Loco lining with transfers

Just needs a steady hand, keen eye, infinite patience, hours without interruptions.....
Is this the worst task available ?
how long to master using paint where you stand with loco against the wall and lining complete in secs ?
Cheers, Simon
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simon wrote:

Paint lines??? Shudder!
Trick is to cut the lining into manageable pieces (about 1-1.5"), and to use plenty of water to permit sliding the transfers around. Use a soft brush to nudge the transfer into place. When in place, use the torn edge of a piece of paper towel to soak up the water. Let transfer dry, poke bubbles with a pin, and soak with decal (transfer) setting solution. Let dry throughly, wipe with a damp cloth to get rid of glue etc, and repeat if necessary.
HTH wolf k.
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Thanks Wolf, thats good advice, but am using Pressfix transfers. So far theyve gone on well, but its so fiddly and as its LMS around 1930 needs tank, cab, bunker and splashers need lining all round - although might miss out cab front. Plus there supposed to have rounded corners, which are on the sheet, but dont think can face them.Then theres the numbers.
Cheers, Simon
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"simon" wrote

I remember repainting & lining an N-gauge Peco 'Jubilee' into BR green in the mid-70s. No lining transfers available in those days so it had to be free hand, although I concede the main loco & tender lining were single orange lines, but it looked ok when finished.
Boiler bands were done by painting lines using a bow pen & paint onto the pre-glued edge of Rizzla cigarette papers, which when dry were stuck into place.
So it can be done, and I'm certainly no expert.
John.
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That's a bloody good tip, thanks.
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wrote:

Plenty of places, certainly seen them in local newsagent recently.
ps went to Midland Railway Centre today, Princess Margeret was looking beautiful in shed, Duchess of Sutherland was out building up steam for next weeks running and a 9F running on the line. What a day.....just not enough hours.
cheers, Simon
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And if you're searched by police or customs, you're carrying drug paraphernalia. :-)
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