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Loads of mistakes made but making some progress. . Learning lots along the way...look forward to finishing this soon and maybe doing better on the next!!

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Well done David and if we never try something different, we'll never learn anything at all! Looks as if you've had some fun there and with more to come as you finish it.

Coach interiors are relatively straightforward, if a tad tedious, but you can put loads of detail inside as well as out.

How will you be fitting the roof? I'm thinking of long brass screws fixed to the roof and screwed through the floor on my current build so I can access the interior for maintenance and re-gluing the little people when they fall off the seats when novice drivers come on shed!

Onwards and upwards,

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Thanks Bill. I may try using some strips of scrap etch at each end to hold the roof in place and make it removable...sounds like you have a good plan though! 

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Nice job David.  Way beyond my novice skills at the moment, but I do love it when people share their work.  Always an inspiration!

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Thanks Michael, but don’t be so sure about your limits! I am a fairly disastrous DIY-er and lack manual dexterity. But through some good guidance and lots of mistakes I’ve got some things done that I thought were too far out of my reach. This coach is not perfect and its smoothness in running is not all that I’d like. But hey - 3 weeks ago it was a flat set of etches that I’d been scared to touch for 18 months!!

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Looks good David :thumbs

As you say, three weeks ago it was a set of flat etches.

Makes me feel I really ought to attempt one of the Peco O-16.5 loco kits............................... maybe in the new year :lol:



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Go ahead and just take your time at it! It’ll be worth it...

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Well Done Harbottle - very impressive and you must be very pleased with your efforts. 
I took the plunge a year or so ago with 4mm etched brass/White Metal kits and started with a Falcon Horsebox. I am now on my third loco and still learning as I go! Mistakes a plenty, but thats half the fun!

Looking forward to seeing it progress. 

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Thanks Ian - v kind! Checked your layout thread out - brilliant atmosphere you’ve created 

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Thank you, however the layout has been neglected a bit since i have got the kit building bug!!!

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Well done David,
As Ian says they do get easier the more you do and develop techniques that work for you and at least you have started on one of Jim's kit's which are guaranteed to go together. 

Which is more than you can say for Ian's Jidenco kit (I followed the build over on RMweb).  That said some nice models have been built from Jidenco kits.

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The horsebox was definately a challenge as my first brass etch kit, but I think a lot had to do with a steep learning curve on how brass/soldering/white metal needs to be worked and things should be done in order. The kit itself wasnt too horrific - I would certainly attempt another Falcon/Jidenco kit put it that way.
I have since learnt a lot from watching the Right Move model rail DVD series with Tony Wright. Simple things make a huge difference in the finished product. Still ways off, but i'm getting there.

Looking forward to seeing the model completed, painted, lined and numbered!

ian

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Thanks everyone - hopefully finish model build today and start priming very soon!

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Making a bit more progress . . .


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Looks very nice. Well done!!!!

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Thank you! Transfers now drying on the body.....





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You're making a nice job of it, David.  :thumbs

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Thanks Max  ! I can see all the flaws and errors but will do better next time. The kit has been in a cupboard for some 18 months now so I’m glad that at least I gave it a go rather than letting it sit there even longer! 

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Could any one tell me who makes brass kits in oo gauge please
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Hi Eric,

Rather than hijack David's thread, just try googling '4mm brass railway kits', as there are many suppliers out there, some more complex than others and some specialising on locomotives, coaches or wagons.

Why not start a new thread and tell us what you would like to build and are happy to try. You will need some soldering skills for any brass kits, but many are quite straightforward.

Speak soon, cheers,

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Not hi jacking just asking for information, thanks for the suggestion.Eric

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Sorry Eric, as no criticism intended to yourself, but rather more concerned for a load of responses that could easily ensue from such an interesting question. There are many here who build 4mm and 7mm scale kits for various kinds of stock, hence the suggestion for a separate thread.

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Grandad - PM sent. Hope it helps!
David - excellent job on the coach. Wish my painting/transfers looked as good!

Well done.

Ian

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Thanks Ian - amazing what rattle cans and Methfix transfers can do! 

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That's a rattling good paint finish David, well done. Will you be fitting out the interior? It's amazing how much detail you can create with 7mm scale.

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Thanks Bill - it’s a double edged sword! Lots you can see , so lots to add. Yes, this one has an interior on the way - the kit maker has a bespoke one for it.

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Excellent David, even buttoned seats in third class and yes, very much a twin edged weapon! 

Hope you get framed prints on the partitions above the seats - I left those off my last 4mm build.

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Thanks Bill - not sure if 3rd class got pictures! Next coach in the pipeline may require some luxury - Colonel Stephens’ personal saloon as running on the KESR up till 1936...






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Comet Models have various brass coach and loco kits in 00 now available through Wizard Models/51L
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Edited to add that they also do wagon kits and parts too


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Hi Rob
Many thanks for the intormation I will try them for coaches and wagons. Will be quite a challenge l think.
Eric


                 

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