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  1. The first two painted. they need glazing and transfers, and maybe weathering but that might be a push after spending so long on the livery. richard
  2. Yes thank you Tony, it really was worth the admission ticket price on its own, and that is from a pregrouping modeler. Richard
  3. One of the best n gauge / 2mm layouts I saw was just down from you at the last show I visited before lock down , Stevenage? Milton Keynes? It was not that long, had a small station at one end and ran green diesels but it looked great and drew you in. I watched it for ages, but can’t remember its name. if you went round the show with your camera, maybe you have a shot of it which would illustrate to others what I mean. richard
  4. Different technique this time. No masking. Trusting to a steady hand and a well shaped brush. I think it actually looks a lot better, so must be improving. I will need to wait to practice again as the rest are going into French grey. I actually found it quite therapeutic to do. I feel more coaches coming on in this livery. I have a set of etches for 6 wheelers. I was going to do them in varnished wood, but maybe... I know hattons has its generic ones in French grey, I might get a set of 6 wheelers. I know they are wrong but a feel we need to show there is a market for gcr pr
  5. He is also producing his gcr suburbans as 4mm stock where previously they were just in the 7mm range. They are roof, sides ends and floor. richard
  6. Taking the advice of others, though no lining pen used or bow pen. Tidying up was by a small brush and a(s) steady (a) hand (as I could manage.) I though using masking tape would help with the narrow waste band panels, but it really did not as it encourages paint up to it so an even steadier hand on the next time. thank you one and all for your advice. It is not perfect but it is much better than I thought possible. roof and corridor connection still to paint. The French grey next to it has not progressed anywhere near as far. richard
  7. The Retford mods.......or rockers. fits for the era in the model. Also mods - modelers perhaps some who are in the group were themselves mods...or rockers if they were around at the time. richard
  8. Depending on the bogies. Brassmasters has a robinson 8ft bogie they have sold on separately. It could be adapted or start with a fox bogie and add/ adapt to look accurate. richard
  9. The end detail of the gcr inspection carriage already done if it helps in anyone’s build. richard
  10. Shall I just leave these here. The other two gcr inspection / officer carriages. plus another photo showing details of the end of the one already drawn. Need several posts due to file size. richard
  11. By the other one did you mean this one? would make a great little coach. There must be a drawing for it somewhere. I will look, it would be great to have both. richard
  12. It did, those fancy scrolls are the sides so you could get on to the next carriage/ wagon in the train without stepping down. ....or step of an end loading dock as here, or just get much closer to the ballast as the train rolls on. The other end does not have these. richard
  13. Directors saloon, you have my attention. It will happily run along side the gcr railcar I built from your 3d print. I was going to have to scratchbuild it, but you have saved that hassle. many thanks richard
  14. It’s true, many an honest feedback given. I had the brake gear pulled off my o4 because I had glued it on and was told to go away and solder it on properly. In fairness if it had been left super glued on it might not still be with the loco today. With two elder brothers and a boarding school education I was going to develop a fairly thick skin which came in handy. Under it all I knew it came from the right place no matter how it might have been phrased. richard
  15. Retracted gangways different width plasticard to look like the bellows, paper on top and brass front. Depth of plasticard was 0.25 and 0.5 alternating. not perfectly accurate but once mucky black and at speed..... richard
  16. A long list of of half done projects, I know that feeling. That’s why I try now to be disciplined and focus on one project at a time. It does not mean I don’t have a list which is quite long of future builds. richard
  17. That is a nice steam railmotor. I have a soft spot for them, not sure why.
  18. Carriage axle boxes and springs are the poor relation as wagon ones are definitely available. So a source for those would be great. The 3d print ones I think are from Mike trice, but I could be wrong. They are cosmetic sides so need a sub structure. it is really not intrusive. If it is in any way connected and helps someone then happy to have comments on the thread. I enjoy seeing others work as it spurs on my builds / standards. I have enjoyed some of your builds immensely. richard
  19. Streak lines in the clear might work in your favour as it will look like the uneven deposits of ash and soot / water run off which build up on a clean loco. As long as the lines go top to bottom to replicate gravity. richard
  20. Word on the street is that Worsley works are shrinking the 7mm suburbans they do down to 4mm and these will be available for 40pds each which seems reasonable to me for all etched bits floor and above. Drop him a line if interested. The more gcr people are buying the more who are going to want to make stuff to support it...........like 6ft, 8ft, 10ft6 bogies.......hint hint any manufacturers out there. Richard
  21. Thank you for these, as always some curve balls in there for bogies. I will have to look and see if any need different bogies as they are all on 8ft ones. Though if it is only 8ft6 I might ignore it, will anyone notice that little. I base mine around fox bogies of different lengths mostly from dart castings, which I add to to make them look right. I pick the most simple so that I have the least to cut back. Though these mostly have brass ones designed by Gibbs. richard
  22. I have not got as far as running numbers. I cross bridges as I come to them. I was going to look in photos, unless he has a list on the sheet. richard
  23. Thanks that lines up with the change is styles known from elsewhere, however, I do think he is being slightly short hand on the layout of the painting as there is clearly more brown in the cream days. I am going to settle on the arrangement I have in the post above, as it looks near correct, though the confirmation of lining colours is useful. Richard
  24. Circling round to weathering and the discussion morphing into pregrouping carriages. I happily weathered the dubdee but later Tony has admonished me for my pristine gcr carriages. I thought about it as I applied the second colour to this. now it needs cleaning up and between another 2 and 4 colours need to be applied to the side depending on how precise I want it,( up against what I am capable of doing). After all that I am not sure I want to hide it all behind grot. Even Tony admits to tempering weathering on a professional paint job. Now I know this is professional but it is takin
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