Posted By tony23 on 02/11/2008 9:25 AM
Andrew Pullen of Aster (UK) has been supplying us in the UK I'm sure he can send you a set, http://www.asterhobbies.co.uk/index.html the loco looks nice have you run her yet ?
Coal added, lamp and electrification badges on rear of tender
Thanks - I like your detailing . I've run her on rollers and everything worked well after I fixed the leak at the bottom of the sight glass!
If you are never going to run the loco then no sealing coat is needed. Or if you are careful handling the loco if you steam it then the decals should stay put. But for safety sake I would suggest a coat of thin dull varnish. In the UK I suggest Humbrol or Precision. But if you intend to seal then test on an unseen area first using decals that are not required for the main docoration.
Andrew probably recommends to seal them with a clear laquer but brushed on may show an uneven mark against certain light or you could airbrush it on, I would use a semi gloss if you can get it.
Personally I don't bother, my Aster Battle of Britain class has had them on for nearly 2 years now and it's well used and the transfers are good as new
One thing I have'nt done is paint the axle boxes on the tender they should be Yellow with Red stripe to show it used roller bearings when the paint arrives from http://www.phoenix-paints.co.uk/index.asp I will paint them.