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Post  Jim the Shovel on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 11:02 pm

How did you find the gold leaf. I've just bought some myself.
The last time I done guilding was at school. I've actually got an 'o' level
in signwriting. Wish my hand was as steady now as it was way back then.
Still got the theory, just got to put it back into practice.
The wagons are looking great. 10 out of 10 for the writing.

Regards

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Post  lynnr on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 8:23 am

Hi Jim

Basically great fun and fairly easy. I used stencils when applying the size and leaf.
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Post  lynnr on Sun 17 Feb 2019, 1:58 pm

Little bit of winter maintenance.

Underside repaint.

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Post  lynnr on Mon 18 Feb 2019, 10:41 am

Right. Now on to the second wagon.

Upside down is the best I think. Nice height to work at and easier to paint I think.

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and getting all the undercarriage off ready for cleaning and repainting.
I am amazed there is so much mud up under the chassis of this wagon. It is normally the first behind the engine so I guess when Crystal kicks up water and mud this wagon gets it.

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Off now to deep clean the underside and get ready for painting.

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Post  lynnr on Tue 19 Feb 2019, 12:08 pm

Now for the red. First coat on. I will do the edge of the chassis when the wagon is upright and the side boards are off.

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Post  Simon C on Thu 21 Feb 2019, 7:44 am

When parts that don’t normally get seen look as good as the parts that do get seen, well that’s a sign of a real showman.
Looking real good Lynn.
Cant wait to see how you handle the pinstripes over all those cross members and things.
Simon C (a fellow full roofer)
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Post  lynnr on Thu 21 Feb 2019, 2:34 pm

Next coat. I am very pleased with the performance of this coach paint.

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Post  parador on Thu 21 Feb 2019, 5:16 pm

Hi Lynn
Thanks for posting.

What paint are you using?
Brush or spray?

Regards
Martin

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Post  lynnr on Thu 21 Feb 2019, 5:36 pm

Hi

This is brushed oil based coach enamel. Professional paint and I have to buy it by the 5 gal pot as this is the smallest quantity available.
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Post  lynnr on Sat 23 Feb 2019, 3:40 pm

Things are setting up nicely but the red is not hard enough yet to mask off to paint the black ironwork. So been doing the black that is off the wagon and the tow strap.

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Post  lynnr on Thu 28 Feb 2019, 2:17 pm

Is it springtime?

Nope.

But it is in the workshop though. Corrosion removed and repainting ready for refitting.

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Let this side dry and turn over and do the other side tomorrow.
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Post  LiveSteam on Thu 28 Feb 2019, 10:15 pm

Interesting that you are painting the springs and not just cleaning them up and greasing them up ?

I imagine painting a single leaf but when you have multiple leafs is there not an issue of the paint just getting rubbed off or causing the springs to "stick" or not be as "Springy" due to the paint binding them ?

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Post  lynnr on Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:30 am

Hi

I am in the dry camp. A light coat of paint. They do not "stick" together at all and after 7 years when I took the springs apart there was still paint between the leaves. Also the inter leaf movement is very small indeed on these springs and the only rub point in evidence was where the chassis cleat rested on the open end.
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Post  lynnr on Fri 01 Mar 2019, 5:54 pm

Bit more progress. Springs back on the back and turntable on the front.

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Post  lynnr on Fri 08 Mar 2019, 10:57 am

Hi All

It being a bit warmer today, well 7c is classed as warm for this area.

Bit more activity.

Fitted the rear bolster, axle, brakes and wheel set.

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Post  lynnr on Fri 08 Mar 2019, 1:46 pm

More progress

Front axle and wheel set refitted. Ironwork for the dragbar fitted. More paint applied. Now time to let it all dry before turning the "Mara" the wagon back on to his wheels. "Uisge" wagon will be pleased to not have to carry Mara anymore.


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Post  lynnr on Tue 12 Mar 2019, 1:00 pm

Must be making progress.

Wagon back up the correct way and stacked for storage and further fettling.

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Uisge wagon is actually attached to the front tow pin of Crystal at the moment to keep everything in place. Normally the wagons are stacked the other way up so the longer tow bar is bottom to make moving the stack around easier.

So if you can fit one wagon in you can fit two in the same space. I think three wagons stacked would be pushing the limit just a touch!

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Post  lynnr on Fri 15 Mar 2019, 10:03 am

Shiny!!


More parts have arrived.


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Post  lynnr on Mon 18 Mar 2019, 12:40 pm

The bolts have arrived so on to the next phase.

Installation of the breakaway chain system. (Still to repaint the end of the chassis)

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Now just waiting for the stainless steel chain arriving from Germany.

I have always been cautious when on the public road and normally had a 8mm wire rope threaded through the train "just in case" something came apart.
So now it will be more prototypical in look and function. Hopefully never to be needed.
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Post  lynnr on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 4:32 pm

Just a bit of modification. Stops the tow bar digging in to the trailer bottom


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