Mk1 Resources And Parts

Discussion in 'Coaching stock' started by 28ten, 27 October 2012.

  1. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    I thought a central point of reference for both parts and information might be useful :)
    I will add any links to this post to keep it centralised.
     
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  2. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    For my part I have inner bogies and etched truss rods in the pipeline, but if anybody could point me in the direction of vac cylinders id be grateful :)
     
  3. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    I think that this move is a very good idea given that there seems to be five or six WTers who are building Mk.1s from either Easybuild or NQLTRT. More to the point, we shall all benefit from a central source of information about alternative parts from other suppliers (my question about the Easybuild etch for commode handles) or parts being made by other WTers (the Guv'nor and his light sabre for partitions).

    A question for those who are building or have built Mk.1s from Easybuild... what parts have you replaced or added to improve the fit / appearance / accuracy of the model? I am particularly interested in seating / underframe trusses / interior lighting.

    regards, Graham
     
  4. tomstaf

    tomstaf Western Thunderer

    Corridors from JLTRT are rather good. You can buy them separately.

    Windows with separate opening vents are due shortly from Shawplan. Brian is having trouble with his etchers at the moment hence the delay. Will post pics as soon as they're in my hands.

    Cheers

    Tom
     
  5. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Peter Cowling does a nice range of resin cast underframe details such as Dynamo's, Battery Boxes, Gas Bottle lockers etc, He also does coach seats for MK1's if I remember correctly :)
     
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  6. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Hopefully he will be at Reading then ;) The JLTRT vac cylinders are very nice for GWR vehicles :)
     
  7. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    I have used the Peter Cowling Dynamo's etc on my scratch built TPO's and they are very nice castings:thumbs:

    Rob:)
     
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  8. marsa69

    marsa69 Western Thunderer

    Who else does corridor connections?
     
  9. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Easy Build now do similar ones to the JLTRT type.
     
  10. Presumably this thread relates to 7mm scale modelling? I say this based on the responses to the OP...
     
  11. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Not quite Mk1 passenger, but general Departmental coach and van usage, is anybody aware of a manufacturer of this heater ventilator?

    DSCF1511.JPG Vent B - 01.jpg

    otherwise, I'll have to get the Lego blocks out to start a mould.:))

    cheers

    Mike
     
  12. tomstaf

    tomstaf Western Thunderer

    I had a look for those too Mike but never found anything. Seeing as this is a MK1 thread, shouldn't you be modelling this one?;)

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    (Simon Bendall's picture)
    Cheers

    Tom
     
  13. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Tom,

    I've been waiting patiently for Shawn to bring it out - been asking him for over two years now:headbang:

    + I did start by saying .....'not quite'.............:thumbs::))

    cheers

    Mike
     
  14. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Mike I am sure the Dolls house makers of the world would have something like this as it is the same as you would find on the outside of a house only the railway has railwayified it
     
  15. tomstaf

    tomstaf Western Thunderer

    Hi Mike,

    It will be nice when Shaun eventually brings one out. The MK1 could keep you firmly out of the 'not quite' for a while hehe

    Cheers

    Tom
     
  16. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Ian,

    thanks for the heads up - there is a shop in Chester that might just have the answer.

    cheers

    Mike
     
  17. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer


    Hi Tom,

    but in the meantime, there is the Sidelines ex LMS D2046 and quite a few options on Slaters and Parkside vans

    cheers

    Mike
     
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  18. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Other scales are welcome :)
     
  19. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    I have these very nice casting from Sidelines.

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    These are for two 57' LMS BG's that i still have to build.

    Rob:)
     
  20. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    A quick shot of the truss im working on, this is not intended to be dead scale, rather an easy to assemble etch for those building lots of Mk1. There are still parts to be added, such as the base and parts for the angle, but you should get the idea. I have specifically chosen not to form the whole truss L angle by folding as I personally find it impossible to fold a 240mm long L section, this way you fold the 100mm center section followed by the angle. iirc MMP use the same method and it is much easier.
    If somebody would like to post a shot of an easybuild u/f I can work out if it will fit then as well;)

    tr.jpg