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Thanks everyone...there is a lot of detail on them, and I'm going to have to print one or two extra decals for them also.

10 hours ago, iarnrod said:

Nice job. What brand and colour code of yellow paint did you use for the autoballasters?

I used Humbrol No. 69 acrylic on these as discovered somewhere else on this forum. It is not a direct match to the Bachmann model as it appears to be a touch lighter in person.

I had not used Humbrol acrylics before and was not impressed...they sprayed nicely but 6 weeks after the final coat I am not sure that the paint has fully hardened. Will stick with Tamiya acrylics in the future, and Humbrol enamels.

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Very nice Robert. Really like the one carrying the current logo, you'll always find one or two of those mixed in a rake so always nice to have.  

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23 hours ago, jason brady said:

Very nice Robert. Really like the one carrying the current logo, you'll always find one or two of those mixed in a rake so always nice to have.  

Thank you, it'll be another while before they are done.

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On 9/9/2018 at 10:45 PM, RobertRoche said:

Main decals done tonight. Now have to design a few additional details, print and put on. Indoor lighting used and decals not sealed yet.

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Nice autoballasters, Robert.  Both old and new Irish Rail logos fit perfectly against the yellow livery.

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On 10/20/2018 at 5:49 PM, jhb171achill said:

A very nice and well-made model!

Thanks JHB, it's a Bachmann Fairburn, which is a good approximation for now.

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7 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

The "C" class is a truly mighty piece of work! Very well done!

Thank you, it's still sitting there, waiting to be finished.

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leslie10646 might be interested to see the above video! (the double beets at near Light Speed) - 

Oh yes, I am!

Great work Robert on your train - you're the only person who has twenty of them.

The layout looks terrific as well!

Leslie

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This week I made a start on RPSI 3173 from a Bachmann BSK donor. I also picked up 6 MIR curtain cement pallet wagons and put them together this afternoon.

Another job was to attempt to straighten the chassis on a completed beet wagon which was warped. A dip in some hot water and cooling under weight seems to have removed most of the wobble.

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Looking forward to watching both of these projects. The pallet cement wagons look great. Your BCK variant of the GSV looks just right (ie. 3173). 

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Couple of nice little projects on the go there Robert. The curtain side pallet cement has always been one of my favourites so looking forward to watching these progress. 

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I have nearly completed my RPSI 3173 GSV,I used the Bill Bedford/Mousa models brass overlays, Good luck with the build Robert. 

 

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2 hours ago, RobertRoche said:

Can anyone recommend a blue for the curtain cement wagons please?

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RPSI 3173 has also progressed this weekend - painting next week.

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Hi Robert. I used Tamiya XF-18 on the bodies and chassis's on my cement wagons.I later repainted the chassis's  black as I felt they looked better when weathered. As far as I can remember the curtain was done in Revell 52 gloss blue. The XF-8 that you have there looks ok to me, but as always with these things you don't really know until the colour is applied.  

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1 hour ago, jason brady said:

Hi Robert. I used Tamiya XF-18 on the bodies and chassis's on my cement wagons.I later repainted the chassis's  black as I felt they looked better when weathered. As far as I can remember the curtain was done in Revell 52 gloss blue. The XF-8 that you have there looks ok to me, but as always with these things you don't really know until the colour is applied.  

Thank you, I'll give it a go.

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RPSI 3173 - painted the sides today. Waiting on some detail parts to complete the roof and chassis. The original glazing will be reused.

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Lovely job. Especially like the attention to detail on the boiler roof. Colour looks spot on.

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On 11/25/2018 at 12:12 AM, RobertRoche said:

RPSI 3173 - painted the sides today. Waiting on some detail parts to complete the roof and chassis. The original glazing will be reused.

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Nice job with the coach, robert.

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Thanks everyone :) The cement wagons were painted last week, I think the blue on the curtain is too dark, but I also think that it might do when weathered.

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Colours look fine to me Robert. As JB has said they were a really rich blue when clean, and did look darker. Over time due to general ware and tare they tended to fade quite badly which is why the shade of blue can look alot lighter in certain photos. Lovely work by the way, very nice paint job. 

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