Coal Fired Edrig

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John Morgan

Steam Traction
23 Jun 2011
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Norfolk
Hi all,

Well its been a bit quiet on this Forum so I thought I would post photos of my latest Accucraft/D.J.B. coal fired conversion. As ever the build was straight forward enough. I felt the need to do something a little different to the cab. Please see the attached photos. I am not to sure about the colour! I wanted a Contractors look to the loco. Well weathered and unkempt but can I live with it? I used Humbrol Matt spray paint which has not had a lacquer top coat. I have fired the loco twice now and its taking on a nice patina. I will weather it more with lime scale and rust paint when the temperature rise a bit. The rear cab sheet is removable. Two bolts hold the roof in place at the front top and the whole assy. lifts up and off. The back sheet can be pulled down and off and the roof and two roof supports replaced to give an open cab look.

John.
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stockers

stockers

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That is very nice. :D
great work. good colour for a change
 
PhilP

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Colour (sort-of) reminds me of newish 'contractors' Hunslet.. Like it!
 
garrymartin

garrymartin

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I echo others comments also the inside of the cab looks really effective too, may I ask what paint (red) was used ? :D
 
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John Morgan

Steam Traction
23 Jun 2011
298
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Norfolk
Garry,
The red paint was dark cherry red acrylic spray. Got it from Wilcos.

John.
 
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Stuart Timms

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Another lovely loco john. Glad to see the 16mm locos are still going strong. :)
 
Llongfordrailway

Llongfordrailway

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17 Nov 2013
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Great paint job and I like the cab. I do enjoy a yellow engine. My 5" Polly in painted yellow and it gets the occasional comment about "why don't you repaint it!" but feedback is usually positive. I think it's good to have a slightly different colour.

Great Job!

Regards

Daniel