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1 hour ago, roythebus said:

 

The main thing that puts me off these kits is the fiddly bit of sticking door hinges and handles on all in line. How did you manage that? 

 

For the hinges I drew pencil lines along the body sides where the hinges should be and attached them with little dabs of super glue applied with the end of a cocktail stick.  I used the wetted end of a needle file handle to offer up the hinges.  I could have used a cocktail stick for that as well but that would risk gluing it to my tongue...

 

Cheers

 

Darius

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Seeing this thread brought back memories.  I used to commute from Turkey Street to Seven Sisters on the GE version of these.  My abiding memory was that no one could sit on the bench seat across each end of the carriage for too long because of the extreme bouncing.

 

EMUs are tricky to model and these look really good. 

 

Tim

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Speaking as a former 305 rider (out of Liverpool Street), That's beautiful job. Back in 1960, those were brand new and in the original darker green that for few short years was so much nicer than then current lighter green of the original Shenfield stock.  The Chingford stock had the larger windows of course, but converting the DC kits to those realistically would require a great deal more precision work.  The other difficulty is of course the slightly proud (unique?) inset window frames and the indentations by them to allow for the vertical windows to be set into the curved metal sides. Not easy to do in 4mm scale.

 

Tim

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On 06/07/2019 at 18:31, Darius43 said:

Calling this finished.  Interiors and passengers added and underframes weathered.

 

Brilliant.

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