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  • in reply to: Lincoln Junior Train Engineer – another Big Big clone? #1329
    Richard S
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    Looking on eBay etc. Lincoln International made a variety if toys including a Lancaster bomber and Lady Penelope’s Rolls Royce, so look to be a UK brand. They seem to have been made in Hong Kong and a couple of the train auctions were in Italy, so were also sold elsewhere.      …thinking about it the clue was in the name I suppose 🙂

    in reply to: Ruston shunter #1319
    Richard S
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    That is certainly a big range of adapters you’ve got going there!

    I might have to try the two batteries in parallel thing as currently when we run an 040 around and around on a tight circle it wobbles so much as it careers around that my wife refers to it as ‘The suicide train’.

    in reply to: Ruston shunter #1317
    Richard S
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    Those 040 shunters are fast!

    Ingenious changing the cab around and It’s amazing how much a coat of paint changes how both the engine and wagon look.

    I also like your 3d printed track adapter.

    in reply to: Missing Items how many were made (If any) #1311
    Richard S
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    I love the picture! It’s sad to hear they went out of business, as so many have here in the UK as well.

    It did make me smile when I had a look on Google Street-view at the building that’s there now, as it’s a Woolworths which went out of business in the UK back in 2009.

    in reply to: Missing Items how many were made (If any) #1308
    Richard S
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    I’ve since managed to get hold of a Mighty Red Rocket set of my own and all my track is a dark blue, but I have as you say got one single piece of black track that came in a mixed bag I got off Ebay at some point.

    I’ve seen it written that these sets were commissioned by an Australian department store, but it didn’t give a name. I don’t suppose you would remember the name of the store yours came from?

    Regards,

    Richard

    in reply to: MK2 Coach Conversion #1305
    Richard S
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    The pattern on the real seats replicates across about 7 times whereas mine about 5, but I’m not getting too worried about it as the model seats are so small and having the pattern slightly larger probably makes it a little more visible.

    First though the seats got a coat of undercoat before getting sprayed white.

    Then the sheet of decal paper was cut to shape and attached.

    The head and arm rests were painted with Humbrol 104 blue paint and the base painted black before sealing with clear lacquer.

    I will probably paint the grab handle on the seats silver at some point (you snap off the ones you don’t want as you only want one on the centre gangway end.)

    All I have to do now is paint enough of them up to make a complete carriage. I’m hoping to get better with a paint brush as I go!

    By the way, I forgot to say that to print that decal sheet it took nearly a third of a tank of colour printer ink!

    in reply to: MK2 Coach Conversion #1303
    Richard S
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    I found someone online that sells cushions etc. using this fabric and found the following image, which once cropped and tiled using photoshop printed on to the decal paper.

    in reply to: MK2 Coach Conversion #1302
    Richard S
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    Here’s an interior picture and apparently the fabric is called ‘regional moquette’

    in reply to: MK2 Coach Conversion #1301
    Richard S
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    For the seats I was trying to find how to paint them and wondered exactly how accurate it was worth being as it’s on the inside and you won’t see them much anyway, but think I got a bit carried away!

    I found you can buy water slide transfer paper and make your own. You print them off and then spray them with lacquer to seal in the ink, as otherwise when you soak it in water to make the decal slide off the paper the ink would run. (I used car paint lacquer and did three coats)

    in reply to: MK2 Coach Conversion #1300
    Richard S
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    Next the corridor doors on the ends.

    These again came from Floyd Kraemer, but as the door opening on the Triang coach is curved at the top and I have modified them to be straighter as per the real thing I had to file down the top of the door a little to fit. For the colour I took an educated guess and used Rover Applejack Green car paint. I cut out some more tiny bits of the frosted binding page to glue in the end windows, again using the Micro Kristal.

    The doors aren’t glued in, but instead held in using black tack (like blue tack but much stickier)

    in reply to: MK2 Coach Conversion #1299
    Richard S
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    For the toilet windows I added a piece of frosted binding page behind the window.

    And here it is from the outside.

    in reply to: MK2 Coach Conversion #1298
    Richard S
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    Time to fit the windows.

    If you remember I made the windows way back before I glued on the frames. I’m glad I numbered them back then which made it easier now to match them up with the holes. They needed a little extra fettling to make them fit as there is now some paint to make the holes smaller.

    To attach them I used Microscale ‘Micro Kristal Klear’ which goes on milky like PVA but dries clear. It can be used either as a glue, or teased across smaller windows to make the glass itself. As the window pains are a tight fit I just use a little bit around the corners to hold them in.

    Now I was hoping that doing this would help stick the window frames in better, but I still had issues with a couple coming loose, so rather than use super glue which will make the window panes haze over, just used a bit more of the Micro Kristal to reattach them.

     

    in reply to: MK2 Coach Conversion #1297
    Richard S
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    It’s seems to have taken forever! Hopefully I’ll get it finished within a year 🙂

    in reply to: MK2 Coach Conversion #1294
    Richard S
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    The coach numbers and end information came from Railtec transfers. They will actually print out individual coach numbers for you on request. I worked out what numbers they should be from this site.

    https://uktransport.fandom.com/wiki/British_Rail_Mark_2#Numbers_built_.28BR_stock.29

    So far the ultimate in fiddlyness, (if that’s a real word) but I am amazed with thee detail of the lettering. I actually have a set of no smoking transfers to go on the inside of the windows once they are fitted. I have absolutely no idea how I am going to manage that!

    in reply to: MK2 Coach Conversion #1293
    Richard S
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    Problem is as you can see above is that the transfers aren’t long enough to do the full length of the coach, so a lot of fiddling was in solved in getting the second transfer to line up with a small amount of overlap.

    If I thought that was tricky putting the corners on was more so. they are so small you can hardly see what you’re doing (I’m convinced I now need some new glasses) and found the best way to see was to use my phone camera on full zoom as a magnifying glass.

    In this picture you as well as one of the corners in the process of being positioned you can also see some holes drilled for the grab handles next to the doors.

     

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