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Centenary First Conversion

Posted by The Fatadder , 07 December 2017 · 318 views

CRE Centenary

While I wait for the Romford screwdriver and crank pins needed to finish my County, I have gone back to working on my Cornish Riveria Express project.

 

Having already built two thirds and a left hand brake, etched have now arrived for the restaurant pair along with the composite. The latter is being converted as I feel it will be a lot quicker to replace the whole side than to just add the new window frames.

 

Work has started on the more complicated build for the restaurant First, mostly because the other two donor coaches were outside!

 

I started by preparing the direst body side, the logic being that the shell will be two weak If I chopped up virgin sides at once, so one etch needs gluing before the other side is prepared. The window area was enlarged and a large section chopped out for he recessed door.
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Next the etch was soldered up, before removing the etched gutter and test fitting onto the model. This highlighted an alignment issue in that the etch wasn’t straight. A quick touch of the soldering iron soon had it realigned.
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The model and etch were both smeared with Ecostick and clamped in place to dry, the side now needs fitting with a length of 60thou by 10thou Evergreen strip to thicken the gutter.

 

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Once fully dry the other side will be attached following the same approach, then it will be onto the remaining coaches. I want to get the whole rake finished by the spring so they can all be painted and lined together.

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Rich, what is the parentage of those clamps, please?  I ask because deep in the pile of project boxes is a pair of brake composite sides and a donor body awaiting their turn for surgery and, if I'm honest, the courage to do it.

 

Chris 

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The Fatadder
Dec 07 2017 07:22
I think they are from Amazon, It’s certainly a generic design, I think I’ve seen similar on B&Q as well. I really ought to get another set so I can do more coaches at the same time! Thinking about it I ought to do a brake compo at some point ...

Rich, what is the parentage of those clamps, please?  I ask because deep in the pile of project boxes is a pair of brake composite sides and a donor body awaiting their turn for surgery and, if I'm honest, the courage to do it.

 

Chris 

 

Squires sell these as do many pound shops Chris.

Squires sell these as do many pound shops Chris.


Agreed Rob, but beware !
I've used the pound outlets for some of mine and they don't seem to last too long, mind you for a quid it's worth it !

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