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Adventures in painting 10 months 3 weeks ago #56742

Lovely houses.

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Adventures in painting 9 months 3 weeks ago #57011

More bits for my dad's railway layout - a load of OO gauge (1:76 scale) bricks.

The baseboard is a pretty small (for OO gauge) 6ft x 3ft 6" (1829mm x 1067mm), the plywood got a coat of celloluse sanding sealer before a light rub down & grey synthetic lacquer type primer.

Normally I eschew spray triggers, but this time I was grateful to have it, the board took two coats, and each coat need two 400ml cans :blink:

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Adventures in painting 9 months 3 weeks ago #57014

Roohh that smells a pure rail way. :woohoo:

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Adventures in painting 7 months 2 weeks ago #57813

Working on my dad's train set* seems to be sucking up all my hobby time at the moment, the hill is premade Hornby tunnel mouths fixed to a homemade wooden framework, with aluminium mesh supporting plaster of paris bandages, paint is varying quantities of green , yelllow, brown, white & black poster paint (which looks a whole lot better in the flesh) & still has some way to go.

* apparently that is the correct term when you can see the full loop, it's only a grown-ups "layout" :whistle: if the curves/loop (and the "fiddle yard" where your locos & rolling stock are supposed to be stored) are hidden behind scenery/ a back drop

I've also been working on another plastic kit, the monument is meant to look like a cast iron pole fitted to black granite, trough is meant to be lead filled with water.

A "new" loco - an A4 class, this ran straight out of the box despite having not been serviced in 65+ years, but ran smoother & better after de-fluffing, cleaning & lubricating.

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Adventures in painting 7 months 2 weeks ago #57829

Woohoo. A nice scene Jonny.

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Adventures in painting 5 months 4 weeks ago #58220

Have made some progress on this :)

Made a static flocking machine from an electric flyswatter & tea strainer, in theory these are supposed to make fibres stand on end to make them look more like natural vegetation, in practice they are a little better than sprinkling by hand but you have to be carefull to short out the charge after use as it holds on for some time & I kept zapping myself at first :whisle: Not sure what the voltage is, my multimeters only go up to 500v DC & the needle was pinned very quickly ...



Anyway, this is the hill after using PVA glue & flocking in varying colours, then adding clumps of flock by hand, plus a little reindeer moss. You can buy expensive "layering spray", buy I used really cheap supermarket hair spray.





The "wood" is very similar, but using cheap Hobbyking trees fixed to a removable PVC foam board. In fact everything will be on a PVC foam board apart from the track, buffers & some of the ballast so it can be packed away in sections.



Station building, platforms, garagae & two of the cottages were build from card kits by my mum, the others are plastic kits built by me, including the goods shed which came as moulded sheets and instructions that were only one step away from being of the "Make building (A) from materials (B)", just like "kits" used to be post WW2 (and still are, for wooden boats & planes ;) )


I'm almost at the point where I'll feel ok in taking a break from this to get back to RC projects, I just need to prime the footbridge, fix down the crossing gates & at least get some paint on the bare plaster of paris on the banana-shaped bank.

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Adventures in painting 5 months 4 weeks ago #58221

Dad also wanted a shunter, but there aren't a whole lot of vintage 3-rail Hornby options, the possibilities were really to get another 0-6-2 the same as the little black one & dirty it up, get a diesel electric 0-6-0 that would have been a bit out of character, or buy something already converted ...

In the end I bought the cheapest new Hornby loco I could find, cut away most of the chassis so I could fit a set of vintage 3rd rail contacts. I also made new couplings from brass sheet. Even with 40g of extra weight (some of it visible) traction is not great, and performance is pretty poor. It will get a plain black paint job at some point.

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Adventures in painting 5 months 4 weeks ago #58229

Hi glad to see other people with 3 rail
Here his mine
Neil
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Adventures in painting 5 months 4 weeks ago #58230

Lovely stuff these trains! I'd do something myself if I had the room for it.

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Adventures in painting 5 months 4 weeks ago #58234

Awesome jonny. I would like to build a ho train circuit but not enough place. Ip

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