My first p4 loco build mercian barclay diesel.

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Re: My first p4 loco build mercian barclay diesel.

Postby Simon Moore » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:22 pm

Hi Enigma yes I'm going to do an interior. I've had to cut some of the bulkhead away so I could get the motor in. As a result it is protruding into the cab.
I think I can use the etchings supplied to hide the motor but would like to add more detail.

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Re: My first p4 loco build mercian barclay diesel.

Postby Enigma » Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:11 pm

This is the one I made for mine. There weren't any parts in the body I obtained. Perhaps the original version of the kit didn't have any.

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I've a feeling the 2 levers are a bit to long but they won't be easy to get out now! At least it fills the cab and eliminates an empty space ;)

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Re: My first p4 loco build mercian barclay diesel.

Postby Simon Moore » Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:23 am

That looks ace I shall have a go at replicating that over the weekend.

Last night i got the airbrush running & did a bit of weathering. I used some vallejo air acrylics, weathering powders & some humbrol washes.

I have a few rust spots to add & the odd bit here & there but the bulk of it is now done.

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Re: My first p4 loco build mercian barclay diesel.

Postby Enigma » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:20 pm

PM me your e-mail and I can send you my photos of the cab interior from Foxfield.

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Re: My first p4 loco build mercian barclay diesel.

Postby Paul Willis » Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:39 pm

Simon Moore wrote:That looks ace I shall have a go at replicating that over the weekend.

Last night i got the airbrush running & did a bit of weathering. I used some vallejo air acrylics, weathering powders & some humbrol washes.



That's toned it down nicely... You have a cracking prototype photo in the first post in this thread to work to.

I'm looking forward to seeing the final result.

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Re: My first p4 loco build mercian barclay diesel.

Postby Simon Moore » Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:55 am

I managed to get a better photo last night which I think shows it in a better light than before.
A few rust patches to paint on but I'm happy with the end result. Final details this weekend then I can start my next build which is a parkside mineral on a rumney models sprung chassis.

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Re: My first p4 loco build mercian barclay diesel.

Postby garethevans1986 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:32 am

At first I thought "oh no he's ruined it by sticking a really glossy green over it!"...but acctually once it's toned down and weathered she looks good.

Nice chassis build too.

Would you say the kit was an easy one to build?

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