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The Old and the New

Posted by Yan , 09 February 2018 · 97 views

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Thought I'd start a workbench blog as some of the up and coming will be and in hindsight some of my passed posts are, relevant to more than one project.

 

Normally I think the saying goes "out with the old and in with the new", but I thought I'd try my hand at combining the old with the new.

 

Again I've been thinking about what skills I lack and also what I've purchased to have a go at and not had the courage to start. I think it was at a Letterhead Scaleforum that, with all the bravado of a newbie to the hobby, I purchased a Craig Welsh etch for a 9ft RCH chassis. After a very poor attempt at constructing a Bill Bedford etch for a 16T mineral wagon Mr Welsh's etch was allowed to languish in a box along with a couple of wooden mineral wagon kits. In subsequent years I've been enticed to purchased some Rumney Models etches so I thought it was about time I had a go at constructing a chassis etch od some description.

 

When digging out the box containing Craig Welsh's etch I found this very old Ian Kirk kit.

 

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God knows how long I've had this kit. Unlike Ian Kirk's later offerings for this type of wagon there is no internal planking detail on this vintage kit. Even so I thought if I make a good attempt at marrying this to Craig's etch it could be permanently loaded with coal to disguise the lake of internal detail.

 

So...

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The body goes together reasonably well, though I think I may have to cut a new bottom for the wagon. I've already assigned the brake gear to the bin and the next task will be to remove the W irons and V hanger from the solebars.

 

As I'd spent a few moments (well more than a few) mulling over this little project, reading the build instructions for Craig'sand also Rumney Models etches, that was as far as I got during last evenings visit to the "Man Cave".

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Good luck with the build. Craig's etched chassis are really good. I used one under a Cambrian English China Clays RCH 7 plank wagon I originally built rather badly 30 years ago.

Justin's kits are good too. I've just built my first one.

Thanks Andrew

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