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Bantry Town Station 1950's

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JHB Have taken photos of the same piece of timber at various stages of painting and weathering,all based on Martyn Welch's book

1 is obvious! 2 is painted with Sleeper Grime (in this case Railmatch) 3 is top coat added  (Revell 64) but add your chosen colour!

 4 is after rubbing with a carbon fibre brush 5 is after dry brushing and rubbing in with finger (Humbrol 64 Grey pus a touch of Humbrol 24 Yellow)

6 and 7 after weathering with powders (Greys and Dust colours-just add gradually and not too much) you will know when it looks right.

8 is an experiment -wood painted as per the book (mix of Humbrol  64,110,29 plus a touch of 33 and 53) After dry brush sparingly

with Sleeper Grime.Hope this is useful.

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Latest pics of Bantry loco Shed.Back to the drawing board for the door hinges-they just were not strong enough.

Have fixed the doors in the open position and added a couple of clothing items and a notice on the door.(the shed doors will mainly

be open anyway when the locos take water)

Small lean to shed also added.Some small details needed to finish but nearly complete.

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45 minutes ago, bantree said:

Latest pics of Bantry loco Shed.Back to the drawing board for the door hinges-they just were not strong enough.

Have fixed the doors in the open position and added a couple of clothing items and a notice on the door.(the shed doors will mainly

be open anyway when the locos take water)

Small lean to shed also added.Some small details needed to finish but nearly complete.

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That's a most impressive master piece of modelling. The subtle finishes are so realistic.

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This just gets better and better with each posting. Just brilliant. 

Paul

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Not only are the doors so realistic but they depict the workmanship that was typical of the 1950s, including the diagonal bracing on the door that just isn't perfect.

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Thanks again for the kind comments folks.

Broithe- Yes it will be at Sleaford exhibition on June 2nd!Hopefully we will have some more scenic work completed.

Next project started is the Cattle Dock-could do with some good pics of this and also the large goods shed that was at the pier end of Bantry station.

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18 minutes ago, bantree said:

Broithe- Yes it will be at Sleaford exhibition on June 2nd!Hopefully we will have some more scenic work completed.

Great, if I am around, I will make an attempt to venture to the Far East again.

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You may need a passport issued by the Grand Duchy of Sleaford this year (at least they are printed in the UK!)

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For info,Bantry layout will not be appearing at Sleaford exhibition this year due to lack of space.

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Phew, I was finding it difficult to line up events this year - 2019, then....

 

And I would probably have fallen off the stage this time, anyway.

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Stop Press!!

Following discussions at our club night on Wednesday we have now been allocated enough space to erect three of our  4ft x 2ft boards

(including the pier) at Sleaford Exhibition on Sat 2nd June.

We hope to have a restricted service available and all of the buildings complete or part complete will be on display.

Hope this is of interest

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This is a week tomorrow - hopefully I won't be taken by surprise at the date on the morning this time, as I was last year...

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