A Rake of LSWR Coaches

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A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby Brossard » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:14 pm

Today, after about a year of on and off building, I completed these Roxey kits.


The story began when a friend brought a box full of these kits to the clubhouse looking for someone to build them for him. Like a mug, I stuck my hand up, not appreciating the saga that would ensue. I have bashed around RTR coaches before now but never actually completed a kit (never mind 5) like this.


Opening the box, you get this:

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No surprises. Mansell wheels were supplied as a separate item.


My greatest difficulty was the 6 wheeled chassis - I'm still not sure what kind of radius it will negotiate.


Construction is relatively straightforward soldering. Instructions are quite good although there was no advice on how to do the alarm gear and gas pipe/light switch. I figured it out.


So, after a lot of effort, I ended up with these:

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Brake van

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All 3rd

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6 lav Tri Composite (1st, 2nd and 3rd)

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3rd Brake

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2 lav Tri Composite


Livery is an attempt to replicate the 1906 Salmon which is quite a bit darker than the 1912 version (the livery of the beautifully restored Bluebell Railway coach). I used E.F. Carter's Britain's Railway Liveries, 1825 - 1948 as a guide to the colours.


Lining is transfers that I made using Powerpoint printed onto Microscale clear transfer sheet. It's a bit hard to see but it has a black band with an outer red band.


Lettering is HMRS Pressfix.


Lots of lessons learned and great experience. I'll do better next time, although I doubt I'll volunteer for something like this again.


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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby mattmay05 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:54 pm

Very nice set there John, have a LSWR Lav Brake 3rd myself.

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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby SRman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:08 am

I have a rather similar set still in unbuilt condition.

Errrmm ... you don't feel like building a few more, do you?? :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby Brossard » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:40 am

:o No chance! I've served my sentence. 8)

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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby SRman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:26 am

Oh darn! ;) :lol:

Well, you've done a very nice job on your own ones anyway. :)

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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby Lysander » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:19 am

My admiration for those who can build coaches out of brass and somehow end up with models that look just like they should is boundless !

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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby Bigglesof266 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:01 am

First rate John.

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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby alex3410 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:37 am

Thank you for sharing your images - the end result is really impressive well done :D

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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby Brossard » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:21 pm

Thanks for the kind words chaps.

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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby Pete » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:31 pm

Hi

Those are lovely models, very impressive. What sort of loco would you have pulling a rake like that?

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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby Brossard » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:51 pm

Pete, I built these for a friend (for a price of course). He has the Hornby T9 in LSWR livery.

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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby Pete » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:03 pm

Hi

Thanks, my ignorance of such matters is endless, but I do like pre-grouping stuff it has a real charm.

I expect they will be overwhelmed with the results.

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Re: A Rake of LSWR Coaches

Postby Brossard » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:25 pm

I agree Pete, the Victorians and Edwardians really knew how to design locos and other vehicles for esthetics. Trouble is you are generally stuck for RTR pre group stock if you want to model a train. There are some glimmers on the horizon - I'm thinking of the SECR Birdcage stock.

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