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Trying to create less threads I am going to post into one.

 

I have 4 modelling locations, usually dining room as I can use the computer and see the TV.

 

My current jobs are completing a DC Kits 128 and my Bar Car E1883

 

I am 80% through the Bar Car, I will take a picture tomorrow and upload it.

 

Currently doing the insides, I made a load of seats and it is not too bad.

 

This is it before I stripped and resprayed.

 

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Here is the recent progress.

 

Seats are made out of some gelcoat I had no other use for, interior is 20 thou plastic card

 

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top view.

 

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side view and the foot boards have fallen off.

 

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A couple of Airfix 2Ds are reserved for this coach and I will need a Bachmann or someone else BG as a NEA

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Guess the donor and the sides!

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Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Superglue fumes have fogged some of the windows. Some of them have had 5 or 6 different windows

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Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Superglue fumes have fogged some of the windows. Some of them have had 5 or 6 different windows

 

Now the alradite has run over the replacement

 

This is really holding it back

 

Now I find I have missed a box off the underframe!

 

Will I ever finish it?

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Been a busy weekend playing with cars, I have a new one after a non fault RTA last year, and I am slowly getting it up to spec.

 

So after removing the EGR I replaced the front discs and pads, and found some wheel nuts at 500Nm.

 

After a test drive it was back to E1883

 

Bar area coming along

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First coat of paint

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The start of more underframeboxes

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Please note the white haze in the kitchen - those are superglue fumes.

 

Looks like epoxy for table fitting now!

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OK I have done more seat bits and redone the underframe trussing, I will get a piccie this weekend as it is a bit dark at the moment.

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Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Superglue fumes have fogged some of the windows. Some of them have had 5 or 6 different windows

Hi Martin,

 

I have just read of your window troubles. If you get yourself a tube of Colgate Regular or Total (white not gel) toothpaste and a cotton bud, you will be able to remove fogging as long as it is not more than a day or two since it occurred. (As soon as possible after the glue has cured is of course ideal.)

 

To avoid fogging when you next fit window panes: after applying the superglue to the window, breathe hard for a few seconds on the inside and out of the area glued. This will accelerate the curing process and also drive off the fumes which cause the problem. Superglue fogging is also a sign of excess glue being used.

 

Good luck!

 

Colin

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Hi Martin,

 

I have just read of your window troubles. If you get yourself a tube of Colgate Regular or Total (white not gel) toothpaste and a cotton bud, you will be able to remove fogging as long as it is not more than a day or two since it occurred. (As soon as possible after the glue has cured is of course ideal.)

 

To avoid fogging when you next fit window panes: after applying the superglue to the window, breathe hard for a few seconds on the inside and out of the area glued. This will accelerate the curing process and also drive off the fumes which cause the problem. Superglue fogging is also a sign of excess glue being used.

 

Good luck!

 

Colin

 

 

 

Super glue on the seats using alradite for windows

 

Thanks for the tips

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New boxes and replacement trusses

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They can now sit down

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Corridor side

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Kitchen side

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Latest state of interior

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I am now getting some serious lack of information now, I know the insides of the end walls are wood, I THINK the partitiions are light wood. I am guessing at grey walls and stuff inside say something lighter than Humbrol 64.

 

But I need the colours of the table tops, the seat colours and any interior details of the bar area.

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Found some interior shots I have downloaded for my own information, the contact button did not work or I would have chatted with them

 

Currently fitting tables to E1883, pictures up later

 

Next projects will be a rebuild to a Triang Hornby Mark 2 TSO be become a 2A, same with a Lima 2B TSO, but stay 2B, an Airfix 2D BFK out of an FO and a BSO.

 

Other possibles are a 2C BSO if I can get some more cheap Limas.

 

Now the Mark 2s

 

You cannot find Bachmann TSOs for love nor money, but I have a number of the old Triang Hornby ones (between 4 and 6) and 2 of the later chrome window Hornbys.

 

I will be test rebuilding 1 shell to see how it goes, will again up some piccies later.

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First row of tables

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A little wonky, hope it looks OK with roof on

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Two rows of tables

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Bar area

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Jobs to do

 

Finish the wall paint above the tables

Paint the buffet section brown

Floor grey

Rest of curtains, wife used the painted paper to pick up a slug and chucked it :nono: :butcher:

Repaint the top of the sides roof grey

Fix the transfers

The other bar seat

Renumber a couple of 2Ds to match

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Now onto the Mark 2 rebuild, decided to take the side to smooth, my 0.5mm drill snapped drilling some handrail holes

 

The tatty TH mark 2 shell

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Damage to side so may as well use this one

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First go at removing detail. Filled it a few messy bits

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When finished I will repair the roof strip then do the following

Scribe the door lines

Thin strip for the door edges see the O one done by Penguin

Door hinges, will use MJT

Redo the door steps

Redrill the door handle holes

Remove and drill holes for handrails on the end

Found some roof vents on MJT which look suitable

 

Then it will wait for the window etches.

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Bit more paint, just need to tidy seat bases and finish the bar compartment

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Started the detail adding with the door edges, hope to have it ready for when the etched frames are released

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Well as you can see 99% complete, just need to paint the water pipes, a little bit of red touchup and a few transfers

 

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So how many models of this unique coach are there out there?

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Transfers now done.

 

parts source

 

Bare coach an old Lima BG I have owned for about 30 years

Sides 247 Developments

Bogies, B5 converted from Lima originally on BG

Underframe Plastruct extrusions and plastic card boxes, took about 10 hours of work.

Interior, plastic card, seats moulded in gelcoat simply because I found some and had no other use for it mould made out of silicone sealer about 20 hours of work

Glazing plastic card off Ebay

Gangways MJT

Roof vents, sprue turned in electric drill

Paint mainly Precision with some Humbrol & Revell

Couplings, I think Mainline

Wire my stocks of 0.5mm

Door hinges, handles and grab handles MJT

 

Found the box, but cannot find the polystyrene inside.

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Finally lining ModelMasters and lettering Pressfix

 

My next project is a mark 2 upgrade, the 2/2a is already underway, I have now dismantled a Lima 2B TSO for the next set, just cleaning off paint at the moment.

 

I am trying to work out how to do them as quickly as possibly as there are 8 2B and 8 or 9 2/2A

 

I still need to buy a decent BG (NEA) and another Airfix FO for the Eastern Region based NESW set.

 

2 mods are as follows

 

Carve off window frames and smooth, remove all lining seperators.

 

Carve off and drill handrails grab handles and door handles.

TH 2/2A only file off door edges and scrib, new edges and hinges.

 

Both underframes are a bit pants

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Orders are in with MJT and Southern Pride for components, battery boxes and pressure ventilation kit will have to be home made then cast.

 

the motor generators also will need modelling, unless there are known nice castings

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Well the 2B shell is prepared now waiting so back to the 2

 

Sanded down so need to reinstate the door edges with filed down strip, drill the handrail holes and fit new hinges

 

Will put photos up tomorrow

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One side ready for frames

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The other stil has work to do

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New vents required here

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Ready for frames as well and a coat of Blue and Grey

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This will be a 2C, now a dismantled pile of paintless parts

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Some of these Ebay bargains are really tatty, my 2B was in much better condition than the to be 2C off Ebay

 

I just hope it is worth it or I have scrapped three coaches for nothing.

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To be 2C has had its roof drilled for 2C positions, just waiting on SP for the cost of an order then will send a cheque to them, started on the toilet windows as well, will reduce by 2mm or so then do it exactly when I get the etchings.

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I must not start any more but BSO is calling me

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BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO BSO

 

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Well I have now fitted roof vents to the 2 and 2B, my cheque is ready to bost for SP.

 

I have seen a prototype etch for the Mark 2 standard window and it is excellent, not saying who is producing either, you will have to wait.

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