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 Posted: Sun Jan 31st, 2010 07:40 pm
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Very very nice, I like all the detail underneath :thumbs

What couplers will you be fitting ?

 


Strange you should ask this question today Alan because at about the time of your post I was actually fitting the couplings!
I am using Smiths screw link couplings on this one as per the pictures I have of these vans. I understand though that some of these vehicles had Instanter couplings.
No pictures today because the paint is still wet on the body. Pictures to follow in a day or so.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 26th, 2010 01:26 pm
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I can't believe that it's been 7 months since I last updated this project!
Anyway, finished just in time for the YMR show here's the finished Ex LNER van.
Painted weathered and with Modelmaster transfers
FINISHED AT LAST!




When I was on holiday in "sunny" North Wales I purchased this Dapol kit whilst on a visit to the Welsh Highland Railway in Porthmadog.

Again I managed to finish it this afternoon.
Built as Dapol intended except for the Instanter type couplings rather than buckeye or tension locks that come with the kit.

Just need a suitable load for it now, but, until I find or make some thing it will run on the layout MT.



More later rather than sooner!

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Nice job on both of them Frank. I like the lomac particularly... Got to find one in N for my layout



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A super job Frank and, although I like them both, the van has it by a whisker - it's a real stunner. :thumbs



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Almost 12 months has passed since I built the Dapol Lomac kit.
I have been thinking (ouch!) about some sort of load for it.

Dapol make a JCB kit which is one option I had but I baulked at the price for what it is.
In the end I picked up this Fordson tractor for a couple of quid at an expo and used that.



With some timber baulks (match sticks),some fine chain and some fuse wire the tractor was secured to the bed of the wagon.

Davies the Farm can hardly wait for it to be unloaded at Pen Y Bont so he can play with his new toy!

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And a very nice looking and authentic Fordson tractor it is too Frank. :thumbs

I love the way you've done the chains complete with tensioning clamps.  You've obviously spent some time studying such items. :pathead

Why do the manufacturers insist on producing these iconic tractor models in yellow, green, pink and all the other colours of the rainbow ?  They look wrong and they are wrong !!!

Factory produced tractors came in "house" colours (unless specified otherwise by large buyers - that's "quantity" and not "girth" !!!).  The Fordson "Major" had blue bodywork and engine with orange wheels. Later, the smaller Fordson "Dexta" had an option of white (or off white) or silver wheels and radiator grills but the blue/orange was "classic" Fordson. 

The Ferguson "20" (either "TE" petrol/TVO model or "TF" diesel model) was always overall grey - hence it's nickname "Little Grey Fergie".  Later, when Harry Ferguson merged his company with Massey Harris to become "Massey Ferguson", the colours changed from grey to red with silver-ish wheels.




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All noted about the tractor manufacturers livery details Peter.
Not knowing anything at all about tractors I just hoped it was correct.
the model I have used is made by Oxford die cast so I just presumed it was correct.

Cheers!

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