Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby iak » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:14 pm

So I start a thread which was to deal with my finished stock and up ends up wandering around like a badly fried egg :evil:
Confused??? Well maybe just a bit.

SO to avoid any further avatar malarkey, I have changed to a suitably themed one :mrgreen: ........!
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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby LesGros » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:53 pm

iak:
...SO to avoid any further avatar malarkey, I have changed to a suitably themed one :mrgreen: ...


:) TVM... :D
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Postby Natalie Graham » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:01 pm

iak wrote:SO to avoid any further avatar malarkey, I have changed to a suitably themed one :mrgreen: ........!


I preferred the other one. :P

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby iak » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:48 pm

Having allowed some time for sense to settle and after Will Litchfield kindly highlighting this thread, I feel that I had better muse on current happenings.
Not being well again does actually have a small benefit sometimes. Being able to sit amd plan has allowed me to assess using some of the commercially available decals. The result is that the most recent work features decals from Railtec, Modelmaster and Fox Transfers. I have been attempting to get a lot of auld projects finished and this seems a way forward. Yes the ALPS stuff is fun and flexible but needs must. The "Beastie" is going out this summer and frankly, I want to get done and then play with newer projects.
Onto other things, I am playing with some of the new primers available from the military modelling world. The hope is create a suitable base to promote getting some really scabby finished paint jobs... :?
This of course all depends on how my health behaves. Oh for the sweet summer warmth and light; with bird song and...
I need a lie down I thinks :D

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby iak » Fri May 16, 2014 11:23 am

Finally, some updated progress from sunny Padgate. :shock:
I aim to have all the stock that I am working on finished and working, for Mostyns appearance at the Wigan Finescale Railway Modellers show in Wigan. That being over the weekend of the 7th & 8th of June. If one is going, I hope to see you there on at least one of the days.

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An auld LNER fitted van still in engineers use.
Lettering is a mixture of ALPS home brew and Modelmaster

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The Medfit project is finally coming to fruition as one can see - decrepitude still to be fully exercised here mind.

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More 12T diag. 1/208 BR vans are also nearing the finishing line.

Once these are fully done and finished, the images will be posted up.
Mass weathering and such beckons.... :o
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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby iak » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:49 am

The finished articles!!!
After so much time wasted with darkness, illness and general malaise, getting these in service this last weekend was a joy.

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Some close ups...

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I am pleased with effect and finish here. Crud and muck lodged in places and the rusty end plate I think works?

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This, I hope, captures a typical engineering stock lash job with regards to identification.

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The venerable end of and auld, unfitted LMS medfit. Skanky and cruddy with some last vestiges of use.
The Electrification Warning notice decal has been mounted, as an experiment, on some plasticard to attempt to give some relief.
Pedantic? Wibble!!!
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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby Tor Giffard » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:49 am

Hi Iain,

Have a look at the last scene on my latest Tor Giffard video. Arrived today....transfers for a scratchbuild of 2 Grazebrook Associated Octel bromine tanks.

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby iak » Mon May 30, 2016 4:46 pm

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At last!!! :shock:
Multitudinous vans ready for "The Beasties" visit to Chatham.
More images to come of individual wagons.
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Postby Andy W » Mon May 30, 2016 7:35 pm

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby jjnewitt » Mon May 30, 2016 8:04 pm

Looking good Iain! Nice to see a couple of vans with 3 part ends in the rake.

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby Lord Colnago » Tue May 31, 2016 8:14 am

Very nice Ian, as Justin says, nice to see three part ends. Looking forward to seeing the individual shots.
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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby John Bateson » Tue May 31, 2016 9:52 am

I am going to seem daft now but

What on earth are three part ends?

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby Guy Rixon » Tue May 31, 2016 10:00 am

3-part ends are pressed-steel ends made in 3 sections. Those sections are stacked vertically so that one can see two horizontal, riveted seams between the corrugations.

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby Lord Colnago » Tue May 31, 2016 10:16 am

John Bateson wrote:I am going to seem daft now but

What on earth are three part ends?

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Not a daft question at all. I did post from my mobile but that seems to have got lost in the ether. In any case, Guy's description covers it nicely.
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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby iak » Tue May 31, 2016 7:30 pm

Some individual images as promised...

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The usual treatment for all.
Decals frae CCT, Fox, Modelmaster and Railtec.
The production line nears the end, much to the joy of my dear missus. She is getting fed up with these "bloody vans" and is glad to see that this project is nearly done,,, :D

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby Lord Colnago » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:52 am

Lovely stuff Ian.

All apparently the same but all different. Love it.

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby iak » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:11 pm

Thanks John.
All the phaffing was well placed then :thumb

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby Knuckles » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:44 am

You can't beat natural light. At a glance your rake genuinly looks real. No idea if the term 'rake' can apply to vans though.

Very much liking these. Wagon/truck/van/dirty boxey things are for me a lot of fun to do.
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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby iak » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:07 pm

Knuckles wrote:You can't beat natural light. At a glance your rake genuinly looks real. No idea if the term 'rake' can apply to vans though.

Very much liking these. Wagon/truck/van/dirty boxey things are for me a lot of fun to do.


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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby iak » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:05 pm

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After a long period of being off the beat again, "The Works" is back to life.
Yes, the very final vans are being finished and here are a couple of examples, one of each will function as part of one of Mostyns core traffics. The sulphur traffic demanded auld ironstone hoppers being sheeted when loaded; obviously when unloaded, this is were the van comes in.

More items will appear soon as Mostyn is out and about once more... :thumb
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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby iak » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:09 pm

Stirrings in darkest Cheshire... :o
After another period of ill health, frustration and so on, the 'Works' is functioning once more.
The below images are some of the first, fully finished items for the infamous 'Spoil Rake,' destined for debut on Mostyn later in the year.
All the usual mucking about and gilding has been exercised and the loads are truly scabby, dirty ballast. These have been created frae DCC Concepts ballasts and various weathing pigments. Messy but fun... :thumb

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More to come ..soon.
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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby Lord Colnago » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:28 pm

Hi Iain,

Lovely stuff as always. I love the bare wood effect, something I can't seem to get right. Do tell us more.

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby iak » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:32 pm

Thanks John
I shall sort out some suitable dribbling about the bare wood, others elsewhere have asked for them.
When I get chance, I hope he to do a resume on the waste ballast loads as well.
This is my aim mind... :D ;) :shock:

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Re: Padgate Works - The Finishing Shop

Postby Terry Bendall » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:00 pm

iak wrote:and the loads are truly scabby, dirty ballast


Many years ago - probably about 25 or so, an early exercise in P4 by my son and myself was scrapped. Some of the track was ballasted and this was reclaimed by soaking with water and then scraping off the baseboard. This real reclaimed ballast in 4mm scale was then retained on the basis that it will come in handy one day which is has - for a spoil train. :) A quick spay with Railmatch sleeper grime gives an effective load.

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