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I have just finished weathering a GWR liveried Minerva Iron Mink. Charles Atlas "before and after"  shot shown for comparison. I can supply weathered Iron Minks to order. Send a PM for details.

 

Regards,

 

 

Chris

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Has anyone done anything to their covered iron wagons which requires matching the original paint?

 

I have a large number of the vans with the 25" GW lettering and I am going to change some of the numbers... In discussion with Chris Klein he has advised removing the numbers entirely so that the new numbering does not show any indication of the previous lettering. Clearly this advice means using a scratch brush and then re-painting. - whilst tedious I have no problem with following the recommendation.

 

Today I have sprayed some test panels with several different versions of GWR grey for wagons, being:-

 

* Precision P19 GWR Freight Wagon Grey;

* JLTRT PWSA027 GWR Wagon Grey;

* JLTRT PWSA048 GWR Freight Grey .

 

To my eye both of the JLTRT cans are lighter than the Minerva vans... the Precision can spluttered to a dribble and failed to provide a sample panel.

 

What have people used as a colour match to the Minerva grey?

 

Chris, might I have a paint spec for the model so that I can get some mixed locally?

 

Regards, Graham

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Has anyone done anything to their covered iron wagons which requires matching the original paint?

 

I have a large number of the vans with the 25" GW lettering and I am going to change some of the numbers... In discussion with Chris Klein he has advised removing the numbers entirely so that the new numbering does not show any indication of the previous lettering. Clearly this advice means using a scratch brush and then re-painting. - whilst tedious I have no problem with following the recommendation.

 

Today I have sprayed some test panels with several different versions of GWR grey for wagons, being:-

 

* Precision P19 GWR Freight Wagon Grey;

* JLTRT PWSA027 GWR Wagon Grey;

* JLTRT PWSA048 GWR Freight Grey .

 

To my eye both of the JLTRT cans are lighter than the Minerva vans... the Precision can spluttered to a dribble and failed to provide a sample panel.

 

What have people used as a colour match to the Minerva grey?

 

Chris, might I have a paint spec for the model so that I can get some mixed locally?

 

Regards, Graham

Grahame,

The grey we used is NCS S 7502-B. The nearest Pantone is 7540C.

 

Regards,

 

Chris

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A brace of Minerva 0 gauge RTR GWR Iron Minks and a Gunpowder Van weathered and ready for dispatch to a customer. Send me a PM if you are interested.

 

Chris K

 

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When I had a paint shop under my wing. We cringed at the use of Pantone’s for paint. I believe they are for inks on white paper. If that was the only reference we’d get paint matched to a printed sample.

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Just put in an order for 5 vans. 

 

I don't know if I would be brave enough to weather any of them yet!

 

Cheers, Ade.

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Just put in an order for 5 vans. 

 

I don't know if I would be brave enough to weather any of them yet!

 

Cheers, Ade.

 

I thought I recognised the logo in the background of your photo as I drive past Etwall twice a day. A search shows me that you are a military man - Major Klein will be pleased that his vans are going to a good home . . . . . 

 

I won't add any more - I'll let Chris search around to find the connection !

 

Mike

 

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Hi Mike, you got me!

 

Yes, I work at Hansons. Been there 4 years now. 

 

We do get a fair amount of model railway items in and all seems to fetch decent prices at auction. I actually sold all my OO gauge stuff at work last year.

 

I am very pleased the the Iron Minks and GPV's. They arrived on Saturday. I can highly recommend them.

 

Cheers, Ade.

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I hope Chris and Chris will forgive me for the following abuse of a Minerva Gunpowder Van...

 

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It does make a very nice base model for the POWSides transfers!

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A few days ago a bunch of iron minks arrived in the Netherlands, I'm very pleased with them.

 

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I wonder if there is any chance of someone doing the FEROCRETE van ?

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I am sue that I have seen one.  It may be that POWsides do a transfer set.

 

otherwise, someone’s been busy with brush and paint.

 

atb

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I wonder if there is any chance of someone doing the FEROCRETE van ?

 

Seem my wish came true, Minerva are doing them early next year.

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Anyone dismantled one yet? Ian see a Gunpowder van getting converted to a Cambrian Railways version with a bit of an underframe remodel I think...

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On 24/02/2020 at 20:27, Quarryscapes said:

Anyone dismantled one yet? Ian see a Gunpowder van getting converted to a Cambrian Railways version with a bit of an underframe remodel I think...

 

To dismantle, unclip the roof, remove the two screws under the van that secure the underframe to the body. Inside the wagon use a small flat-bladed screwdriver to ease the plastic clips holding the body to the underframe. The brake gear can be removed by soaking the glued joints with clean white spirit which after about 30 to 40 seconds will dissolve the adhesive and all removal of the parts. 

 

Chris K

 

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Brilliant, Thanks Chris!

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Posted (edited)

Plug for these on Tower Models latest train of the week as they were weathering a couple of sets for someone and have shown them off.

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