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Bubble Car

Posted by D869 , in dmus 18 May 2011 - - - - - - · 929 views
DMUs, class122

By popular request (well, one person anyway), I will occasionally post an article describing one of my earlier projects. This one is about my bubble car and its trailer.

If you think that this is to fill in when I don't have much to say about active projects, then I couldn't possibly comment…

The bubble car...


Class 22 - Part 8

Posted by D869 , in class 22, locos 21 April 2011 - - - - - - · 359 views
locos, class22
Progress continues on the class 22, albeit rather more slowly now that the days are longer and I'm often out and about enjoying the nice weather for more of the evening.

This posting is rather an interim update to say that "I'm still here" rather than a blow by blow account of particular bits of the model, mainly because I don't think...


Class 22 - Part 7

Posted by D869 , in class 22, locos 23 March 2011 - - - - - - · 769 views
locos, class22
The body gains its buffer beams, valences and roof panels.

... and I promise to write about something else one day

Buffer Beams

As far as I can tell the method of assembly intended by the Worsley Works kit involves two false cab floors to be soldered to the main body and a separate chassis built around a floor unit with two cutouts, presumably for...


Class 22 - Part 6

Posted by D869 , in class 22, locos 05 March 2011 - * * * - - · 852 views
locos, class22
Progress continues on the class 22, but at a rather slower pace now that I'm working on the detailing of the nose ends. There's a lot to do here (and it still isn't finished) and it's definitely a place at which the Worsley Works scratch-aid kit becomes more scratch than aid.

The Prototype

The nose is another place on the class 22...


Class 22 - Part 5

Posted by D869 , in class 22, locos 22 February 2011 - - - - - - · 356 views
locos, class22
It Lives!

This is a quick update with some good news about my class 22 - this afternoon postman brought me an Atlas MP15DC that will provide the chassis for the class 22.

It had taken about 5 weeks to arrive from New Jersey. I was rather beginning to think that it was never going to arrive and wishing that I'd just found a nice Farish class 20...


Class 22 - Part 4

Posted by D869 , in class 22, locos 14 February 2011 - - - - - - · 995 views
class22, locos
The roof detail goes on...

Choice of Prototype

So far I hadn't really done anything that had limited the choice of loco that I could build, but on reaching the roof that was about to change because this is one place where there were lots of variations.

The pilot scheme locos D6300-6305 were ruled out because they had a different layout for the...


Class 22 - Part 3

Posted by D869 , in class 22, locos 04 February 2011 - - - - - - · 419 views
class22, locos
Fitting the Cabs

To recap from the previous installment... I think that the cab sides need to taper slightly inwards from the doors to the nose, but the kit seems to assume that this doesn't happen.

I took some dividers and marked 0.5mm in from the widest part of the nose ends. I filed down to these marks and then continued the filing down to...


Class 22 - Part 2

Posted by D869 , in locos, class 22 02 February 2011 - - - - - - · 484 views
class22, locos
In this post I actually start to build the kit...

Folding the Body

The one job that was worrying me most of all (and probably delaying me starting work) was bending up the single etching that makes the loco sides and roof. Logically this semed like the place to start construction, so at least I would get what seemed to be the worst job over and...


Class 22 - Part 1

Posted by D869 , in class 22, locos 31 January 2011 - - - - - - · 963 views
locos, class22
Look at a few photos of trains in Devon and Cornwall in the 1960s and the chances are that you will see class 22s cropping up quite often. Although they were regarded as probably the least successful of the WR diesel hydraulics, they were a key part of the scene in the South West and I needed at least one of them if my stock was going to be representative...


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