S7 scratch building
Posted 25 April 2017 - 10:12
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Edited by airnimal, 12 May 2017 - 19:15 .
Posted 27 April 2017 - 15:11
I love the delicacy you have achieved with these models. So easy to get the "chunky" effect exaggerated in this scale. Especially with certain kits that had better not be named, but produce wagons that look as if they were fabricated from armour plate. You have "sold" me on trying scratch-building.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 20:15
I should add to why I quoted £11or £12 per wagon is because I have had the wheels and etched w-irons in stock for over 20 years or bought items from the Trustees and Executive stand at Telford. But you do not need to spend a lot of money to scratch build. I do have a good workshop at home but these wagons were made with the basic set of tools I have had for many years. The Moore and Wright square and dividers were bought way back in 1969 or 1970.
Quite correct, decent tools last a lifetime and even the raw materials cost very little compared to the cost of kits or rtr. However the biggest plus of building from scratch is the satisfaction of having something unique and personal to oneself. More power to your elbow!
One question, in your photo two above, how do the brakes work? I assume some sort of lever device behind the solebars but I have never seen that type before.
Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:15
In the answer to your question about the brake gear, there would be a parallel bar running behind the brake handle pushing down on the centre of the push rods. If you have not seen this before then the are a couple of very good books to get hold of. They were not expensive and well worth seeking out. They were written and published by L.Tavender and contain many fine 7mm drawings.
Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:38