7mm Rob's Rolling Stock Workbench

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Rob Pulham, 9 January 2011.

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  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Hi Steph,

    The good news is that I managed to sort it without too much issue, thankfully the original short bracket that I made was still floting around on the bench so it was pressed into service and all is as it should be.
     
  2. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Rob,

    That's great news - I'm very pleased to hear of it!

    Steph
     
  3. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    During last week I took a little time out on a couple of evenings to get the top coat of paint on ready for transfers.



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    I then blackened the buffers and added a decent set of 3 link couplings.



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  4. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Fast forward to the weekend and I am almost there, just the duckets to glaze now and fasten the body to the underframe.


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    Finally just a last one to show the underframe with the linkages corrected.

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  5. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    That's a very tidy job Rob. :thumbs:

    Well recovered...!

    Steph
     
  6. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Thanks Steph and thanks for the input.

    Let's hope that prospective buyers think so when it hits the small adds:p
     
  7. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Great weathering finish there Rob.

    regards

    Mike
     
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  8. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Thanks Mike,

    It actually look much better in the flesh than it does in the photos, but isn't that sometimes the way. I am quite pleased with the effect, especially on the plates on top of the ends.
     
  9. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    While in the North East on a weekend recently I have been doing a bit of wagon building on the workbench all by coincidence from Slaters are three LMS Cattle wagons, a couple of BR vans and an NER 20 ton hopper. The cattle wagons are to be finished as Ale wagons and much progress was made on them this weekend.

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    To this.

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    I also managed to get all the roofs canvassed and a coat of primer
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    Just before posting this I also got them primed.
     
  10. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    I have also been beavering away converting an NER Hopper wagon into this.

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    This is where I got to last weekend

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  11. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Cattle wagons primed and ready for the top coat - I need to find out from Bob what colour he wants the inside first though.

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  12. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Having spent all my Christmas break building things for other people I decided to take a day out to build something for me. I had a look in my kit stash and came up with a Gladiator kit for a GCR 10 ton Open Wagon which Chris bought me from Geoff Stratford just before he sold Gladiator To David and Trisha Hill.

    So far it has been excellent to build with all parts fitting as they should and the only bits of fettling were to remove some off the ends of the sole bars to enable them to fit under the lip of the bottom of the buffer plank.

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    Due to the sides being made up of a couple of layers of reasonable thickness brass the wagon even at this stage has a satisfying weight to it.
     
  13. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Minor health issues this week have stopped play for a few days so it was only last night when I made more progress.

    The open wagon is well on it's way now and it just needs the trestle bar and final details.

    I also need to work out just how to spring the buffers because they are turned brass heads that are designed for springing with a piece of piano type wire passing between them and the coupling hook tail.

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    Aside from the buffers it's a lovely kit to build with everything fitting as and where it should.
     
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  14. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Blimey Rob you work is phenomenal! You are a very talented man.

    John :)
     
  15. Paul Cambridge

    Paul Cambridge Western Thunderer

    Rob, Does the coupling hook tail have a hole in it to pass the piano wire through? If it is like the Connoissouer system, there should be a sleeve that fits on the end of the buffer tails, with a slot in it for the piano wire to fit into, to prevent it falling off.

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  16. 7mmMick

    7mmMick Western Thunderer

    Lovely work Rob. Another kit to add to my wish list :D:thumbs:
     
  17. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Bob's wagons are now well under way with just a few jobs remaining before I can get them on their way to him.

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    Jobs still to do are:

    Fix on the roofs
    Add additional weight
    Weather the underframes of the cattle wagons
    Weather the vans.

    I hope to have the weathering, and weight completed tonight.
     
  18. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

    Lovely work, Rob.
    All of them.

    Cheers

    Jan
     
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  19. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Thanks Jan,

    I must confess that I will be glad to see them finished.
     
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  20. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    The Slaters Wagons are finally complete and although I have enjoyed the building of them I am glad that they are finished and will be delivered to their owner next weekend at Bristol Show.

    They are to be used on a Layout called Hobson's Brewery, hence the faint 'ALE' branding on the cattle wagons.

    Here are the official portraits of each van.

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    Sadly Paul Barlett informs me that running number B68501 belongs to a steel mineral....but I am sure that I took the numbers from the ranges supplied in the Slaters instructions - all things BR not being my strong point.
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