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18 minutes ago, Squirrel Rail said:

Bit of a delayed update for the last few days as carer duties took over unfortunately but here’s what’s on the go, GBRF 60 which will become 60021

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continuing with blue - Mainline blue onto a vitrains 37

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more blue with a pair of FGW HSTs being renumbered and weathered

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and BR blue D400 which I did sometime ago but the owner wanted a bit more dirt on the roof so that’s underway

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90047 has now caught up and weathering nearly complete, 

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and from the other side

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lastly this must rate as the worst model to come across my workbench - the Bachmann 166. The plastic is brittle, the windows are awful and what glue they used I have no idea, it would have made a neater job if I took it apart with a grenade:blink: it will be a silk Ouse from a sows ear this one....6BB5DE04-0A9F-4AAD-BD74-37ED27E17077.jpeg.e2b390d00cb043761a3b8cbf05751bc7.jpeg


Those powercars are looking great! The Bachmann 166 has never been a nice model to work with!
My item is coming up to you soon! 

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Their 166 is long overdue a retool, especially now they operate in a bigger variety of areas. I'm redoing the windows on mine as the ones supplied just arnt all good at all, good luck with it

 

NL

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5 hours ago, NickL2008 said:

Their 166 is long overdue a retool, especially now they operate in a bigger variety of areas. I'm redoing the windows on mine as the ones supplied just arnt all good at all, good luck with it

 

NL

Hi Nick, if I may ask- which windows are you using ? I’m debating casting my own resin ones but if there are alternatives out there that would be great. I tried Bachmann and they haven’t even got scrap shells! Cheers Jerry

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7 hours ago, NickL2008 said:

Hi Jerry, cutting my own from clear sheet, the only problem with this is obviously painting on the hopper window frames, but I'll hopefully find a good way to replicate these

 

NL

That’s the other option! - I’ll have a go at resin and post some pics when I do them, cheers Jerry 

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9 hours ago, Squirrel Rail said:

That’s the other option! - I’ll have a go at resin and post some pics when I do them, cheers Jerry 

 

Hi Jerry,

 

What resin do you intend on using for the windows? Its the first time I've heard anyone using resin to create windows, something I may try myself in the future

 

Good luck with the Class 166! Seems like an absolute pain in the @rse to work with!

 

Jules

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34 minutes ago, Departmental203 said:

 

Hi Jerry,

 

What resin do you intend on using for the windows? Its the first time I've heard anyone using resin to create windows, something I may try myself in the future

 

Good luck with the Class 166! Seems like an absolute pain in the @rse to work with!

 

Jules

I’m using a crystal clear resin with a pigment tint to try and match the Bachmann ones- using the Originals to make the moulds and go from there, problem will be keeping air bubbles out but will see how I get on, it’s got two chances:blink:

As for the 166 this will be unique as there isn’t enough tea in China to persuade me to do another!! I’ll post some pics when I do them, cheers Jerry

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On 08/08/2021 at 17:37, Squirrel Rail said:

I’m using a crystal clear resin with a pigment tint to try and match the Bachmann ones- using the Originals to make the moulds and go from there, problem will be keeping air bubbles out but will see how I get on, it’s got two chances:blink:

As for the 166 this will be unique as there isn’t enough tea in China to persuade me to do another!! I’ll post some pics when I do them, cheers Jerry

 

That's great Jerry! Like I say, good luck with the windows and the 166 there!

 

Jules

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All looks great.

I’ll be interested to see if the mainline 37 comes out a bit more shiny than the rather drab Bachmann version. Those colours were bold  and bright when new 

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2 hours ago, rob D2 said:

All looks great.

I’ll be interested to see if the mainline 37 comes out a bit more shiny than the rather drab Bachmann version. Those colours were bold  and bright when new 

The Bachmann 055 model is quite flat in terms of the blue. From the photo Jerry has posted above, this better matches photos I've seen of the livery on Flickr. 

 

Loving these projects Jerry.

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A few bits of progress, red stripe on the 47

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and primer on two more, one going into mainline currently in white primer and rail grey roof onto the other for large logo blue

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Two rescue jobs now, the GBRF 50 has now had all its paint and decals and the underframes painted black to lose the Hornby weathering

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With that done a light weathering has been started before the glazing and reassembly

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The other rescue job was 90020 which the last job was to add the correct shape battery box with one of my resin replacements - weathered in this shot

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and an overall pic of it with the paint faults and cant rails sorted

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Managed a full day on Squirrel stuff today so some good progress….. D9 and 44010 have had their weathering and are ready to be reassembled and a few detail paints to be added

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and in green….

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Two more 90s now withe the rescue 90020 finished

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and another Barbie completed

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whilst on the theme of 90s another into primer

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and another newbie on the bench is this 43 to become 43102 in IC swallow

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The rescue 50s are also finished, new bodysides for 50033

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and a partial repaint of the sides and roof of 049 to tidy up someone else’s efforts, see earlier in the thread and you’ll get the idea!

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D400 was back as I’ve another project for its owner and he asked if it could be dirtier so happy to oblige….

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with the 50 muck in the airbrush I have done the airbrush work on these four TEAs which had been started by their owner

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and last up the yellow ends onto the large logo 47-

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thats it for today - Squirrel out!

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Great work Jerry. Question about the transfers for 43102 (Intercity): Where did you get them from?

 

Thanks

 

Andy

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15 minutes ago, Andy7 said:

Great work Jerry. Question about the transfers for 43102 (Intercity): Where did you get them from?

 

Thanks

 

Andy

Hi Andy, working on that one- spares box and Railtec is my plan!  Cheers Jerry

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While you've got D400 to hand you might want to remove the extra handrails from the front. D400 doesn't, and has never had, the two front handrails above the marker lights that all the other 50s do. No idea why, or why Hornby stuck them on.

Looks appropriately grimy either way.

Rich

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2 minutes ago, Rich Papper said:

While you've got D400 to hand you might want to remove the extra handrails from the front. D400 doesn't, and has never had, the two front handrails above the marker lights that all the other 50s do. No idea why, or why Hornby stuck them on.

Looks appropriately grimy either way.

Rich

Hi Rich, hope you’re well, thanks for the tip, I’ll ask the owner if he wants them removing! Cheers Jerry

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