slide are old and break apart when lifted off the backing. The pressfix do not come away from the paper so you can see exactly where they need to line up. The writing on the paper does not exactly match the transfer. What do people paint on to save old transfers? What is the solution to the press fix ones? many thanks richard
  16. Those buildings have a good realistic colour to them. Prichard
  17. I agree, plus how many can truly say it is wrong. There will be one or two, I know.
  18. I give up. It looks like some were fairly consistent in how many crests, but the brake third has photos of the same side with three, Two or one crest, with two in different positions. That’s before we get started on the fact that sometimes the middle panels were painted brown. I am go to plump with the clearest picture and then publish and accept the brick bats thrown. richard
  19. It has begun. A little at a time and let it set before risking the other side. all of them are in there somewhere. I think the transfer size is about right after all the debating. richard
  20. Measurements continue. the large loco crest is 14inches in real life. So it is 0.3mm short of 5mm in 4mm scale. I am presuming the same transfer would be used, as the measurements seem close to that, though going back that far it might be more likely to be a hand painted crest. Would they use cut out templates for the base colours and to get the shape consistent? I am going big, and will start applying them to the ones I am sure of from a photo first, so some will get both sides done quickly, others one and others still, languishing at the back waiting for “ that” elusive photo to show
  21. I have some, it is hard to see when attached to the backing sheet and I do not get on well with them so prefer fox when available. Unless someone has a simple idiots guide to putting them on. richard
  22. These are coming along well. I know of your pain over battery boxes, it sounds like the uncertainty of crest debate I am wrestling with.
  23. That was my initial personal leaning too. But the white is obvious and so looks to be the whole badge. If you add in the wings of the loco and the scroll below it makes the other look like it might be closer to the measurements. I think as these are loco crests that the answer is as pointed out, somewhere in between. richard
  24. I got out the loco and don’t think that you were as far off from being able to pull it all together as you might have thought. I can see a way forward so these parts should be able to take shape as a loco.......soon hopefully. richard
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