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On 08/11/2021 at 21:27, 87023Velocity said:

Managed to get a bit more done on Virgin liveried 47853 tonight. Glazing, cab interiors, cab side handrails added. Bufferbeams need detail adding at one end. Also need to fabricate a long range fuel tank

 

If I tell you that you can now buy the various fuel tanks as spare parts direct from Bachmann, you'll tell me you completed said mods today??

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7 hours ago, Davexoc said:

 

If I tell you that you can now buy the various fuel tanks as spare parts direct from Bachmann, you'll tell me you completed said mods today??

Excellent news, no not started yet so better get some ordered!

 

Thanks for the heads up!

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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On 16/11/2021 at 22:20, Davexoc said:

 

If I tell you that you can now buy the various fuel tanks as spare parts direct from Bachmann, you'll tell me you completed said mods today??

Ordered 3 last night via the new spares page which looks very useful.

 

Cheers 

 

Simon

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Wonderful Simon,

Always enjoy your updates, keep the coming! if I can achieve half as much realism as you have here I’ll be happy!
 

Have you noticed there are a couple of Farish 90s (one in Intercity and one in Virgin) and an 87 on eBay the moment? Just mentioning in case you fancied another repaint!! I’d bid myself if I wasn’t trying to stay focused on building the American layout!

 

Rich

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1 hour ago, MarshLane said:

Wonderful Simon,

Always enjoy your updates, keep the coming! if I can achieve half as much realism as you have here I’ll be happy!
 

Have you noticed there are a couple of Farish 90s (one in Intercity and one in Virgin) and an 87 on eBay the moment? Just mentioning in case you fancied another repaint!! I’d bid myself if I wasn’t trying to stay focused on building the American layout!

 

Rich

Thanks Rich! :good_mini:

 

Trying to hold off on 90s at the minute as got 3 stripped bodyshells to get done. Liveries for these will probably be 1 Virgin, 1 RfD European and probably 1 RES. Once these are done will start looking again. 

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Actually got some modelling done today. This 37 is to become 37520 complete with ploughs. Numbers have been ordered from Railtec. Could do with a few more EWS 37s, maybe a 37/7. 

Here is a picture of 37520 at Wigan NW from Flickr (not my picture).

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Cheers

 

Simon

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Managed to progress the Dapol class 142 which is being resprayed into North Western Trains blue and gold. Got the main body colours done and tonight attempted masking the area for the star and roof stripe. Quite happy with the end result, will look better once doors and glazing is refitted. The blue does look quite bright in the picture, trick of the camera. It will tone down with some matt varnish.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Managed to get the other stars and stripe applied last night. Just a few areas to touch up along with the destination panel which still needs painting black. Here is a picture showing tonights progress and also paired with a GMPTE liveried 142.

Will look better when doors and glazing fitted. 

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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On 16/11/2021 at 22:20, Davexoc said:

 

If I tell you that you can now buy the various fuel tanks as spare parts direct from Bachmann, you'll tell me you completed said mods today??

Hi Dave,

 

The fuel tanks have arrived and been fitted to the Virgin 47/8 and RES 47/7.

Thanks again for the heads up!

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Tonight's focus has been the class 37 respray into 37520. The gold band has been airbrushed on, transfers for the number and EWS logo have arrived from Railtec. This model started out as Farish 37506 in Redstripe Railfreight hence the red bufferbeam which will be painted black. Just got the thin gold stripe to add along the bottom of the bodyside along with painting the radiator grill black.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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On 25/11/2021 at 21:54, 87023Velocity said:

Tonight's focus has been the class 37 respray into 37520. The gold band has been airbrushed on, transfers for the number and EWS logo have arrived from Railtec. This model started out as Farish 37506 in Redstripe Railfreight hence the red bufferbeam which will be painted black. Just got the thin gold stripe to add along the bottom of the bodyside along with painting the radiator grill black.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Hello Simon,

 

Did you take the Railfreight painted loco right back to base plastic before beginning your EWS respray, please ? If so what product do you use ? IPA ? (apologies if this has already been mentioned earlier in the thread.)

 

I am missing a couple of livery variants from my West Highland cl.37 stud, chiefly Inter City / Mainline and EWS, so resprays may be my quickest route considering the current long lead times even if Farish decided to produce these versions.

 

Your model is looking good to me so far. :good_mini:

 

Regards,

Ian.

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On 27/11/2021 at 06:15, 03060 said:

 

Hello Simon,

 

Did you take the Railfreight painted loco right back to base plastic before beginning your EWS respray, please ? If so what product do you use ? IPA ? (apologies if this has already been mentioned earlier in the thread.)

 

I am missing a couple of livery variants from my West Highland cl.37 stud, chiefly Inter City / Mainline and EWS, so resprays may be my quickest route considering the current long lead times even if Farish decided to produce these versions.

 

Your model is looking good to me so far. :good_mini:

 

Regards,

Ian.

Hi Ian, thanks :good:Yes I used IPA, left soaking overnight and then scrubbed with an old toothbrush and rinsed with cold water. 

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Evening, now the temperature has gone up slightly and with the aid of a heater, managed to progress 37520 a bit more. The radiator grill has been sprayed black and the yellow/gold stripe sprayed onto the lower bodyside. Next step will be gloss varnish.

Cheers

Simon

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Following on from 37520, the First North Western 142 in blue with gold stars has had a coat of varnish in readiness for applying the transfers. The doors have been sprayed seperately to the main body as it makes masking easier, the gold star extends onto the doors at the cab end. Transfers are from Precision and Railtec (using the Railtec sheet for alot of the warning logos). 

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A spare few hours this afternoon allowed the transfers to be applied to one of the class 142 vehicles, some of them are extremely small, warning signs in the bottom corners of the doors, small warning signs above the door pushbuttons. The vehicle/unit numbers and FNW logos are Precision Labels. The warning signs, door pushbuttons, cantrail stripe are Railtec. 

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Simon

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Hi Simon,

 

Nice work on the FNW pacer. I've got a soft spot for one of the FGW ones that had the gold stars but with pink doors and FGW branding. Too far west and out of period really, but well...

 

I'll have to keep an eye out for a cheapy, what are they like to strip down?

 

Jo

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30 minutes ago, Steadfast said:

Hi Simon,

 

Nice work on the FNW pacer. I've got a soft spot for one of the FGW ones that had the gold stars but with pink doors and FGW branding. Too far west and out of period really, but well...

 

I'll have to keep an eye out for a cheapy, what are they like to strip down?

 

Jo

Hi Jo,

 

Thanks :good: Regards stripping them down, once the cab/lighting unit is removed (this bit can be tricky), the glazing, doors etc are easy to remove. You could leave the NRN aerials on, I removed them just to ensure no old paint was trapped in the gap.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Simon,

 

Roof detail of 37520 taken at Pipers Ash, Chester, on 03/03/2002 - unfortunately due to the bridge I was standing on I was unable to get the rest of the roof

 

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