My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:24 pm

As was clearly predicted I am having a bad time with the Silver Jubilee set. I decided prior to masking off the windows to give them a coat of Klear - this appeared to make them a bit more transparent and I thought give them a another layer of protection.

Now having sprayed the coaches and removed the masking I have come to sort out the window edges which need to be nice and straight. I had planned to do this using a bowpen as I had previously on the tourist stock. Unfortunately the Humbrol 196 paint is stupidly thin and wont flow from the pen nicely. When I use a cocktail stick in thinners to clean up overrun the Klear on the window reacts with it and clouds up the window. - I have rescued the windows with a lot of rubbing/scraping with a cocktail stick which I think it taking off the Klear and therefore the cloudyness but I am stuck as to how to do the window frames now. Thicken the paint? Humbrol acrylic of the same colour? Windex style cleaner to remove the Klear completely? Oh dear....

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Jk60113 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:51 pm

Hi Phil
I had a similar problem with thin humbrol paint best thing I found was to leave the paint to evaporate for a day with the lid off checking every hour our so by giving it a good stur.
Thanks james

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:08 pm

Thanks - will give that a try

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:14 pm

Progress is being made - the brake first/semi open first is furthest along but the others are not far behind.
In the end have been carefully scraping paint away from the windows to get better edges rather than use the bowpen - just couldn't get the humbrol paint to a good consistency.
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by teaky » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:18 pm

Those are looking really good Phil.

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by nzpaul » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:31 pm

Knowing roughly what you're going through,saying nice job doesn't really cut it, but nice job anyway, really Nice job.

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by mick b » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:43 pm

My etched set with silver/aluminium colour roofs


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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:06 am

Thanks very much guys - pretty pleased with them so far.

Mick, I have certainly seen your lovely brass models when looking through your thread. What made you go for a silver roof? In photos of the train it looks white to me but I suspect shiny silver is not a colour that is easy to identify in black and white pictures.

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Sun May 31, 2015 11:07 pm

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Silver Jubilee is almost done - will take better pictures when I have done the transfers and final bits and pieces.
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I have as ever without finishing what really needs doing (ballasting) started a new project making a DJH C1 Atlantic

Is coming along fair rapidly and goes together very nicely. Certainly compared to the last 2 locos I made with were second hand models dismantled and rebuilt.
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:10 am

The C1 is nearly ready for painting. Few last details and cleaning up to do. Runs pretty well but not as quiet even with the multi stage gear box (particularly backwards) as I would like.
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Atso » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:41 am

That's some fast work on the C1, Phil! You're last few posts have been hitting several models I'd like to do in N gauge - my own 'standard' Atlantic has so far defeated me due to the problem of the cylinders passing through the running plate in 2mm scale which maintaining some level of structural strength on the front end of the body.

I like your layout choice of Potters Bar. Lots of variety passing through in LNER days!
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:21 pm

Steve
You are right about the variety of locos through Potters Bar. Many are now turning up ready to run which takes some of the fun out of it - you n gaugers might think thats a nice problem to have! Your current project with the P1 is very interesting thats one we dont have an easy anwser to in 4mm.

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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Atso » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:21 am

Yes, all those 4mm locos currently being announced or in various stages of development must be terrible for you! :lol:

The P1 isn't proving to be an easy answer in N gauge either. The chosen Dapol chassis is completely devoid of any place to mount ponies, cylinders or valve gear hangers. The original 28xx (as with all recent Dapol releases) mounts these directly to the running plate which makes disassembly difficult too (for locos with outside valve gear anyway)! I've been lucky that the donor chassis for the P1 came my way as a one off spare from a friend so I didn't have to do any disassembly this time. I'm doing some head scratching regarding how I'm going to do this but I'm currently leaning towards making a separate piece that can be bonded to the chassis to mount the various gubbings from. Failing that and I'll be having to design an etched chassis for the loco - something that I wish to avoid if possible at the moment.

Anyway, back to your thread and gauge, what else have you in store for us?
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:51 pm

Hi all,

Just to show I have not been completely idle...

Nothing in the pictures is finished. Lots do do on the locos, stock and scenery but it's coming along.
I have tried to get to a point with the layout where the big messy parts are done but I have not quite got there yet.
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DJH C1 heads north
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Coal drops still need a lot of work
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J6 on a local train heads south moving to the two track section from the slow line
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Re: My Workbench - Potters Bar and South Mimms

Post by Phil Brighton » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:55 pm

A few more pictures while I am at it
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K3 on a coal train. It really should be heading the other way fully loaded into London
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Silver Jubilee from above
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Still haven even got the basics of scenery on the 'north' end

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