This repainted and detailed Vi-Trains Class 47 has been sat on my workbench for about 6 months, awaiting fitting of a set of laser-cut glazing from the Extreme Etchings range. One of those small jobs that I'd been meaning to fit around other, more pressing tasks, I can't believe it's taken so long to actually get it done. After all, the glazing only takes about 30mins to instal. Better late than never...?!

The new glazing offers a significant improvement over the original glazing units. So much so, that I'm looking to treat my entire Vi-Trains and Bachmann '47' fleet eventually (I'm currently halfway through). Using a set of etched brass wiper masks from PH Designs, a little 'dirt' has been airbrushed over the windscreens to add a final touch of realism.

Looks Like Glass, from Deluxe Materials, is a perfect medium for securing the laser-cut glazing, while also providing a protective film over the plastic. Simply brush it over the glazing once it has been pressed into position.


  1. Hi George Do you think Alclad Matte laquer would soften Railtech transfers?

    1. Hi Andy,
      I've used Alclad lacquers over Railtech decals with no ill effects. They're pretty robust transfers. However, to be on the safe side, I always spray a very fine mist of Alclad over the decals, let it dry for a few minutes, then start applying more layers. That way, only a small amount of the solvent is on the surface of the decal at a time, thus reducing the risk of damage. And the same approach works with virtually all waterslide transfers.


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