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They are very close. Do they not rub against each other?

But they do look more correct. :tumbsup:

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32 minutes ago, popeye said:

They are very close. Do they not rub against each other?

But they do look more correct. :tumbsup:

No rubbing as far as I can see. There is still some slop but significantly less than TLC. In forward motion the gaps can open slightly but close up like the photo when stationary or in reverse. I did some fairly exhaustive tests today forward and reverse over points and curves but so far no buffer locks nor derailments. Will try Cravens in the next week or so, but they will need Eoin's recommended fix to solve the NEM pocket error on both generations of MM Cravens.

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Mk2 update project complete.  Weathered the rake of orange roofed MM mk2 coaches.  Used a mix of powders and airbrush on EGV below. I made them a little dirtier than the prototypes which were regularly washed because I wanted to mask the shade of day-glo orange these guys come out of the box with the weathering.

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EGV sunny side in on Platform 2 at Woodvale Junction.

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EGV darkside out standing at platform 2. The powders helped define the doors, roof edges and panels before over spraying roof dirt, frame dirt and a little black here and there.

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I'm really enjoying this learning journey. Scary at times but worth the risks. I'll try and be a little more refined with the rake of black roofed mk2's.

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This, to  me, looks as refined as you can get. Wonderful work. 

Paul

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They look great, you have got the weathering mastered. :-bd

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Summary of steps used to weather my orange MM mk2 EGV. Not necessarily the most efficient nor the best way, but the way I tried after reading lots of helpful posts on here by some of the forums experienced and professional paint gyrus.  Lots of scary fun but a most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. :) 

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Lovely work Noel, definitely takes that out of the box look off them and blends everything nicely.Have some Mk2a's that could do with the same treatment when I get the chance.  

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Posted (edited)

You can mess all you like with your weathering powders and air brushes but when it come to it

its hard to beat the real thing  :mutley2::mutley2:

 

 

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2 hours ago, WRENNEIRE said:

You can mess all you like with your weathering powders and air brushes but when it come to it

its hard to beat the real thing  :mutley2::mutley2:

 

 

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Christ Dave, where did you dig that out of.Its in worse condition than the one's rotting away in Inchicore :)

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I weathered a 'supertrain' coach yesterday for a WMRC pal who joined me while we used weathering powders and airbrush to match his preference for level of dirt. Personally I've never been a fan of modern era stock such as the Supertrain livery but I could now be tempted. Weathering certainly helps tone down the shade of orange on MM roofs. I'm going to go back and touch up the roofs of some of my own 'tippex' mk2s.

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Always something to learn and things I want to tweak afterwards! :) 

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TPO went to paint shop. Masking took a little longer than normal due the recessed sliding doors used on the TPO. Masking tape over the white and orange bands.  IMG_6102.jpg

Black sprayed over the lot. Slightly apprehensive about possible paint bleed under the tape. IMG_6104.jpg

One hour later carefully removed the masking tape using a tweezers.IMG_6117.jpg

Masking the recessed doors was funIMG_6114.jpg

Next up weathering, varnishing, decals, varnishing, glazing and grab rails, etc

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On 4/2/2018 at 3:30 PM, jason brady said:

Christ Dave, where did you dig that out of.Its in worse condition than the one's rotting away in Inchicore :)

The cobwebs are the wrong livery.............  😄

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4 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

The cobwebs are the wrong livery.............  😄

Now that you mention it JB, they do look slightly the wrong shade :P 

Lovely work Noel. Very precise lining as always.

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2 minutes ago, jason brady said:

Now that you mention it JB, they do look slightly the wrong shade :P 

The spiders are the wrong way round too.

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Progress continues on the CIE bogie TPO kit. Got some weathering done this evening. Mix of weathering powder in solution (50% decalfix+50% water) and then airbrush for roof dirt, under frame, bogies, coach ends, etc. Next up gloss varnish in prep for transfers, then fit grab rails, letterbox cover, toilet pipework at one end, matt varnish to seal decals, glazing, pop on the chassis and finally couplings. Really enjoying this kit.

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