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A bit more progress on the Mk1


johnteal

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I have to confess to being a plasticard-aholic, I have been routing in the scarp box for bits to finish of the shape on the first side (found enough !)

 

Tonight's pics include an end shot to help you decide if I have got the profile right.

 

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Two reasons I have made the side up in sections,

1) they are easier to handle

2) I wanted to get the doors to look like they are separate.

 

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Finally a potential caption competition ??

 

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John

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Hi John, that looks pretty good to me! I'm amazed the side is made up in sections, I couldn't tell if you hadn't written it.

 

I know what you mean about the doors on some kit/rtr coaches not looking like they would actually open, so this approach is really interesting to see.

 

Can't think of a caption for the last photo, but I'm sure pointing man is getting on his colleagues' nerves by now biggrin.gif ("Don't forget to...", "Are you sure you've remembered ...", "What about that bit").

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John it's an amazing scratchbuild - I saw the pic of the chassis on your earlier posting, and thought it was a layout baseboard! Seriously!

 

If I can risk being a wee bitty cruel (though I certainly don't mean it in such a way), is there anything you can do to radius the window corners - maybe a wee bit of filler in there? Just to take the sharp edge off?

 

I'll wheesht now before Mikkel tells you I'm the pointing man :lol:

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thanks for taking the time to comment Jamie, its almost big enough to be a layout baseboard :)

 

Dont feel cruel about the radius comment !! I plan to add a top skin over the body work made from 10thou plasticard that will have slightly smaller window apertures. The top skin will carry the rads. The glazing will then sit "in" the current holes and behind the top skin. Does that make sense ?

 

I recognised the mistake when I built the 25 and ended up cutting rads into the frames as the square corners looked wrong.

 

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I plan to add a top skin over the body work made from 10thou plasticard that will have slightly smaller window apertures. The top skin will carry the rads. The glazing will then sit "in" the current holes and behind the top skin. Does that make sense ?

 

 

Perfect sense John, sounds a good way to get the windows close enough to flush also.

Very enjoyable blog to follow, watching what you can do with plasticard - it's not a material I get on with much, though a lot of folk do.

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