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 Posted: Mon Nov 20th, 2017 06:19 pm
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Good to see the progress.  We have different assembly methods since I like to install handrails and other details after paint. 

What's the story with the sub roofs?

How are the lamp brackets holding up?  My idea is to put loops on my lamps so they can be changed.  I'm uncertain that the plastic will have the strength for that.  I tend to either make them from brass strip or use Slaters cast brass brackets.

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Hi John,
One of my foibles is that I like to see planking under the veranda roof (yes I know that you have to turn it over to see them) so I have started adding them to brake van builds.

Regarding the lamp irons, if I was keeping it I would do like you and use either cast ones or make some. I do plan to make the more vulnerable upper lamp irons from scrap etch but those lower down should be okay or at least they will once I have removed either the centre one or the two outer ones...



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Ah yes, OK.  I scribed the planking on the underside of the Toad roof.  So, I'm with you there.

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Back at the beginning of last year (February) I built a Powsides ex GER 5 plank open. This was an E&T buy at Telford about 3 years ago. 

Warren primed and coated it in grey for me and I have finally got around to adding the transfers ready for some weathering. I must have done a bit of weathering/painting of the woodwork but I can't recall when...
















The last shot has it's load which is one of the Skytrex castings that I bought and painted two or three years ago.





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That looks really good Rob.  The Skytrex stuff seems to be quite good as well, although their wagons were a bit iffy from what I recall.

Wondering about the rusty buffers and couplings.

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Brossard wrote:
Wondering about the rusty buffers and couplings.

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Hi John, 


That's just the start of the process.



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Ah right, I will just have to contain myself then.

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I managed to move an even longer term inhabitant of the workbench a bit closer to the finish line this weekend.

I first built the basic kit back in May 2015 but I have only just got around to finishing the transfers. At the time Adrian Marks advised me that at grouping these ended their days in departmental service and as such never received LNER livery, hence this one will be finished in a very scabby GER livery.













A superb kit with all the brake gear being lost wax castings rather than etches.













The only changes I made were to add the tie down rings from bent brass dressmaking pins (I annealed them to bend them).



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Alongside progressing the Kirk twinset (all three bogies are now to the same stage) I have also put together and painted/weathered an ex LMS Steel bodied Ventilated van. 

It still needs couplings and some further work before I will have achieved my aim but I am pleased with progress so far.























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Another winner to be sure Rob.  Who makes the kit?

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Thanks John, It's a Parkside kit,  Diag D1828



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But...shock, horror, it's plastic :shock:  I thought you only did brass.

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Brass when I am at home in Wakefield,  plastic when I am in Bishop Auckland - no soldering facilities there



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