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by JackBlack
Fri May 22, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Soldering etched ironwork to wagon/coach bodies
Replies: 6
Views: 3808

Re: Soldering etched ironwork to wagon/coach bodies

I've been doing a lot of this lately (old TMD wagon kits, love them!), I find that my 25watt Amtex with a big fat bit on it produces enough heat (the thin pointy bit I use for most stuff is hopeless for this), and using plenty of flux I can sort of spread any excess solder off to a convenient place ...
by JackBlack
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Next! LNWR building
Replies: 21
Views: 10229

Re: Next! LNWR building

That looks excellent. When you say "tissue" do you mean tissue paper that you'd buy from an art shop of for wrapping presents, or tissue you would blow your nose on?

I'm wondering if that might work for a platform or road surface, maybe sealed with Johnson's Klear.
by JackBlack
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Washout Plug Covers
Replies: 9
Views: 3259

Re: Washout Plug Covers

Historex Agents do an excellent miniature punch & die set which is great for this sort of thing. Not particularly cheap but I think I've got my money's worth out of mine. ... Code=PUNCH
by JackBlack
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Rolling carriage roofs
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: Rolling carriage roofs

I absolutely agree, nothing looks better than a brass roof! I have the exact same problem as you, vans and other short roofs that I can roll are fine, but forming longer roofs is hopeless. However, Dave Smith at Blacksmith Models will roll roofs pretty much to your exact specification, and really qu...
by JackBlack
Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Smoking/No Smoking signs
Replies: 5
Views: 3437

Re: GWR Smoking/No Smoking signs

Thanks for the reply John. Someone from RMweb believes that CPL did a sheet of these certainly in 7mm, maybe in 4mm and is checking this out at Telford on the 7th, so hopefully that will turn up what I need! Failing that I'll start following your leads, Didcot sounds like a good start.

Thanks, Nick
by JackBlack
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Etched coach assembly - general question
Replies: 4
Views: 2748

Re: Etched coach assembly - general question

I've only painted one coach so far, but I soldered all the knobs and handrails prior to painting and masked around them. After the paint was dry I scraped it off with a scalpel. I would definitely continue to use this method even though it makes the masking more labourious, it helps if you have some...
by JackBlack
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Airbrushes
Replies: 20
Views: 6660

Re: Airbrushes

Hi David, My original set up was a Badger 175 and a big orange compressor that I think I got from Shesto, which worked great but was incredibly loud! About three years ago I upgraded to an Iwata Sprint compressor and Eclipse airbrush and they're both excellent. The brush is top fed through a decent ...
by JackBlack
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Smoking/No Smoking signs
Replies: 5
Views: 3437

GWR Smoking/No Smoking signs

I was wondering if anyone knew the correct colours used in GWR "Smoking" and "No Smoking" signs that went on pre-war coach and trailer windows, as seen in the image snippet below: autotrailer007.jpg #1 is Smoking and #2 is triangular and is No Smoking. I want to get some decals m...

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