From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

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Re: Name that train!

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:43 am

Thanks manna - I found the long, thin nature of these next transfers rather more difficult than normal to manipulate (and they are waterslide rather than Methfix!)

This covers the application of Fox Transfer’s named train boards and transfers.

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The pack comes with sufficient board & transfers for 8 coaches.


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I decided to paint the edges of the boards prior to application rather than risk getting paint on the coaches themselves. I found this simple jig convenient for holding the boards whilst they were being painted.


On to the actual application. I had toyed with the idea of applying the transfers to the boards before mounting them on the coaches, but found that too fiddly, and therefore proceeded to stick the boards on the coaches first.

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4 small dabs of G-S HYPO were applied


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The board is now in place and awaits the transfer after scraping away the paint smudges.


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The first one done.

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Re: Name that train! (cont.)

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:48 am

I had not been very successful in locating photographs showing the positions of the boards on the coaches, and what I hadn’t appreciated until this stage is that the boards are not situated symmetrically midway along the coach side. In some coaches there are doors which would not be able to open if the board went across their tops! So to a large extent I have used best guesswork in their positioning.

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In fact the Restaurant Car has additional high windows all the way along the coach so I concluded that it would not have a board at all, as it was bound to block one or more windows.


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this shows the variation of board positioning according to the coach design.


Why not have a go yourself?

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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby manna » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:03 am

G'Day Gents

Nice work, give's them something extra. :D

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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby 21C1 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:31 am

The Restaurant car would have the nameboards on the roof.

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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:02 pm

Many thanks 21C1 - just managed to find: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7053/6901 ... 34e6_b.jpg

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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby glencairn » Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:41 pm

21C1 wrote:The Restaurant car would have the nameboards on the roof.


Ex-Pat wrote:Many thanks 21C1 - just managed to find: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7053/6901 ... 34e6_b.jpg



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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:16 pm

Belated thanks manna, and glencairn - only if they could read!

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Re: Restaurant Car nameboard

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:13 pm

Just to finish the job in the light of 21C1's help, I can't believe how I failed to notice the 3 lugs on the roof of the Restaurant Car and to which the nameboards were attached.

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Well, they are now!

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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby manna » Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:55 am

G'Day Gents

Like those, almost as good as Teak :D Looking forward to seeing these running

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Re: A Coaling Tub for Hawick Coaling Stage

Postby ChrisGreaves » Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:28 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:Ian Kirk kits came to the rescue for the wheels – each kit usually has some spare pieces or pieces that I do not use because I prefer to use metal screws instead.
Hello Ex-Pat.
I am mildly curious.
In the photo I first thought that the 4-hole drilled wheels were shirt-buttons (until I read your caption).
Did you think of shirt-buttons for wheels, or do you require tubs that roll?
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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:15 pm

Thanks manna - I'll set up a shot - which A3 would you like?

Thanks Chris - I did think of shirt buttons - but the Ian Kirk components provided ready-made axles (static and glued in situ - 'can't have it falling off - probably I should put a safety plank across the coaling platform!).

Also they saved me having to search for the right size buttons.

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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby ChrisGreaves » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:37 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:Thanks Chris - I did think of shirt buttons - but ...
Rats! I was hoping to exchange a gallon or two of them in exchange for a few miles (not to scale) of Peco track ... :(
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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby manna » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:50 am

Ex-Pat wrote:Thanks manna - I'll set up a shot - which A3 would you like?

Thanks Chris - I did think of shirt buttons - but the Ian Kirk components provided ready-made axles (static and glued in situ - 'can't have it falling off - probably I should put a safety plank across the coaling platform!).

Also they saved me having to search for the right size buttons.


G'Day Gents.

Not to fussed, I like all A3's, but a 'Canal Shed' would probably be more appropriate. :D

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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:26 pm

Thanks manna - I found it remarkably difficult to take a decent photo of the complete rake - you wouldn't be able to make out the lettering on the headboards. A video of them passing would be best, but unfortunately I haven't got into videoing at all.

However, here are two shots - in fact relatively scarce ones as the day's rostered loco is that with the lowest overall mileage of all of the A3's - it's Canal's 60095 "Flamingo" with high-sided tender (and, even more correctly, the new style emblem that would have been around when "The Waverley" first started running).

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(I haven't yet attached the named headboard to the loco as I've forgotten exactly where it is!)

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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby manna » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:52 pm

G'Day Gents

Looking good, wish I'd had a chance to ride the line when it was open.

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