Mumbles Workbench

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:34 pm

Brake van construction is finished :D

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:24 pm

With a little play in Photoshop.. 8)

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby m.levin » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:02 pm

You got the paint and transfers ready for them yet?

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:05 pm

m.levin wrote:You got the paint and transfers ready for them yet?

Only on a list!!

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby m.levin » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:11 pm

You could always follow this guide

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Mountain » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:50 pm

m.levin wrote:You could always follow this guide

Click me


I'd never do that... I guess the person has more money then sense. :lol:
Traditionally any piece of track that is past its best I do what the real railways used to do... Use it in sidings.

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby m.levin » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:59 pm

Mountain wrote:
m.levin wrote:You could always follow this guide

Click me


I'd never do that... I guess the person has more money then sense. :lol:
Traditionally any piece of track that is past its best I do what the real railways used to do... Use it in sidings.


Hornby points have never had a best :wink:

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Mountain » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:07 am

I only have had the one of the modern types and it looks the part and has worked well. I thought the link had humour but I would never throw what can be salvaged unless I had no choice. Even then I'd try and find it a new home.

I do love how the brake van is coming along. It looks fabulous. Just needs some careful painting. Are you going to brush paint or spray it?

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby m.levin » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:14 am

This one, like many we both had, were the older types and caused so many problems, so much so we replaced them for Peco. I can't speak for the newer ones, I'm sure they have improved.
Being a tight Yorkshire man I will reuse what I can, if it saves spending, but at some point (no pun intended) even I will admit defeat.

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:32 pm

This is the latest kit to land on the Mumbles workbench. Wheels to be ordered to replace the plastic ones in the kit. While I'm doing that.. I must order some wheels for the DC kits 2EPB and start that

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby GROTLAND » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:02 pm

Which manufacturers wheels do you/have you used for your kits? Would such a van have spoked or 3 hole? I kinda thought the 3 holers were brought in by BR but might be wrong.
I quite fancied a go at a Ratio van kit; that large SR van with the bogies but never got round to getting one.

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:07 pm

GROTLAND wrote:Which manufacturers wheels do you/have you used for your kits? Would such a van have spoked or 3 hole? I kinda thought the 3 holers were brought in by BR but might be wrong.
I quite fancied a go at a Ratio van kit; that large SR van with the bogies but never got round to getting one.

I've been using Gibson wheels. Most of the wagons are 12mm open spoke. The parcel van is a disc wheel with 3 holes. Lately yes.. I think some of the southern stock was rewheeled.. Was it to 3 hole?

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:54 pm

Not much of an update.. But I've ordered some Romford 14mm disc wheels for a DC kits 2EPB I've had a while. Im going to salvage the tenshodo and decoder from the last car of the 4 CEP i have and get building.

Also have 12mm open spoke wheels for the van coming

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:03 pm

While I wait for the wheels to come I've officially broken the seal so to speak and started the DCkits 2EPB. Being that I've made the 4cep kit before, in no particular order of the instructions...I've started with the ends as they require a little filing to be able to use MJT SR jumper cables.

I am having flashbacks to how long the 4CEP took :shock:


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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:25 pm

In case you haven't made a DCkit before. They can be a bit like the modelling version of the technical challenge on Bake Off...

Attach coach sides to roof and ends

:lol: :mrgreen:

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