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Banana Vans - Fencehouses etches.

 

Two are almost complete but have been for several years. I seem to have lost the remains of the etches that contained the end vents for these two vehicles. I'll probably fabricate some from plastic sheet for these two. 

 

Four chassis have been finished off in the last couple of days, axleboxes fabricated and fitted and brake levers added. Again these have been in started and then stored for some considerable time. I have now moved onto the bodies for these four and hope to complete this task this week. These are nicely designed allowing the majority of the metalwork to be overlaid and sweated onto the main body in two easy blocks.

 

Then there are three untouched etches; bodies and chassis, to be started once the initial six are ready for the paintshop. 

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The two vans on the right are the ones that have been complete for some time. On the left is the first of the current batch. Complete with vents.

 

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Progress on second of current batch with completed chassis waiting in background.

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Now to counter the rumour I never finish anything :dontknow:

 

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Lighting is RGB LED and warm white LED strips (I may use a Arduino to play with the colour balance in the future). Lineside fencing is laser cut 0.8mm ply using my new toy and more importantly test trains have been run.

 

Now to play extensively test

That is lovely ,very well modelled and presented

Like 3d art

 

Brian

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Following on from post 1274, connecting the radius rod to the expansion link on the P2 has been achieved by bending an extension of the rod back on itself and tucking it into a hole where the radius rod is driven by the expansion link. The first photo shows the rod beginning to be bent. Important to keep annealing the steel to prevent it work hardening and fracturing. Second photo shows the pivot a little more closed with the expansion link in place. The third photo shows the back of the link (in reverse gear) with the pivot running in the inner slot of the expansion link - the expansion link pivot is silver soldered to the front slot. The final photo shows the front of the radius rod (in forward gear); a little bit of soft solder and wire was run in to the rearward gap between the link and radius rod to beef it up a bit. The long tab at the front will be folded round the top of the combination lever to make the forked joint that drives the valve rod just below.

 

Tim

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Did not take long to get bored playing testing I think I prefer trying to build things.  This time trying what I could do with the new toy

 

 

 

 

 

Coach file was courtesy of James Harrison in 4mm however the overlay is to delicate to laser  the embryo  SDJR brake van looks good in ply if over scale I think I may mix media and overlay in card with a  ply base.   And yes  I know you can etch such things but that is far beyond my skills.

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Any details on this new toy?

Don

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Made a start on a pair of LNWR special cattle vans

 

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Me too!

 

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I think there's going to be quite a few LNWR vehicles posted in the next few months.

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still playing with the toy just needs a few bits fettled

 

 

 

Nick

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still playing with the toy just needs a few bits fettled

 

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Nick

 

I do like the van.

Don

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still playing with the toy just needs a few bits fettled

 

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Nick

 

 

That does look good - I take it that's card overlay on the ply base.

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That does look good - I take it that's card overlay on the ply base.

It is card on ply the card overlays need some stretching to make nice clean angles the window sash also needs thickening so it cuts cleanly

 

other than that I'm very happy with the result  :declare:

 

Nick

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Great work.  What did you use for the chimney?

 

 

It's just a bit of brass bar, turned down in a lathe.

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Finally got round to finishing off the signal boxes for Lighcliffe and Coniston.

 

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more playing with the toy this time a  EKR van 

 

 

 

the SDJR brake van has been revised just waiting for some ply to try again  and then work out some chassis

 

Nick

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Still banana vans. The saga draws to a close though!

 

Painted and awaiting decals:

 

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Arrived home to a small parcel from Cambridge Custom Transfers. :D

 

Busy evening's work:

 

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This was the first time I've used CCT and I'm very impressed. The small blob to the right is my impression of a Fyffes label. I did try printing my own decal for this feature, but after much cussing I got the paints out! It'll look better with a bit of weathering... :D

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