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That colour looks good, try to vary the colour a bit so some are lighter and darker

so they won't all look the same. :tumbsup:

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Oh very nice Robbie,they look to be running nice and smooth.And to top it all you have the fantastic 112 hauling them as well :tumbsup:

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On 11/7/2017 at 9:19 PM, robbie58 said:

Thank you guys.

For the loads I will be trying Juweela sugar beet. Ordered from Germany.

The lads at Wexford Model Railway Club also think bird seed are good for sugar beet loads, Robbie58.

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38 minutes ago, seanrail said:

The lads at Wexford Model Railway Club also think bird seed are good for sugar beet loads, Robbie58.

There would be some fun trying that on an outdoor garden railway! 

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Tonight I'm at mobile modelling putting some decals on the beet wagons - tedious, might get 4 done tonight. I need to stock up on a few things for the box.

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Deadly! Really good light to work from, even if it's tedious decal stuff.

As an aside, Lidl/Aldi do an A3 cutting mat every now and again,  8 Bobs or thereabout, if you ever start running out of cutting surface.. Richie.

 

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12 hours ago, robbie58 said:

Tonight I'm at mobile modelling putting some decals on the beet wagons - tedious, might get 4 done tonight. I need to stock up on a few things for the box.

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Good luck, Robbie58.

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On 2/20/2018 at 11:24 PM, Glenderg said:

Deadly! Really good light to work from, even if it's tedious decal stuff.

 

13 hours ago, seanrail said:

Good luck, Robbie58.

 

3 hours ago, jason brady said:

That's a handy piece of kit Robbie, like it alot.

 

49 minutes ago, murrayec said:

Excellent idea, I like it a lot....

Eoin

Thanks :D The main modelling set up is at home, but with the addition of a few essentials, LED strip and some inspiration I might be able to get a bit more done with this mini set up.

 

@leslie10646 might be interested to see the above video!

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Robbie I've thoroughly enjoyed watching the beets progress from start to finish,and the video of them running caps it all off very nicely.Looking forward to future projects from your workbench :tumbsup: 

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Enjoyed watching your project evolve. That rake of double beets looks fabulous. Very professional video too.  Respect.

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Looking forward to this Robbie, have some of these tucked away myself.I've been meaning to order some detailing kits from SSM before I get going on them.

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I also have some to do. I will start them when I get out of hospital. So looking forward to lots of pictures and description's

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The dapol pocket wagons do have several differences from the Irish ones. I'll be altering the ends using plasticard, moving the brake wheels and altering some molded details.

Also on the bench:

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I am converting some flat top autoballasters to round top in preparation for painted into IÉ yellow. Some filing and filling and they should make it past the two foot rule.

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Looks good to me, plus there is a lot of very nice 'gingerbread' detail on these models. How things have changed over the last few years - and still improving too.

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On 7/16/2018 at 12:08 AM, RobertRoche said:

I am converting some flat top autoballasters to round top in preparation for painted into IÉ yellow. Some filing and filling and they should make it past the two foot rule.

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Lovely.

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First coat of yellow today. Another coat will hopefully bring it a bit closer to the Bachmann model.

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I was experimenting with printing my own decals this weekend using Mr Decal Paper.  What are the options for making decals with white text on a clear background? The Wexford Bus has white text on the windows. If I was doing the speed van again, I would use decals for the chevrons and blue & yellow panels.

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Very nice. I have tried these and they are fine but my printer is crap.

The speed van would look better with two morons inside. :disco:

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Wow, amazing work. One would be push to tell them apart. To this day I'm stall amazed they sold so well, only managed to get one pack before they were all gone.

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