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  1. No varnish yet. So it can’t be that, which led me down my train of thought. that’s why I am prepared to concede that I am getting blind. Well in the right eye now. We know the left one has been a write off for years. richard
  2. Modeling question Tony. how far beyond the buffer heads on carriages do you turn the hook down so that there is enough of a gap to get round the curves when hooked into a goalpost? many thanks richard
  3. Am I missing something? Below the left hand crest. either I am blind and miss sections which do not cover the primer or the primer some how bleeds through the top coat. this is not the only one which has required remedial action. After I notice each one I check all the others and do not spot anything. Then later, this. I cannot imagine I would have fitted the transfer before addressing this if it had been there all along, or am I really that blind? richard
  4. Little things make a huge difference. the lamps go on. then JQ kindly offered me these etches for the loo windows. such kindness will make such a difference to the model. In ordinary life it might surprise me, but I have found modelers to be such a supportive bunch which makes it such a great place to be. So thanks to JQ and all others who have added any support or advice in these builds or other previous ones. richard
  5. Thank you for you kind words. there are photos of excursions run by the GCR to Plymouth and they ran elsewhere. There were twelve wheel diners from earlier too which were joint stock so traveled further around. I have not looked specifically at long distance excursion stock to see exactly what was in the train consist. However, pictures of local excursions from the northern heartland to the coast for instance had anything which could turn a wheel in their rake. There are a few photos of a series of boots excursions from the midlands in the early twenties (I think) which used match board s
  6. Never stopped, not that the media would acknowledge that. Unless you are trying to light a touch paper, in which case I am to tired to respond. Working two schools one on line and one in school has been exhausting for the last 2 1/2 months.
  7. The last side done. thanks to the help and advice of JQ. This is the best guess of the layout as no known clear picture of this side.....unless you know differently. now I have committed a clear photo is bound to show up. richard
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Alas there does not seem to be a carrier film. Most strange, that’s what making me get stuck. richard
  14. Such a sad loss, he was such a tremendous modeler. Richard
  15. Late body! does that mean they send you the chassis first and then the body follows in a later parcel? richard
  16. 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
  17. Thanks for this, this might be just the answer to my problem. richard
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
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