A simple guide to building a Slater's covered van.

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  1. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    This thread may be of interest to members who followed the Simple Guide to Building a Mineral Wagon thread and who would like to move up onto a slightly more complex plastic kit build. I should say complex as in the Slater's kits use a somewhat different grade of plastic which needs a more considered approach and the build method has differences from the Parkside Peco wagon kits. This is an O Gauge kit and I'm happy to start a thread on this breed of kit if folks would like.

    Anyway here is a Slater's shock absorbing covered van build to a BR standard diagram which I built some years ago now, I have several of these unbuilt van kits in my stash so we could happily crack one open say in July.


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  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I'm sure it would have a following Yorkie. :thumbs:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Just testing interest at the moment, these kits are not actually that simple but certainly not difficult to build.
     
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    Yep.. although having done one before it may get built before yours..:avatar::avatar: depends on how long the Leek is!
    (Actually, I’ve 1 1/2 PAA’s in O gauge to finish!):scratchchin::giggle:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    yes pull your finger out Mr S ...I've calculated the Leek is to be around 12 feet long:avatar:
     
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    Yorkie this will be of interest to me as I have just received a Parkside Dundas 7mm wagon kit. LNER 12 ton fruit van.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Ok no worries Mark, the Parkside Fruit van is built in exactly the say way as the mineral wagon except the brake gear is LNER pattern but I'll get the final bit written up concerning gluing the buffer assembly in ABS plastic.
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    I hope that you don't mind Paul, but here is my Parkside LNER Fruit van.

    It went from this

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    To a bit more worn and tired...

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  9. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    No I don't mind at all Rob, these pictures will help in showing details when building the kit. Very nice job indeed.:tophat::tophat:
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    This will be interesting to follow Paul, it’s good to see how others go about their builds, especially the chassis detailing and getting wheels aligned and level.
     
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    very nice Rob, your third video will be .......:avatar:
    Now I’m looking at this work of art trying to work out if you first painted the model in the lighter dirty brown before painting the darker Bauxite? Brown which then is rubbed back to reveal the first colour / colours, or do you paint over the finished body colour? :scratchchin:
    Kim
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Ok Rob you've sold this model to me... I've just been and bought one for £36 and will look great in my van pool... I think it was that weathering that did it for me.:tophat::thumbup:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes I totally agree Kim, I've seen Rob's work in the flesh including his silhouette builds and they really are something else, hopefully once Rob has got his bench space set up again we will be treated to some superb wagon builds amongst other things.:thumbup:
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Hi Kim,
    I will create a separate post to explain how I did it and pop a link to it in this thread rather than take up any more of Paul's thread.
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Thank you, you will have me blushing before long....:oops:
     
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    As always Rob beautiful work on your fruit van build. The painting and your weathering technique is just brilliant.:thumbs::tophat:
     
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    This will be a great help, I’m looking to start building the fruit van next week but will be taking my time so it’s right.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    not sure if you read a previous post but I purchased the same van last night... fancy doing a double build Mark ?
     
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    that's the idea Rob :avatar:
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    As promised, I have created a Painting, Lining and Weathering thread and it can be found here
     
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