BR Mk1 Limabuild coaches

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by rosspeacock, 14 February 2010.

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  1. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Oh dear SWMBO just text the're on the way home and there's black Lima dust and filings all over the kitchen:shit:
    Ha Ha :headbang:
    Next job will be to get the other 2 sides done, cut down the BG to length, remove and file out all the window apertures ready to fit Easybuild windows, drill out sides for hinge/handles/door rebound bumpers etc clean up and put a new plasticard solebar onto the sides before re-fitting and building out with plastruct section to the required width, don't expect a speedy progress on these Ha Ha.. Making a list for Shawn Kaye of stuff I need for Kettering, need a few bits off Dick 'Westadale' too (rebound buffers for doors and end steps) I'll not be putting sprung buffers on this batch either just Kadees...

    TIDY UP FRANTICALLY TIME NOW:shit::rant:

    Ross:thumbs:
     
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  2. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    Glad weve got you back in the saddle, mate :thumbs:

    Steve :cool:
     
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  3. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.


    Thanks CME I put newspaper down and used one of my cutting mats to make double sure:thumbs:

    Ross:D
     
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  4. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    My god he's getting compulsive slow down Ross your gonna blow a fuse
     
  5. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Hi mate, i think its time to resurrect this thread. Hows the BG coming on ?.

    Rob:)
     
  6. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer


    +1 :thumbs:

    Steve :cool:
     
  7. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    That's a point come on Ross
     
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    40126 Western Thunderer

  9. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Ha ha, Rob u should know me by now I never finish anything. . I'm up in the loft over next few weeks putting some extra timbers in then gettin some floor down for the railway room/workshop so hopefully then ill be able to resume my workbench thread and get some of these bloody mk1's finished...

    Ross. ....
     
  10. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    have you not finished that little job off yet you are slacking mate, I am quite shocked, that a man worthy of a 1200 quid kitchen table to model on is dragging his heals:))
     
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  12. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Hi there I'm hoping to re srart the work on these coaches soon as my works at home ie loft/railway is all done now and the workbench should be up and running again soon..

    Ross
     
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  13. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Hi all, resurrected an ancient thread here.. Had a tinker tonight, made some brake hangers and linkages from plasticard, think they improve the lima rubbish which I cut away, also fitted a dynamo which I bought many years ago from Model Express.. IMG-20180220-WA0029.jpeg IMG-20180220-WA0026.jpeg IMG-20180220-WA0021.jpeg IMG-20180220-WA0019.jpeg IMG-20180220-WA0014.jpeg
     
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  14. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    20200829_112440.jpg IMG-3f64634e8042afc7d1e98bb2588e949b-V.jpg Sorry to say these coaches were never completed and I sold them on eBay. On a positive note I did really well out of the sale and bought some Darstaed ones with part of the proceeds from the sale.
     
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  15. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    20200915_110637.jpg IMG-3b740f3940c886f97eca8e96f9997a52-V.jpg IMG-32d209712acf04f51e1ee58635c467ad-V.jpg IMG-469f86fe4a99ede3b365c5a20f9abf1f-V.jpg One or two tweaks needed on the Darstaed coaches. Main issues for me are the lack of bulkheads/partitions in open stock and that theres no ribbing on the roofs. I used Sidelines roof tape for the roof weld lines and plasticard for the partitions. I also noticed the guards compartment on my BSO was fitted the wrong way around at the factory. That was removed and is now sorted.
     
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  16. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    IMG-f9cfa3f9a4b3b2404a92ea45bbca72f7-V.jpg 20201014_141507.jpg IMG-5aa06abaefcd9600effbd5f8ff8c6275-V.jpg 20200916_103313.jpg Here's a couple of pics of the roof tape added.
    Last pic gives you a before and after for comparison. They have other issues but are by far the best looking (IMHO) mk1 straight out of the box. Ross
     
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  17. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Well done Ross nice to see you back.
     
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  18. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

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    Cheers Ian, I'll try keep the thread up to date, tackling one at a time so as not to overwhelm myself. So far I have got 3 in SR green, 3 in Maroon, 2 in Blue Grey (want one more) and a couple of maroon BG's I'm very pleased with them. I have improved (well in my eyes I have) one of the BGs by cutting windows and scribing a door into the internal guards comp, also adding a floor and wooden boards behind the doors. Ross.
     
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  19. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    20200912_082405.jpg IMG-3f64634e8042afc7d1e98bb2588e949b-V.jpg 20200911_193731.jpg These are the ones I've got up to press but would like another BG and another Blue Grey, ideally a CK or RMB but ECT have sold out of both so may get an FK or another SO/SK.
    Ross
     
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  20. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Got a spare roof and interior for an SO and RMB from Ellis Clarke. Plan is to detail the roof by adding new pipe runs, ribbing and middle gutter next to kitchen tank filler overflow. Also the interior is good but as with the other open stock it is devoid of any partitions or screens so will sort that and swap it over with the factory roof and interior of the Blue Grey RMB. Another small issue I had which ECT have sorted without issue is the Commonwealth bogies, they had 3'0" wheels. I got 3'7" FOC from ECT along with shorter springs to adjust the height. The brakes shorted out with the bigger wheels so have done another tweak.
    Ross

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