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Old 20-05-2018, 07:12 PM   #331
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Is interesting. I set about finding ways to deal with the frosting. I didnt expect perfection. Just to reduce the white effect. I tried dipping a paint brush in thinners. It made it worse! So I tried plan B. Cleaning alcohol. This took a while and at first it just smeared the frosting across more of thew windows. At least something was happening. However, some more patience... The alcohol made the dirt and frosting moveable... Doing this repeatedly and wiping with toilet paper to remove the dirt and the majority of the frost effect has been removed. It is about two hours since I did it and it has stayed relatively clear.
While its far from perfect, it is much improved. So a result!
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Here are some more photos of progress on the build. The windows are clearer and I have more waggons on wheels, so at least I'm getting somewhere.
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MG I would have thought that grubby windows was the norm on busy shunting/ industrial diesels. Wagons look good.
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They still show signs of grubbyness at the edges... The train crew can see through them now!
I plan to build an initial batch of six waggons with some of my old Romford wheels (I need to keep a few 10.5mm Romford back for other projects that need them) and bearings, and then the rest will have secondhand wheels and maybe, other bearings. As long as they run well,I'm happy. If I have the funds I'll buy more top hat bearings. See how things go.
The 7mm narrow gauge has been real fun to build. I must admit that I've not had this much enjoyment out of the hobby since I was a child!
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A few more with wheels... (I only put the Smallbrook Studio waggon as a size reference, though this has been lowered using the same wheels and axleboxes as the small waggons I'm making).
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More progress on the waggons.
I've had the paint out again! Also filled in the holes in the axleboxes after the top had bearingshave been fitted. I used Das modelling clay for this. Also added lead weight cut from a larger piece of lead. It makes these waggons run nicely.
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They look real good MG. You must have a fairly steady hand .
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They look real good MG. You must have a fairly steady hand .
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Thanks. The waggons were painted via the paintbrush and finger method.
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Thanks. The waggons were painted via the paintbrush and finger method.
What ever the method they turned out alright.

I'm prepping to lay some track (get a roundy-roundy going as the grands are coming up Saturday week-er...and for me . I've started gluing the restaurant, got glue on everything except the part that was to be glued. They say old age doesn't come by it self.......grrrrr...
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