CLASS 71 REPAINT

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CLASS 71 REPAINT

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Post by Steve M » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:59 pm

My next project will be a repaint (and a couple of small repairs) to a Hornby class 71 for a friend.
At this stage, I’m just collecting the materials together - replacement transfers from Fox and Railmatch paint.

Image20190920_123537 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

As usual with my projects, I’ll post updates on here - warts and all :shock: .

But first a short holiday.
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Post by Mallard53 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:32 am

What colour, BR blue?

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Post by Steve M » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:05 am

No. It will stay green. The factory finish has been damaged so it's a restoration.
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Post by Steve M » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:08 am

Made a small start this morning. Started off by taking pictures from all sides (and top) or reference.
I have also started to remove all the handrails and additional detail and now you can start to see the damaged paintwork.
I will have to work out how to get the interior mouldings and glass out to save a lot of effort when it comes to masking.

Image755D614B-C96A-42D4-8E94-EA35C4C23C51 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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Post by Steve M » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:41 pm

Stripdown completed - that’s a lot of very small fiddly bits to refit if I can remember where they go.

Image20190921_123525 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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Post by brian1951 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:46 pm

No doubt you have taken plenty of pictures to help. ;)

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Post by Steve M » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:50 pm

brian1951 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:46 pm
No doubt you have taken plenty of pictures to help. ;)
Yep, inside and out.

I finished dismantling all the detail from the shell yesterday, helped by Hornby using a flexible glue, almost like Copydex, holding the glazing in place. A couple of the plastic door handrails are missing so they will all be replaced by wire - drilled out the mounting holes.

Cleaned up some excess glue around the moulded brackets on the sides - I was expecting mounting holes for nameboards and was ready to fill them if required.

Mounted the washed and degreased body shell on a length of dowel ready for primer only to find that I’ve run out of grey primer. Sort that out tomorrow so the primer coat will have at least a week to dry before I go anywhere near it with masking tape.

Image20190922_171720 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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Post by Steve M » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:37 am

A light coat of primer this morning - already looking better. :D
The eagle-eyed May have noticed that I didn’t remove the old numbers, crests or lining and yes, they do show as slightly raised under the primer - quite deliberate as they will act as reference points when the new transfers go on.

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Post by brian1951 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:08 pm

Looking good Steve, hope the next move works ok. ;)

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Post by Mr Bones » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:46 pm

Braver man than me :shock:
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