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Discussion in 'WR Action' started by rosspeacock, 14 February 2010.
I am stil undecided as to what to use Kaydee's or JLTRT buckeyes I will wait and see
Sidelines also do a 'buckeye' similar to the Kaydee but without the dropper wire and no draftgear, fitted in the same way as the screw link.
Thats interesting I dont want it operational just cosmetic and ?12 seems at little steep(not that I am penny pinching)for 2 buckeyes.
should have said that they are about ?6.50 a pair. Hope they show up on the attached
Sorry to wander off topic Who's CCT is that and yes those buckeyes look the part could you take another photograph of the underside where the buckeye bar goes through the buffer beam
it's a JLTRT GUV and unfortunately I no longer have it. All I did was to enlarge the hole using a square tapered file in conjunction with a hand held drill bit.
ps signing off now until Monday
That looks quite tasty I think I am going to have to make representations when money permits
Westdale do a nice GUV It has a one piece body which is of a very high quality with really crisp mouldings etc, probably half the price too.. :wave:
Only 1 problem with Westdale arn't there bodies Aluminum that as I have found is hard work to get things to stick to it.
They usually are but this one is resin, Ask Phill he got one at Halifax or Kettering this year
will do, do you know roughly how much he paid for it.
Oh by the way isn't it fun painting coaches I have tried the grey undercoat, grey ,rail blue then black for the underframes and have come to the conclusion that if you sprayed the blue first and then sprayed the grey onto of it it's easier.
I think thats how Phill did his Mk2's, I've never painted blue grey livery, how are they looking?? As for the Westdale GUV I think it was less than ?100 but I'm not altogether sure, I'm sure Phill will put us right when he next online...
Hi all, been having a tinker with the RMB again today... Put a false floor in the middle of the coach where the floor is lower, built it up with some plastruct acting as joists also made the bar area and storage cupboard with mock "roller shutter" scribed into the plasticard, ill eventually paint all this brown to look like wood panelling and might make up some shelves and other details for behind bar area... need to fabricate some bulkheads for one end which ill scribe a "mock" sliding door into and a gangway for toilets and bulkhead for other end too... Got both Kadee's in place and operating nice and freely, next job is to finish off sanding and filling the join between sides and ends and put buffers on other end... Ross
Ross where did you get the interior layout plan from as the MK1 book I have does not have internal layouts in. I am reserching the RB at the moment. How did you set the heights of your buckeyes(kaydee's) as I guess they have to be the same as the next coach
I have a very sneaky feeling the Cavalier coach is a Westdale and I used normal Halfords car paint but I completely fibre brushed the boby shell and degreased it before priming a bit drastic I know but it worked and nothing has come off yet
Looking great Ross. Whos seats are they ? I need to get my seats sorted for my RMB
As regards ali bodies i have several Westdale coaches and all i did was wash with soap n water before i started work on it, and i used as Ian has ,Halfords grey primer. To fix the resin ends all i used was wilko's own two part epoxy ( yellow and purple tubes ). Before glueing them i scribed crisscross's on the edge of the resin and roughed up the inside of the ali body with coarse wet n dry . This process has worked for me so far.
This is the thing that makes no sense to me the ends of the 40ft BG I have are white metal!!!!!!!! ??? ??? ??? and you are spot on Rob Wilko's 2 pack is very good stuff got both sorts the 20 min set and rapid set and yes the inside of the ali was roughed up and I added extra support to the ends by using 'L' shaped brass section to re-inforce the joint.
Hi boys :wave:
The Westdale Guv's are definitely resin & very nice they are too 8) 8) 8), I think they are about ?80'ish if I remember rightly, but you need to buy some bogies as well (I got Easybuild bogies)
With regard to Blue/Grey I painted my MK11's blue first & added the grey panel over the top of the blue once the blue was thoroughly dry..........much easier IMO than painting them the other way round
Cheers Phill ;D