A couple of coach builds coming up.

Discussion in 'Kits, Kit bashes & Scratch builds' started by Keith M, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    My order from Slaters, scheduled for Monday next delivery actually turned up yesterday afternoon to my surprise (and delight!).

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    As can be seen, an SR/BR 50' bogie guards van (etched bogies) and an SR/BR 4 wheeled Guards van. The two packs of wheelsets? Well, after building all the recent Slaters and Peco wagon kits, I had quite a lot of surplus bits left over as both lots of kits give a number of alternative builds, so I decided not to let much of these bits go to waste, so I knocked up a couple of 'might have been' wagons from these parts. I have still some work left to do on the brake gear of both wagons, and some parts still not in my spares box which I'll have to fabricate or otherwise get hold of will be sorted in time, but for now at least, they are rolling on their own wheels. These will go into the 'Pending' tray, coach kits will be started shortly.
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    You will have fun with the bogies Keith, if they are anything like the Slaters Clayton bogies, they will be origami in brass...
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    I chose the etched option for the bogies rather than the plastic version (which was cheaper) as I thought the detail would be better (and to be honest, I'd rather solder than stick!). 'Origami in brass' Eh Rob? Well, I'm always up for a challenge so we'll give it a go and see how it works out.:giggle:
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    I’d suggest you look at some form of compensation on the the 4 wheeled Guards van build Keith, as these long wheel based wagons can derail quite easily over points and uneven trackwork.
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    "Too late" was the cry! I've already built and painted the chassis.:hammer: I will be adding lead flashing to the floor of the coach though so that might go some way to 'stabilising' things through points, and hopefully keep it 'on track'.:giggle:

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