The C class Project - advice needed

 
  Mini_ARG Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Yep this is just great everything i save up to get it runs out. Ive got bad luck.

Andrew

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  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
ok, the blue paint is on, but not perfect ... a little bit of leaking under the masking tape ... any suggestions for cleaning up small leaks like this? a couple of pics in the gallery shortly ...

EDIT: only one pic came out well enough:

you can see what I mean ...
  cfclael57 Chief Commissioner

Location: The signalbox
Looks good, but with leaked paint, that should be cleaned up before it dries with a cotton bud and some turps, turps doesnt affect dried paint.
What decals are you using? Is there a Silverton C decal producer other than Bills Billboards?
  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
the paint's already dry ... d'oh!

the decals are "Signs of all Kinds" from SAR Models ... I'll be doing the decals last though
  allan Chief Commissioner

DO NOT USE TURPS!!!! It will lift soft paint as well as wet paint.

Let the paint harden - a week at least - then smooth back with 800 grit wet and dry, then retouch with a brush.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
I've never had much of a problem with turps. Applied with one of those cotton bud stick things (getting technical here, folks) sparingly to the areas needed should be all that's needed. Scrub ever so lightly to shift the paint, and it should work itself free.
  cfclael57 Chief Commissioner

Location: The signalbox
I too havent had any problems with turps. It does affect dullcote and acrylic paints though. Enamel paints are pretty much bullet proof once dried.
  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
this is a lacquer (from a spray can) ... didn't have much choice unfortunately, without an air-brush, and a lack of selection to choose from at the shops ...
  Mini_ARG Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Biqua Isn't the top of the C class suppose to be black not blue. Also Im looking at a Vline C class on Ebay for $142.50 it has never been used well thats what they say.

Andrew
  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
it is ... I haven't got that far yet ... just overspray from doing the blue on the sides Confused
  Mini_ARG Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Okay then, well you had me worried there for a minute.
  Mini_ARG Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
biqua what kind of knife and file did you get from Hobbyco and howmuch were they.

Andrew
  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
I think the brand was Excel, and I just decided to pick and choose as I needed stuff ... the heavy duty knife is good, and you can buy a big range of blades for it ... Very Happy

Prices, I dunno ... no individual item was too expensive, but the number of things I bought must add up over time - you can buy sets too, which might be a good idea

Shop around though ... saw a similar set in bunnings for about 1/10th the price Exclamation , although you probably get what you pay for in terms of quality Confused
  Mini_ARG Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
I ordered a C class last Monday from Toms hobbies which cost me $107 including postage and handling. Today I got it in the mail it was C510 in Vline. I was going to get some pictures before I start work on it but I want start ASAP.


Andrew
  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
mine's on hold for now ... no-one told me model railways was a blood-sport! Shocked

seriously a slip of an extremely sharp knife created quite a wound that has taken a while to heal (only the second time - who says I'm clumsy Embarassed ) ... next task is a bit of light sanding, and I didn't want to get the dust in the wound ... Rolling Eyes

just about healed enough now to start working on it again Razz

take some pics and show us! it's good to document the project throughout ...
  cfclael57 Chief Commissioner

Location: The signalbox
I used to cut myself a lot before I started using the dremel. The dremel is hard to cut yourself with, cos its generally much further away. But building my signals, I have got at least 7 burns from the soldering iron to speak of now, really giving the beutison picrate a workout!
  R704 Chief Commissioner

Location: Who cares you ain't gonna visit!
why not just go to a expo and get a new unpainted body and underframe for about $60 rather than re painting a good one then you can interchange what loco u want to run just by changing the body?
seems to me it would b alot easyer
  Mini_ARG Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Here are some pictures so far
http://www.railpage.com.au/modules.php?set_albumName=album1163&name=gallery&include=view_album.php

Also I have stabbed my self while getting the fans out kept bleeding for 5 minutes until I put pressure on it then it stopped.
  cfclael57 Chief Commissioner

Location: The signalbox
So whats happening with these projects now? Any progress?
  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
Funny you should mention that - I've been slack since I went overseas in August Rolling Eyes , and just this week it has come out again for painting ... unfortunately I got a little over enthusiastic, and stuffed it up again, so will have to strip it back a bit ...

Hopefully by the end of the weekend I'll be in a much more complete situation on the body, and can then start working on the chassis!

Then it's on to the electrical ...
  cfclael57 Chief Commissioner

Location: The signalbox
Chassis took me 4 days to paint, modify and motorize. The shell took a lot longer, and the wiring took 1 hour. I took a long break from painting up stuff and only just started again, still got that magic though! Wink

I've been painting my 3rd C class up now, but this time its a VR C class for once! I'm using Steam Era models VR blue and yellow and my god they are a nice match and they suit the BGB decals perfectly. This will be one dynamic loco when its restored in a month or two Very Happy
  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
MAJOR UPDATE:

I'm giving in on the original body for now, as there is too much work needed to bring it up to scratch (after my mangling). Arriving in the post was another replacement fan unit, and another radio disc/aircon unit, and as I picked up a couple of spare bodies last week, I am starting again!!!

This time around I have learnt from my mistakes, and won't be quite so adventurous ... not doing the marker lights or number boards for now, but leaving them for when my skills have improved - this should make the job much quicker and easier.

The original body will be safely packed away for later use when I have the skills, time, and patience to do a proper job on it, and turn it into a dummy loco ...

Wish me luck second time around! Now, where did I put that mini-saw?
  Mini_ARG Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Mine is on hold until the begining of the school holidays. I havent had much to do work on it since school is always hard on the last term. It should be finished before Christmas by the latest.


Andrew
  cfclael57 Chief Commissioner

Location: The signalbox
I dullcoted my VR C class today, fresh after its custom VR paintjob. Its got holes drilled in the front to accept the X class style handrails that go into the nose. Should look awesome with a decent weathering!
  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
Well, it ain't perfect, but it ain't too bad either (I think at least) - especially for someone new to this ...



Next step, blue on the body ...

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