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 Posted: Mon Mar 5th, 2018 02:54 am
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A few other things ticked off my list:



Cast brass door handles blackened.  Tee shaped grab handles for the central guards door.  These are 0.032" brass wire (scales to just less than 1.5" in 7mm scale).  I used the coach as a jig and soldered the joint.  These have been blackened as well.

Gangway ends with cobbled up lamp brackets.  This coach will form part of my parcels train with non corridor CCTs.  The gangways will be retracted so I won't use the concertinas.

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Now John, if you modeled in Z scale you could miss a lot of those fiddly bits out ......



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True, but I wouldn't be able to see anything.  That can sometimes be an advantage though.

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Inspired by Nicks great work on his railcar, I spent the last couple of days detailing the GWR Autocoach.





The main job was to cover the seats and I used Nicks method of self adhesive address labels.  I found a pack with full page sized labels.  I took the moquette from:

https://www.cplproducts.net/latest-news.html

I reduced the size to suit the seats, printed onto a label sheet and stuck them on.

Next I turned my attention to the partitions.  These I wrenched out, breaking some locating pips in the process.  I drilled and glued in 0.032" wire to replace them.

First, I printed some pictures on to a label sheet and cut these out.

I painted the partitions with Humbrol Matte Sand (#32 IIRC), a colour Mike Trice recommends to simulate varnished teak.  This required two coats.  I used a Letraset marker to mark the frames and stuck the pictures in.

To try to stop the thinner attacking the paint I sprayed the partitions with matte varnish to make a barrier.

I wanted to get a sort of varnished teak look on the partitions.  My method was to use Tamiya Panel Lining Wash to darken the partitions.  It dried too dark, so, following Tamiyas instruction, I brushed on enamel thinner to light the effect.  This took several tries until was happy, letting things dry between attempts.  I sparayed on 2 coats of gloss varnish (Testors Glosscote) and the effect is quite pleasing I think.

Passengers are from Omen Miniatures.  Guard is from Heroes of the Footplate.

I can reassemble the coach next.

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Worth the effort, John.  :thumbs



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Cheers Max.

I put the interior in:





Note the driver in his compartment.

I'm painting the glazing Humbrol sand, like the partitions and I'll varnish this tomorrow.  I'll rub off the old glue marks before fitting the glazing.

It's not obvious, in fact, you can't even see it, but I sanded the seat edges and ran a marker along them to give them a more finished look.

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Love the interior John,so much detail.



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Well it's takena fair while to do all the fiddly bits associated with finished the full brake, but I think I got it:





Clip top buffers are a bit of an issue, since they tend to go ahoo.  I tried to add an anti rotation feature involving a piece of L shaped wire glued into the floor and soldered to the retaining nut.

I left the vestibules varnished teak, I nice touch I think.

The place is a building site so I don't have any good places to take pictures.

John

Edit, I set up a better photo location and replaced the previous pictures with better ones.  I have tested the coach and it runs round my 4'6" curve without problems.



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Nice work on both the BG and the autocoach John, I do like coaches.



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Yes, but sooooo much work!

I had to redo my steam pipes because of a foul on the bogies.  Should be OK now.

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Nice job on the autocoach interior John. I like the partitions, did you have to add the panelling detail on those?



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Thanks Nick.  I just painted the partions as they came.  I did add the pictures.

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