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57 minutes ago, Phil Brighton said:

Thanks. It's all about the Ronseal Teak Woodstain I had left over from doing the front door!

Is it just the Ronseal that has given you the darker weathered colour around the edges of the panelling? Or some extra weathering with inks/powders?

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55 minutes ago, Joseph_Pestell said:

Is it just the Ronseal that has given you the darker weathered colour around the edges of the panelling? Or some extra weathering with inks/powders?

The whole process is:
Brown undercoat 

Cream on the panels

Using a couple of different shades of brown for variety paint the panels using a thin coat so as not to obliterate the cream completely

2 or 3 thin coats of wood stain.

Transfers

Cover the whole thing in black weathering powder and then remove most of it with wet cotton buds

Brush on varnish

Line if needed

Varying the shade of the undercoat, the shade of the brown paints over the cream and the number of coats of stain can all give a different look to the teak. Pictures show the shade varies a lot with age on he coaches. 

 

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Nu-Cast J3 underway.
Struggled a bit with the Hi-Level gearbox this time and couldn't get the first gear to fit under the worm so it engages off centre to enable it to fit. I must have done something silly somewhere. However it does run very smoothly albeit with quite a lot of noise.j3.jpg.600184540bb3bc5225259a0ca50511cb.jpg

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Phil,

 

I've just found this thread after your post with the CBE on Wright Writes. Excellent stuff and I particularly love your rendition of teak as others have said. That silhouette cutter looks the business as well - makes my Kirk cut ‘n’ shuts look a bit basic! 
 

I base my own layout on the timetable for Hatfield (although the track plan is pure fiction), so just down the line from you but 20 years later.
 

I shall follow with interest.

 

Andy

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Given how quiet Christmas is this year I have started a kit I had been collecting bits for over the year. Its the first full brass loco kit (and first one not bought secondhand) I have attempted. A PDK P1 2-8-2. 

All going together nicely so far but I have had puzzle over how to get the motor in without it being seen in the large gap between the running plate and boiler. I have settled on setting the gearbox on its back and having motor vertical. This meant using the mini-drill to carve out the top of the resin firebox to enable it to fit and I will need to workout some way of doing the rear pony truck, but will cross that bridge when I come to it.

 

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Chassis is working with about 4-5mm of resin removed from the top of the boiler. Lead sheet gives some weight with a little slot for the decoder to poke into. The kit goes together very well and makes a change from the filling and filing of old whitemetal kits. Instructions aren't that clear though!

 

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P1 chassis has been painted and is drying so here are a few other things I have been finishing up.
Nu-cast J3, a D&S LNER horsebox and the old Hornby Gresley conversion I started first and finished last. The coach is a 56'6" full brake which needed to the Hornby coach to be shortened and narrowed. 

I have't been able to find anything yet to tell me where to put transfers on the horsebox so if there is any help with that it would be very useful.


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On 01/01/2021 at 21:17, Phil Brighton said:

P1 chassis has been painted and is drying so here are a few other things I have been finishing up.
Nu-cast J3, a D&S LNER horsebox and the old Hornby Gresley conversion I started first and finished last. The coach is a 56'6" full brake which needed to the Hornby coach to be shortened and narrowed. 

I have't been able to find anything yet to tell me where to put transfers on the horsebox so if there is any help with that it would be very useful.


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Phil,

 

I have the Parkside instructions for a similar LNER D.5 horsebox which gives positions for that. Would you like a copy?

 

Andy

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2 hours ago, thegreenhowards said:

Phil,

 

I have the Parkside instructions for a similar LNER D.5 horsebox which gives positions for that. Would you like a copy?

 

Andy

Yes please if you have them and can snap a picture or scan. Thanks

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