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#1 LongRail

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 20:35

I have modified a few road vehicles of my 90’s layout and thought I would finally get around to posting some details

 

The first vehicle I produced used a base toys Leyland and is based on the BR emergency response vehicle the reason for modelling this is that my friend owns the real truck, I worked from photos and fitted the size around the Base Toys model.

 

One day I will measure the truck properly and make a better version

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 20:40

Following pictures show conversion of Ford Cargo into flatbed required to the chassis to be reduced in length.

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 20:46

Skip Lorry,

The flat bed and frame were built from plasticard working from photos obtained from web searches.

The chassis and cab are H) scale and will at some stage be replaced with a Ford Cargo Cab or similar.

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 20:49

Conversion of a Mk 1 transit into a Mk 2 using a white metal casting I purchased.

This took quite a bit of time to finish and would be nice if the manufacturers produced a Mk 2 Transit in diecast metal especially as they used to be a very common sight on our roads

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 20:56

Almost off topic, Tractor unit for Brut Trolleys, this was converted from the old green Hornby 4 wheel tractor

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Finally on the layout.

After finishing the model Bachmann announced their tractor unit which I understand has now been released for sale

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 23:13

Great stuff, if your on Facebook there's a few model vehicle groups and 'The National Association of Road Transport Modelers', as well as a few other specialist groups.



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 09:16

I love that Ford Cargo flat.... That has inspired me to get the razor saw out.

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 10:10

Be carefull it can be quite addictive
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 21:34

Oxford diecast do a DAF2800 which may provide a better cab for your skip lorry. I also have the Stobart Ford Cargo but not decided what to do with it yet, still busy with other projects.
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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:18

Nice work, I really like the MK2 Transit.



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Posted 24 May 2015 - 16:15

Nice vehicles !!


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Posted 17 June 2015 - 21:09

I have started building the Sherpa Van from Road Transport images, I have had some issues with the preparation. I have discovered that there are a lot of bubbles hidden within the casting which first appear as a little dot if you rub it down very slightly a lager hole opens up, I have spent a fair amount of effort to get to this stage.

 

There was a bubble in the middle of the roof which turned out to hide a large hole, this has affected the roof rib profile, these were quite obvious on the real vehicle and need further work.

 

Despite having the issues I think it goes together well as a kit and will  turn out to be nice model

 

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 16:18

Been working on a few vehicles. not sure about the order the order the pictures are displayed in as for some reason they have stopped appearing in the editor when typing and seem to be mixed up when preview
 
another mark 2 transit conversion this time using the Hornby mk 1 transit which is not as good a fit as the Oxford Diecast one used previously.
 
 
 
Been working on a few conversions about the Base models Leyland T45
the first one has a hiab crane from the Kibri kit
 
 
 
the others are more the basic model with Freightliner and Railfreight transfers applied

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 16:22

Been working on a few vehicles. 

Had to change back to the 2013 editor to correct the pictures issue
 
another mark 2 transit conversion this time using the Hornby mk 1 transit which is not as good a fit as the Oxford Diecast one used previously.
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Been working on a few conversions about the Base models Leyland T45
the first one has a hiab crane from the Kibri kit
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the others are more the basic model with Freightliner and Railfreight transfers applied

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 18:57

I have started building the Sherpa Van from Road Transport images, I have had some issues with the preparation. I have discovered that there are a lot of bubbles hidden within the casting which first appear as a little dot if you rub it down very slightly a lager hole opens up, I have spent a fair amount of effort to get to this stage.

 

There was a bubble in the middle of the roof which turned out to hide a large hole, this has affected the roof rib profile, these were quite obvious on the real vehicle and need further work.

 

Despite having the issues I think it goes together well as a kit and will  turn out to be nice model

 

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Hi Gary,

 

I have one of these in build, what are you plans for glazing please? I have used Humbrol liquid glazing for the small windows but not sure this is the best solution for the windscreen.



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Posted 25 July 2015 - 01:09

Plastic soft drink bottles: these can be cut with scissors and have the compound curves required for many windscreens. I glue mine in with Micro Krystal Klear, which hides any gaps and blends in invisibly with the plastic material.

The idea originates (for me, anyway) with Bernard Taylor of TPM, and works a treat.


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 10:32

Ideal for modern vehicles, especially windscreens that usually curve on two planes at once. I kitted out all the windows in this pre-production CK-4 Cavalier using various fizzy drink bottles. Where appropriate, black paint was applied to the rear before the windows were fitted.

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 12:34

Thanks for the advice guys sods like a plan I will try
I was intending to fix the glazing in with humbrol clear fix

Rob I have two leyland Sherpa kits from kingfisher miniatures these have the more modern grill and in my opinion are far superior models the resin has less air bubbles and the detailing pack is comprehensive including white metal mirrors and steering wheel

Will post some photos later
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Posted 25 July 2015 - 13:18

Humbrol Clear Fix should work just fine.

I like the Micro product because it is easy to get over here in Australia and it is water-based so easy to thin or clean off if necessary.


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 16:35

Ideal for modern vehicles, especially windscreens that usually curve on two planes at once. I kitted out all the windows in this pre-production CK-4 Cavalier using various fizzy drink bottles. Where appropriate, black paint was applied to the rear before the windows were fitted.
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How do you get the flat side windows from a curved bottle?
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Posted 26 July 2015 - 17:12

They're not actually flat, Gary. The rear triangle is definitely a double curvature piece, like the front and rear screens, but I think the two door windows were made from the parallel 'barrel' section of the bottle (one of the larger (1 litre?) type. Curved side glass has been used on most cars since the mid 1960s.

The short-lived production versions of the kit were improved in a number of respects over the 'quickie' version above, including a properly more 'hipped' aspect to the rear of the bodywork above the wheelarch.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 14:46

Like the Leyland Hiab tipper, can just see this parked behind the gates of some dodgy scrapyard !

 

Being ultra critical  the rear mudguards imho would look  a bit better with just the vertical pieces , as this is how most are.

But I guess this is the unmodified EFE body ?


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:13

Yes it is the unmodified chassis, I did separate it out for painting but have now fixed it back together with araldite.

I wondered about the mudguards and looking back at the photo which first gave me the idea which is in Merfyn's collection I see it only has the vertical sections and these are painted yellow

 

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I need to do a bit more work on the cab as I nee to removed the grilles across the front



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:20

Yes it is the unmodified chassis, I did separate it out for painting but have now fixed it back together with araldite.

I wondered about the mudguards and looking back at the photo which first gave me the idea which is in Merfyn's collection I see it only has the vertical sections and these are painted yellow

 

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I need to do a bit more work on the cab as I nee to removed the grilles across the front

Not a good idea to follow my photo. It is of the smaller Freighter cab, as you are using the Roadtrain cab, which was used on the larger vehicles. A correct Freighter cab is however available from RTI.



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 17:08

Not a good idea to follow my photo. It is of the smaller Freighter cab, as you are using the Roadtrain cab, which was used on the larger vehicles. A correct Freighter cab is however available from RTI.


The only other option is to follow Jim S-W's method of chopping up the base toys cab to make it narrower as I'm doing. I went the whole hog and sliced up two to make it a longer sleeper cab too.












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