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Post Sat May 17, 2003 7:24 pm

pinstriping: carraige

This is one of my more unusual jobs.
I get called on once or perhaps twice a month to coach line carriages like this and other models.
The lining, although not easy to see in the picture, is on the spokes, rims, hubs, springs, chassis and turntable.
All the lining is done in the traditional manner, by brush of cause.
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Post Sat May 17, 2003 7:46 pm

a touch of class :wink:
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Post Sat May 17, 2003 10:05 pm

beautiful Alan...simply beautiful :wink:

what a perfectly wonderful thing to be asked to do...

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Post Sun May 18, 2003 12:35 am

Those were the days.......when I had a company car....!!

How did you get into doing this kind of work Alan? Painting first then vinyl or the other way round?

A mate of mine tells me stories of ye olde Forde Motor Co, and putting lines down the side of V8 Pilots. I thought you had to be over 90 to do this kind of stuff!!!!? :-?
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Post Sun May 18, 2003 3:51 pm

Hi Alan, nice job, what about the shafts ? did this rig not have any ?
keep pushing that paint !!!

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Post Sun May 18, 2003 4:04 pm

I don't know if you have noticed, but someone has knicked the engine!!!

Cap'n the engine has gorn and the crystals are breaking up, I canne hold it nae moreee, so gonna blow cap'n................ (hot)

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Post Sun May 18, 2003 6:35 pm

Martin,
How did you get into doing this kind of work Alan? Painting first then vinyl or the other way round?


Painting definitely first. There was no vinyl in 63 when I started working for my father as a decorator and signwriter. (During the sixties it was still considered the norm, in this neck of the woods anyway, for decorators to do signwriting)
I continued doing both jobs, though mainly decorating as it proved a more reliable source of income, up until seven years ago when I moved over to the sign work full time.
That decorating was not always run of the mill though, take a look here:
http://www.ueharlax.ac.uk/harlaxton/briefj.htm

All the staterooms on that page, and many more, I decorated on my own. Bar the Long Gallery, but even then the finishing is all my work, the oak graining on the woodwork and wall panelling and painted clouds on the ceiling.

This carriage lining job came about when I was approached a little over 3 years ago. They ask if I could do it and I said I’d be willing to give it a go. I don’t pretend to be a great liner with the brush but I am still doing them so someone must be satisfied with the result.

Mike,
I don't know if you have noticed, but someone has knicked the engine!!!


These usually have a rather large one or two horsepower unit that the customers provide and fit themselves. :lol: :lol:
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Post Sun May 18, 2003 10:21 pm

Blimey, that's a good weekends work at Harlaxton!

I have some old Combs which I'm told are what the local Coffin maker (my next door neighbours of some years ago) used to produce a grain effect. There have flattened teeth. Does that sound about right to you Alan?
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Post Sun May 18, 2003 11:55 pm

They sound about right Martin, though I didn’t know they used to grain coffins.

While on the subject of coffins. An old chap I worked for at one time had this little contract, not graining coffins, but signwriting the plates attached to them with the deceased’s name etc., brass for underground and timber for the oven.

And on that very cheery note I think I’ll call it a night. :-?

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