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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. 😊


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.


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!


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.


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.


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. 😊


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.


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.


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.