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Something else Iv'e been working on is converting a Heljan 7mm 33 to a Hastings gauge one. It's not easy and it's going to be a long job as I'm going to have to get some bits etched for it. But it's coming along.

 

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Your too kind Jeff. I must admit it's a lot easier doing this much surgery when it's a spare body!

I get Pete Harvey to the CAD as well, I would not know where to start.

 

I have added some JLTRT tail light castings and placed in a couple of windscreen wipers which thankfully cover a bit of the join/filling there. What I'm doing at the moment is filling and rubbing down then filling and rubbing down again. I have cut out the exhaust as it's got to sit on top of the new panel when I get round to it. I'm tempted to wait and fit new etched cantrail grills first then do the panels to fit.

 

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There is a path along the roof from as you say by the windscreen wipers right over the top of the cantrail grills and below the roof fibreglass panels. This then also goes under the rad grill and above the rectangular rad access panel, a nice straight line, well straight'ish with my hacksaw blade.

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Decided to do a couple of more Simon BR Blue 3D print wagons so starting with the PAV grain hopper.The white parts are from Shapeways ans if you want one get intouch with Simon and he will do the hopper and roof on his home set up. The hopper is a little liny but I covered it in Squadron Green putty and rubbed it down and it looks ok now. This will be in the dark blue livery but stuck for transfers at the moment.

 

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I'll be keeping an eye on your progress Brian. I have been looking at the PAA version to do in the Green Grainflow livery. I was thinking of getting the frame as you have a building the hopper out of plastic sheet I'll see how you get on before ordering, I've plenty to keep me occupied at the moment.

 

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As well as building the PAV grain wagon I also got hold of a Polybulk covered hopper from Simon BR Blue. He supplied the body in two halves and the rest come via Shapeways. The main body does need a fare bit of filling and rubbing down but you get a smooth surface in the end. I have used Slaters vac pipes and lamp brackets and JLTRT airpipes I still had thankfully, buffers are Appleby and couplings are Heljan. I had a couple of etched label clips that I bought from a shop in Germany a few years ago, there is a 3D print one supplied. I have put some lead in the bottom but think I will add another bit. I have a set of transfers from Appleby to do it as a Traffic Services livery. I still have to put some mesh on the end walkway platform.

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Has it really been a year since I did anything on here!

 

Most recent build has been this Palbrick from Ian MacDonald. It's a lovely kit of etches which you have to get buffers vac pipe and cylinder and wheels for. I used Slaters vac pipes, buffers and wheels. The vac cylinder was an old JLTRT one I had. I can't remember who did the coupling?

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Great to see you posting an update on here Brian. Also thanks for sharing the reference photos on your flickr site, the class 37 gallery has proved invaluable during my recent Heljan Class 37 detailing project.

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Also did a Dapol brakevan conversion to Air Piped. Fitted Slaters buffers and vac pipe and JLKTRT air pipes. Roller bearing axleboxes are from Parkside. Coupling is a slightly modified Heljan with a better tommy bar.

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