Now for something Caledonian

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  1. Wolseley

    Wolseley Full Member

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    As a change from my main activity of renovating and running Hornby Dublo three rail, I decided to make a start on one of my whitemetal locomotive kits that have been sitting in a drawer, waiting for something to happen. I decided that the first one I would tackle would be a DJH Caledonian Railway 34 class 2-6-0. However, I will also need something to run behind it and, as it is a goods locomotive, the obvious place to start is with a goods brake van - after all, you can run a goods train without any wagons, but you can't run one without a brake van.

    So the other day I ordered a kit for a Caledonian 15 ton brake van from Jim Smellie of Caley Coaches http://www.caleycoaches.co.uk/goods.php I opted for the four wheeled version, as I'm pretty sure it would be near impossible to make a six wheeled one go around the curves on my layout.

    Anyway, it won't arrive for a while, so I am not in a position to post anything further at this point. It will be interesting to tackle an etched brass kit........
     
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    Wolseley Full Member

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    The kit arrived in today's mail - less than a week to get here from the UK. I think that's the quickest delivery I've ever had....
     
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    Given that I have had the kit now for almost three weeks, I thought that posting a photo of it here might make me start on it.....

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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    The pressures on. :avatar: great to see good service with the delivery time. The etches all look good. Looking forward to seeing build progress.

    Cheers for now

    Toto
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    following this :scratchchin: looks too fiddley for me … good luck

    Ian vt
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Hats off to you Wolseley :tophat: I think that kit is a tad too small for me to build these days... the etches look very sharp from what I can tell.:thumbup:
     

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