Jump to content






Photo
- - - - -

Centenary composite

Posted by The Fatadder , 12 January 2018 · 355 views

Centenary

Tonight I have cracked on with the last coach for my down Cornish Riveria formation, a composite again built with comet sides on a Hornby body. This is both for consistency with the rest of the take and as an easy way to add the window detail

 

Construction followed all the other build with one extra step. Comet have cocked up the forming of the etch, so it doesn’t have the same profile as the restaurant pair (it is flatter) so I had to reform the tumble Home.

 

Of course I only realise this after gluing the first side in place and then wondering why a gap was appearing at the bottom of the side when I clamped the top!Attached Image

 

The other side will be added tomorrow

  • Like x 3





I did one of these recently and I didn't notice the tumblehome difference - must check. Too late to do anything, though, as I've glued it together.

Photo
The Fatadder
Jan 12 2018 22:48
I think it must just be a one off, I don’t recall any issue with the other 5 that I’ve built. In fact I had to check to be sure, but sure enough comparing the left over brass from the ends of the etch the different profile is clearly visible. I assume comet make coaches to a couple of different profiles and this one was put through the wrong press
Photo
The Fatadder
Jan 14 2018 08:58
The other side did not go well,worst of all that I’ve done! The top joint did not bond well, do it’s out with superglue for repairs

Index:

Mixed Traffic
  • 4925Eynsham Hall - Lined Green G crest W - Needs a black respray
  • 6971Athelhampton Hall - Lined Green G crest W
  • 6829Burmington Grange - Wartime Black GWR
  • 6808Beenham Grange - GWR Green
  • 1004County of Somerset - G crest W
  • 9018Dukedog - GWR Green
  • 4707 Unlined G crest W
  • Bulldog Straight Frame
  • Bulldog Curved Frame
Heavy Freight
  • 2846- 2800 Class - GWR Green
  • 3817 - 2884 Class - GWR Green
  • 7250- 7200 Class - GWR Green
  • 4292- 4200 Class - Wartime Black
  • 77285 - WD Austerity 2-8-0
Local Freight
  • 5798 - 5700 class
  • 43xx
Tanks
  • 4526- 4500 Class
  • 4582- 4575 Class
  • 4547- 4500 Class Wartime Black
  • 5108 - 5100 Class

Search My Blog

Recent Comments

Recent Entries

user(s) viewing

members, guests, anonymous users

Latest Visitors

  • Photo
    GWR8700
    Yesterday, 17:37
  • Photo
    Quintus
    Yesterday, 12:54
  • Photo
    PJBambrick
    Yesterday, 07:16
  • Photo
    Barry Ten
    19 Aug 2018 - 20:45
  • Photo
    hooky
    19 Aug 2018 - 16:30