Dave S wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:21 pm
Apart from Epoxy resin glue there is a 2 part adhesive for metal repairs which has something like metal filings as a binder.
most interesting, if you can find any more details they would be much apreciated
exile wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:45 pm
While I like the ideas of your wagon liveries. I think you have to consider the austerity of the time which would push towards:
1. unpainted wood base colour
2. Use of iron oxide (rust = red) base colour - as per many PO companies before
3. Use of grey or dark grey/black base colour -as used as a second option by many PO companies
Just a thought
your input has been taken into account, I wasn't going to have all wagons owned by a given company repainted into a chosen livery, for one thing old markings would remain, much as they did into BR days, and in the early days rebranding would most likely only occur as wagons assigned to a company were brought in for repair.
if I were to give some level of estimate I'd say roughly a third of all private owner wagons would receive the new brandings at any given time, but as is the nature of averages the exact numbers would fluctuate between companies, obviously smaller counties would have more rebranded wagons than larger ones, due to wagons being divided based on county size with leeway based on the amount of coal to come out of a county.
as a thought, maybe in 1950, when the coal companies would be grouped, the majority of wagons were simply scraped down of old branding (or had the branding painted over in the previous owner's base livery), with a black info box in one corner (like with BR) featuring the company, number and return to address. it'll certainly give some interesting variety along with unpainted wagons.
numbers would receive a prefix digit based on the original owner. for example one former-company would have their wagons numbered in the 1XXX series, another in the 2XXX series and so on