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Old 27-05-2018, 10:15 AM   #21
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Tamiya thinner works ok with Humbrol acrylic.
100% sure of that.

It is in fact better than water, I tried using RO water as a thinner for acrylic white and found that the paint beads up (similar to water on plastic, or water on a polished car)

Whereas the tamiya thinner allowed a much thinner (transparent) consistency which sprayed really rather well.
Thanks for that

Later today I'm gonna start on the main colours but I`ve got a railway technical question

Yellow Fronts on diesel locos , do they have to have them?
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Old 27-05-2018, 11:47 AM   #22
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Yellow was introduced around 1962 so it depends what year your loco represents. I doubt they were all added instantly. Your railway so you make the rules.
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Old 27-05-2018, 12:52 PM   #23
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Red was used before. I dont think it was a definate rule as there were many locos without red bufferbeams.. Certainly on the GWR and others, red bufferbeams had been used for years. I can think of examples without red. The GWR streamline diesel railcars being one example.
When B.R. started experimenting, they tried a few different designs. Yellow ends for all locos with shunters ending up with black and yellow chevrons. They tried black and yellow horizontal stripes... Vertical stripes. I believe black and white was also tried? The earlier yellows for quicker moving diesels were first tried in the form of a small front panel being yellow. In the end it became the whole front.
There were also a much needed move to ensure railway staff were more visible with the use of bright orange HV vests and uniform.
It depends what year you are planning to aim for. The early diesels had no yellow panels. Then came a small yellow panel area and then came full yellow ends according to the date being modelled. Another thing worth mentioning, is different classes of diesel had different designs when it came to how much yellow was painted. Many flat fronted diesels had the yellow taken round the sides to include the first set of windows. Other diesels with a "Nose" just had the nose painted in yellow.

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Old 27-05-2018, 03:52 PM   #24
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There were also a much needed move to ensure railway staff were more visible with the use of bright orange HV vests and uniform.
I once went onto a railway site somewhere to deliver, can't remember where now, (I'm a truck driver) and when asked to put my hi-vis on did so. Was then told that my usual green hi-vis was no good and I had to use an orange one. When I asked why I was told that apparently I could be mistaken for a green signal.....

Anyway, when I'm not using rattle cans, I generally use Tamiya acrylics because the bottle fits straight onto my airbrush. Airfix/Humbrol ACRYLICS are compatible with Tamiya, I generally decant them into a used Tamiya bottle cos they fit straight onto my airbrush lol.

Isopropyl alcohol is what I use for thinning either and also cleaning brushes/airbrush etc. You can get it from a chemist.
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ok, well I have waited 24hr approx for the paint to dry or cure or whatever and here it is

Olive drab and Metallic gold ...... er the juries out at the moment ????

I was gonna spray some stripe on it but I have got some pin strip tape not sure yet ... anyway

if I want to change it ,I can just prime it as it is now no need to strip .....yes ????

don't think I`ll do another loco but I do fancy a gold caboose !!!
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Old 28-05-2018, 03:00 PM   #26
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Youíve made a good job of it but..................donít like it. Each to his own.


Prefer this.
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mmmm !!! I`m sat here staring at it ,I have put a gold pinstripe down the middle .............. but
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Old 28-05-2018, 06:36 PM   #28
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Prefer this.
oh yes that's nice

still staring at it I think the gold cabs may have to go , I may have to paint some by hand ,trying to mask off is awkward
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Youíve made a good job of it but..................donít like it. Each to his own.


Prefer this.
Hi WTD

I've just hijacked the photo for my collection. Can you please tell me the number and the date taken.

Quite good at the Glos/Wark today
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Glad you had a good day. Thought it might have been a tad wet.

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