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 Posted: Sat Jan 31st, 2009 10:30 pm
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Hi folks, sorry I have been away for so long and not participating. I really havent had a good opportunity to get my fangs back into railway modelling but have started on building up rolling stock levels. I have listed below some that I have been working on since Christmas. First batch is the Ratio LMS Coal/4 Plank Set



 



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Whats in the box? Plastic parts are relatively free from flash and you are provided a nice set(s) of metal spoked wheels.





 



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The parts went together well but I did find that the instructions were somewhat sketchy as they appeared to assume a level of understanding of wagon components - I thought a solebar was a place singles drinking establishment!:cheers










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They went well together. No further work for now until i start getting confidence to paint these. There are V hangers on the opposite side which I believe should be cut off (there are brake shoes/handle on one side only) but can someone confirm this - I am loath to cut them off and then find out I shouldnt have?






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The next one is the LMS CCT from Parkside Dundas. This one had lots of flash and required lots of fettling



 



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I really wanted make sure this unit was weighted and that the sides should not bow in before the roof went on as the method I was going to fix the roof made it unlikely that it would not be coming off again (see later below re fixing).

I bought some flatbar and cut it to size. I then fixed this in place with araldite inside the body. I then created a styrene mid-section to keep the sides apart (it slid in above the flatbar and was glued in place).

The roof was fixed in place with araldite as the shape was poor (even after some major fettling) and the araldite seems to have done the job.







 

 



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The kit whilst it went together fine, seem to fall together less well than the Ratio kit. The brake shoes from my viewpoint needed a better base so I added some blocks so that they were more robust fixings (for handling etc). The round buffers were also required to be filed down to rectangular buffers (as per the instructions) I would therefore suggest that this is not a beginners kit you would want to start out with. All that being said I was impressed with the level of detail included on the kit. The unit is nice and solid (and weighty with all that flatbar!) Again no more on this one until I get some confidence up in painting.















 



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Welcome back Darren, a lot of things has happened over the last few months on the Forum.
I like that van - I did one for the SR CCT , it was not the easist I must admit- I will need to take more time & not try to get it finished yesterday

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Great to see you back Darren. :thumbs

Even better that you have done these two builds - the Ratio LMS coal truck is excatly what I've got waiting to be built and I also have a Parkside kit but it's also an open truck.  Both yet to be started so your experience will help.

Oh, by the way, I had similar thoughts to yours regarding "solebars" :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:



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Great to have back Darren i look forward to watching your projects

I have done a number of wagon kits the Peco ones are quite good the one i did was the LMS bogie wagon my only gripe was that it has plastic wheels did your 2 have plastic wheels?

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hi Darren with regard to your query about wagon brakes, i  don`t kmow about
now but way back when i used to shunt em they had a lever on each side
diagonaly,no way was i going to dodge rolling trucks looking for the brake.

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Well done Darren, great to have you back and with such great builds too.
I've yet to venture into the wagon building trade, but it's on the list, yes, even though I model in N.

I can't comment on LMS wagons but I seem to recall that GWR ones only had the brake handle and hanger on ones side before a certain date and then regulations, created after the high death/injury rate of shunters was realised, required brake handles on both sides.

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Welcome back,Darren....great wagons!

cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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Good to hear from everyone.  Thanks for the advice on brakes. I have a ratio coach kit to start but really dont want to build it without doing the internals (the kit only has the compartment dividers and not seats etc). I have found that there are internal coach seating sets available separately from ratio - I will get one set and look to use that as a master to copy for future other builds. I will however need to get some books on the internal seating colours etc of the LMS.

Given that I may wait for the seats I guess I really should get metal wheels and brass bearings as the kit has plastic wheels only...

I am off overseas for 2 weeks on business so no more for a wee while unfortunately!!

 



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Nice to see you back Darren. Enjoyed the pictures.

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Enjoy "abroad" Darren.  Can't be much worse that UK at present - unless you're doing something like Novice in a "war zone" !!

Take care and look forward to your return. ;-) 



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Back to wagon building I thought I would actually make a start on a HR Wagon. I

bought a batch of the 51L kits for the twin timber wagon. The kit for two units comes exquisitely wrapped and i bought wheels, bearings and three link couplings separately.

 

I eventually decided to build using araldite with superglue for the smaller components (I have however convinced myself that I now need to take the plunge and start soldering future projects!)



The kit is predominatly made from whitemetal with brass w irons. In addition there was some styrene packing required to get the buffers to the correct height. The buffers are handed (I still fitted them the wrong way round (despite reading the instructions) but thankfully used superglue!!)







Items left to do are the couplings, bolster and horse hook but have run out of time today so this will need to wait until next week. 









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a really nice looking wagon, must admit they look better than rtr,
a bit pricey though.

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Another top build,Darren.Come on now and pluck up the courage,and get 'em painted!!!
   I'm sure you'll do a bloody good job on them all...just take your time with them,and I'm sure they'll turn out great.You'll see!:thumbs

Cheers,John.B.

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Darren those 51L kits look superb i will have to get some of those myself i need to look where i can source them from.

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