G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
- 5 Jun 2013
Sorty only just got round to reading this post. Rugen Coaches in 2011.Yes they are Newqida. My first lot were simple to dismantle but the screws in the current ones are almost all misshapes. I have stripped them to just body and base which is probably all I need to do to spray them.
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Just in passing, can anyone identify this livery (below) I came across?
Whilst looking for green and cream stock.
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I've had good results with Plastikote (from B&Ms) although the range limited. They also do primer and lacquer. I no longer use standard masking tape. Been converted to Frogtape - more expensive, but leaves a cleaner line and being less tacky doesn't lift any previously applied coats.However, all has not gone to entirely to plan.
Firstly, I could not find the green I wanted neither Halfords nor Wilko’s had the shade I wanted, I see too that Wilko’s range is massively reduced from what it used to be, so I settled for a darker green and an off-white both by Rustoleum.
Mistake! Their paint is more runny and despite a primer I have had a major problem on a coach end where no matter how many times (6) I sand back to the original I get either a pebble dash finish or runs.
Secondly, the paint does not like having masking tape peeled away and it chips. Normally, I would do two quick coats to get the finish I needed and immediately remove the tape. Because the pigments are so thin and the paint so runny I had to use 4 coats and allow the first 3 to dry.
Yes I have had good results with Plasticote but it seems to be one of the brands dropped by Wilko’s.I've had good results with Plastikote (from B&Ms) although the range limited. They also do primer and lacquer. I no longer use standard masking tape. Been converted to Frogtape - more expensive, but leaves a cleaner line and being less tacky doesn't lift any previously applied coats.
Just to return to these, the model pics I had seen appeared to show an “orangey” livery but the real thing looks brown.Thanks. You can’t beat pics of the real thing.
Given the trouble I have had painting the green and cream ones I wish I had opted for this unusual livery. I may yet sand them off and repaint.
I often wondered if Stroudley was colour blind but I see that theory is covered in the link.Oh dear!
What a wonderful 'rabbit hole' to go down..
To the Canadian Railway Museum and a discussion on Arsenical Green..
Not when pulled by a IV K, anyway! They would look great behind a Rugen tank.