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2 hours ago, pdanny said:

 

Pop off the bodyshells and using a 4mm wide brush, paint the curtains with Brake Fluid taking extreme care not to get it anywhere else on the carriage. You can buy it from Halfords. It's great for paint stripping but if you get it on the bodyshell it will strip the paint off. Paint the curtains and leave for 5mins, then scrape them off gently with a cocktail stick. It literally peels off.20190923_153833.jpg.91081d9c00c1318c2a7565262d07eb7d.jpg20190923_161032.jpg.1a47c1ea357a05655498b5f135ae1cdb.jpg

Excellent thank you, my glazing has all been removed from the shells (that was not easy!!) so will strip them off when I get round to it.

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So I've replaced the cabs in the same style as the previous one, however, painting a Hornby 4VEP in early NSE is not an easy task. I'm using the Blue liveried 423/0 as a base because it's the early NSE VEPs were preconversion. Because of the door window door format, masking requires a lot of work to prevent bleeding which is fine when you're air spraying but because I hand paint all my builds, it can pro e a lengthy process with a fair amount of  learing up afterwards. That said, the end result is always worth it.

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#VEP Upgrade 2: detailing and glazing being added. Handrails, wipers and jumper cables plus destination blinds #Route72 London Waterloo to Portsmouth and Southsea semi fast direct. Horns to be added and bogies & underframes to be weathered up. #TMRGUK #NetworkSouthEast #modelrailway #750Vdc #scratchbuild #00gauge #electricmultipleunits #SouthernRegion #class423 #handpainted #trains #modeltrains #VariousMultipleUnits #NSE

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Starting my next project. Using a spare 2EPB DTS I rescued via ebay, I have a 2H DEMU that I want to make into a 3 car unit so its ideal for a class 204. I always thought the EPB cab always looked so haunted with the cab face painted blue. 3T stripped, deglazed and now primed for putting into Blue/Grey with white NSE Logos, this DEMU moves fast. I'm looking forward to painting this one given there's no fiddly NSE stripes to deal with, lol. #VariousMultipleUnits

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On 29/01/2018 at 13:59, pdanny said:

Working on the bodyshell for the first DMSO. It's a case of just filling, sanding, cleaning and repeat.

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I've been referring back to this thread on your 313 build as I've just bought the 508 kit from the same place, I'm very impressed with it so far and managed to get the 3 bodies assembled. I'm just wondering what filler you used for filling the gaps? Top work, seeing your finished product really convinced me to take the plunge!

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1 hour ago, 508EMU said:

I've been referring back to this thread on your 313 build as I've just bought the 508 kit from the same place, I'm very impressed with it so far and managed to get the 3 bodies assembled. I'm just wondering what filler you used for filling the gaps? Top work, seeing your finished product really convinced me to take the plunge!

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9 hours ago, pdanny said:

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Looks great and can't even tell it was filled, but what brand/ product of filler are you using?

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A really good filler to use is Holts cataloy putty, they sell it in Halfords  and other places and it is very cheap, it’s nice and sticky when you put it on and best of all it stands easily and does not crack or shrink back.

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3T DEMU coming along with faith amount of progress on bodyshells. Railtec Transfers and varnish now applied attention moves over to underframes and weathering. 

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I love seeing these EMUs come to life. Probably one of my favourite areas of the hobby in terms of rolling stock. Thanks for sharing.

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7 hours ago, railtec-models said:

I love seeing these EMUs come to life. Probably one of my favourite areas of the hobby in terms of rolling stock. Thanks for sharing.

I had to wait a long time to be able to fulfill the range of EMUs and DEMUs I always wanted for the Southern region I grew up with and even now, have some way to go. Thanks for providing the range of transfers and bespoke numbering that enables us to do all the specific units we want to do. #VeryGrateful

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#3T Update: almost finished. Just some handrails, lighting and interior work to on the former #2EPB driving trailer and weathering throughout. Really pleased with it. #VariousMultipleUnits

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Fantastic work on the thumper. Does make it a pity that Kernow never did the 3 car set at the outset, although understand the reasons why they didn't.

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Next project sees my class 442 back on the workbench. In the process of painting the trailer coaches so while these are progressing, I've also commenced changing the MBLS motor. The original was a remotored Lima Class 73 motor however, it was noisy, clunky and struggled strength wise with adhesion issues. So I've stripped out the MBLS coach including the flooring and given that the interior is minimal with the buffet, luggage area and saloon, I'm replacing the entire underframe and flooring with a spare Class 158 motor and frame from Bachmann, which I bought on ebay for £20. Having tested it before, the Bachmann motor is absolutely perfect and even sounds more realistic. 

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#Class442 Update: had a naming ceremony "Borough of Woking". Door lining and handrails added. Inner end detailing also fitted with bogies and undercarriage components also painted. #5WES #VariousMultipleUnits

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Made a few changes. Replaced the starting resistors as the resin supplied ones were poor. Completed the other side too and added inner end detailing including the vestibule door surrounds and jumper cables. Just need to add C3 decals and secure the roof. Also added Railtec Transfers to Class 159 finishing that model off too.

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So over the last few weeks I have been working on the Trailer Standard (TS) and considering I made a start on it over a year ago then stopped for other projects, its been one I'm glad to have cracked these last few  weeks. 

Fully painted with decals added, I've just got the door lining left to add. I've also replaced the bogies with pickups for interior lighting. Reinstalled Shawplan laserglaze and inner end door surrounds. 

Biggest job was to rebuild the interior with correct seating and of course, Eddie Pond Murals. The seating is former Hornby Class 153 interiors cut up and relocated in line with the Class 442 seating. Thanks to www.NetworkSouthEast.net for their detailed floor plans.

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5WES Upgrade: trailer completed. Wired up interior lighting, fitted handrails, door buttons and opened up bogies for smoother running. Great, so that's 3 out of 5 cars now completed. #VariousMultipleUnits

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On 10/01/2020 at 14:24, pdanny said:

So over the last few weeks I have been working on the Trailer Standard (TS) and considering I made a start on it over a year ago then stopped for other projects, its been one I'm glad to have cracked these last few  weeks. 

Fully painted with decals added, I've just got the door lining left to add. I've also replaced the bogies with pickups for interior lighting. Reinstalled Shawplan laserglaze and inner end door surrounds. 

Biggest job was to rebuild the interior with correct seating and of course, Eddie Pond Murals. The seating is former Hornby Class 153 interiors cut up and relocated in line with the Class 442 seating. Thanks to www.NetworkSouthEast.net for their detailed floor plans.

Really pleased with the end look, ready to install lighting now and secure the roof down.IMG_20191230_073819_445.jpg.d2e5cd66711ce88f3f2e9b5ac451141b.jpgIMG_20191230_073819_444.jpg.cccfca9cbfb22bae469a84227f0b51a4.jpgIMG_20200102_074042_690.jpg.f42b80f4228cef938baa1b6e51290771.jpgIMG_20200102_074042_689.jpg.baee2f70b3c47cb570e1b091ec0f03f6.jpgIMG_20200106_072207_007.jpg.f1883c26ed613517564e73ec1d4d4659.jpgIMG_20200108_072332_888.jpg.449817e13cf7181ad3b510f456296ae7.jpgIMG_20200108_072332_889.jpg.a7e1012f7cfa29dcec629391f38b20c6.jpg20200109_233437.jpg.a99e5d23d512edfce56bd7f4bfcedd04.jpg

Looking great!

I think the seats come from Hornby mk 4 TSO stock. I cut some up to complete a class 155 to 153 conversion.

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On 23/01/2020 at 23:53, muddy water said:

Looking great!

I think the seats come from Hornby mk 4 TSO stock. I cut some up to complete a class 155 to 153 conversion.

 

That would make sense as I bought a job lot for next to nothing off Ebay and no-one else bid on them. They're really easy to chop up and set into formation and line up perfectly on plasticard.

 

This was the part of the build i was dreading before I found them so I'm over the moon with the end result.

 

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The 5WES is looking great, coming on nicely. Enjoying this thread.

 

I am also trying to build one and have a few queries. The lower body is a light grey colour as can be seen on your models. What colour did you use for this?  The replacement starting resistors, did you build these or buy them? Finally, numbers. I see on some photos it is just the car number whereas on others, it is preceeded with the set number. Do all cars have the set number or just the driving cars? Did they carry the NSE logo and text at all?

 

 

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