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Discussion in 'Steve Beattie Developments' started by SBt, Aug 27, 2018.

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    SBt Full Member

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    Working now on the Brass MK2F DBSO and trying to squeeze everything onto one larger than standard sheet. Should go. This creates less waste and is more cost effective than having several tools for different areas, (Body, underframe, bogies etc.) and means I can keep the kit price down.

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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Are you thinking of doing any earlier Mk2 versions?
     
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    Yes probably the B and C series and then depending on demand, the A, D and finally E.
     
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    Virtual build of the main etches for B4 bogies revised and built. I've simplified a number of areas and cleaned up some clashes, all looks good.

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    I'll look forward to seeing it being taken apart 3D style to see how it goes together.

    Toto
     
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    A, B and C series are a definite for me Steve... air conditioned stuff is outside my era of interest.
     
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    New release hopefully for Telford - a portable toilet.

    Toilet.jpg Toilet 2.jpg Toilet 1.jpg
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    So Steve can we expect a tanker/delivery/cleaner/emptier/thingy truck?

    Ian vt
     
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    I've no plans at the moment and in all honesty there's enough effluence flying around the Gauge 0 Guild official forum at the present time so I'll concentrate on other projects. :giggle:
     
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    At last the Express Parcels Walkthrough Van kit is in stock and ready to go! And so is the Portaloo!

    All details click: Walkthrough Van. Portaloo
     
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    On site today! Walkthrough van and Portaloo!

    Both very easy and quick to put togeather, the Van kit features a one piece body and complete fllor pan and chassis. See the detail of the van interior with ribs and floor bars all modelled.
    Walkthrough 1.jpg Walkthrough 3.jpg Painted Floor Pan.jpg Portaloo 1.jpg
     
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    Latest variant on the Walkthrough van is a lightweight version used by shops and small businesses. The difference being single wheels at the rear and hub caps.

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    There were a raft of these WalkThru vans allocated to Longport PCD (Parcels Concentration Depot) in 1974 when I started with BR, they replaced a fleet of ageing Morris FG's painted in the RES yellow livery... if I remember correctly they were badged as Dodge but had rear drop down roller shutter doors with quite large flexible segments. There were no hinged rear opening doors as the WalkThru was always backed up onto the loading bays which were considerably higher than the floor level of these vans, thus it would have been difficult to open with hinge doors. I guess the vanmen didn't want to open the rear doors fully back prior to reversing up onto the bays, funnily enough the NCL (National Carriers Ltd) depot along Vernon Road in Stoke didn't have a fleet of WalkThrus probably because for full loads cartage use they were deemed not rugged enough.
     
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    a0ede0531a98036d284599c4ebcedd73.jpg Yes it's an awkward one because the only pic I have of a rail express van that's clear show's the hinges and the rear window as above.
     
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    Nice van Steve... the ones at Longport and Stafford were P reg ones so probably BR changed the spec for an updated version.
     

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