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Postby British Rail » Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:54 pm

The new shunter's a babe 8) :wink: ! That scrap wagon looks awesome but could do with some scratches on it :wink: .


Keep the excellent work up mate,

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Postby Metrocamel » Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:55 pm

Hmm, never thought of that. Good idea though!
Thanks Rhys! 8)
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Postby British Rail » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:10 pm

No worries!

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Postby peak » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:41 pm

Class 60 wrote.
Well usually Liam, all buffers are painted Black then painted Silver so thats why u get the Black bit in the middle because as you said thats the area of the buffer that gets scratched more!

I thought the black bit in the middle was grease?
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Postby Class 60 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:42 am

peak wrote:Class 60 wrote.
Well usually Liam, all buffers are painted Black then painted Silver so thats why u get the Black bit in the middle because as you said thats the area of the buffer that gets scratched more!

I thought the black bit in the middle was grease?


i dont think its grease although i could be wrong, so however most new livery's come out with the silver type buffer's to go with the livery such as repainted class 47's, 08's etc but not so to speak for EWS class 66's, 60's etc where these are just the base coat colour (Black) because of many duties they do.

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Postby British Rail » Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:46 am

In some ways you are right and wrong, yes Adam is right but there is grease on the buffers but quickly turns black beause of oil etc but I don't think it's the grease that turns that bit in the middle black?


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Postby mortyfootball » Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:24 pm

Just to confirm, in the middle a layer of grease/oil etc is put there, whihc of course will weather and pick up rail dust etc.

Nice work Liam too.

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Postby Metrocamel » Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:58 pm

Thanks Shaun, I had no idea greas eon buffers could be so complicated! :lol:
I always though older Locos with the oval buffers had them painted black when they were built. The round ones were painted silver.
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Postby Metrocamel » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:15 pm

Maybe this is some help :wink:
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Also bought another scrap wagon at Barrow Hill today, weathered it too.
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Postby Class 60 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:58 pm

hmmm nice bit of grime and filthy scrap wagons you got mate :wink:
Again superb weathering - the 2nd pic looks very realistic too :)

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Postby Jackstar » Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:23 pm

Have to agree with Adam, very nice weathering job! I like the photo with the scrap in the wagon very nice.

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Postby Metrocamel » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:17 pm

Thanks Adam and Kev, making the load was the best bit, just using cut up rails, plastic wheels, fences and part of the turret from an Airfix T34 :twisted:
I think I might just have to add a scrapyard to the Layout now, maybe instead of the cement works?
I'll draw up a plan anyway.

Edit- something like this maybe.
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The greenish areas are nromal trackbed, dark grey is concrete, light is a building, brown is a scrap pile.
The yellow blocks are skips and the green is a loading plant with a conveyor or something similar.
The two extra sidings would be for wagons or scrapped locos. The yard could also feature cranes or electromagnets.
Any ideas?
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Postby Lofty » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:00 pm

Yep, that is just the sort of thing I am working on :wink:

We have both mentioned scrap yards occasionally over the months – let’s hope we can both get it sorted this time 8)

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Postby brush man » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:07 pm

Good progress mate, I love the scrap wagons. I can recommend a good cement works kit, although saying that I also have the scrap wagons too as they look so good :)keep it up

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Postby Metrocamel » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:01 am

Small update I started to mount up a scrap pile of the yard. A time consuming task of finding bits and pieces to be painted. Most of the stuff is old rails, fences, plastic wheels and bits of metal tube. Things that stand out more include part of an airfix aircraft engine, about half of a T34 tank hull, and a MAN truck.
Also a small office building has been scratchbuilt and some rust adde dto teh scrap wagons with oil paints. I like the effect but still have a couple of days to wipe it off if I change my mind! 8)

I've also added a new page on detailing to my website.
http://www.freewebs.com/m3trocamel/detailing.htm

Took some pics too but one of them's a little blurry.

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Painting all the stuff was one thing, getting it to stand up was another!
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The office building was made from cardboard coated in decorator's caulk with a door spare from the Peco shed. the frame was made from plasticard and the roof from some wood textured plastic.
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Rust washed down by rainwater was the theory. Oil paint bushed down from a point with a damp brush.
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