Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:12 pm

Up until now I have been using various gloss varnishes to attempt to make Brettell Road look wet. The results have been somewhat mixed especially on the ground itself. So I've given a few AK interactive products a try, still water and wet effect. Here are a few pictures of the results so far (Yes it is dry)

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The Still water is a self levelling resin and it's quite thick. The wet effects is an enamel. What you see in the pictures is a mixture of both products.

https://ak-interactive.com/

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby End2end » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:24 pm

Although I use the BK uncoupling method wherever possible I do have some older wagons that cannot be easily converted.
My answer was to use a telescopic magnet on a stick to uncouple those with original couplings and it does work a treat on most but I think I can apply your UV technique to those too. By painting the coupling hooks and adding the light to my magnet on a stick it would make it even easier as uncoupling still needs to be done from above.
With that said would it be possible for a parts / shopping list / weblinks for what you have used please Jim?
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Edit: I was posting while you were posting....
Both Mrs End2end and myself think the last 2 pictures look like a wet November early evening. Yep. WET! :D
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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:31 pm

Thanks. The torch I’ve settled on is this one

https://www.glowtec.co.uk/uv-laser.htm

I’ve just used a UV security marker on the couplings.

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby End2end » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:16 pm

Do you think this smaller one would suffice as the power is only 0.5mW?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3in1-Aluminiu ... eNcxjeGykA
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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:38 pm

I have never seen a WET layout before! It looks great! (and your techniques very effective). What an interesting concept!
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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:39 pm

End2end wrote:Do you think this smaller one would suffice as the power is only 0.5mW?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3in1-Aluminiu ... eNcxjeGykA
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I dont think so - i used a cheap one first and it gave out a lot of visible light. See page 84

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby End2end » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:51 pm

OK. Original link bookmarked. :wink:
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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby m.levin » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:05 am

Hi Jim

You any photos of your wet patches under good lighting?
I ask as I wish to model a few wet patches myself.

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby mumbles » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:41 am

m.levin wrote:Hi Jim

You any photos of your wet patches under good lighting?
I ask as I wish to model a few wet patches myself.

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:52 am

Inadvertently fully post of the year! :D
This Signature Left Intentionally Blank, but since I have written this and I intended to do it, this Signature is intentionally not blank. Paradox or What?
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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:59 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:Inadvertently funny post of the year! :D


Corrected!
This Signature Left Intentionally Blank, but since I have written this and I intended to do it, this Signature is intentionally not blank. Paradox or What?
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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:50 am

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:38 pm

m.levin wrote:You any photos of your wet patches under good lighting?


Here you go

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby Jim S-W » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:39 pm

With 2017 drawing to a close I have also (nearly) finished off the road vehicles I will need for Brettell Road. Despite having 5 bridges over the railway I've resisted the urge to do any buses to put on them and I also haven't done any cars either.
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Above is the latest and last batch.

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Starting with some kits. On the left a resin Ford Thames 400E from Road Transport Images and on the right a white metal ex military Austin 3 ton dropside from MMS. Unfortunately MMS have now closed so this kit is no longer available.

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I found this part built Langley models kit on eBay for next to no money. Its a 45cD tractor unit from the very late 30's and once disassembling the more sketchily assembled bits I decided that it once belonged to one of the business owners. Some sort of engine fire meant it got dumped but with the intention to restore it to its former glory. However it ended up forgotten and is now rotting away. The tarp is from a black latex glove and I attacked the inside of the front mud guard with a burr in a minidrill to depict the rust working its way through. The rear mud guard is hanging on for dear life as well and some parts have now long gone.

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Finally a Leyland Steer from a combination of base toys bits. I find these lorries quite intriguing with their (to my mind) odd wheel arrangement. The base toys Steer has a different cab to this so I swapped it from an '8 legger' box van. If you look at the inset picture you can see that I've widened the wheel arches and reprofiled the front windows to get something looking more like the pictures I found of the real vehicles. I could have done more with the chassis but where its going you wont see it. Wheels are from Road transport images.

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Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

Postby 8vchris » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:00 pm

those look amazing, excellent work! Especially like the Octopus, great looking machine!


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