Yep, moved it to the light, and you can see the grey primer just showing through in a couple of areas, shouldn't take long to strip for a quick spray, just need to get out and buy some paintAre you sure it was not reflected light from the wall?
Try moving the loco to natural light, and check..
I advocate not adding weight. The problem is the rigid long wheelbase. Underneath there are 2 metal strips down the central spine that pick up power and align the axles. 2 nylon clips hold them in place - one has an arrow pointing forward, in case you are using track power. Remove the 2 nylon clips, and the whole thing becomes floppy and equalized. It will stay on any rough track. Mine worked for years without any additional weight.the first is the "lightness" of the front bogie, a known issue so a little extra weight
Fred, interesting i will look in to thisI advocate not adding weight. The problem is the rigid long wheelbase. Underneath there are 2 metal strips down the central spine that pick up power and align the axles. 2 nylon clips hold them in place - one has an arrow pointing forward, in case you are using track power. Remove the 2 nylon clips, and the whole thing becomes floppy and equalized. It will stay on any rough track. Mine worked for years without any additional weight.
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I imagine you have cut the wires. However, if you ever visit a layout with track power and want to run your loco at the same time as the track power is on, do put some insulation (electrical tape, etc.,) between the 2 metal strips, or you will upset your host by making random short circuits! Ask me how I know.
Hi Tim, the paint is Hycote Double Acrylic, colour is BMW Black 086 (no lacquer required) bought from The Range. The decals are from Stan, total cost inc p&p etc $58.00, the work included some page work and design, I was very happy, I just supplied my outline crest, and letting type and size. Stan then sent a proof sheet, a couple of minor adjustments. From starting an email "conversation" to receiving the finished items was less than 2 weeks.Hi Jimmy
That's a really nice paint finish on your 4-6-0. Would you mind letting me know what paint you used and where you bought it from.
And secondly I was wondering who you purchased your decals from. I need some for my Connie and was hoping that I can source them in the UK. Stan Cedarleaf's decals are excellent but post and import duties are against it.
Aha Jimmy, possibly just one small job a plate between Tender and Loco. I have used Pond Liner with success, but a bit of stiff black bin liner can also work. To help with curves helpful to make the unstuck end curved. Though this is a pic of a 00 loco the concept worked on my US LGB 2-6-0.The loco has is now considered complete, a test run has been carried out but poor lighting has prevented and videos of this. Below is a photo of the complete loco, and also a link to my blog providing details, if you have any questions please ask
Bachmann 10-Wheeler Battery Conversion – Tumble Down Falls
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Tim, sorry missed the question first time. The ladder came from S&D models, it is part of a kit for Bachmann Caboose, the paint is Rustoleum Crystal Clear, however having had issues previously, leave to dry for a few weeks.Hi Jimmy
Sorry to keep asking, but I wonder where you sourced the ladder on the rear of the ten wheeler tender. It is just what I need.
I tried to get some paint from the Range, but they are out of stock. Will try again next week.
Lastly would you mind telling me what you used to seal Stan's decals? I just want to make sure that I don't get something that either affects the paint or the decals.