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Saturday, 24 April 2010

LNER 'Pigeon' Brakevan update

A little more progress with the Chivers Finelines LNER Dia 120 4W Gresley Panelled Full Brake (Pigeon Van).

I like to blast rolling stock with a coat of matt black, especially the underframe area which can be tedious if done by brush, in this case I used an aerosol one from Halfords. These car paints are super tough and make a great base for further painting.

Since taking the photo, a 2nd coat BR Carmine is drying; I was going to use a dead ringer car colour from Halfords (Ford Rosso Red) but have discovered a fresh tin of Railmatch BR Carmine (aka 'Railmatch : 311 : Crimson') in my paint collection which is doing just fine......
Actually as I look at the photo here, I'm very tempted to do another in finished in departmental black livery as part of an engineering train. How accurate this would be I have no idea, but it think it would look the part.

4 comments:

  1. Looking really good! Did any of these ever make it into BR maroon?

    I think a black departmental variant is a great idea. This is just the sort of older vehicle that ended up eking out its final years on a PW or breakdown train.

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  2. I gather these lasted into the 1970's so not only lined maroon but BR Blue could be an option. The model here is all painted up n BR Carmine now and just awaiting numbers and a bt of weathering. I'll add another update with snaps then. I've been rushed off my feet recently hense few decent updates. Hopefully normal servce will resume soon!

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  3. Looks good, interesting idea coating up with black first, do you find you need more of the crimson topcoat to cover the black ?

    John
    RJR

    ps the text in you last comment is spilling out of the box on the right side ;)

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  4. In hindsight some red primer would have helped here, the
    Railmatch Crimson/Carmine didn't have agreat deal or pigment in
    it, with it needng 4 thin coats.
    Text spilling off might be the new style sheet.

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