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On the subject of painting the gangways, looking at photos of the prototype the colour seems to vary. I don't kniow whether to use the same orange as on the body or

to use a luminous orange.

Anybody know what colour was actually used?

 

Some had the doors the same orange as the body and some had day-glow orange. I got a spray can of day-glow orange from halfords and it did the job.

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  • 2 weeks later...

More work on my MK3's...

 

4 out 5 of my these coaches were missing their buffers. I was finding them hard to find on Ebay (as well as being bloody expensive!) so a solution had to be found. A quick search produced a box of these...

 

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I took a file to the edges to give them the correct oval shape, then a coat of black primer...

 

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Then fix them in place with a dab of superglue...

 

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Here's one next to the only MK3 that had it's original buffers. Pretty hard to spot the difference even if I do say so myself...

 

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So then I could finally move on to the weathering. Here's a few shots of them on the layout...

 

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I also scratch built a loco fuelling point for the layout, based around the Knightwing kit.

The base is 6mm MDF and I scribed the edging pattern into it, the tank is from an old wagon and the rest is offcuts of styrene and other bits and bobs.

 

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I'm not sure if I'll put a canopy over the pumps, and I may switch the tank for something better looking.

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I love those Siphon G vans, I had always thought they may be passable with a bit of work as a UTA bogie parcels van UTA Parcels Van or with a bit more bashing, the flea ridden CIE Staff Sleeper carriage from the 50's. The surgeon's saw is a twitchin' ;) ...

 

I really like the refuelling line, especially the track pin (?) for the valve on the tank! You might want to put a canopy on if you want to hide a light fitting within.

Keep up the great work. Richie.

Richie.

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