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  1. 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 up. richard
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Have started looking at the drawings and pieces to get the cogs turning. I like to think on things for a short while in the background and then attack them when an idea crystallizes to solve the problems. thank you for letting me have the pieces to play with. richard
  7. Roofs went ok, mixture of rattle can after masking and touch up with brush painting. The rattle can gave more trouble, but result looks a little like the covering roofs got so not unhappy. that’s a good question, i have done more measurements and am erring on the larger size. Thanks for the link, as said above the larger size look more likely. however where to place them? Photos and drawings conflict. here is my evidence so far. I will start with the more clear evidenced ones and then look for more proof of the others. enough question marks here to be getting on with. richard
  8. Pictures as promised The first and third, then the brake first taking centre stage and lastly the buffet to the fore. The d&s third lurking in the background. Fit the windows and transfers to complete. At Times I did not think they would get this far. it is good to see them finally coming together. richard
  9. Measuring the top one magnified it comes out at 24mm is the panel so divide by 4 crest is 16mm so divide by 4 is 4mm this leaves us no closer as it is halfway between What I measured but neared small. But in this picture looks like the bigger ones. I wish I had true dimensions. however leave the picture small it is 6mm and crest looks to be 5 mm thoughts? richard
  10. Better images for working it out? any opinions gratefully received. richard
  11. Transfers time but which size? Small are 3.5mm large are 5 mm and the panel side is 6mm. the photo seems to suggest they almost fill the panel, so the large ones. I only doubt myself because in my head when I started the build I imagined it would be the small ones. oh and in other news the roofs are now painted. Pictures to follow. richard
  12. Buffet roof altered with vents in place. two torpedo vents might need removing, it has been detective work by a few people to work out what it exactly looks like. very busy any which way you model it. richard
  13. Taking advice from here I tried turning up the vents. 2mm wide by 3mm long. You might just be able to make out the bumps from the different cuts. the circle it is on is about an inch and a half diameter. It also shows I should clean my coaster more often. failure rate was quite high, either they pinged off when I cut too deep or the discs were too wide. So about ten made gives three ok ones. It is though about 10p worth of plastic rod and my time so much cheaper than buying bespoke ones ( if they even exist) sorry traders. jim I will follow up on your advice once these are fitted. richard
  14. You put them on eBay and then retire to a private island on the money you will make.
  15. Great to see train time, it seems slowly more and more stock is getting finished. I know others are following in multicolours, but it is really coming together. richard
  16. Just out of interest, why could you not get the lanky tank conversion to work? I had been eyeing it up as a possible route to save paying the 100 or so quid for the unbuilt kits. many thanks richard
  17. Few pictures of late because it has mostly been a case of chasing the line which separates the French grey from the brown. (some wet paint here) first the brown and then the French grey but then it covers over some brown so more French grey. However a small slip and then the brown again. And so on and on. To keep the colour consistent a panel needs doing for each slip. cleaning the door handles some paint chips off so repeat the process. no need to mention lining. Tried it and discounted it. It leaves ridge lines. next the roofs. To spray ( in this weather and all that masking.......if it lifts the paint already applied I will ————-) or to brush paint ( with likely hood of brush marks.) the gas pipes are also not white, (black or red?) so that will be fun! richard
  18. Thanks, you always seem to find kits of the esoteric which makes this thread all the more interesting. richard
  19. Which is? looks like a circus props van or similar. richard
  20. GT3. Yes it appeared in BRM, but it is packed away at the moment in the garage so can not prove it exists. richard
  21. I had half tried this and it was hard to get thin and consistent cuts and to have them stick to the rod at consistent distance apart. I am pleased to see there might be mileage in the rod in the mini drill trick. I guess using a file to make the cuts? richard
  22. I will need to make three of the large vents, 2 can be seen here. ( not the torpedo ones) I have tried building them. I can see that brass rod in a lathe could be turned to make nice ones. No brass rod, and no lathe. I have plasticard but in a turned in a drill end I can see this all going wrong. It is really 2mm discs spaced apart slightly on 1.5mm rod. ideas? richard
  23. I was held up to the window on some non corridor stock in Germany for a pee by my mother in the mid 70s aged about three. I cursed the day my own kids could have done with the same ability when traveling on commuter trains home. All sealed windows and doors. Fortunately later NJ transit double deckers had one car with a loo. Even my wife got good a spotting which one that was to ensure kids could relieve themselves before getting in the car after a day in NYC. No public loos in NYC either so a real minefield of a day with three little ones. Richard
  24. Not as effective as pink all over but then they thought it would be bad for sailors morale. it was meant to make it hard to work out shape and therefore distance to target / direction target moving in for the u boats.
  25. Paint fumes in the house, I feel your pain. I spray in the shed with the heater on, she minds less about that because it is used by the kids rather than her normally. richard
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