Johns LNWR gallery

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by john lewsey, 1 August 2013.

  1. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hi Paul I assume that you mean the lamp covers if you have a look on Ian Rathbones Web site there are a rake of these coaches in the 7mm area and the lamps on those look like the ones in the photo not like the ones in the kit
    John
     
  2. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    So you have solved the problem with the lamp covers for the kit then ? They were the wrong size .
    Cheers Paul
     
  3. Have just about finish preparation of parts for assembly and am in two minds whether to fit gas pipes after assembly or before. Will need to source door lever handles. There were some parts missing from this kit and the 42ft Picnic Coach which were purchased before the change of ownership but the new owner of Gladiator was able to supply the bits needed.
     

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  4. John do you know where to obtain the bar handle for the right hand side of the double luggage doors. Lauri Griffin does not seem to produce them but if necessary there are some items that could be adapted.
    Thanks Murray
     
  5. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  6. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Brake van almost done this is one of Mike Osbornes kits
     
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  7. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hi Murray I'll have a look at mine to see where I got them
    John
     
  8. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    John
    That's a nice early van.

    Jon
     
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  9. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    Hi John , you mention Mike Osbornes kits . Does he trade by another name as i couldn't find anything on Google .
    Cheers Paul
     
  10. Michael Osborne

    Michael Osborne Western Thunderer

    Good morning from Stockport. You were calling ?
    I am not a trader just an odd bod who makes the occasional kit or masters for kits for other people.
    The brake van in John's post was one of mine.
    I have only 2 left. If anybody wants one then please send me a message.
    Mike
     
  11. Michael Osborne

    Michael Osborne Western Thunderer

    image.jpeg C image.jpeg Here is my own model made to S7 from one of kits in question.
     
  12. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    A very nice looking model Mike - please tell us how you have done the reeded edge to the sheeting and achieved such a consistent appearance.

    regards, Graham
     
  13. Michael Osborne

    Michael Osborne Western Thunderer

    Graham, I am not sure what you mean by reeded edge ?
    Mike
     
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  14. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    I am referring to what appears as a double groove between the planks.
     
  15. Michael Osborne

    Michael Osborne Western Thunderer

    image.jpeg image.jpeg Graham, many years ago I was examining a resin model of a Cambrain two plank open wagon mastered by John Petcher that had what appeared to be a double grove. I went home to try to do the same on a model of the same wagon, but without the finesse of John's work. I could not keep the lines parallel with an even spacing.
    So I tried to put two blade together in the same handle, but the gap was too wide and looked awful. So I put a pair of blades down onto a hard piece of metal with double sided tape but with the blades back to back. I then ground them down on a belt sander to remove a small amount from each blade.
    I was able to take them to work where I spot welded them together to give me the narrow gap I was seeking.
    The gap may be over scale but it looks good to my eyes.
     
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  16. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hi Mike
    It does look good in fact I was looking at this the other day. Very clever
    John
     
  17. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Thank you Mike for the explanation. Now, how many more tricks do you have up your sleeve?
     
  18. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  19. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    I three of these brake vans to finish these kits are really nice to do
    John
     
  20. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hi Murray do you mean the T bar handles if so I got them from Laurie Griffin