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Whilst I am waiting for the paint to dry on the MoD containers I dug out this kit from Hobby Holidays of a WW2 Warflat that I bought last year. It was designed by the same person who did the Warwells I did a couple of years ago. You can tell it's designed the same because it's made from heavy gauge brass and there are a few lamination's to make to get the thickness," just like the real thing", so you need a good hot iron and plenty of solder to assemble it. Having said that I think you could stand on it and it won't bend! I have stuck on some old bogies I had in a draw for the time being as the working diamond frame ones in the kit will take me a while to make.

 

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There a couple of V hangers and a vac res tank but that's it as far as brakes go. I know there is a wagon at the Swindon& Cricklade Railway that still has a vac brake by the looks of the picture I took a couple of weeks ago so another visit is in order to stick the camera under it to see what's needed in the vac cylinder etc department.

 

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I have made the diamond frame bogies for the Warflat now and they do look nice. But I have no idea how to attach the brake blocks as the instructions are for another style of diamond frame bogie and the etches bear no resemblance to it either. There are only 4 axlebox ends on the fret as well! I have added the vac res cylinder from some brass tube and blanked the ends off with some brass sheet. The vac cylinder is from JLTRT that they supplied in their TTA kits. No vac cylinders are supplied but in fairness you can't see them. The cast vac pipe is also from JLTRT as is the lower part of the couplings. The long top links and hooks are etches supplied in the kit.

 

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I am sure it will look just as good CME  :good:

 

Transfers on, just varnishing next.

 

Thanks Brian - much appreciated - lets hope so.

Whilst I am waiting for the paint to dry on the MoD containers I dug out this kit from Hobby Holidays of a WW2 Warflat that I bought last year. It was designed by the same person who did the Warwells I did a couple of years ago. You can tell it's designed the same because it's made from heavy gauge brass and there are a few lamination's to make to get the thickness," just like the real thing", so you need a good hot iron and plenty of solder to assemble it. Having said that I think you could stand on it and it won't bend! I have stuck on some old bogies I had in a draw for the time being as the working diamond frame ones in the kit will take me a while to make.

 

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There a couple of V hangers and a vac res tank but that's it as far as brakes go. I know there is a wagon at the Swindon& Cricklade Railway that still has a vac brake by the looks of the picture I took a couple of weeks ago so another visit is in order to stick the camera under it to see what's needed in the vac cylinder etc department.

 

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I was just about to say I had spied one on S&CR back in the late Spring - you should have popped in for a cuppa!

 

As always lovely work Brian, I love the military bias - superb!

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 Here is a link to a page a long way back in this thread http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/1458-brians-7mm-diesel-workbench-judith-edge-sentinel-0-6-0-shunter/page-5 that has the military vehicles from ASAM Models http://www.asam.co.uk/ One little problem I have had is that a couple of the rubber tyres on these Saxons have split. I wonder if I superglue them onto the rims that would hold everything together over the years?

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Be careful Brian, Superglue may discolour or degrade the rubber (I have had this happen on rubber and plastic) - Military modellers also rub down the mould line in the centre of the tyres - Now if only we modelled in 1/24th Scale :good:

 

Cheers, Bob.

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Hi Ian,

 

I think Brian told me that they are white-metal kits, nice arnt they!

 

ATVB

 

CME

 

Sorry I thought that you were on about the models and not the prototype LOL

The vehicle type are of the now defunked Saxon Armored Car that was scraped in the late 90's mid 00's they are nice models but Brian needs to warm the tyres to give them the Sag effect.

See above LOL

 

Be careful Brian, Superglue may discolour or degrade the rubber (I have had this happen on rubber and plastic) - Military modellers also rub down the mould line in the centre of the tyres - Now if only we modelled in 1/24th Scale :good:

 

Cheers, Bob.

If a resin based cyano eg Fixal is used then it should work fine on rubber, make sure that it and and any zapper used is/are anti-bloom though.

 

ATVB

 

CME

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Got a bit of primer on the Warflat body today and finished one of the bogies as well with the brakes now soldered on. I can't put the brakes or the axlebox ends on as there are none in the kit! The etched fret just does not have enough bits on it. I think the person that made the kit forgot how to count!

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Seeing as I had to weather the Heljan Warship I thought I would add a bit more to my DJH 47370. I was running my JLTRT 25202 and 37193 in the garden earlier this week with weathering and sound and they looked brilliant going round but 47370 has sound but the lack of a bit harder weathering made it stand out too much. So it just had to be done. I still need some oil bits on it here and there though.

 

Picture of it before and after. Is it me or does weathering always look better in the flesh rather in pictures?

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I still need to a bit of dry brushing and oil stains on the 47 but I might do a finer spray of the brown on parts. It looks a lot different in the flesh than in a picture for some reason.

 

Those RCH jumper cables that were on 47370 and 47379 was the first experiment into TDM multiple working that now is standard on trains with a loco and DVT at the other end.

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Those RCH jumper cables that were on 47370 and 47379 was the first experiment into TDM multiple working that now is standard on trains with a loco and DVT at the other end.

 

I think that the first time that I seen them was up in Scotland on the 47/7s that is what confused me (not that it takes a lot nowadays).

 

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I have been doing a bit of transfer work on four projects and then waiting to get them all done so I could varnish them all together.

 

I have detailed this Heljan 47 body for a friend by making one end flush and using DJH lights in it. The headlights are also DJH. I used a Shawplan headcode etch the other end. The ariel and boiler blank are from MMP.

 

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I have had this wagon built a long time but have only got the transfers on! The base transfers are from CCT, the Rugby Cement and the words Presflo are from M&M and the CPV and yellow data panel are Fox. The rivets on the Rugby Cement panel are from Archer.

 

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Finally got the Rail-Tec transfers on the Warflat.

 

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Transfers added to the Pete Harvey containers from Precision Transfers.

 

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At Telford I bought a Shark plough van from PRMRP to go with the soon to be released Heljan Dogfish and Catfish. I have just added all the handrails and then filed them off on the inside as I would like to add some planking on the inside of the verandas.

 

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I also bought a PRMRP Sealion kit at Telford to go with my forthcoming ballast train and a Mercian Models PWM diesel shunter to pull all this lot in an occupation in the garden.

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Seeing as I had to weather the Heljan Warship I thought I would add a bit more to my DJH 47370. I was running my JLTRT 25202 and 37193 in the garden earlier this week with weathering and sound and they looked brilliant going round but 47370 has sound but the lack of a bit harder weathering made it stand out too much. So it just had to be done. I still need some oil bits on it here and there though.

 

Picture of it before and after. Is it me or does weathering always look better in the flesh rather in pictures?

Lovely Brian. Yes, I have come to the conclusion that weathering looks different in photos, then factor in different types of computer screens.....its what looks right to you that matters.

 

I still need to a bit of dry brushing and oil stains on the 47 but I might do a finer spray of the brown on parts. It looks a lot different in the flesh than in a picture for some reason.

 

Those RCH jumper cables that were on 47370 and 47379 was the first experiment into TDM multiple working that now is standard on trains with a loco and DVT at the other end.

Dont over egg the pudding, the weathering looks pretty good to me. I have always thought that your weathering looks fine as it is - not wishing to sound sychophantic though.

 

I have been doing a bit of transfer work on four projects and then waiting to get them all done so I could varnish them all together.

 

I have detailed this Heljan 47 body for a friend by making one end flush and using DJH lights in it. The headlights are also DJH. I used a Shawplan headcode etch the other end. The ariel and boiler blank are from MMP.

 

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I have had this wagon built a long time but have only got the transfers on! The base transfers are from CCT, the Rugby Cement and the words Presflo are from M&M and the CPV and yellow data panel are Fox. The rivets on the Rugby Cement panel are from Archer.

 

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Finally got the Rail-Tec transfers on the Warflat.

 

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Transfers added to the Pete Harvey containers from Precision Transfers.

 

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At Telford I bought a Shark plough van from PRMRP to go with the soon to be released Heljan Dogfish and Catfish. I have just added all the handrails and then filed them off on the inside as I would like to add some planking on the inside of the verandas.

 

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I also bought a PRMRP Sealion kit at Telford to go with my forthcoming ballast train and a Mercian Models PWM diesel shunter to pull all this lot in an occupation in the garden.

Cracking work - I am tempted by the PRMRP kit too, yet I still have too many kits to do - mine isnt finished yet anyway as t'other side still isnt detailed and weathered - now I have to match it all up! LOL! <rolls eyes> Progress thus far, Post # 1 etc;-

 

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/92282-draycott-camp-halt-sidings-7mm-finescale/

 

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CME

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I have been doing a bit of transfer work on four projects and then waiting to get them all done so I could varnish them all together.

 

I have detailed this Heljan 47 body for a friend by making one end flush and using DJH lights in it. The headlights are also DJH. I used a Shawplan headcode etch the other end. The ariel and boiler blank are from MMP.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_6204r.jpg

 

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I have had this wagon built a long time but have only got the transfers on! The base transfers are from CCT, the Rugby Cement and the words Presflo are from M&M and the CPV and yellow data panel are Fox. The rivets on the Rugby Cement panel are from Archer.

 

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Finally got the Rail-Tec transfers on the Warflat.

 

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Transfers added to the Pete Harvey containers from Precision Transfers.

 

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attachicon.gifIMG_6210r.jpg

 

attachicon.gifIMG_6211r.jpg

 

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At Telford I bought a Shark plough van from PRMRP to go with the soon to be released Heljan Dogfish and Catfish. I have just added all the handrails and then filed them off on the inside as I would like to add some planking on the inside of the verandas.

 

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I also bought a PRMRP Sealion kit at Telford to go with my forthcoming ballast train and a Mercian Models PWM diesel shunter to pull all this lot in an occupation in the garden.

Shark looks good Brian. Good luck with the plough blades.... :butcher:

JF

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Better give an up-date.

 

After Telford I went to Norway and Sweden for 8 days travelling by train. Well that was the plan but the cunning Norwegions had other ideas and replaced the train from Trondheim to Bodo with a 10 hour bus ride! so we flew in under an hour. Did the line from Narvik right down to Stockholm, bit of a long journey that one! Picture below from the train after crossing into Sweden from Narvik, thankfully the weather and the trees where spot on.

 

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Anyway now I am home I have been doing a bit more to the Shark.

 

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I added some square section to the top to give it a bit more strength.

 

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I will add some more square section to the verandah pillars as they are a bit flat as an etch.

 

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On the instructions it tells you to add the handbrake etch on the V hangers shaft pointing the other way and sitting outside of the centre V hanger, this is wrong, it goes like I put it.

 

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