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by Steve M
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 68
Views: 2209

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Well, I reckon this one is just about done. Buffer beam detail added and a few shades of black and brown to give it a ‘used’ but not decrepit appearance. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49222657007_9ae1c752ae_k.jpg 20191215_135748 by Steve Mumford , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...
by Steve M
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 68
Views: 2209

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Hound Dog wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Fantastic work Steve......maybe not too big a bucket of mud is reqd - perhaps just enough to make it look used - LOL
👍🏻
by Steve M
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 68
Views: 2209

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

The purists probably won’t like this one. Some 31s were named in 1999 (including 31459) but I’ve not been able to find confirmation that it had the nameplate, blue livery and the grey roof at the same time - but after some discussion it was decided to present it like this: https://live.staticflickr....
by Steve M
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 68
Views: 2209

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

All transferred up now. I have used transfers from RailTec this time after seeing their small stand at Warley. They make up sets specifically for the loco of your choice. All other males tend to recommend soapy water and a softener such as MicroSol. Not so with these - plain water releases them from...
by Steve M
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 68
Views: 2209

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Weathering hides a lot of mistakes. :D
by Steve M
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 68
Views: 2209

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

No amount of cash makes paint dry faster. :D
It’s the next, detail stages that takes the time.......and then there is the weathering. :shock:
by Steve M
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 68
Views: 2209

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

After a day spent masking and painting, all the main colours are done. Today saw the yellow ends and grey roof completed and finally a coat of gloss varnish ready for the transfers. Now it needs to be left for a bit to harden off properly. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49204508628_bcaaa9426e_k...
by Steve M
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: PL-10 & PL-10e Pin
Replies: 11
Views: 132

Re: PL-10 & PL-10e Pin

Bear in mind that if they do come up short, you can extend the pin with a bit of piano wire and a small brass sleeve to join to the existing pin. Secure carefully with cyano glue.
by Steve M
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: I'm very pleased to be able to report......
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: I'm very pleased to be able to report......

Nice and toasty in my shed earlier this evening...........got completely soaked walking back to the house though. :o
by Steve M
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: My DCC Journey
Replies: 48
Views: 4980

Re: My DCC Journey

1) can't comment, never done it but many report favourable results when they have. 2) get them all repainted (but then I am biased :D ) 3) not sure any of the currently available TTS decoders offer a reasonable compromise for a DMU fitting and as yet Hornby have shown no inclination to fill that par...