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Hi Guys here's the latest update

 

First here's one of my re-repainted Mk 3's

 

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Here's the start of the kadee's being fitted but after seeing them run with the cravens I might just leave them to the loco's and coach rake ends so I might fit the cravens with the roco couplings

 

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Nice work! Is that an enterprise coach I spy in the background?

 

It is

 

I bought a rake of Mk 4's and a class 59 off ebay and they were painted in all different Irish liveries

I plan to eventually convert them into the green /silver Mk 4's that run from Dublin to Cork

 

Here's the ebay page

 

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/160744810383?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_747wt_1270

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Hi Guys

 

After a long battle with a new printer:confused: I finally got around to making the free containers that FrankS pointed out

They are easy enough to make ,but the use of thick paper/card and balsa wood for strengthening really makes a difference

 

Here's the link to the pictures

 

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Brian it might be an idea to spray more light coats and allow it to dry between coats. Any little blemishes or imperfections can be rubbed out with some very fine wet and dry. I know that when I sprayed my first models many years ago I was a little enthusiastic and tended to spray more heavy coats. Four or Five light passes of the airbrush or rattle can will give much better results than one or two heavy coats.

 

I use a dual action airbrush myself Brian as it allows you to control the amount and flow of the paint. It's been one of the best investments I have ever made. You have done smashing work with the 201 and MK111 coach in your first pic and the Kadees look great on your Cravens. Keep up the good work and you will be a match for anybody on here soon, well done :tumbsup:.

 

Rich,

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Brian it might be an idea to spray more light coats and allow it to dry between coats. Any little blemishes or imperfections can be rubbed out with some very fine wet and dry. I know that when I sprayed my first models many years ago I was a little enthusiastic and tended to spray more heavy coats. Four or Five light passes of the airbrush or rattle can will give much better results than one or two heavy coats.

 

I use a dual action airbrush myself Brian as it allows you to control the amount and flow of the paint. It's been one of the best investments I have ever made. You have done smashing work with the 201 and MK111 coach in your first pic and the Kadees look great on your Cravens. Keep up the good work and you will be a match for anybody on here soon, well done :tumbsup:.

 

Rich,

 

Thanks

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I had a thought a while ago to convert some redundant Mk 4 coaches to Mk 3's

The Mk 4 is a few mm longer than the Mk 3 but that doesn't bother me too much

I started by cutting the 8 windows out of the coach all in one piece

I then cut out one of the square vents/windows

I put the square window/vent at the opposite end of the coach and glued it in place,then I sandwiched the windows inbetween

 

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Another project is to convert the 3 window Hornby Mk 3 Buffet into the Irish version

Here are the unfinished results

 

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Here it is with the Mk 4/3

 

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The gaps on The Mk 4/3 will be filled before painting

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Here is a little project I thought I'd do for a bit of fun

It's a 4 wheel timber wagon

did it with no drawings or anything out of pure laziness

I might try the rest of the rake with proper drawings and am I right in saying that a dapol prestwin or presflo would be a sutable chassis?

 

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And no 112

Yet to be weathered and fitted with Kadee's

 

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Cheers Rich

Next time i will use more accurate measurments and hopefully get something good out of it

 

Kit bashing and scratch building has always played a big part in modelling Irish Railways. I'm glad you enjoyed it and it looks like you know what you are doing, so that's half the battle.

 

Rich,

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Doing a prototype, no matter how bodged (!) is the best way to find better ways of doing things. It just means that when you go to build a rake, it should be fairly worthwhile! :-bd

 

Good advice from a master. The more he does Richie the better he'll get and the more enjoyment and personal satisfaction he will have. BabyGM you're on the right road and you'll only get better, good for you.

 

Rich,

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that wagon is a little beauty and looks so simple to do (but i bet its not!) i hope your baseboard runns fully up to the wall in your gaff....dont want the gm to go overboard!

 

Thanks Heirflick

It dosen't run quite up to the wall but I'll be putting plastic around the edges to protect all of the stock

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Thanks:D Next step is painting

I've been thinking of modifying a Hornby Black five to 800 Meadbh

 

The Scot class is a closer match to Meadbh as far as I'm aware. As far as I know I think Weshty has the decals for the 3 800 class. Make sure you get the newer Super detailed Hornby Scot as they are fantastic runners, the Bachmann Scot has the wrong firebox shape. Drop Heirflick a wee PM as I think he has one and may post up some pictures for you

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The Scot class is a closer match to Meadbh as far as I'm aware. As far as I know I think Weshty has the decals for the 3 800 class. Make sure you get the newer Super detailed Hornby Scot as they are fantastic runners, the Bachmann Scot has the wrong firebox shape. Drop Heirflick a wee PM as I think he has one and may post up some pictures for you

 

Thanks I'll look into it :)

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