Parkside Dundas PS36 LNER 10 Ton Fish Van

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Not quite a blow by blow account .... but here goes

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    Definately need the extra glasses.

    Minimal flash on the kit, so let the battle begin

    1st step was to glue the chassis members to the floor.

    As the instructions point out check for the eject pin mouldings, and trim smooth.

    Then using the locating pins glue the two together.

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    Next glue up the sides and ends to form the box

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    Once formed into a box the floor
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    Next up the axel boxes & W irons

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    The axel box is made from 4 plastic parts and a brass wheel bearing. The assebly freely moves up / down in the W iron (providing you dont get glue on the whole lot).

    The four assemblies are then glued into place along with the sole bars.

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    And now the brakes

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    I got this wrong - well wrong......

    And would do too much damge correcting the fault.

    The mechanisim for the dual brake leves are best made up off the model, installed then glued up.

    Never having made these up beforem, it took some time trying to work out what went whrer and how, the second side flew through once I'd fathomed out what went where.

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    More to follow - need to take more pics.

    Paul
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Yes,
    there was some colourful language as well. I think we were both talking the same language.:giggle: I've not checked to see which of my wagons have the same brake set up ....... none hopefully as they looked like a real nightmare.
    looks good though.:thumbs:
    toto
     
  3. Sparky

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    Looks like a bit of a lark there Paul:eek:
     
  4. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, it was a bit of a challenge, but worth it - I think.

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    Buffer shanks added - to allow painting without having to mask the buffer heads.

    And the view so far

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    Paul
     
  5. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Paul. Great build sequence of the van your well organised :tophat: I like that bench top work tray too need to find me one of those out here.

    Shows how a quality kit goes together so well and that O scale is just as easy to model as OO may be easier as the parts are bigger making it easier to hold whilst putting together and harder to loose the parts because you can see them :avatar:

    Nice work :thumbs:
     
  6. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Chris

    The tray is the humbrol workstation

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Humbrol-AG9156-Work-Station/dp/B008424S90/ref=sr_1_1?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1464478333&sr=1-1&keywords=humbrol+workstation

    Standard A4 cutting matt also fits.

    I still found all the brake gear fiddly - finges like sausages, and forever changing glasses to try and see what I was doing, think I need to change to 5" gauge - no Toto, just kidding

    Paul
     
  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    :scratchchin: now there's a thought. :avatar: right ...... eBay.

    Cheers. Toto
     
  8. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    paul_l wrote:
    Thanks Paul will look one out down under someone must have one in stock.

    The biggest problem with 5" gauge is the the kitchen table just isn't big enough I've tried it way to small and the trouble you get into when the authority' Arives home :facepalm:
     
  9. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice work Paul. I would not have noticed your boo-boo if you didn't mention it ! Like the fact that the individual parts are pre-coloured.
    Does the van sides need a wash under some warm soapy water to remove the releasing agent, or is it just the light or dust from sanding the individual parts ??

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  10. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Ooops, maybe should have washed them after the light sanding :whatever:

    The mouldings were very crisp, and I only had to remove a little flash off two parts.

    I thought I'd best own up to the brake issue, as this part was the only frustrating part of the build, and one I had worked out how to assemble the +8 plastic parts it was a doddle(ish) :giggle:

    Paul
     
  11. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Very enjoyable thread Paul it's always good to see the 'oh' gauge folks at work.

    Ian
     
  12. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Now Ian, before you start casting aspertions, my toe is dipping, Toto, Chris and Kimbo are pushing :giggle:

    I actually found the build quite enjoyable - made a change from buildings, the misconception is that everything is bigger so less fiddly, reality is it's bigger so lets add more fiddly details :avatar:

    Paul
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Got you Paul yours and Toto's build shows that unlike the smaller kits you need more than 1 type of adhesive and technique. I can sense a tutorial on track building coming up.

    Ian:facepalm:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    That you offering there Ian :avatar:
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    I did soldiering not soldering Paul :avatar:
     
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    Nice work there Paul, as for the boo-boo, I shouldn,t worry, it won,t show once painted and the right way up:thumbup:, only you will know.
    Those work stations are a good idea, though if you can build baseboards, making one of these should be a doddle, plus you can tailor it to your own needs.

    Pete.
     
  17. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm with you there Pete, mine was a birthday pressie.

    I think if the tray was made from 9 or 12mm MDF, with a 3mm hardboard or MDF work surface with an A4 or for the bigger modeller an A3 aperture to drop in a cutting matt.

    On the rear I'd make interchangable holders, One for soldering - tips, solder, fluxes etc, One for kit building - glues, solvents, clamps etc, and one for painting, you get the idea.

    Probably its first real outing, as there is not really the space for it in the layout room (sorry study), although I'm assured by SWMBO that, that will change - or else, not sure what she's getting at.

    Paul
     
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    Don,t know how you manage in that small tray Paul. I find i spread my tools and bits all over the place . I have an area for glueing,an area for painting ,a clean cutting mat for cutting and assembly . Trouble is the tools get taken from one place to the other ,so i end up searching for stuff.
    I am sure my working method is not the best ,i should at least try to keep everything on the bench(desk). I am lucky in having a dedicated railway room27ft X17ft .so can spread about a bit.
    Trouble is when i started the layout i had no idea of railway workings ,so just ran a double main line all round the room ,that has since acquired a fiddle yard and sidings . My main interest has been /is the buildings. so wish i had known more earlier.
    At 80 I dont have time to start again ,so will just push on with the layout as is. But really must try to contain my tools and paints in a more tidy fashion.
    will try to get pictures up before long.:tophat:
     
  19. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    No further progress today - needs painting, guess what I don't have. May just use a generic bauxite / brown, under a layer of weathering it will probably be hard to tell.

    Playing with the camera settings, as earlier the brake gear looked good silouetted against the window.

    So

    With fill in flash

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    No fill in flash

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    Paul
     
  20. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Nice photo's paul. :thumbs:
     

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