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Up cycling for Harkness

Kirkmellington - a journey into EM

Harkness has been based on the North Sunderland railway in Northumberland and so needs a rake of 4 & 6 wheel Compartment coaches. We have a few Connoisseur Models kits in our stash and eBay has given us a couple of D&S kits to build plus a couple of second hand models. In addition we have a P C models brake on loan from Fellow RMRG member, Mr Worthington.
Today has been about up cycling the two eBay purchases which have had their running gear tweaked and wheels swapped. Upcycling starts with a full grit blast with my badger cleaning kit, a wipe down with isopropyl alcohol before pruning with Alclad microfiller primer.
A light railway bespoke colour scheme will be applied next (but not lined Highland Railway red which the NSR used).

1) second hand white metal coach

Before

After grit blasting

After primer

2) brass kit built coaches

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