7mm Terrier deja vu

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Ressaldar, 9 June 2018.

  1. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    While relaxing with a glass of amber nectar from North of the Border last Saturday evening after the journey back from Doncaster, I was browsing eBay and was more than pleasantly surprised when I saw a photo of Terrier finished in exactly the same way as I had done over ten years ago on a SanCheng model - plain black livery with sunshine lettering and heavily weathered as 32644. I had to look very hard to convince myself that it was not the same model and checked with photos that I had taken prior to selling it. The only noticeable difference was the crankpins not being the SanCheng type.

    I bought it and it was delivered on Tuesday in time for me to give it a good run at the Club in the evening. A sound decoder was ordered from Digitrains on Wednesday which was delivered on Thursday morning, fitted after lunch followed by a good run in the evening.

    I had emailed the seller on Wednesday morning to let him know that it had arrived safely and explained the coincidence with the SanCheng model. In his reply he explained that when he bought the Dapol model he wanted to do 32644 and the only colour photos that he could find were of my model on RMweb, it is nice to know that pictures that you post are looked at and worthy of being used for reference purposes.

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    SanCheng 2008

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    Dapol 2018

    regards

    Mike
     
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  2. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Amazing coincidence, Mike, and I love your original SAN Cheng weathered finish.

    If I may be so bold to ask, how did you achieve that overall sooty grey finish to the paintwork? Most realistic.

    Of course, if it’s a trade secret, I’ll understand.

    Jonte
     
  3. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Jonte,

    Many thanks for liking and asking. It was some time ago, but I think that it might have been a mixture of Railmatch Weathered Black and Roof Dirt, but not necessarily mixed together or applied in that order with the second coat put on more or less at the same time.

    regards

    Mike
     
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  4. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    I see.

    Many thanks, Mike.

    Jonte