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by Stephen F
Sun May 09, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: BR Mixed Traffic lining for my Black 5
Replies: 26
Views: 12292

Re: BR Mixed Traffic lining for my Black 5

I never apply metal boiler bands, they're instantly over-scale - I think the thickness of the transfer is enough


Ealing, I think you're right, ...next time I'll do it that way. On this one, I may naughtily pretend the boiler was changed and the lining not renewed!
by Stephen F
Sun May 09, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: BR Mixed Traffic lining for my Black 5
Replies: 26
Views: 12292

Re: BR Mixed Traffic lining for my Black 5

Thanks guys. Mike, yes I've seen the transfers at Fox, and may end up going that way, but would like to try the painting route first. Point taken about Ian Rathbone's book, it sounds like essential reading. I'd seen it mentioned, and put off buying it (being innately stingy :!: ) but I can't make an...
by Stephen F
Fri May 07, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: BR Mixed Traffic lining for my Black 5
Replies: 26
Views: 12292

BR Mixed Traffic lining for my Black 5

I have a number of questions on this subject, which sort of run into each other, so here goes. I would like to try using a bow pen to line my locos, lots of people say to get one but where ? Does anyone know who sells them nowadays? So if not, am thinking of using a technical drawing pen, eg Mecanor...
by Stephen F
Thu May 06, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project
Replies: 152
Views: 77375

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project

Hello all! Allan, I just want to say this is terrific stuff, I'm about halfway down page 4. As a (maybe foolhardy) beginner I built a Gibson Black 5 a couple of years ago, and though it runs, I would like it smoother, so plan to rebuild it, probably using Brassmasters hornblocks (I found the Gibson ...
by Stephen F
Thu May 06, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project
Replies: 145
Views: 46975

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project

Hello all! Allan, I just want to say this is terrific stuff, I'm about halfway down page 4. As a (maybe foolhardy) beginner I built a Gibson Black 5 a couple of years ago, and though it runs, I would like it smoother, so plan to rebuild it, probably using Brassmasters hornblocks (I found the Gibson ...

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