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Maule#1

Postby Les » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:22 pm

About 4 years ago I bought a GN15 Maule#1 kit from Tom Yorke. I finally took the plunge this winter and decided I ought to have a go at building it. The battered, tired and rusty result is pictured below:-

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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:34 pm

Looks desperately in need of preservation :shock: Nice work Les the weathering looks very effective 8)

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Postby Jez kirkwood » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:59 pm

Love the peeling paintwork on the cab, very well done.
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Postby Simon Moore » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:04 am

Needs a fresh coat of magnolia emulsion :P

I'm always stunned at weathering jobs like this :D

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Postby SOUTHPASS » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:09 am

G,day Les....I was down in South Australia once and saw an old loco that had worked the salt pans, looked very much like yours :D Great job.
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Postby Dallas_M » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:07 am

Yikes, what a mess! :shock:

A real fine mess! :wink:

Congrats, Les, for a job well done! Glad you got that project rolling ... and look forward to seeing more ... hopefully sooner than 4 years! :lol:

Now I'm all fired up, so I have to see if I can finish my evening's work in time to "mess up" my own critter project a bit ...

Meanwhile, a question ... does your engineer/driver get regular tetanus shots? :lol:

PS -- I'm still "relatively new" to the forum ... but intrigued by the glimpses of your layout/scenery surrounding the critter ... is there a thread showing more?

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Postby GUTMACH » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:38 am

I wondered if anyone had one of these. What are you using to power it ?

By the way, that is one serious little rust bucket !

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:59 am

Up to your usual Grotty standard Les - looks great. 8)
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:31 am

Quick get it back under cover before it falls apart. Truely great weathering
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Postby teetrix » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:20 am

About 4 years ago I bought a GN15 Maule#1 kit from Tom Yorke.


OMG I have a 009-kit I bought 6 years ago... hope its not so rusted as yours :D

No kidding :wink: : Great job! How did you make the rust?

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Postby macbain » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:55 pm

A thing of beauty!
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Postby Rowley » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:24 pm

On seeing the first photo, I thought it was a photo of the real engine that you were making a model of. It was only when I took a second look and saw the model tipper wagon behind that I realised that it was the model itself. Great piece of work
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Postby fgt » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:27 pm

Simply wonderful.
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Postby Les » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:00 pm

Thanks very much for the positive comments guys - much appreciated! I had thought I might have gone too far over the top with the weathering this time!

Dallas - the loco is standing on my little (2ft X 3ft) West Ghyll Adit layout. It was in the February 2005 Railway Modeller magazine but predated my joining this forum, so there isn't a thread. I could take some pics and post them though, if you'd be interested.

Wayde, the mechanism is the Bachmann HO 0-6-0 Plymouth switcher chassis with the centre axle taken out and some "side skirts" added to camouflage the fact that it started life as an 0-6-0.

Michael, the rust was depicted by painting the cab all over with burnt umber acrylic paint, then dabbing on rubber glue (Copydex in the UK) where I wanted the rust patches to be, then I painted it yellow, varying the tones by adding white to the basic yellow to lighten it in places while it was still wet. When the yellow was dry, I peeled away the Copydex, leaving brown patches, and then added more rust coloured paint to them and, while the brown paint was still wet, dabbed on rust coloured weathering powder to give some "body". I find two shades of rust coloured weathering powder are better than just one, to give the impression of varying stages of rusting.
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Postby Dallas_M » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:08 pm

Les wrote:Dallas - the loco is standing on my little (2ft X 3ft) West Ghyll Adit layout. It was in the February 2005 Railway Modeller magazine but predated my joining this forum, so there isn't a thread. I could take some pics and post them though, if you'd be interested.


Yes, please! No "pressure" :shock: ... but I'd definitely like to see more at your convenience ... and I'm sure I'm not alone on that!

I can get the "occasional" issue of Railway Modeller at one shop here ... but seem to miss the best issues! :wink:
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Postby scott b » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:25 pm

I remember seeing that article and thinking "I`ve never seen this on the Gnatterbox, that`s odd". Usually asything Gn15 I see in magazines I have already watched the progress of for a year or two.
I take rottenstone and brown kids paint powder to build up texture of rust patches, it is a bit more dense than the chalks, and cheaper, then I will highlight the built up bits with the chalk.
I liked Tom`s loco so much I built one of my own, when I wanted to try working with craft copper.
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Postby Les » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:58 pm

Now that's a really nice loco Scott, and extremely subtle and realistic rusting. How did you do the door hinges and latch?

I'll take some photos of West Ghyll Adit and post them, together with a track plan, Dallas.
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Postby scott b » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:58 pm

That is really a long time ago when I made that. I think I bought some doll house hinges somewhere and cut them down. The lock I made and the lock clasp was modified from one of the hinges I think... :?
I seem to remember going back to the bookstore a number of times to read and reread your article, the magazine I think is about $15cdn by the time it is on the shelf here. Difficult to justify to the other half.
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Postby marter1229 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:22 am

That is one great rust bucket! One of the best weathering job I have seen.
How about some specs on the primered Tipper, so Dallas could make us a few. :D
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Postby michael » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:58 am

Very nicely done Les, I think I remember that article about the layout, I will have to go through the mags when I get them out of storage and find it again.

your loco is great too Scott.
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Postby Les » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:20 am

Terry, the tipper wagon is a resin kit, sold for 0:16.5/0N30 scale by Smallbrook Studios and based on a Dick, Kerr skip preserved at AmberleyIndustrial Museum. It's small but I think it just about works in GN15, as it's got quite sizeable wheels. If you're interested, I see that Smallbrook now have a website.
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Postby Kevin » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:14 pm

I love the loco Les.

I find that Copydex is also good for similar effects on wood.

I recently built a pair of wooden gates from coffee stirrers and balsa and wanted a finish which looked like they hadn't been painted for years.

After distressing the ends of the planks and adding some holes and other damage, I stained them with Games Workshop brown ink. I left this a couple of days to dry and dabbed on small amounts of Copydex in what I hoped would be a realistic pattern for wear and tear.

I painted the gates the following day with Vallejo dirty white. When this was dry I removed the Copydex revealing the stained wood below. Thicker blobs of Copydex can be removed with the tip of a scalpel and thinner patches can be rubbed off with your thumb

I have tried in the past to achieve something similar by painting all over with the top coat and dry brushing a base colour in patches over the top to simulate wear and missing paint. This method works in very small scale modelling but on anything too large, it is obvious that the ‘wood’ is above the paint.

The Copydex method, however, gives a good representation of wood showing below the paint.

I know that Chuck Doan and others use other techniques which leave rough edges to the paint, but we’ve all got to start somewhere I’m not quite up there with Chuck yet!

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Postby dieselwater » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:03 pm

Oh wow. what super locos!

It's these kind of moments that get me all creative and emotional! :shock: :twisted: :lol:

I love the paint jobs. Rusting joy! :D
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