New etched brass nameplates

Your place to show and describe in detail and with photos how you produced a specific item of modelling. Rolling stock, Building or something related.
Post Reply
User avatar
bulleidboy
Posts: 1443
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:30 pm
Location: Basingstoke, Hants
Contact:

New etched brass nameplates

#1

Post by bulleidboy »

I am just in the process of fitting my Hornby Merchant Navy Class "United States Lines" with new etched brass nameplates. This is not a "name change", just an upgrade to the original nameplate - it will also get real coal.
The nameplate kit came from Modelmaster Jackson-Evans and included two different insignia's to go in the centre of the nameplate. A quick bit of research (I have a fairly comprehensive library on Merchant Navy Class loco's) showed that this loco had the insignia changed in 1951 from a flag to a ships wheel with the company logo within the wheel - so that on the Hornby loco is wrong. Another bit of useless information is that the "flags" are "handed" and are supposed to be fitted to show the flag streaming behind the flagpole when the loco is moving forwards - this is correct on the Hornby loco - just the wrong insignia.
ImageIMG_0976 by Barry Clayton, on Flickr
Tomorrow will be a good day!
User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 2058
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: New etched brass nameplates

#2

Post by Steve M »

Etched plates make all the difference.
"Not very stable, but incredibly versatile." ;)
User avatar
Walkingthedog
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Location: HAZLEMERE, BUCKS.
Contact:

Re: New etched brass nameplates

#3

Post by Walkingthedog »

I didn’t know about the emblem changing.
Nurse, the screens!
glencairn
Posts: 1199
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:30 am
Location: Both sides of the Border
Contact:

Re: New etched brass nameplates

#4

Post by glencairn »

bulleidboy wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:58 am I am just in the process of fitting my Hornby Merchant Navy Class "United States Lines" with new etched brass nameplates. This is not a "name change", just an upgrade to the original nameplate - it will also get real coal.
The nameplate kit came from Modelmaster Jackson-Evans and included two different insignia's to go in the centre of the nameplate. A quick bit of research (I have a fairly comprehensive library on Merchant Navy Class loco's) showed that this loco had the insignia changed in 1951 from a flag to a ships wheel with the company logo within the wheel - so that on the Hornby loco is wrong. Another bit of useless information is that the "flags" are "handed" and are supposed to be fitted to show the flag streaming behind the flagpole when the loco is moving forwards - this is correct on the Hornby loco - just the wrong insignia.
Interesting information, BB.

As Steve says, 'etched plates make a (big) difference.

Glencairn
To the world you are someone. To someone you are the world
I Cannot Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought.
User avatar
Walkingthedog
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Location: HAZLEMERE, BUCKS.
Contact:

Re: New etched brass nameplates

#5

Post by Walkingthedog »

It was always on the top of my list to add etched number/name plates.
Nurse, the screens!
User avatar
Brian
Site Admin
Posts: 1561
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Location: SE Kent
Contact:

Re: New etched brass nameplates

#6

Post by Brian »

Of interest to myself and possibly others too, what glue are you using to fixing them to the loco?
Image << Click the Icon to go to my website
User avatar
Walkingthedog
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Location: HAZLEMERE, BUCKS.
Contact:

Re: New etched brass nameplates

#7

Post by Walkingthedog »

Not sure about Barry but I have found varnish or a tiny drop of paint the same colour as the loco does good job. Double sided sticky tape is also very good.
Nurse, the screens!
User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 2058
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: New etched brass nameplates

#8

Post by Steve M »

I use Glue n Glaze - same people that make Roket card Glue, Track magic etc.
"Not very stable, but incredibly versatile." ;)
User avatar
bulleidboy
Posts: 1443
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:30 pm
Location: Basingstoke, Hants
Contact:

Re: New etched brass nameplates

#9

Post by bulleidboy »

I used PVA this time - applied carefully with a cocktail stick. I also made sure the nameplate was "flat" before I attached it - they do sometimes have gentle bow which makes the ends difficult to stick down. The dust is not to scale :)

ImageIMG_0977 by Barry Clayton, on Flickr
Tomorrow will be a good day!
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests