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Friday, January 14, 2022

Completed Bolster Wagon

 This morning I added transfers, and weathered the bolster wagon, which now completes it. 😊


Keith

Thursday, January 13, 2022

New Bolster Wagon

 Having added the missing detail this morning, this afternoon I painted the bolster wagon.



Just needs transfers tomorrow, after the paint has dried overnight.

Keith

Forgotten Detail

 I was just about to start painting the bolster wagon this morning, when I realised I had left some detailing off, so all cut and fixed on.




Another coat of primer applied.


 P.S. If no one reads this they won't even know!

Keith

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

2 More Broken Wagons Rebuilt

 Yesterday I added a roof to this box van, and left it overnight for the glue to set.



This morning I weathered it to finish it.

Yesterday I made a start on building a wagon from this long wheelbase chassis.


I made and added the baseplate to the chassis.
Hopefully it should look something like the photo behind it.

Today I continued with what will be a long wheelbase 1 plank bolster wagon by scoring the planks which form the base of the wagon.


Then I used emery paper to create wood graining effect.


Then I made the 2 sides and 2 ends.


Then glued them onto the base of the wagon.


Then created 3 bolsters from balsa wood, drilled them and cut and fitted the 6 posts into the bolsters.


Finally I spray primered it.

Keith

Friday, January 07, 2022

LMS Brake Coach

 This morning this LMS brake coach arrived, it now completes the breakdown train.

Apart from acting as a brake coach, they were used to transport the engineering staff.

Keith

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Visitor for Christmas

 We have a visitor for Christmas, this is Lucy, we are looking after her so her Dad can go and stay with family for Christmas. She has settled in already. 😊




Keith

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

7 Broken Wagons

 Today this lot of 7 wagons/chassis' arrived and at £7.01 they were a bargain.



This afternoon I have started to repair and rebuild them.

This box van body fitted straight onto one of the chassis', I also fitted metal wheelsets to it.


I have fitted metal wheelsets to this guards van, it need a new roof.


I have fitted metal wheelsets to this guards van, it is now complete.


I have fitted metal wheelsets and new couplings to this wagon. 


I have fitted metal wheelsets and 1 new coupling to the shunters truck.


It still needs some repair work to the handrails to complete.


The 3 completed wagons will need some repairs to the paintwork to finish.


Keith

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Shunters Truck

At the end of October I purchased this kit for a shunters truck. 

Upon opening it I discovered a piece was missing from the end of one piece. As you can imagine I wasn't to impressed with this discovery. I had since been looking on eBay for RtR models of a shunters truck, but they sell for more than I wanted to pay, which is why I bought the kit in the 1st place, it was cheaper. I have put off building it until a couple of days ago having had time to think about what to do. 

I had built the majority of the wagon to the point of replacing the missing piece, which I have managed to do yesterday. The repair is the 2 pieces of white plastic.

 Today I completed the construction with the final handrail joined to the repair.



Late this afternoon I sprayed it with primer.



Earlier this eveneing I sprayed it with satin black.



This morning I completed the painting of the shunters truck.
I just need to add transfers and weather it to finish.


It goes well with the class 08 shunter.


Transfers applied to the shunters truck this afternoon.


I will leave it overnight so they set before weathering it.

Keith

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.

Keith