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Ron Hancock19/10/2016 19:54:52
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Ron Hancock19/10/2016 19:59:05
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Posted by Ron Hancock on 19/10/2016 19:58:39:

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Ron Hancock19/10/2016 20:04:52
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Well may have failed trying to put lines on but i can say she runs ok at long last.

Clacks now work great thanks to Julian both injectors working.

I have decided i am going to take the Axle pump of as do not have a feed point so not being used.

Just heard from my daughter who has done Art degree's is going to have a go at painting the stripes.

i have several sign writing brushes on in squirrel hair £15 but my hand to shake so given up.

Brian H19/10/2016 20:18:16
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Concrats on finally getting your engine sorted Ron.

Have you considered using a lining pen? or, as a last resort, using lining transfers?

Ron Hancock19/10/2016 20:50:23
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I don't know about lining pens never heard of them I have proper lining brushes.

I ordered lining tape but to get 1/8 white line I could only get of eBay paid 3 weeks ago still not come as from China

Will look into lining Pens Brian thank you

Ron

not done it yet19/10/2016 21:10:21
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There was at least one exhibitor, at the Midland mex, with lining pens, etc. Looked good, and easy (for the experts, anyway).

Ron Hancock19/10/2016 21:31:45
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Posted by not done it yet on 19/10/2016 21:10:21:

There was at least one exhibitor, at the Midland mex, with lining pens, etc. Looked good, and easy (for the experts, anyway).

A friend bought one last year with magnetic strip when he tried he was very disappointed. He practised many times as it was expensive but in the end he gave up

Neil Wyatt19/10/2016 21:44:51
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My only advice is don't get me to do it...

Is it a good idea to have someone sat in the tender when its balanced on the stand?

Neil

Stovepipe19/10/2016 22:55:29
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Ron,

There is that book of course "How NOT to paint a loco". Whether this would help in your present circumstances I know not. Only offering a suggestion.

Dennis

MW19/10/2016 23:32:50
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Posted by Stovepipe on 19/10/2016 22:55:29:

Ron,

There is that book of course "How NOT to paint a loco". Whether this would help in your present circumstances I know not. Only offering a suggestion.

Dennis

It's a rather curious title isn't it. Shouldn't really inspire alot of confidence but i guess if thats what it takes to get someone to look at it? Maybe a picture of a few wizards casting magic spells at a blank locomotive, it would fulfil the title at least.

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pgk pgk20/10/2016 00:17:04
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Pinstriping tape?

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DMB20/10/2016 04:26:52
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"BR unlined black"😈
not done it yet20/10/2016 06:35:18
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I don't know about lining pens never heard of them I have proper lining brushes.

then:

A friend bought one last year with magnetic strip when he tried he was very disappointed.

A little, err shall we say, inconsistent? Or 'one swallow does not make a summer' type comment? I would not usually jump to a conclusion in that small time period.

Try 'letraset' transfers like the loco numbering?

Dave Martin20/10/2016 08:46:02
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 19/10/2016 21:44:51:......

Is it a good idea to have someone sat in the tender when its balanced on the stand?

Neil

Spot the shadows?

Ron Hancock20/10/2016 09:16:14
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 19/10/2016 21:44:51:

My only advice is don't get me to do it...can't do any worse than I have Neil

Is it a good idea to have someone sat in the tender when its balanced on the stand?

Neil

Ron Hancock20/10/2016 09:20:33
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Posted by Ron Hancock on 19/10/2016 20:50:23:

I don't know about lining pens never heard of them I have proper lining brushes.

I ordered lining tape but to get 1/8 white line I could only get of eBay paid 3 weeks ago still not come as from China

Will look into lining Pens Brian thank you

Ronorderd two different types to try from EBay thank you Brian

Roger Provins 220/10/2016 09:20:49
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Would this pinstriping tape do the job?

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Ron Hancock20/10/2016 09:21:40
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Posted by pgk pgk on 20/10/2016 00:17:04:

Pinstriping tape?

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Hi I never thought to look on Amazon thank you

Ron

AndyA20/10/2016 10:28:31
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Craftmaster Paints - http://www.craftmasterpaints.co.uk - carry a range of lining tape. Stick it on, peal off the cover, paint between the lines and then remove.

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