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Image restoration from pre-May 2021 continues and may take an indefinite period of time.


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  1. 2 hours ago, Tim V said:


    Don't forget the spillage of diesel out of the filler.

    I agree with the J4, The transit in it's day was luxury compared to some of the BMC or Commer vans. Sadly they seem to have fallen behind VW/Mercedes in quality/driver appeal.

    On a minor pedantry point the van in the model is a petrol variant, the diesel van had a snout due to a longer Engine. Apparently the diesel MK1 Trasit vans are rare as hen's teeth in the Uk with only a couple of the van variant left.

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  2. 27 minutes ago, alanbuttler said:


    Thanks, I'll give that a try.  My airbrush compressor is on the blink at the moment so when I've worked out what is up with it I'll revisit the transit.


    I've really enjoyed reading about your two layouts, it is such a photogenic subject area.  I found that Bristol archive site particularily inspiring and I'll be creating some new figures based on the guys in those photos.

    Look forward to seeing the figures Alan, the guy holding the red flag on Avon Street crossing while the 03 passed over was a classic shot for me and part of the inspiration that made me model the area.

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  3. It looks very good, I think all it needs to finish off is toning down with a very fine layer of what is often referred to as "traffic film" basically a fine spray of mud/dust. I use a very diluted mix of thinners/Humbrol 26 as a wash then wiped off while wet. It stays in the crevices but takes the gloss/shine off a vehicle effectively. 


    I love the Diarama by the way, I built a 4mm layout inspired by Avon Street a few years ago (Peafore Yard) and am now building a 7mm version (Peasevern Yard) which features the Barton Road crossing gates and features the brick building which stood for years by the Barton Road crossing on the backscene.

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