Kupzinger's Nickel Silver

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Kupzinger's Nickel Silver

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Hi there,

I did some etching via a service provider lately for my N scale rolling stock. There was some small space left, no large enough for N, but plenty for T :)
After having visited my Aunt in England, and passing by Sharingham Station where I had another chance to see some BR Mark I coaches in real life after 5 years, it was clear what should fill up this space.

Some weeks later the nickel silver sheets arrived. And here we are.

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Its quite there where I wanted it to be. Now, I have to find a reasonable way of coloring that thing. Do you have any hints for me? I am thinking about testing decals. The maroon version can be maybe produced with an airbrush, then attaching the yellow lines in some clever way afterwards.

If there is interest, I can provide it as do-it-yourself set or even finished model.

Cheers
Kupzinger

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Very nice indeed, I found the first job was to clean Nickel Silver models in IPA(Not the beer) and then spray with Halfords Grey Primer,
Recommend removing the bogies before cleaning.
Also to improve paint adhesion if you have one of those Fibre Glass Pen things go over the body - to the naked eye it will look all shiny but will just rough up the surface enough to act as a key for the paint.
Hope that helps.
Was it soldered or glued because any flux needs removing first. I used an Ultrasonic cleaner and 75%IPA 25% distilled water(bought for car batteries)
Mike
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Thanks for the hints! I will try this. I will go for gluing. For the car in the picture I soldered the front and back walls and they wouldn't get straight. I found I can work much more precise by gluing.
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Please remember don't apply heat/solder to an area that has had superglue on it the fumes are not really user friendly.
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Hi,

yes, indeed. First solder, then glue :)

Here is the second thing I have put on my etching sheet. This will make my Western Highland trains complete.

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Well, it is now all up to coloring. Let's see, how this will turn out.

Cheers
Kupzinger

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Hi colleagues,

the story goes on. I am experimenting with different coloring techniques, which I will only show when reasonable results are achieved. Besides, I have mounted some more bodies. Also the class 156, which in paper has already done numerous rounds on "the Bridge", has now a sister engine in nickel silver. More to come ... :)

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If you are interested in having some of these, please send me a pm.

Cheers
Friederich

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They're brilliant Friederich! The only issue with the Class 37s is that there are no 6-wheel bogies available, but they will, hopefully, come in time. Are you going to offer these models commercially?
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Hello, in the post that had the picture of the coach along with two pictures of the locomotive, what type of coach is it. Also, are more being made.

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msimister wrote:They're brilliant Friederich! The only issue with the Class 37s is that there are no 6-wheel bogies available, but they will, hopefully, come in time. Are you going to offer these models commercially?
Cheers,
Malcolm
Dear Malcolm,

thanks! Well, let's see how they turn out painted. And yes, the boogie usse is also still unsoved. I would not call it "commercially", but I have more etched sets here than I need myseld, and any compensation of the etching costs is welcome :)

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Kupzinger

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Bobbymo wrote:Hello, in the post that had the picture of the coach along with two pictures of the locomotive, what type of coach is it. Also, are more being made.
Dear Bobbymo,

that is one half of a British Railways Class 156 Diesel Multiple Unit. And yes, I am going to make more (see my previous post).

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Kupzinger

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Hi there,

just a little update of the mounting process: BR Mark 1 TSO and BC.

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Those are amazing, love the class 37, would definitely have a class 153 in Nickel Silver.. Pm me with a price for the class 37 if you have spares
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Dear all,

after a number of experiemts, I finally achieved something I dare to show here. Actually, I can't wait to show it :) My first batch of Class 156 cars gets painted.

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First, I sprayed the mounted cars with Tamiya primer. Three thin layers.


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Second, I painted the roofs (after having covered the sides) in gray. Especially the front sections are tricky.


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A closeup reveals that not everything is perfect, but, well, this is T ... :)


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And then .... ta ta ... decals attached to the sides do the job. They do actually two jobs, coloring and window glasses! It needs some practice to place the things exactly where they belong. But I think the image shows: this technique is not the worst. It is applicable to a wide range of models. The decals are printed with my ink jet, so it is very simple to generate different coloring schemes etc.

I will show more images once I have treated all sides and put the cars on wheels.

Cheers
Kupzinger

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Oh I love your nickel silver stuff Kupzinger and I'm not surprised you can't wait to show your fantastic paint job. To achieve that at T gauge is amazing. Close up photos are usually a killer for small scale stuff, even in O gauge, showing up all the faults. With your T gauge looking this good in close up they must look perfect in real life.

Rich

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Dear Rich,

thank you very much for this comment!

A little update: now the faces have developed. Three layers of 0.2 mm etched shapes do the job. Unfortunately, the "Mallaig" destination sign is not readable :=)

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Cheers
Kupzinger

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Absolutely stunning!!!!

You have a PM....
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Oh yes, most definitely absolutely stunning.

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Hi there,

today I found some minutes to put the cars on wheels. Still, "sub-floor" equipment is missing, resulting in a kind of high heel impression. Anyway, here we are. The transparent windows can be seen quite well.




The train has a single motorized chassis and three adjustables. It runs about 40 mph in scale. When I set the speed to what I thought could be around 40, it was actually 200 :)
A number of the axles are quite wobbling. I will have to do some selection, I fear.

Cheers
Kupzinger

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Wow, I'd love to see these lit up from the inside at night.......so cool

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Oh that's brilliant Kupzinger. I also like the fact that you've shown it starting from stop. I don't like videos that just show them going, no starts or stops. That doesn't really show the quality of the model and it's not as interesting to watch. Such a realistic start at such a small scale is amazing. You don't often see movement as good as that even in O gauge.

Rich

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