Mumbles Workbench

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:53 pm

Paints, transfers, kadees and an airbrush ordered, as well as a few other bits!!

Plenty to keep me busy!!! Better get on with the rest of those wagons!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Dave » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:23 pm

mumbles wrote: airbrush ordered,

What sort are you getting?

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:37 pm

Dave wrote:
mumbles wrote: airbrush ordered,

What sort are you getting?

A cheap one!! :lol:

It's dual action, so hopefully will be OK!

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Air-Brush-Dual ... SwSdZWcTMA

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Dave » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:50 pm

I started out with a cheap one and a very simple constant flow compressor, once I got proficient I upgraded the brush and couldn't believe the difference. I have since bought a decent compressor for doing the van tyres, but I have not used it for airbrushing yet... Another thing on my 'to-do-list'

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:44 pm

Dave wrote:I started out with a cheap one and a very simple constant flow compressor, once I got proficient I upgraded the brush and couldn't believe the difference. I have since bought a decent compressor for doing the van tyres, but I have not used it for airbrushing yet... Another thing on my 'to-do-list'

If you use a standard high CFM compressor, make sure you fit a low micron filter and water separator, as they are much more rough n ready, dirty/wet output than a airbrush type!
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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:29 am

Was sitting down to a relaxing morning putting decoders in my locos. Being that it's been so long since I fired up my Digitrax Command Station and wanted to make sure I wired up a programming track properly I went to get my instructions.. Oh no!!! Half an hour searching the garage, the loft and the house numerous times until I lifted a box in the loft and found it :x

Not feeling so relaxed now!!! Really must stop tidying so much and so well! :lol:

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Dave » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:37 am

mumbles wrote:Half an hour searching the garage, the loft and the house numerous times until I lifted a box in the loft and found it :x

I know the feeling well. During my 'super tidy' I am now finding things that I didn't know I have :shock:

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:41 am

Dave wrote:
mumbles wrote:Half an hour searching the garage, the loft and the house numerous times until I lifted a box in the loft and found it :x

I know the feeling well. During my 'super tidy' I am now finding things that I didn't know I have :shock:


Yes, I've found various bit too, all those scenic bits that I never got to the point of using on the old layout!! Sadly not much of it is suitable for current project and I have to restrain myself from knocking up a freelance micro to use them!! So many other things to get on with!

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:20 am

Once I had relaxed a bit from hunting round the house I settled down to fit decoders. Did someone say modelling was relaxing??!!! It caused a little head scratching making sure I fitted them correctly and then some more programming it. Luckily my DCC guru was on hand to help with that! Cheers m.levin :mrgreen: Both installed and working fine, I just need to tinker a little more with the CVs to get them running just how I want. The decoders are DCC concepts Zen 8/21 pin 6 function with stay alive. I've ordered some LEDs to make some loco lamps, as well as some wiper pick-ups for the brake van and coaches when I get round to those. While researching loco lamps I found a page that gives all the headcodes for the SR routes which was lucky because I may have mistakenly used BR headcodes had I not! Very handy as I just have to put a lamp in the same position for any type of train that runs on my line 8)

http://www.semgonline.com/headcodes/sheadcodes/04.html

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Currently watching the cricket with a little production line of 7 plank open wagons. Paints and my new airbrush has arrived in readiness to get the various wagons I've built painted. For some reason the transfers were not in the box with the paints but I have a hunch that they are coming separately to prevent accidental damage. I've emailed Fox so should hear back later today. It isn't the worst failed delivery story I've heard this week though :lol: Tina will explain at some point I'm sure!

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:13 am

Where would we be without blue tac to help make models!!!??

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:18 am

As I thought, Fox are sending transfers separately.

I got as far as the bodies before watching cricket all night caught up with me and I dozed off!!

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:28 am

Coupling hooks from Lanarkshire Models ( cheers for the tip Geoff), kadees and transfers arrived today.

I have everything I need now to complete the wagons :D

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Dave » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:49 am

mumbles wrote:I got as far as the bodies before watching cricket all night caught up with me and I dozed off!!

You should have applied some paint... Watching paint dry and watching cricket.... :lol:

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Mountain » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:30 pm

You are well prepared with the bits and pieces you've ordered! All those coupling hooks! If they were not in packets it would look like a real wagon works! :D

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:54 pm

Late night modelling while I wait for the cricket.. What could go wrong!!! Not sure i should attempt the solebars and wheels at this stage of wineage! Maybe I should just get the rest of my wagons and do something less critical like coupling hooks!

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