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Postby whynot » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:06 pm

I've had a few false starts in Narrow Gauge, but decided to give it a more planned attempt. Got a couple of Peco kits for Xmas, but first try my hand at simple scratch built (bodies) wagons copied from the "easy start projects" in 7mm Narrow Gauge "Getting Started" handbook. Ply and strip wood on bog standard Hornby chassis. Paint next...

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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby Emettman » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:09 pm

Instant plus: it "shrinks" the tension-lock couplings.

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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby flying scotsman123 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:21 pm

That's looking excellent Dave, great start.
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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby whynot » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:33 pm

Thanks! The hinge arms on the 4 plank (done first) are over-wide, but apart from that I'm quite pleased. And real wood is easy to work and looks OK. I've always had grief with couplings on adaptations - so shall try and stick with big tension-locks (Hornby chassis only!). Keep it simple as possible.

Start easy, get an "acceptable" result, provides encouragement to keep going!
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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:28 pm

Your wagons look great - and an interesting construction material. I will follow your progress with interest . . . :D

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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby ParkeNd » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:54 pm

A great start. Thirsty for more pictures.

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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby whynot » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:19 am

Thanks for the interest! Progress will be slow for some weeks - N layout needs to go (cash and space) and now on ebay, tho' I doubt will sell so have to split and shift as parts. Only then can I finally decide on board/track plan etc. Oh and I need to convert a Pug...

To maintain some momentum, a small structure might help me plan a "setting". Under construction...

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Onward....
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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:25 pm

Looks great chap. Look forward to seeing more...as and when of course. Your adoring public are patient ;)

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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby whynot » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:06 am

Thanks for watching! "Patience" is not always my strong point, but for once I am following the Instructions! This plus adding plenty of strengthening pieces is probably why this small building (for 0!) is taking longer than I expected.

Coming together slowly....

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Keeping at it....

The small office is not yet joined to the workshop bit, so the final "gap" shouldn't be as obvious as the photo shows.
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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby Dave » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:47 pm

I have had a dabble in this gauge myself, and keep promising to come back to it:

7mm Narrow Gauge "Getting Started" handbook


That is an interesting little publication with some interesting projects in it.

What is the origin of the building? To my mind the double doors are inside out, I would expect a flush outside with all the bracing on the inside.

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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:49 pm

That looks to be a cracking model a good advert for both card modelling and 7mm scale.
PS where are the unpainted figures from?
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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby whynot » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:05 pm

Thanks for the comments. The Getting Started publication is a good investment I think.

All I know of the "origins" is what the kit maker says - " This model is based on a real undertakers premises, which were in use until the late 1950's. " The bracing being on the outside and in relief perhaps just looks better!

0 structures are obviously less readily available cheaply than 00 and/or N - and this supplier has a few worth having so there will probably be more.

The figures were a cheap ebay buy - some time ago and I can't recall the source. The height(s) are about right but they all look to be seriously under-nourished - BMI well less than 20!

I shall start a basic (very) Pug adaptation this week if all goes to plan.....
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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby whynot » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:16 am

Photobucket keeps on failing....aaarrrggghhh.
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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby whynot » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:04 pm

IMG embed link will not work - so have to follow this

http://s125.photobucket.com/user/wasnti ... sort=3&o=0

to see that Workshop done and some paint on the wagons!
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Re: 0 16.5....New Start!

Postby whynot » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:42 pm

Four wagons done, loco 90% there, board ditto!

Shame photobuclet linkage down - if you are interested you'll have to do it the hard way!

http://s125.photobucket.com/user/wasnti ... sort=3&o=4

N layout sold. Sorting out stuff to raise more cash. There will be progress. Probably.
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