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Sunday, December 05, 2021

Brake Van Transfers

 Today I added transfers to these 2 brake vans.

They just need some weathering once the transfers have had time to set overnight.


Overhead Live Wire Warning Flashes

 This morning I fitted some overhead live wire warning flash transfers to my class 08, class 20 & class 31.

The class 08.

The class 20.

The class 31.


British Railways/Sulzer Type 4 1Co-Co1 Loco (Class 45)

 This British Railways/Sulzer type 4 1Co-Co1 loco (Class 45) arrived 18th November and since then I have been working on it.

It needs a lot of work on it, but it was cheap.

The 1st task was to fit some wheels to the extreme pairs of pony trucks which had had the wheels removed and were not included in the purchase.

New wheelset fitted to one bogie, I did the same to both bogies.

 I have ordered a pair of buffer beams as these seem to be missing from both ends.

Also there is no end to one of the bogies, I have thought of fixing a snowplough this end.

This end just need a buffer beam.

 I have a set of FlushGlaze ready to fit.

I am also going to rename it from "The Manchester Regiment" to "Royal Warwickshire Fusilier" and it will have to be renumbered from D49 to D59.

Snowplough fitted.

FlushGlaze fitted to all windows.

New buffer beams arrived and removed from the fret.

Buffers fitted to the buffer beams.

Buffer beams primered.

Buffer beams painted red.

Buffer beams fitted, Class 45's were unique in that the buffer beams were fitted to the bogies and not the bodywork like other diesel locos. 

New 'The Royal Warwickshire  Fusiliers' nameplates fitted.

Finally I changed the D49 to the correct D59.


Saturday, December 04, 2021

Horsebox and Utility Van Repairs

 On the 24th November I received these 20 vans needing repair, and since then I have been working on them.

I started with the horsebox which needed the most work on.

First I had to remove the remains of the hinge mechanism at one end, the other already was missing.

Successfully removed.

New doors created and glued in place on both sides of the box.

New roof fitted.

Sprayed with primer paint.

I then started work on the utility van by reforming as good as I could get the damaged planking and fitted a new piece of angle iron to replace the damaged one.

I did some repair work to the roof.

On both sides.

I then also primered it before spraying both with BR maroon paint.

I painted the ends gloss black on both vans and added transfers to finish them.


Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

New Wagons

 This morning these 3 wagons and a chassis arrived in the post. 

I fitted a flat wagon top, which had come with an earlier job lot of wagons, to the chassis.

This container sits on it.

I then made roof bearers for the cattle wagon.

I then fitted them to the wagon.

I finally added a new roof. 

I have replaced missing and broken buffers.

New couplings fitted to complete the last 2.

Not bad for £2.00 + postage.