Edgware GN,

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:08 am

G'Day Gents

Yep, one of each of the GN loco's, still a few to go, but not many.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:53 am

As ever, the first coat of paint really brings the loco to life - it's a major milestone that I always look forward to. Looks like entry into service is fairly imminent after the cylinders (I see from your LNER Forum post that these are already sourced) are fitted.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:07 pm

G'Day Ex Pat

There's the rub, I have the rods but, on the plans, it shows 40/41 mm, but I've just measured them, and the ones I have are 45 mm, but I have 'ONE' from a King Arthur, which is 40 mm, so I may have to make them, we'll see.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby glencairn » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:11 pm

Lovely work throughout. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:10 am

G'day Gents

Leaving the C1 alone for a while, want to catch up with the B1, lots of fiddly jobs done, including the cab roof (GN roofs are easy) she's now had a covering of paint and looks terrible, she'll look a lot better after a few more.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby joshv8 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:48 am

Coming along brilliantly... even for army camouflage :lol: :wink: Ill love to try my hand at this one day.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:44 am

G'Day Gents

Things on the B1 have advanced a tad, the paint works looks a little better and a bit of lining has slapped on :D but is coming on.

The C1 has also had some lining done, I have built these loco's slightly different, with all the handrails on the C1, and without on the B1, the B1 is so much easier to line without the handrails, I will build that way again.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby glencairn » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:32 am

Continuance of excellence. Well done.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:53 am

Agree with Glencairn - really lovely - having tried lining once with disastrous results I am really impressed by yours

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby flying scotsman123 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:00 am

Ah that green looks a bit better now! :D looking very tidy, I always enjoy watching you bring forth superb locos from random offcuts and plasticard.
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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:04 am

I have to doff my hat to anyone who even attempts lining! Looking good. :D
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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby joshv8 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:46 am

TimberSurf wrote:I have to doff my hat to anyone who even attempts lining! Looking good. :D


I agree. I was curious how did you go about it? Transfer?

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:07 am

G'Day Gents.

Thank you for the replies, Lining is'n't overly hard ( :lol: he says) you have to be slow and methodical, I use mainly 'waterslide', cut off a bit, say a boiler band, bit longer than the boiler, dunk it in some water for a minute or so, using tweezers, lift it out and lay it in the boiler, roughly where you want it, remove the backing, then using the tweezers, poke and prod it, to where you want it, the gently pat dry ( I use Loo paper) when most/all the water has been mopped up, press the loo paper a bit harder, I wait a couple of minutes for it to dry, then give it a coat of floor polish.
I also have a sheet of 'pressfix', which I've used on the B1, these are slightly different to use, as they are covered by a bit of paper, again cut to length, lay where it needs to be or as close as possible, wet backing paper, ( I use a paint brush), wait for a minute or so and carefully remove backing paper (which is on top of the lining) again you might/will have to poke and prod it into place, then pat dry, when dry cover with a coat of floor polish.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby Chops » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:18 am

If I missed it, how did you achieve those pinstripes??
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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:19 am

G'day Gents.

Chops if you check out the post above yours it explains everything.

I spent the whole afternoon doing the lining on a cab, the lining would not 'bend' so I took it off and painted the edges (on the curve) Black, then laid a single white line along the edge of the black, and I've given her, her number, now all I have to do is the 'Other' cab.

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