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Evening all,

 

One job I have been meaning to do for a while is repainting a Bachmann mark 2a rake, changing the blue to a lighter shade.  Whilst I agree that a handful were painted with the darker shade of blue, the majority carried the lighter blue right until the end.  

 

Getting hold of coaches hasn't been easy, I currently have 3 TSO's and have recently taken delivery of a couple of cheap Hattons BFKs.  Plan is to have a rake of 7, I have a couple of blue/grey TSOs that I will use until I can source another couple in NSE.

 

Thanks to information from Temeraire, armed with a can of Ford Monza blue, I have attempted to spray one of the TSOs.  The results are shown below and also compared with RTR Mk1, Mk2 and class 50 to compare.

 

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Yes there is a little bleeding which I will sort out but I am pretty happy with the outcome.  It's interesting to see how much more yellow, the white on the mark 2 is compared to the mark 1.

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Decided to go for it with the other four coaches.  A few issues but nothing that can't be sorted out. 

 

First two photos after three coats of blue but before correcting.  Second two show the after effects of a cotton bud, kebab stick, some white spirit and a sheet of kitchen towel!  Will sort out the other issues by adding some white paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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after a lot of concentration, I have hand painted the window frames.  A very tedious job but it needed to be done.  Have also touched up a few areas of white paint - not the greatest match but it will do.  Very pleased with the outcome and hopefully have another couple of TSOs on their way!

 

 

 

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Is the paint a standard ford colour like the sort you can pick up at halfords? I've got some nse stuff to paint sits could workout well ;) keep up the good work jon.

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Coaches look great think i might have to pop along to halfords.

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after a lot of concentration, I have hand painted the window frames.  A very tedious job but it needed to be done.  Have also touched up a few areas of white paint - not the greatest match but it will do.  Very pleased with the outcome and hopefully have another couple of TSOs on their way!

Did you do any more?

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Really nice work,

 

I think a can of that Halfords blue will go on my shopping list the next time they do their 3 for 2 on paint.

 

 

I only have the one NSE mk2a left after selling most of my 80s coaches, but I want to use it in a local dmu replacement service and it certainly needs to be in the early NSE blue.

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Sorry for late reply.

 

In the end I did 7. 5 TSO and 3 BFK.

 

Typically Bachmann then brought out the lighter shade of blue on their mark 2 coaches but I have stuck with my rake which are currently sat in a yard behind 47715!

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On 17/11/2018 at 08:29, kintbury jon said:

Sorry for late reply.

 

In the end I did 7. 5 TSO and 3 BFK.

 

Typically Bachmann then brought out the lighter shade of blue on their mark 2 coaches but I have stuck with my rake which are currently sat in a yard behind 47715!

All my coaches seem to be slightly different shades, but looking at photos so were the prototypes!

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Shades of NSE blue did vary considerably. I always preferred the look of the lighter blue. I read somewhere that it was particularly prone to fading from sunlight and hence the adoption of the darker blue.

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