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.

    Gogin from this:

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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.
     
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  10. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

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

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    Image copyright of Peter Tatlow and used purely to illustrate what I am trying to achieve.

    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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