G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

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G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby RJR » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:42 pm

Hi, thought some of you may be interested in my recent scratch builidng. I have a near complete class 25 and a well on the way 57' Mk1 Suburban coach.


The 25 (pre glazing)

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After glazing

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The not quite as far on coach

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The pair of them in action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsSFwKygAb8

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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby Havoc » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:12 am

Great job, I wouldn't mind a bit more construction photo's and/or details.
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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby f1_mw » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:37 am

Hi John, looking good. Enjoying following your blog :)
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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby RJR » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:08 pm

thanks ChrisM

Havoc, do these help

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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby Havoc » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:34 pm

They sure do! The point is by showing smaller step more people might try their hand at it.

Any particular reason you build the roof from strips instead of bending a sheet?
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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby RJR » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:49 pm

I made the roof in strips to try and gain some extra strength, because it is laminated from 2 layers it holds its shape independently of any supports underneath and has come out very strong. I also like to try different ideas, its not the quickest way and I may not use it again.

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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby RJR » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:19 pm

Not much to show for tonight's efforts, hinges and guttering.

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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby Havoc » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:25 pm

Well, it is more then I have done this month...

Good idea about the 2 layers strips. Hadn't seen it that way, I tought you used different thickness to bring the relief in the roof. Another idea to remember.
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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby RJR » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:32 pm

Havoc wrote: I thought you used different thickness to bring the relief in the roof.


That as well !!

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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby RJR » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:28 pm

Today has been one of those Saturdays when I hoped to get a decent bit of modelling time but didn't.

In the 20 mins I did escape to the shed I decided a coat of primer was in order. I find it helps to find what needs attention.

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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby RJR » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:58 pm

Today has seen some more fiddly bits.. Ill let the pictures do the talking but things to look for, door grab handles, end details, buffers, battery box.

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Favourite pic of the day

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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby RJR » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:31 pm

Numbers and face details, the first 2 compartments of the coach have some glazing now too.

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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby RJR » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:54 am

Buffer beam details added

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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby RJR » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:26 pm

Last nights running session

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdHw8zKYqMw

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Re: G scale class 25 and Mk1 Suburban

Postby RJR » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:04 am

Work has started on trying to replicate the feel of the cab interior of the 25. The first part being the front consol. This is made from some plasticard off cuts and other bits of scrap from the bit box. The dials are images composed on the computer and reduced to fit. They are composites of various interior cab pictures I could find merged together.

On the workbench

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Details added and painted in the cab

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