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More railways.. (model railway)

Discussion in 'transport' started by Mumbles274, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    I'll cobble together a post with links and schtuff. Hopefully later tonight.
     
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  2. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    My little branch line has its first loco :cool:

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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Has Prince supplied the purple coal?
     
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  4. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    :D
    The coal is very shiny!!!
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  5. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books


    Wainwright (Ashford built) - 0-6-0 tender engine?
     
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  6. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Spot on. C class.
     
  7. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Last day of service on the line

    From disused stations

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  8. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books


    One on the Bluebell I think - would love to fire and drive it !
     
  9. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    There is. If you ever do... Can i come!!? :):)
     
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  10. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    not a typical batch from tilmanstone then...
     
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  11. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    While it pissed down this morning, i had a little loco session!!:cool:

    Heavy breathing and wobbly camera work a bonus in all my vids :thumbs:
     
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  12. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    Errr.......

    Soon come!
     
  13. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Ha ha, no worries. Its a long term project and we aint going anywhere :)
     
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    So, as promised.

    Disclaimer, I'm no expert but I am a lazy modeller so have found some methods that are low effort, big return. I mainly do AFV's and the odd plane, the tanks etc are heavy weathering, the planes less so.

    Kit
    Get an airbrush and compressor for the base coats, use acrylics. Enamels and lacquers are stinky and hassle. However enamels are good for detail painting with brush.

    Full airbrush set up here, the airbrushes are shit and you will end up replacing them but you can make a start, the compressor is what you want really.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Profession...508616914&sr=8-3&keywords=airbrush+compressor

    I replaced my shite Chinese airbrush with one of these which has been really solid: Ultimate APEX Airbrush

    Techniques
    Primer. (I use Tamiya rattle can primer, it's grand).
    Base coat of the relevant colour.
    Gloss coat to seal in the acrylic. Go easy, a few light coats rather than a couple of heavy ones. 4oz Aqua Gloss Klear Kote Varnish
    Pin wash with oils. Really easy, get some black/dark oil paint and some odourless thinners from an art shop. Dilute the paint in a bottle with the thinners and get a round pointy brush to dab into the details. This technique is so effective and really simple. It makes all the details stand out and makes wood look like wood, important when you're working with wagons...
    Video here, I didn't watch it all the way through but it seemed the least waffly. Loads more on youtube.



    If you really want to weather a wagon properly do oil dot filtering, again, really easy when you get started. Seems a bit daunting but it is not hard.



    Seal with a flat coat: Testors Sprays 85ml - Dullcote # 1260

    Then you can do washes if you want to add dust, dirt, grime etc. Weathering

    Then seal again with either flat or gloss depending on what finish you want.

    There is a whole world of other stuff you can do (chipping, filters, hairspray method, metallics, the list is endless......) but these are the basics. Check out AK interactive, Mig Jimenez and 9 billion boring videos on youtube.

    Homepage 3
    AMMO by Mig Jimenez

    A weathered thing I did recently. Pin wash, oil dot filter and some chipping.

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  15. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    I need to take the masking tape off them windows. :facepalm:
     
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  16. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

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  17. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Nice one :thumbs:
     
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  18. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    I went to get a sheet of 8x4 chipboard to sort the ceiling before realising it wont fit in the car :facepalm:

    So i just got some paint and now I'm thinking I might be able to live with the wafty bit of ceiling?
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  19. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    But what if you get a leak and the rails short circuit? Thousands may die in the ensuing accidents.

    Won't somebody think of the tiny plastic children?
     
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  20. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    If you know your suburban slam doors.. So probably any of you lot from London that are of the right age!?!? :D You'll recognise the EPB fronts taking shape :cool:
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  21. existentialist

    existentialist It could always be worse.

    Tynesides?

    ETA no, they were flat, weren't they?

    I loved those ugly, bulky old BR EMUs...
     
  22. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Yes, i think some were ex-Tynesides
     
  23. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    This says only 15 2-EPB units were ex Tyneside.

    Is the model a 1951 style (Southern Railway carriage profile) or 1957 style (BR standard carriage profile) unit? (more EPB stuff here)
     
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  24. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Its the BR type. Im going to build as one of the 1954 units. Thanks for the link, always good to have more info
     
  25. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    ah, here's what we will be starting from ...

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    1001 things - derelict brake
    par StoneRoad2013, on Ipernity

    I'm envious of the cleanliness and simplicity of model kits ...
     
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  26. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

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  27. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    :eek:
     
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  28. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    That does look a lot of fun though
     
  29. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Yeah.. Great site. I'll often have that open and disused stations looking up bits and pieces!

    I've got a few nice books too, about 3 on electric stock :D plus a couple of others about local routes. Really useful when making models to have lots of reference pics.. Being that I'm learning about the stuff as i go really. I've never been a real train fan but like many people/modellers the trains of my yoof have the most appeal.

    My dream model location would be a full size Folkestone harbour arm to Folkestone East :cool::cool:
     
  30. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    I had a delivery of wheels today so I expect an SR van to be made over the weekend. Looks a simple enough kit (Ratio)
     

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