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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2009 11:03 am
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87 101 wrote:
Great job Alan just need to fit the body on properly!


:exclam:exclam:exclam:exclam

Dave never had the body off, are you saying that it needs to sit lower, and the model is a Bachmann.

Thanks guys, I am really quite happy, just a bit mad that I didn't keep the screen clean where the vipers go !! still next time, Chris, it might be a blue one or even a grey one !

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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2009 11:43 am
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Yes yours looks like the body is not on properly as the chassies is showing above the fuel tanks and bogies. Here's a link to bachmans website... http://www.bachmann.co.uk/image_box.php?image=images1/branchline/32-376DS.jpg&cat_no=32-376DS&info=0&width=650&height=232

In the pics of yours there are some 'pips' sticking out of the chassies molding just above the bogies. The pic on their website shows these as located in the cutout on the lower bodyside. Hope this helps. ;-)

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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2009 12:20 pm
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Thanks Dave

I will lower the body when I get home :thumbs

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Well spotted, Dave.  It needs to go down about 3mm.



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Okay guys something different

http://cgi.ebay.com/campbell-scale-models-wayside-freight-station-craft-kit_W0QQitemZ130365193058QQcmdZViewItemQQssPageNameZRSS:B:SRCH:US:101

I purchased a couple of these wooden kits s/hand the other day, they are the next step in adding buildings to our  American layout, lots of HO layouts seem to have quality wooden kits on them, and they always look good, a high level of detail, and they always look the part, which I suppose they will do if they are meant to be a wooden building.

These will be my next project at home, but before I start a couple of questions, has anybody made any wooden kits before, and if so do you have any tips, and next what is the best glue to use ?

Reading the instructions :roll: they suggest to stain all the wood first, do you agree, when I start I will photograph each stage.

 

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Whilst I've neither heard of nor made one of those Campbell kits Alan, staining the timber first would make sense.  If you didn't, any glue residues on the surface would effect the "take" of post assembly staining.

Incidentally, I've just had another look at the weathered Class 37 a couple of posts earlier - I'd forgotten how great she looks. :cheers:cheers:cheers



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Petermac wrote: Whilst I've neither heard of nor made one of those Campbell kits Alan, ................

 

Peter,  Campbells kits to my knowledge is almost as old as I am,              well they started in 1960 - so not quite as old as me!

 I suppose that is one advantage of living Down Under - for years we have been getting not only UK model mags but a few from Europe & lots from USA so many modellers  in my part of the world are aware of many products from all over the world.

( I will rephrase that - while a lot of modellers living Down Under are aware of many fine products from all over, I do know some who refuse to look at USA /Aust models, only UK outline - Kadee & in some cases DCC, are rude words & according to them- people who use them should be shunned - just ask Max) )

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Alan I think an evo-stiok type glue i used to know the names but so many have gone or changed name,Wilkinson`s sell a good
range,in small sizes,

:hmm:lol::lol::cool:

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It's hard to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.  ;-)



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MaxSouthOz wrote: It's hard to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.  ;-)

:mutley:mutley:mutley:mutley:mutley:mutley:mutley:mutley:mutley:mutley


Now I really do like that one !!!!!



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Thanks for the help with the glue

But what would you use as a stain ? would normal wood stain work ?

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I've heard that normal diluted wood stain works well Alan.



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I saw a wooden building at a show once and that was stained, asked how he did it and he said T bags. Just drain them into a bowl and apply to the wood, no idea if this will be any good for you.

Phill

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Hi Alan

Going back to your 37 for a moment - the body is not only not on properly but also the wrong way round. This is the first Bachmann release isnt it? You have done a good job with it but the list of errors is long. If you do any more look for the second or newest releases.

There is an article on improving the second generation 37 on my website, see http://jsmithwright.demonweb.co.uk/other/articles/articles.html

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"But what would you use as a stain ? would normal wood stain work ?"

Boot polish would work too.

Mike

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Thanks again Guys

I guess really it's all down to the finished look, which needs to be faded wood, bit more research needed, as it all needs staining first, but I might as well stain all three kits at the same time, as they would have been built at the same time.

Jim

That's an interesting comment, as I brought the loco with a decoder fitted, it must have been the person before me, but I will sort it out, what other mistakes have I made, or have I just opened up the flood gates !

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Hi Alan

Its not mistakes you have made but errors int he original model that meant many people (myself included) refused to buy them and Bachmann doing an almost total retool for the second release. They went further with the third batch meaning there are no common parts between the first release and the current one.

The main problem is that the roof is the wrong shape. This means there is a 'porch' over the cabside doors that just isn't there on the real loco. The fan in the roof is far too crude and the doors on the bonnet are miles too small. The bogie sideframes are in the wrong place meaning the axle boxes dont line up with the axles and the bogies themselves are too wide. This problem existed on the second batch too and its an easy fix (as outlined in my article).

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There appears to be no access to your article on detailing the Bachmann Class 37 from that link Jim.  The article is there with the PDF file shown but it's not "live" on my computer. :roll::roll:



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Petermac wrote: There appears to be no access to your article on detailing the Bachmann Class 37 from that link Jim.  The article is there with the PDF file shown but it's not "live" on my computer. :roll::roll:

Works fine for me?? It is open now, and I can save it locally.

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What are you doing Geoff ?  It won't open for me - Issue 41 of the DEMU site - or am I way off beam !!! :oops::oops::???::???::???:



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