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The Class 318 project is still a work in progress, suitable transfers have been hard to find but hopefully that has now been solved - watch this space!

 

The next project - Scotrail Class 314. Parts have been aquired from a seller on ebay (who i believe is also a member on here.) Let the kit bashing commence!

 

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Just read your workbench, looking very good!

BTW I think the 314 kit is an AJAY models kit, however they come at a price and are very hard to get now! I guess almolst 40 years of work arond Glasgow have taken their toll, but roll in the Class 385's

 

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The 314 bits on ebay are not the AJAY models kit, which was a 313 (supposedly.  My cats litter tray looks more like a 313).  The eBay bits are made by a member on here and cover all the PEP unit family.  They look great kits which you can buy a bit at a time to keep costs down.  See here onwards.

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The 314 bits on ebay are not the AJAY models kit, which was a 313 (supposedly.  My cats litter tray looks more like a 313).  The eBay bits are made by a member on here and cover all the PEP unit family.  They look great kits which you can buy a bit at a time to keep costs down.  See here onwards.

The kit is not the AJAY kit, this is a much closer likeness that has been 3D printed (its not cheap!) but it does look very good. Bodies assembled, now there is considerable filling, sanding, priming, repeat to undertake!

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Hi, would you repaint a Class 320 in SPT Orange to SPT Crimson & Cream if I send photos?

Unfortunately i get so little time for modelling i dont want to take on substantial extra work for others. There are plenty of professional resprayers that could repaint a 320 for you (and to a far greater standard than i could achieve!) I have always been a fan of the work of 'Lees locos' who has a thread on rmweb, rainbow railways always produce impressive reliveries - there are loads!

Bratchell models produce the class 320 in an unpainted version which is a cheaper base to work from (have a look on their website) or you could have a go yourself!

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Unfortunately i get so little time for modelling i dont want to take on substantial extra work for others. There are plenty of professional resprayers that could repaint a 320 for you (and to a far greater standard than i could achieve!) I have always been a fan of the work of 'Lees locos' who has a thread on rmweb, rainbow railways always produce impressive reliveries - there are loads!

Bratchell models produce the class 320 in an unpainted version which is a cheaper base to work from (have a look on their website) or you could have a go yourself!

What motorised chassis would you recommend for the 320? I bought a Replica Railways chassis and it didn’t fit the 320, is there a specific type? The frame is too short.

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Hey, Callander

 

This might help your problem. Replica produce 3 different types of powered chassis, you probabaly bought a 57ft chassis I think. The best buy is to buy a Replica 64ft chassis  with 12mm diameter wheels (I think), I have read that someone used a Replica 64ft chassis to fit in a Brachell Models Class 321's MSO (pantograph motor car) and it is in RmWeb.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Jules

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Hey, Callander

 

This might help your problem. Replica produce 3 different types of powered chassis, you probabaly bought a 57ft chassis I think. The best buy is to buy a Replica 64ft chassis  with 12mm diameter wheels (I think), I have read that someone used a Replica 64ft chassis to fit in a Brachell Models Class 321's MSO (pantograph motor car) and it is in RmWeb.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Jules

Try this link http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/70956-powering-a-bratchell-emu/

 

Still running like a sewing machine - I can certainly recommend a Replica chassis.

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What motorised chassis would you recommend for the 320? I bought a Replica Railways chassis and it didn’t fit the 320, is there a specific type? The frame is too short.

Ive used a replica chassis under a few EMU's - its excellent and the team at replica are very helpful! Ive always used the 64ft chassis with 12mm wheels

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Bit of a gap since my last update. The 318 is still awaiting decals, hopefully sort that soon.

Class 314 is finished, first proper kit bashing and quite pleased with the results. There are a few issues; 314’s never had door operating buttons - this one does! and the bodies aren’t as true as i would like. But overall it is a relatively detailed class 314. 

I will look to improve on these points for my second 314 build. I will sell the first one on ebay once i have completed the second model (its a useful reference for the second build!)

 

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Using a similar technique to JDW’s 323 build ive straightened the bodies and aligned them with the chassis. Chassis are a couple of layers of plasticard of slightly different widths to sit on the ridges within the bodies. The centre car will be powered in my usual method with one of replica railways excellent chassis. The fill and sand cycle commences.

 

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The second 314 is painted and awaiting transfer application (i have them from railtec just need to get round to putting them on). 

In the meantime i have a set of class 380 body shells from https://www.cmacmodels.co.uk. They are by far the best body-shells of this kind i have worked with. Solid but not brittle. A very good representation of the prototype and aside from a wee bit of sanding, ready to paint straight out the box. Powered chassis is from a Bachmann 158, the body shell required widening by about 3mm to accept it, some fine miniature cutting disk work was required - it came out well and now fits snuggly. The non-powered chassis are plasticard layers with Hornby class 395 bogies (an extremely close likeness to class 380 bogies, may well be he same type). 

Windows will be the tricky bit, the chap who produced the bodyshells has said he is working on a technique to produce windows for them - hopefully he does! 

 

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The body shells, primer applied, the two outer ends sprayed warning yellow. 

 

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Underside of the pantograph carriage, you can see the thought that has gone into the design - there are 4 ledges down the inside of each carriage to carry the chassis.

 

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Hornby class 395 bogie mounted on the plasticard chassis.

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Hornby class 395 bogie mounted onto the plasticard chassis, done using some micro nuts and bolts. I went for the Hornby bogies with electrical pickups, currently undecided however i may look to fit lighting to the unit in some form - gives me the option. 

 

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Bachmann class 158 powered chassis in the non-pantograph centre carriage. 

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Scotrail silver doors applied with the air brush. a bit of black and blue around the cab ends - a bit of experimentation in trying to work out the best way to paint the cab ends! 

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Roof and ends sprayed grey. black onto the corridor connections. One side of each coach has the cantrail orange applied.

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A little more progress with the second class 314. It has been fully painted (aside from a small disaster withe the pantograph well on the middle carriage, fix drying now!). The two left coaches are the second unit 314202, the right coach is from my first unit 314206 which i am using to help me refine 314202. The second unit has a different bogie configuration, using 4 dummy end bogies from hornbys class 153. This has raised the total hight of 314202 noticeably above 314206 - i suspect the true hight should be somewhere between the two - some modifications to both units to come! 

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13 hours ago, m0rris said:

Thats looks very good now - out of interest where did you get the "Spotrail" transfers from?

 

Railtec transfers, they look the part, i have some more on the way for the class 380! 

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