Jump to content
  • 0

stripes and lines

Rate this question


richrua
 Share

Question

How do you guys do stripes or lining in carriages etc?

 

For a context -

 

the yellow stripe on an RPSI

 

or

 

the white stripes between the orange and black on the Inter City coaches.

 

any advice appreciated. Total amateur at painting/spraying.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Hi richrua you can buy various stripes for lining any coach they come in different widths etc and there are model transfer companies that make up various stripes for your needs, Railtec might have what your looking for ask Steve in Railtec what your modelling and I am sure he will help you out. Colin.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

For the white lines on IE stock, you can either use decals, or mask it very carefully and paint it. The RPSI lining would be too fine for paint, either decals or possibly a lining pen would be your best option. Haven't used a lining pen myself, but they are supposed to be quite tricky to use well, so if you weren't confident , a set of decals would do the job well. These would likely come with RPSI lettering and numbers etc along with the lining, so maybe the best way to get a good coach easily

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
For the white lines on IE stock, you can either use decals, or mask it very carefully and paint it. The RPSI lining would be too fine for paint, either decals or possibly a lining pen would be your best option. Haven't used a lining pen myself, but they are supposed to be quite tricky to use well, so if you weren't confident , a set of decals would do the job well. These would likely come with RPSI lettering and numbers etc along with the lining, so maybe the best way to get a good coach easily

 

Agreed. The yellow stripe and reddish brown one above are both 0.25mm thick on an 00 gauge coach, so near impossible to achieve with spraying.

 

As for the white lines for MK3 coaches, these are 1mm wide and some prefer to cut a 1mm strip from masking tape and mask off the white beneath. 1mm masking tape can also be sourced, which might be an easier start.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
I did the red line on my NIR 547 with a marker :)

 

Has it gone orange yet or run like mo farah when you varnished it?

 

Has anyone done any of the blue cravens yet? Don't think I've seen them modelled. Not a fan of the real livery but a preserved current RPSI craven rake would make an interesting model.

 

There's a reason for that. One of the most complicated liveries to replicate with the tender like curved corners on the yellow lines, which are 0.3mm thick! Plus, add the cost of the craven, the respray, the decals, and the rehab costs for the modeller, and it could be a savage outlay. Somebody would grumble about the blue shade too... R

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
Has anyone done any of the blue cravens yet? Don't think I've seen them modelled. Not a fan of the real livery but a preserved current RPSI craven rake would make an interesting model.

 

Never seen the blue cravens done, but I have seen the half green craven modelled. What ever became of it?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use