Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

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Dad-1
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:38 pm

The roof on.
Still some 17 parts to add.
I've now noticed in the box artwork picture the rain strips were also missing.
I think I'll make a jig because getting 4 roof mounted rain strips in exactly the same
locations will be difficult, yet will be so obvious even if out by just a few mm.

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Already my mind is wandering towards the next project. I can't sit around with nothing
to do. I do have a '0' wagon kit in stock, but perhaps may drift towards the '00' Dogfish
ballast wagon, or Cambrian kits 'sleeper' wagon. More of the engineers rake of stock.

Geoff T
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:14 pm

Currently doing other work, two layouts for my club.
Here the 7 mm brake van sits on one end of our '0' plank with
it's loop allowing 2 locomotives to be working at the same time.

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Geoff T.
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:00 pm

I've decided these large models need weathering to be a multi coat process
as well as done section at a time. The footboards need attaching, but you can't
weather behind, so springs and chassis have to be done first.

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Now when the boards are attached I can weather the main body.

Geoff T.
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Footplate
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Footplate » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:04 pm

Geoff that’s a great looking brake van kit build. Nicely done. :wink:

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:07 am

Thanks for the comment Footplate,

It's a great kit that deserves care. My first 7 mm scale and they do take a lot longer than
4 mm (00), just have to let them take however long it takes !!

Geoff T
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Footplate » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:14 am

Geoff I agree, it’s best to take the time needed to complete the kits to a high standard of modelling.


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