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#1 Darius43

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 17:08

Inspired by this photo taken at Bristol Temple Meads in 1985...

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...I made a start with these:-

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#2 young37215

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 19:16

Looks impressive but showing my ignorance, what model are the coaches from?   



#3 Darius43

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 19:44

Looks impressive but showing my ignorance, what model are the coaches from?


Hi. They are based on Hornby’s Maunsell coaches - a 6 compartment brake and a corridor 3rd.

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#4 Darius43

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:48

Some progress.

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#5 KeithHC

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:02

You could have used the Hornby pull push unit. One of the Chapman fleet is preserved at I believe Swanage this was the driving trailer form one of the maunsel conversions.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:13

You could have used the Hornby pull push unit. One of the Chapman fleet is preserved at I believe Swanage this was the driving trailer form one of the maunsel conversions.
Keith


I thought about that but it seemed a shame to use the one set I have, whilst I have a good supply of Maunsells obtained relatively cheaply a few years ago.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 15:30

Maybe of interest https://paulbartlett...ipmanweedkiller

 

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 21:04

Maybe of interest https://paulbartlett...ipmanweedkiller
 
Paul


Hi Paul,

Thanks for the link. I have seen this website - it will be very useful for the construction of the spray pipes etc.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 07:57

Reunited with chassis - weathering next.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:31

Details added to cab.

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And spray head detail to the cab end bogie.

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Darius

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 15:24

Getting there...

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 10:17

Some more progress...

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#13 Darius43

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 15:16

Dunweatherin. :)

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And a nice sunset this afternoon :)

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 15:20

Great craftsmanship! Looks fantastic

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#15 Darius43

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 15:23

Great craftsmanship! Looks fantastic
Chris


Thanks Chris, I really enjoyed this project. Still getting the hang of using an airbrush.

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Darius

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 20:51

Wow, that’s great ! Really unusual , nice one.
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Posted 09 December 2018 - 21:34

First class modelling, I doubt that I am alone when I ask if you would detail how you have completed the work.
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 13:33

Nice build!


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 16:13

First class modelling, I doubt that I am alone when I ask if you would detail how you have completed the work.

Thanks - the conversion work was essentially:-

Corridor 3rd
- Disassemble body from chassis.
- Remove interior and glazing (gently prying off the glued glazed areas so that there were no cracks in the windows).
- Remove corridor connectors from coach body ends.
- Coat body with grey primer.
- Mask roof and airbrush sides and ends (mix of Humbrol enamel aircraft interior green and light grey).
- Mask sides and airbrush red cant tail band.
- Remove roof mask, fully mask sides and ends and spray roof dark grey followed by matt varnish coat.
- Re-install glazing, corridor connectors and interior and re-attach body to chassis.

Compartment Brake
- Disassemble body from chassis.
- Remove interior and glazing (gently prying off the glued glazed areas so that there were no cracks in the windows).
- Remove corridor connectors from coach body ends.
- Remove handrails from brake end and carve off footrests etc.
- Fill embossed corridor door and sand smooth.
- Remove guards duckets from coach sides and fill resultant holes with plasticard sheets with new windows pre cut. Fill gaps and sand smooth.
- Coat body with grey primer.
- Mark out windows on brake end - drill out and file to shape.
- Mask roof and airbrush sides and non-brake end (mix of Humbrol enamel aircraft interior green and light grey).
- Mask sides and airbrush red cant tail band.
- Remove roof mask, fully mask sides and ends and spray roof dark grey followed by matt varnish coat.
- Drill new handrail holes to brake end and add new wire handrails bent from 0.3mm dia. wire.
- Add new steps and other details from plasticard, plastic rod and wire.
- Add spray pipe assemblies to bogie - made from plasticard and wire. Apply grey primer before attaching to wire arms secured into holes drilled in bogie end frame.
- Mask coach body and spray brake end with white primer. Follow with coat of Halfords “Mustard Yellow”.
- Add spray pipe details to coach sides using plasticard and wire.
- Brush paint coach side and bogie spray pipe assemblies.
- Install new cab and side window glazing - clear acetate (old report cover) cut to fit and glued in place with small amount of cyano glue. Once secure brush on Klear varnish, which removes any glue “fogging” and further secures the glazing.
- Re-install glazing, corridor connector and interior and re-attach body to chassis.

Weathering
- Mix of Humbrol track colour and yellow airbrushed to chassis sides and ends.
- Follow this when dry with mix of BR coach grey with a bit of track colour mixed in to the bogie and chassis sides.

Cheers

Darius

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 14:41

Triang-Hornby Utility Van modified to look a bit like the scenery vans often used in this train.

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Awaiting decals and weathering.

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Darius
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