DLT's NG Workbench - A New Hunslet!
Posted 13 February 2012 - 23:51
I'm very pleased with the finish, and I hope its owner will be too.
Hmm, just noticed that one of the smokebox dart handles has dropped off. I know I should have used brass....
Posted 14 February 2012 - 00:24
Now that it is finished, and looks splendid. I have realise that it is actual sat astride the rails, hope the driver and fireman have a good dentist!!
I expect they've both got dentures by now!
The loco is posed on my narrow gauge layout Charmouth (link below) I figured it looks better against a scenic background than it does on a length of Peco 0-Gauge track on a board.
I MUST build a photographic diorama, but there always seems to be something more important to do.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 20:09
Thanks very much, its all fairly basic techniques though.
Looks superb. I particularly like the subtle weathering. Well done!
Trouble is Stu that Bridport takes up so much space that its not normally kept set up at home. And even when it is up, its difficult to get into a good position for photography.
Dave, you've got some standard gauge track on Bridport, this little beauty would look good posed there.
Don't know Harry, they came in an anonymous bag. The nameplates look like the ones done by the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association, and the worksplates are possibly Guilplates?
A superb build. Where are the plates from?
All the best, Dave.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 23:32
The photo shows these bits with the floor extended using a surplus piece of brass etch. Hefty strips of brass angle hold everything together. Chassis details are from the Branchlines Clogher Valley wagon chassis etch.
Wheels brakegear etc are built on a separate circuit-board plate which attaches to the wagon floor
Time to dig out the plasticard for the bodywork. This one will represent a rebuilt vehicle, with far more basic panelling and matchboarding.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 21:06
I clumsily charged ahead with fabricating the sides from Slaters Microstrip on a sheet of 40thou plasticard, and made a right mess! Eventually two usable sides were rescued from the sheet.
I'll take a bit more time over the rest.
Posted 18 March 2012 - 18:43
Yes, we decided that it was probably acquired by the cricket club as a new Scorers Hut, and extension to the Pavilion.
You'd be a mite cosy changing in that! More like the shed for the mower/light roller (add a wasps nest round the back for effect...)
And that after many years service it was downgraded to being the Groundsman's Shed. We hadn't considered the wasps though.
Eventually it was "rescued" by a member who was also a railway enthusiast and restored as a summerhouse in his garden.
Not a bad fictional history for one obscure brakevan!
Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:14
What are the door hinges made from ? Is it just strip plasticard with blobs on ?
Hinges are made from Evergreen Styrene Strip, 10thou x 40thou (.25mm x 1mm) riveted on GWmodels Riviter. I marked the approximate spacing with a pencil and then hand-held the strip under the riviter. Any lever-operated riviter would do it, as you can gently lower the punch and line up the strip by eye. You couldnt do that with a hammer-operated version!
Posted 29 March 2012 - 20:22
The three sections are held together by two 8ba screws, into captive nuts soldered to slabs of PCB. These spread the load of the screws, effectively "clamping" the floor of the van down.
A false-roof fits inside the body sections, resting on the internal bracing. Several roof-profiles are secured to the false-roof, and the pre-curved plasticard roof attached to it.
The actual roof is deliberately left overlarge and will be cut to size afterwards. Looks seriously odd like this....