Daves C & W Works

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Sun May 14, 2017 11:31 am

Surely all of your handrails ARE perfectly straight?
Bachmann A2 to A2/3: from my thread in Model Railways page 56 to 83, also

Hornby A3 to A1/1 Great Northern: from page 84, in resin from page 108.


Apologies for so many missing images - see page 1 for reasons & possible solution.

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by jwealleans » Sun May 14, 2017 11:51 am

An illusion destroyed in seconds by the application of white paint.....

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Mon May 15, 2017 2:34 pm

Well John, you have stirred up a question.
As I said I always thought white handrails were a WW2 blackout measure, but as you and others say it was applied before the war. I've looked at a number of brake van pics which show both brown and white, must say I've not really noticed before, but it looks like Darlington and Doncaster used brown and Dukinfield seemed to use white. Darlington seems to use white during the war. I'm sure I read somewhere that white handrails and brake levers were introduced universally during the war to aid staff at night.
I've looked at Drawing 4172N Arrangement of writing on L&NER 20t goods brakes 1923, it states.
Painting.
Wheels, axles, brakegear & all other ironwork to be painted black.
Body, solebars, headstocks & all ironwork on outside to the bottom line of underframe to be painted brown red oxide.

So it seems certain works did do their own thing and a photo is the answer, I might have to do a pale grey handle (dirty) version just for variety.

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:07 pm

Well here is another Parkside Toad E to add to the knot.

I've managed to get the sides to join up better than the first attempt, this involved a lot of filing and scraping, plus I removed some of the floor as this seems to be too long, still a lot of cleaning up needed.

Anyway this one will become 161885 a 1930 build, which will be finished in post 1936 livery.

The other E is nearly finished just needing a sealing coat of varnish and some weathering, the D's progressing with details added and new brass steps.
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:39 pm

The A14 traction engine wagon is nearly complete, it's taken longer than I thought, but thats life Jim....but not as we know it.
Some updates on the knot of Toads all ribbit (ing) stuff.
Yes I know the 5 is a little too high on 178582, this will be corrected soon, that photo is a little cruel and the finish looks a lot better
in real life from 6ft, who said the camera never lies.
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:40 pm

And the last one for now I promise.
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:44 pm

The refurbishment of this Toad is nearly complete just new couplings, glazing to finish and a tad more road grime.
As you can see from the earlier pics of this van I painted the body in various shades of grey, then built up several coats of Vellejo dark fleshtone
to get a weathered worn look to the paint, I think it works. The van was given several washes of dirt then a very thinned black was applied around the lamps to represent spilled lamp oil, as the pic of NER V4 in LNER Wagons Vol 2.

Just noticed in the pics I need to remove the unused lamp brackets.
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:14 pm

Well at long last the traction engine wagon is complete. I'm very pleased with the way it's turned out.
I've noticed I've not got a pic of it with the clamps, I will do one soon.
What next is the question.
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:21 pm

Plus the Toads are finished....it will snow now and we will be plunged into perpetual darkness.............

The guard is a Modelu figure, I think he's supposed to be a station master (demoted now) they are very good, and knock spots of other ranges, but then as they are real people they should be.
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by JASd17 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:42 pm

Dave,

The traction engine wagon looks very fine, having only seen it in bits during its 'gestation'. Unique I think?

Cheers,

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:15 am

Thank you John...£5 in the post as usual ;)

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:23 pm

Whilst trying to decide what to build next, I filled in with
this Parkside Lowfit, a first for me.... a very quick build.
It's finished as a 1938 built version.
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:22 pm

Amazingly another wagon completed, the C&W imps are not working to rule at the moment, so output is good, I threatened them with Brexit
and a return home, that shocked them.
A Parkside Conflat S 177910 which is the first one, built in 1935,
finished as a hard working wagon.

Plus the start of another project...anyone guess what it is, I'm b.....ed if I do.
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by UpDistant » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:29 pm

NER H3 Stores Van

I've got one of Dan Pinnock's kits half finished, along with it's cousin, the H2. I had to put my soldering iron away to make a bit of space for visitors and I haven't had it out since. I think I got to the making the handrails bit. My H3 will have the sliding centre door as seen in it's later life.

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:25 pm

UpDistant, you have just won the star prize.........Hull, be careful what you do with it.

I have the GA drawings of the body and under frame, so I,m interested to know when the door changed to a slider,
Do Dans instructions have a drawing, the other question I had wa livery in LNER days,I had assumed grey.
Any help much appreciated.

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