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Set 5 - Quick and Slow: Part 1 Quick (I hope)

Posted by Ravenser , in Constructional 24 September 2017 - - - - - - · 324 views
LMS coaches, Steam era coaches
After a long while contemplating the idea, I finally bought one of the Dapol LMS coaches in CKD form . I prefer CKD form as it's a little cheaper, and as I'm going to work on the thing I am saved the trouble of finding out how to dismantle it. The intended victim is a CK in BR Blood and Custard The CK seems to be the pick of Dapol's ex Mainline Stani...


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Butchering a Meat Van

Posted by Ravenser , in Constructional 07 September 2017 - - - - - - · 365 views
Steam wagons
I've been fairly quiet for a few months, partly because of work getting on top of me . But after finally managing 2 weeks holiday , having previously not managed more than an odd day off since I started the new job just over a year ago , I'm feeling human again , and I'm trying to resolve some of the various unfinished projects . 
One small project i...


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Set 4 - Modernity on the Cheap: Part 3 - Plywood Horror

Posted by Ravenser , in Constructional 18 February 2017 - - - - - - · 322 views
LNER coaches, steam age coaches
This is the story of a cheap and nasty kit for a cheap and nasty coach. Actually that's a little unfair - to the prototype 
In recent years Coopercraft , like the Cheshire Cat in Alice , has been slowly fading away. Two or three years ago, before matters reached the final stage of a Smile Without a Cat, I purchased a couple of kits from their stand a...


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Work in Progress

Posted by Ravenser , in Constructional 12 February 2017 - - - - - - · 216 views
LMS Coaches, DMUs
I didn't get round to my annual New Year's Resolutions posting this year - a bad sign. Thanks to a new job and various domestic renewals not a lot of modelling was done in the couple of months before New Year, and even less posting on here took place. 
Nevertheless rather more modelling took place in 2016 than was written up in this blog. The trouble...


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Set 4 - Modernity on the Cheap: Part 2 - Sidetracked

Posted by Ravenser , in Constructional 13 May 2016 - - - - - - · 451 views
coaches, BR coaches, LNER coaches
The Hachette Mark 1 has now been finished, with interior painted 
 
 
And here's the results. There is a problem , but it isn't obvious: 
 
 
When I was weathering the underframe somehow a touch of weathering wash got onto the sides. I cleaned it off with white spirit but the panel was still discoloured. I cleaned the whole...






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