Video Archive         Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > More Practical Help > Kit Bashing > Johns 7mm Wagon Workbench To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  ...  Next Page Last Page  
Start New Topic Reply Printer Friendly

Johns 7mm Wagon Workbench - Kit Bashing - More Practical Help - Your Model Railway Club
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sat Apr 8th, 2017 01:04 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 121st post
MaxSouthOz
Admin


Joined: Sat Aug 23rd, 2008
Location: Adelaide , Australia
Posts: 12343
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Still watching.  :cool:



____________________
Max
Port Elderley
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed May 3rd, 2017 06:48 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 122nd 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

Mostly finished the SR brake now.  Here's a shot of the interior:



I received a drawing from a kind member of RMWeb that enabled me to complete this.

Transfers next.

John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed May 3rd, 2017 09:36 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 123rd post
Rob Pulham
7mm Scale Modeller of the LNER


Joined: Fri Dec 9th, 2016
Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 489
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Nice,  the planked floor is very realistic. Is it done with coffee stirrers (or other wood equivalent)?



____________________
Regards Rob
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed May 3rd, 2017 10:11 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 124th 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

Ha ha, I was pleasantly surprised at how the planks came out.  They are the original plastic.  I scribed and sanded the cab planks to simulate grain.  The floor was painted "concrete" which is a sort of cream to begin with.  I bought some Tamiya panel lining paint which is very much like a wash and used that to give me the grain highlights.  Finished off with umber (earth) and black powders to make the planks look different.

John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed May 3rd, 2017 11:05 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 125th post
Rob Pulham
7mm Scale Modeller of the LNER


Joined: Fri Dec 9th, 2016
Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 489
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Brossard wrote: to make the planks look different.


Well John,  you certainly achieved what you set out to then. I would certainly be both pleased and proud of a result like that.



____________________
Regards Rob
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed May 3rd, 2017 11:22 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 126th 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

:oops:



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri May 5th, 2017 09:30 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 127th 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

I had several vehicles to apply transfers to so I got it yesterday.

Here's the Conflat A (finally!):



Fox transfers.

I've done the SR brake.  Had to redo the tare marking today because I noticed that the original had gone ahoo.  I also did the BR insulated van again.  I didn't like my weathering and when I cleaned that up I took the transfers with it :roll:.

John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat May 6th, 2017 02:13 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 128th 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

Here's the insulated van:



My previous attempt to weather this van produced something execrably filthy despite trying to keep the powder use to a minimum. I scrutinized pictures of vans and in no case were they all that filthy above the solbars. I used IPA to wash the old powder but in so doing wrecked the transfers.  I redid these yesterday.

Today I tried something new, Tamiya Panel Line paint.  It's a thin wash, brown in this case.  I think the result is quite pleasing.

I need to give the tyres a polish.

John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat May 6th, 2017 11:24 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 129th 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

Got the SR brake van completed today:



The corner post lamp brackets are bent NS scrap.  I gave up on the plastic ones after breaking two.  Center lamp brackets are Slaters cast brass, again plastic are supplied but I think they won't stand up in use.

Step hangers supplied were...you guessed it, plastic.  Again I replaced these with brass wire assemblies that feel much stronger.  If they do get knocked they'll bend rather than break.

John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 11:04 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 130th 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

Getting up to all sorts this past few days.

Decided to sort out my Lionheart BR van.  These are very good models but can do with some titivating.  I detailed the buffer beams:



From left to right:

- cast brass lamp bracket
- cast brass QR connector receptacle
- vacuum pipe
- coupling with instanter link

All these were sourced from Slaters.

Underneath I ran a pipe and connected the vac cylinder to the pipe.

I broke a tiebar and repaired it by gluing a strip of plastic to the back.  I did the same with the other one.

I also rolled out a completed Slaters BR standard van:



Nothing in particular to note.  As the kit notes point out, the only thing standard about these is how non standard they were.

John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 11:25 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 131st post
Rob Pulham
7mm Scale Modeller of the LNER


Joined: Fri Dec 9th, 2016
Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 489
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi John,
I like the finish on the insulated van,  it's very realistic. 

I did a search on the [highlight= rgb(254, 252, 246); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Tamiya Panel Line paint and unless I can find some either post free or locally it works out at about £10 a bottle - Ouch! I have a brass kit for an Insix Fish van to build soon for sale, and I reckon that if I can get a finish similar to yours it will fly out of the door.



____________________
Regards Rob
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 12:11 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 132nd 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

Many thanks for that Rob.  The panel lining isn't cheap, I think mine was $7.50.  I found this:

https://www.emodels.co.uk/tamiya-panel-line-accent-color-black-87131.html

Funny how some products are priced at the same number in different currencies.

John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 01:17 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 133rd post
allan downes
Deceased Member
 

Joined: Thu Feb 28th, 2013
Location: Immingham, United Kingdom
Posts: 2025
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Been following this thread with great interest and  awe at your talent John

Keep it coming.


Allan..


Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 01:51 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 134th 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

...and I've been following yours with equal awe Allan.  Mutual admiration society.  :chicken

John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed May 10th, 2017 03:56 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 135th 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

Decided to weather a couple of wagons today:

Slaters BR Std van, planked sides:



Usual methods for beneath the solebars - airbrush earth/black then rust powder followed by brown/black powder.

The body was also airbrushed lightly.  I then highlighted the ribs and door details with brown/black powder.  Following this I used my panel lining colour give an overall subtle weathered look (well I think so).  Most of the powder got washed off but some seeped into crevices.

Dapol BR std van, plywood sides:



Same methods as above.

John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun May 14th, 2017 10:54 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 136th 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

Here's the Conflat weathered and loaded up:



John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon May 15th, 2017 02:18 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 137th post
allan downes
Deceased Member
 

Joined: Thu Feb 28th, 2013
Location: Immingham, United Kingdom
Posts: 2025
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Stunning.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon May 15th, 2017 09:10 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 138th 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

Just want to show the SR brake weathered:



John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Jun 6th, 2017 10:13 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 139th 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

Some news on the wagon front.

First I received my Class B tank wagon from Dapol:



Excellent.  The icing in the box is a second hand Corgi Morris Minor.  Prices for new Corgi are pretty steep so I was glad to see this in Hattons' pre owned section for a reasonable amount.  Everyday cars seem rare as Oxford tend to produce a lot of limousines and upmarket vehicles.

Next, I decided to have a go at an etched brass kit.

This is from David Parkins' Modern Motive Power (MMP) range.  It's a LMS Dia 2134 steel mineral wagon.  BR based their design (of which I have two MMP kits; Dia 108/1 and 109/1) on this I believe.  All were unfitted so will make an interesting train along with the 3 PO wagons.



The sheet on the left is the chassis and on the right is the sheet for the body.



Additional detail sheets which I haven't fully sussed out.  Lots of etched builders plates.

I particularly like the phosphor bronze strips, these will make up working leaf springs.

There are a number of bends to make and I decided top use bending bars to accomplish these.  My setup is simple and I've described it before.



The idea is to clamp the piece to be bent between the edge of the workmate and a steel file.  The half etched bend line is lined up with the edge of the bench and everything tightened.  Use a tool (in this case the medium file) to push the material up against the edge of the file (mine happens to have a dead edge) and make sure the bend is 90 degrees.  I use the small hammer to get the bend crisp against the file edge.

Here's where I am right now:



Lots of bends as you can see.  The two brackets on the central beam were the very devil to do.  There are etched slots for them but, of course these are undersized.  Fettling was the order of the day but I still managed to lose one of these tiny brackets.  I made a new one from strip.  In the end I had a stroke .... of genius and soldered the bracket to some wire.  I could then wield the thing without fear of dropping or losing and get the bracket seated through the beam.  Phew!  :pathead

John



____________________
John

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Jun 6th, 2017 10:36 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 140th post
Rob Pulham
7mm Scale Modeller of the LNER


Joined: Fri Dec 9th, 2016
Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 489
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I like the idea of soldering the small part to wire John. One I will shamelessly plagiarise.
I found that there is a certain mindset with MMP kit's and once you are in it they go together superbly. I also David (Parkins) idea of using thin laminates to build strength in rather than using thick etch which is sometimes difficult to fettle and bend.



____________________
Regards Rob
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

This is topic ID = 14578     Current time is 09:26 am Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  ...  Next Page Last Page    
You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > More Practical Help > Kit Bashing > Johns 7mm Wagon Workbench
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.