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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:28 pm 
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I thought it would be handy to have one of these threads, so we can all share some of our own projects, whether it be a building, a new paint job on a loco, trackplans or scenery jobs. Should eliminate the need for a new thread for every project...

...Tonight's project, one of a possible 7 or so Trestle bents...

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...to do this I printed a diagram off the the internet to the full size I needed and used pins to line up the 3mm x 3mm balsa strips with the drawing, a sort of makeshift jig. The whole thing is glued together using simple PVA and holds together pretty well. I only hope it can hold up a locomotive... I think the structure should, it was designed to :P
...unfortunatly I only had enough materials to make one... and even that involved tearing up a western style platform... luckey I don't need it anymore...
...these will all be stained before strengthened and then airbrushed and put together, along with the deck and track...

...so leave your comments and show us your own constructions whether it be a kit or scratch built, like mine :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:12 am 
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Nice one Stevo, I'm currently scratchbuilding a VR UB van and after I get these VR GY wagons (Hopefully) I'll start working with some items to fit into them, and then my model rail roading shall continue...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:53 pm 
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Here's what I've been working on to fit into a couple of GY wagons or sit ontop of a couple of flat wagons:

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The old car was from a 'kinder surprise' chocolate egg, and I had the idea to spray paint it, scratchbuild a timber structure to hold it when it's placed ontop of a wagon made from balsa wood and tiny brass nails which were then tapped into the pre-made holes preventing the balsa to chip and crack.

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This is a petrol tank cart which is completely scratchbuilt from plastic tubing, screws on both ends of the tube, styrene sheeting used as the lid, wheels are also from a 'kinder surprise' choclate egg with a balsa wood sctructure to hold it when it's placed ontop of a wagon. Decals are used from a SEM H wagon as I had many spare decals left over from that build.

That's all from me at the moment...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Wow! Those are fantastic! :) very interesting and realistic loads! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Cheers Stevo :)

They took forever to dry as we have had nothing but rain and cold winds...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:36 pm 
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Finished the painting and decals on the SEM welded IZ/RY yesterday:

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Quite a nice kit. Goes together nicely (as most SEM products do).

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