Video Archive         Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > More Practical Help > Kit Bashing > dapol railbus To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2   
Start New Topic Reply Printer Friendly

dapol railbus - Kit Bashing - More Practical Help - Your Model Railway Club
AuthorPost
 Posted: Mon Aug 11th, 2014 11:11 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 21st post
cobach47
Full Member
 

Joined: Mon Jul 29th, 2013
Location: Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Posts: 35
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Gary

                Have a look at the Park Royal Vehicles website, some very useful pics including railbus in as new condition.

                If you use the same Lima chassis as i have the wheelbase is slightly too short so the kit sideframes will

                have to be modified to fit. It was a lot easier to make up the interiors as sub-assemblies.

                the roof is held on by two screws and the chassis is screwed into nuts fitted to the interior floors

                so it can be taken apart easily. I filled the roof with lead shot which makes it more stable and

                it seems to run better too. Good luck with yours  --Ian

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Aug 14th, 2014 06:31 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 22nd post
cobach47
Full Member
 

Joined: Mon Jul 29th, 2013
Location: Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Posts: 35
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

finished at last, good runner too!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Aug 14th, 2014 07:25 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 23rd post
60019Bittern
Full Member


Joined: Thu Dec 27th, 2012
Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Posts: 1721
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

A very nice looking model my friend. It is surprising what can be achieved with the old Dapol/Airfix/Kitmaster models with a lot of work and patience. My own versions are on hold at the moment. I am using the power bogies from the Hornby Class 142's and the experimental one ran sweetly with either one or two bogies.



____________________
I'm old, that's why I'm allowed to change my mind, when I can find it.

My Website: http://www.dcminerals.co.uk
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Aug 14th, 2014 07:28 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 24th post
Brossard
Member


Joined: Sat Jul 23rd, 2011
Location: Brossard, Quebec Canada
Posts: 2959
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Very nice looking model indeed.  I will echo Bittern in saying that some of these old models were quite good and accurate, and can be turned into silk purses with a bit of effort and care.

John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Aug 15th, 2014 12:21 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 25th post
col.stephens
Full Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 7th, 2012
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 2186
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Well done Ian.  Very nice model :thumbs

Terry

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Aug 15th, 2014 11:33 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 26th post
GreenBR
Full Member


Joined: Sun Apr 8th, 2012
Location: Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 135
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hello,

If anyone knows what other suitable chassis that could be used to power the rail bus could you please advise as I am looking at this as a future project and would like to try to source the parts from eBay thanks.




regards





Stephen



____________________
Acording to a recent visit to a supermarket at check out time, I an not loosing my memory it has been downgraded which means i am not stupid afterall - Sorted! - What a relief
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Aug 15th, 2014 02:52 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 27th post
Kevr
Member


Joined: Sun Dec 16th, 2007
Location: Llanharan, South Wales, United Kingdom
Posts: 1543
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Excellent result, a very nice model. :doublethumb I have one of those but it is still in the early stages..........i.e. still in the bag :sad:



____________________
'Kev
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Aug 16th, 2014 11:38 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 28th post
col.stephens
Full Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 7th, 2012
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 2186
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I think I'll just wait for the Heljan model!

Terry

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Aug 16th, 2014 02:33 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 29th post
Gary
Inactive Member


Joined: Mon May 21st, 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 3837
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

That is one great looking piece of kit ! ;-) Very nice, I hope that mine will turn out this good...

Cheers, Gary.



____________________
...as a young lad, it was big trains for little boys, now it is little trains for big boys...!

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=12116&forum_id=21

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

This is topic ID = 12092     Current time is 08:10 am Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2     
You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > More Practical Help > Kit Bashing > dapol railbus
You can type a quick reply to this topic here. Click in the box below to begin.

Or to reply to an individual post, or to include images, attachments and formatted text,
click the Quote or Reply buttons on each post above.

To start a new topic in this forum, click the Start New Topic button below.
To start a new topic in a different forum, click the Forum Jump drop-down list below.
Start New Topic


Back to top of page

           
15 Most Recent Topics

Problems with this web site? Please contact the Webmaster.

All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted.
Unless stated otherwise, all the material displayed on this web site, including all text, photographs, drawings and other images, is copyright and the property of the respective contributor. Registered members are welcome to use it for their own personal non-commercial modelmaking purposes. It must not be reproduced or re-published elsewhere in any form, or used commercially, without first obtaining the owner's express permission.
The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.    © 2008

                 

Recent Topics Back to top of page

Powered by UltraBB 1.15 Copyright © 2007-2011 by Jim Hale and Data 1 Systems. Page design copyright © 2008-2013 Martin Wynne. Photo gallery copyright © 2009 David Williams.