MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

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MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:59 pm

First post in this section:

Having bought secondhand a Bachmann Class 37 in green I have fitted SWD sound into the loco, all successfully.
In the loco box were the detailing parts, including snowploughs.
NOW. Having never fitted snowploughs before I hadn't really looked into the subject, but on viewing locos on layouts etc. I noticed that they either, had a snowplough at one end and a coupling at the other OR they had ploughs fitted at both ends, looking very nice, BUT couldn't pull anything.
The simple answer to this is the coupling or the snowplough both use the same socket on the loco.

I wanted ploughs at both ends, but also wanted a coupling fitted for pulling stock.

Now I have had a go at cobbling together a coupling and plough. The following pictures may help show how this was done.

Basically what I did was cut the plough blades off, leaving a small part of the bracket protruding , using the coupling intact I added 2 strips of 1mm thick plasticard 4mm x 11mm and sandwiched the coupling using superglue which left an overhung at each side, once dry this then created 2 slots either side for the plough blade brackets to slot in each side, and finally cut the top off the centre plough and added this to the top off the coupling, (you're probably better looking at the pictures rather than me waffling on any further).
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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:06 pm

The following pictures show the snowplough fitted to loco.
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No. 1 end without coupling
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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby skyblue » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:17 pm

Looks good - I like the weathering on the snow plows.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby ParkeNd » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:18 pm

I have a new blue one on pre-order, but that looks fabulous in the green. Smart work with the snow ploughs.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:39 am

Nice work there Jim.
Simply too easy to take a saw, knife & file to it - well easy for a kit builder !!

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:10 pm

Thanks for the above comments.

The latest project for Millsend is a Ratio Permanent Way set of 4 wagons. 2 Ballast wagons and 2 Bolster wagons.
Now I hadn't intended building any wagons for a while but after reading a thread, discussing the building of a Parkside Tube Wagon, I got the urge to have a go once again.

I won't mention who it was (Dad-1) but here goes.

This is the box emptied on the workbench, very comprehensive set of parts, all in a clean flash free condition.
The instructions suggest building the two ballast wagons first, so who am I to argue with that.

More to follow ...... Jim.
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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:17 pm

The 2 ballast wagons went together really well.
The couplings though are quite bulky, so on this set of wagons I think I'll fit 3 link couplings as they will not be split from their rake.
This rake should give the fifties/sixties look I am trying to get.
More to come after building the two bolsters tomorrow, all being well.

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Postby skyblue » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:31 pm

They're looking great. I did consider getting this set at one point - it looks quite interesting. What livery will they be in - BR Departmental black?

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:43 pm

Thanks Skyblue.

I was considering Bauxite, to give them a 60's look, towards the end of their useful life.
With heavy weathering I think they will look OK.
I will fill the ballast wagons with ballast and the two bolsters could have some lengths of track on them.

Jim.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:00 pm

Hi Jim,

That didn't take long .......
Bit of a pain waiting for paint to dry
You'll have these running before I get my delivery.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:24 pm

Hi Geoff T.

Should be ready for paint tomorrow evening, unless the bolsters are a tricky pair.

I'm lucky for local shop stockists, called in this morning to find they have all ratio, parkside and cambrian ranges in stock. Result.

You must be chomping at the bit to get your hands on your order of kits.

Look forward to posts on their build.

Jim.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:19 pm

Permanent way wagon set.

Built both bolster wagons today.
They went together quite well apart from the brake handles.
They are that delicate that I managed to snap all four of them.
Luckily I had some leftover parts from previous kits, so the eagle eyed out there will notice
different style brake handles, but to be honest, when painted and weathered, they will hardly be seen.

First coat of paint tonight, then top coat tomorrow, I will post pictures once complete.

Here is a pic. of all four of them built.

Jim.
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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:06 pm

Nice work there JIm.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:01 pm

Well it's been a few days since my last work on the wagon set.

Finally had time to do a bit more!

Added the number sets. Two coats of Railmatch freight bauxite paint, matt black frames and black acrylic paint for weathering.

Next job adding a couple of heaps of ballast in the 2 wagons and some old rail and sleepers for the bolster set. (maybe tonight).

Pics below (Rubbish camera).

Once finished I'll post a couple of shots on the layout of the wagons behind an equally 'near end of life' loco.

Jim.
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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:45 pm

Finished wagon kits on Millsend.

The mounds of ballast are just kids plastercine moulded to shape and pva coated, then ballast sprinkled over, also adding weight to the kits.

The permanent way train is now ready for its regular Sunday track maintenance activities.

Jim.
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