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.

    Found a solution to the brake shoe issue. Got some 3D printed ones from a chap on eBay who does triang big big detail parts.

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  2. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

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    Also managed to get the RMB roof and interior back in the coach. I will use the one removed from the blue one to do the next one that's going to be going in the green RMB.
    Already knocked enough screens etc up from plasticard to do all my Darstaeds.

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  3. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Another issue I encountered was the gangway ends were too big on the rake ends. Even more so with ECT door covers to hide the magnets. The gangway door system is excellent where the coaches are coupled mid rake. Anyway here's my solution. I added plasticard to the pivot where the pin goes thro. Removed the springs. This pulls the door right in! Got rid of the magnets then sanded the plastic back to the lugs which hold the rubber bellows in position. I also trimmed the rubbers down one fold. Added some plasticard to the end and put it all back together.
    Compare the Blue Grey coach to the Maroon BG

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  4. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Got two CK roofs lined with tape today, just two BSO's to do now.
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  5. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Only issue ive got is that Sidelines have stopped doing the tape and I've only this much left! IMG-b1779703b446cdc6af172d72655a0450-V.jpg
     
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  6. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Looks something like this Kyosho Micron Line Tape available in different widths as used by radio control car modellers. Available online.

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  7. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    That looks just the ticket.
    Thank you.

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  8. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Got some suitable paint from a local DIY shop for the newly ribbed Mk1 roofs. Couldn't get the Halfords plastic bumper grey. Used Plasticote Matt Grey and it looks well. Checked them before bed and really pleased with result so couldn't resist putting one back on...

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  9. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    There was one other thing that niggled me about the gangway ends. That was that there was no rubbing plate so this morning I set about rectifying this. I cut some Evergreen strip then affixed it with MEK to the plasticard I had added to the shortened gangway ends. Let it dry then used the Dremel and needle files to cut the opening under the rubbing plate.

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  10. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Got most of the Darstaeds back together today, am REALLY pleased with paint finish now its dried. Re-fitted all the tank filler pipes and the modified end doors too. Did the doors black for simplicity. I know they were often grey or cream but hey ho.

    Ross..

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  11. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Kind thanks to Yorkshire Dave for pointing me in the direction of Kyosho Micron tape. Ordered an 8m roll 0.7mm wide. Came today and works a treat.
    Thanks Dave.

    Regards Ross.

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  12. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Got the RMB interior for the SR green one all done, just needs the bits n pieces painting in now. Might go for some gharish green to represent the Formica.

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  13. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Got the roofs painted on the last 3 yesterday. Stripped the maroon BSO the green BSO and a maroon BG down and removed their interiors for modifying.
    I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel with these coaches now they are almost done. You can see they are still Darstaed but will be better with my little stamp added to them. Ha Ha.. They've been a fair bit of work but still believe that I made the right decision selling the Limas and MTH Stanier on and getting them and not waited for Dapol (which are very nice) Heljan weren't even in the equation (don't look right IMHO)
    I like them even more now with all the tweaks

    Ross..

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  14. Muddysblues

    Muddysblues Western Thunderer

    thanks for that, the roofs look great, I’ll get some for my future EasyBuild MK1’s in the stash

    Best regards
    Craig