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by Serjt-Dave
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Blood and Custard

Thanks Phillip. I do prefer the faded crimson myself. When you look at period images they always seem to be of the brighter hue. Even the two images I posted earlier in this thread show what seems to be two different shades and they are two new carriages. Sadly my examples of Bachmman Butchery will ...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Blood and Custard

Okay the coach bodies are now primed and ready for their top coat {or they will be when it arrives from Precision Paints}. My next question is they do two crimsons, a darker one and what they call faded. Personally I like the faded one but as my period is from Nationalisation to 1956 {ish} but prefe...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Blood and Custard

Thanks Steve. My set 863 is basically the same as your 774 set {which look lovely by the way} other than having the longer water tanks. I'm converting Bachmman Bullied, to which I totally regret starting. I was under the illusion that it would be quicker and easier to convert R-T-R rather than kit b...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Blood and Custard

Ah yes Noel your correct. My apologies for not reading thoroughly. Mind you the diagram on page 7 doesn't help matters either, took me awhile to get my head around it. LOL.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Blood and Custard

Hi All. I'm building/converting a 3 car set 863 {D2123, 2505, 2525 and D2318, 5912} which were built in 1951 and straight into crimson and cream {as far as I can make out}. I've attached a couple of images taken from the David Gould book on SR coaching stock and it clearly shows the absence of the t...
by Serjt-Dave
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Blood and Custard

Thanks Tim, I do have that anyway, it's where I got the measurements form. I did look at the St Merryn layout and they have a Bullied in Blood and Custard without the top strips and crimson {images below}.

Dave
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by Serjt-Dave
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Blood and Custard
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Blood and Custard

Hi All. The time is drawing close that I will soon have to slap some paint on the rake of Bullied coaches I'm working on. Originally they were to be in BR Green but as I'm turning back the timeline for my layout to early to mid 1950's they will need to be Crimson and Cream. My problem is that as far...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 237
Views: 20508

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

It's people like you who make me realise how far behind I'm getting with my layout. LOL. Well I suppose with all this activity you'll get yours finished by the weekend and then you can come round and help with my one. Cracking work there Tony. Looking at your images, I notice a stack of made up trac...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: WARLEY 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: WARLEY 2018

As promised on FB I'll be there.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 1838

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Hi Barry, thanks for the post. Kadee couplings have been mentioned before and I was thinking of going that way. But then decided to play around with an idea of using some MJT buck-eyes and make them like the Brassmasters cast ones. As you can see from the image I've cleaned a pair of buck-eyes up an...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 1838

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Thanks Brian and Andrew, like Steve I was thinking about Kaydee's and he preempted my next question "what size"? The only issues I may have with them is I use S&W couplings which also uses a magnet to couple/uncouple, so will have to adjust the Kaydee's so not to be effected by the mag...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 1838

Re: Coach Rake Couplings

Thanks guys. Bryan, will take a look at the Bill Bedford ones via MRJ. Jon and Gordon, I remember theses lost wax ones from many years ago but couldn't remember who made them. As the coaches are Bullied ones it will be the Buckeye versions needed. How I remember the difference the vac brake and heat...
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Coach Rake Couplings
Replies: 15
Views: 1838

Coach Rake Couplings

Hi All, still ploughing through a 3 car Bullied set that I'm building. But now the time has come to think about the intermediate couplings between the coaches. They will remain as a permanent rake only having working couplings on the extreme ends of the set. I did buy some of David Bradwell's {Box} ...
by Serjt-Dave
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 12004

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Another great show. Spent to much money as usual, but hey you can't take it with you. Thanks to everyone who made it possible.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: A Frosty Finish

The brake van didn't do too well in the stripping tank. Apart from the bits that fell off, one part {a lower step support} has gone AWOL. We have the technology to rebuild it, well a tube of superglue anyway.
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by Serjt-Dave
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Special exhibition at Pendon Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: Special exhibition at Pendon Museum

Do you think they will allow me to run a GWR 800 set to bring it right up to date?

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: A Frosty Finish

Him upstairs better keep his nose out of it. I don't interfere with his stuff and he should not interfere with mine. LOL. Remember Les I know where he lives. :D

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe testing
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Re: Balcombe testing

Just when you think you've got a big one someone else pulls out an even bigger one. LOL. Excellent to see, great stuff. Who says you can't have big p4 layouts?

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: A Frosty Finish

Hi Mark, sorry to see this. How did you manage to do it? I just hope I've not given out some sort of virus over the internet. LOL.

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: A Frosty Finish

Hi Phillip. Your right when you say that a varnish coat over powder does reduce their effect, I tend {or bad habit} to over weather things anyway so it works to my advantage. I've had this effect on matt black paint but never coloured paint. So I think it's a combination of bad paint and poor sprayi...
by Serjt-Dave
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: A Frosty Finish

Hi Alan, I was using Precision/Phoenix Matt Varnish, even though it's a fairly new tin I did notice it was starting to gel a little. I stired for several minutes before mixing in the thinners {the correct one for this varnish}, so the varnish may have started to go off. Also coupled with the fact I ...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: A Frosty Finish
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

A Frosty Finish

Hi All. I put the final flat finish on these two vans and they turned white. It's the sort of effect that you get if you spray on a flat varnish onto matt black. After painting I glossed over each van then applied the decals, then another gloss coat then a matt finish. Weathered then both and then a...
by Serjt-Dave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Berrington and Eye 1912
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Berrington and Eye 1912

That looks great Peter. Any more pics please?

Dave
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR 8' Steam Bogie Images
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: SR 8' Steam Bogie Images

Finished rebuilding of the first bogie. It's a bit Frankensteinish and probably look a better from about a mile away. LOL. I'm cracking on finishing off it's sister for the other end of the coach. The other two sets of bogies for the other two coaches in the set are fresh ones which will be easier t...
by Serjt-Dave
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: BR CCT's
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: BR CCT's

Found this image {all be it a modern image} of a preserved BR CCT showing the inside which almost conforms to the regs that Noel posted earlier in this thread. Only difference to what the regs stated is the floor colour. Regs state a slate grey colour where this has the floor the same colour as the ...

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