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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?

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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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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.

 

Ah, so I was'nt going colour blind! Thanks for the info, David.

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Done

 

:drool:

 

Aw come on make a double drool as well but a teeny bit smaller.

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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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Oh that has just made my heart glad. Scratchbuilding at it's finest, well done sir.

 

I dare ya make em sprung!

 

Richie.

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Oh that has just made my heart glad. Scratchbuilding at it's finest, well done sir.

 

I dare ya make em sprung!

 

Richie.

 

Now that you mention it....;)

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stunning work! thats one great idea on the buffers...missing a good few nyself - so now i know what to do....thanks:tumbsup:

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A long overdue update...

 

Sitting at home nursing my now tonsil-less throat I did these to pass some time, a "toad" and a couple of siphon G parcel vans.

 

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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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All painted up...

 

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I really was'nt happen with using the wagon tanl, it just did'nt look right. So I scratchbuilt this...

 

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Add a ladder and a quick coat of Halford's primer...

 

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Weathered and put in place.

 

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Love it first class job.

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I decided to add a canopy and lighting so came up with this...

I figured a single, white led would be enough.

 

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The canopy is just corrugated sheet styrene.

 

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And here it is wired in and placed on the layout.

 

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B165 takes on fuel!

 

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Beautiful work, the roof brings it together nicely. Lovely moody atmosphere with the night shots and lighting.

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