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One side painted and lined - ready for glazing. 

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Another coach upgrade almost complete - this one from an Airfix GMR original. Just couplings to fit and the roof to secure onto the body. More brass sides delivered today to improve a BR Mk1 brake 2nd and an LMS 60ft Composite, which I will combine with the Dapol plastic kit. I also have a BR Mk1 sleeper you get on with 

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And it goes on ....  the next job

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Coaches are looking good - are you hand painting? Maroon looks a lot easier than blue and grey, but maybe I’m underestimating the lining!

 

I was surprised to see you chose the Mainline RBR for conversion. I picked up a blue and grey one recently and I think it holds its own against the current Bachmann offerings. It would be interesting to compare before and after photos. 

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35 minutes ago, 61656 said:

Coaches are looking good - are you hand painting? Maroon looks a lot easier than blue and grey, but maybe I’m underestimating the lining!

 

I was surprised to see you chose the Mainline RBR for conversion. I picked up a blue and grey one recently and I think it holds its own against the current Bachmann offerings. It would be interesting to compare before and after photos. 

The Mainline window surrounds are a bit chunky and the version I bought was badly scratched on one side. The coaches done so far are hand painted (5 coats including Undercoat and varnish) but I have obtained a tin of Railmatch aerosol maroon for the next few.  The lining is HMRS pressfix - not too onerous. 

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Progress on Upgrading another Hornby Mk1 sleeper using Comet brass sides. I’ve sprayed this one with Railmatch acrylic maroon Paint and gloss varnish which gives a rich lustre to the finish, which is very pleasing.  I’ve also added Comet corridor end plates and Bachmann commonwealth bogies.  Hinges, coach board brackets and bump stops are made from brass lacing pins. 

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On 28/07/2020 at 17:20, coronach said:

Progress on Upgrading another Hornby Mk1 sleeper using Comet brass sides. I’ve sprayed this one with Railmatch acrylic maroon Paint and gloss varnish which gives a rich lustre to the finish, which is very pleasing.  I’ve also added Comet corridor end plates and Bachmann commonwealth bogies.  Hinges, coach board brackets and bump stops are made from brass lacing pins. 

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And the other side

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