Sunday, 6 September 2020

New 3d printed wagon kit

 I am now building a small tank wagon from a 3D printed kit from a company called Rraven Kreativ. It is nicely printed with some striping but it is not too bad. The parts need some work to make them fit but thats not really a problem. The tank supports were not in the kit so I will make some from balsa wood.

The tank body showing the banding.

The flat bed and chassis being built.

I hope to get this built over the next week.

Saturday, 5 September 2020

The wagons nearing completion

 Both the new wagons are almost complete with just a load and numbering to add plus couplings.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Getting back into the workshop

Although I am currently in the middle of my summer holiday the first week was spent in hospital due to an ongoing problem with my Gall Bladder. I am now resting at home and part of that is building a few of the large number of kits I have.

First one on the bench is this Phil Sharples 3 plank open wagon which I am trying out putting strips of paper over the marked ironwork to help hide the seams on the corners. Plastic rivets going on and paint will then follow soon.

Monday, 10 August 2020

More work done

 I have finished off a few models which will be featured soon and I have added numbers to a few models that never received them. I hope to get a few more jobs done today which will then be added here soon.

I have 2 weeks off from next week and I will get work done on the line and run some trains to video them and publish a new on train video.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

End of Lockdown

I have been back at work for 5 weeks now and my shifts have been long and finishing late so far less work has happened on the railway and associated projects. I have finished a few projects that I will add to the blog in the coming days and I am hoping to soon get the factory area started although I will have to buy the factory building before hand to allow me to set it all out correctly. Hopefully it will be done before the Autumn but, knowing me, it will probably take longer.

More will be added to the site over the next week and pages will be updated as well as I have some dead links to remove.

A new coach

Another lockdown project is this Phil Sharples 4-wheel coach

The kit with its main parts glued together and receiving a coat of watered down PVA.
The coach slowly gaining some colour.
The body now has its colour and the seats and buffer blocks are now red
3 new characters are being painted with the 2 in the background going into the coach.
The main structure is complete
The passengers are in place
The glazing is in so I can now fit the roof struts
The roof is going on
The coach in its current form. I will try to complete it this week.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Making the most of time on my hands

The Phil Sharples bow ended wagon is finished.

The body is quickly put together and the fake axle boxes prepared for painting.
Colour going on the truck
Rivets (not included in the kit) going on the strapping.
The wagon is on its wheels and ready for the false axle boxes to be added
After being painted the strapping is glued in place
Once the glue sets the wagon is done.
Ready for service