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The inside.

OK. Lets look at the interior. On the 117s and other WR units, so I understand, the seats were covered in what was probably the same as in Mk1 coaches. Maroon for 2nd class and deep blue for 1st. I have used Citadel(Games Workshop) Scab Red for 2nd and Regal Blue for 1st. As for the rest of the inside, I have used Bleached Bone for the formica covered walls and Revell Leather for doors. The floor was done with Tamiya Deck Tan, although this will hardly be seen from outside. The headrest have

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Headcode box / cab front

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3581285015/in/set-72157624489995787   This is what the headcode box should look like.   This is what Lima did and what I have modded. A bit of plasticard and filler and hey presto. I have also filled the marker lights and removed the handrails from beneath the windows for replacement with wire.

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What needs to be done

Recently picked up a Lima 3 car class 117 at a very reasonable price. Originally I was going to finish it in green with speed whiskers, but as it will have a home on my next layout, I will be having small yellow panels and gangways, which places it about 1965.   So, what needs doing to bring it up to a reasonable standard.   1. Glazing. I had one before and fitting flush glazing makes a huge difference. SEF supply this.   2. As supplied, you get two DMBSs. It is highly unlikely that they e

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