Time to build a railway...but where?

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:10 pm

Another beautiful model, Peter. Cleverly constructed from the sound of it.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:44 pm

At the same time the previous carriage kit was purchased on ebay, I also received another incomplete kit, The Lineside Hut, Ffestiniog Railway carriage No. 20. New, this kit would cost £120. without bogies, wheels or white-metal accessories. It is also a huge item, measuring 620mm over buffers, far too long for my line, and I guess for the previous owner too, as it arrived with both side panels cut down. Fortunately both were included....
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I reattached the pieces and then cut the sides in half to make two equal length carriages. I still needed additional parts to complete the build and the wonderful people at Lineside Hut were more than helpful in supplying new balcony ends and some missing interior panelling. Side overlays were laser cut for me by a most generous friend so the construction commenced.
This is the way the first class interior will look with the side panels, padded seating and wall decoration...
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The third class compartments look like this....
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So far I have put the main structure together with interior dividers, masked and painted the sides and ends, also sprayed the overlays ready to attach after drying.....
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I have to finish the exterior with clear lacquer before fitting the interior panels, which secure the glazing, so that should be next on the list.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:57 am

Corrr, that looks very smart already. Your output really is impressive, Peter. Not only in terms of quantity but also quality.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Lonsdaler » Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:45 pm

Well looking at your collection of hearse carriages, it appears that the true meaning of BURPS is 'Buried Under Real Pembrokeshire Soil' :lol: If the funeral trains become a regular thing, will you be able to count the deceased as passengers, or would they be freight? :dontknow:
The workmanship on these and your 'salvaged' purchases from Ebay is, as usual, superb. And the colour scheme reminds me of something, maybe from your childhood as much as mine? :)
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:00 pm

Thanks Phil, yes, you are correct about the similarity of the livery. I hadn't thought about it myself but I remember from my youth travelling on those buses. I lived in the Black Country and there was a 'border' at West Bromwich where passengers from Brum making a through journey had to pay a second fair to complete the trip. Better than having to change I guess.
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Post by Phil.P » Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:25 pm

Hello Peter, what is the 'upholstery' made from?
It looks like it may be the plastic 'foam' that is for sale in certain craft-stores, and that comes in bags of pre-cut shapes?
If so, it's use is inspired!
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:40 pm

The upholstery material is as you describe, although I can't take credit for it as it was supplied, pre-cut, with the kit from The Lineside Hut. Another bonus from them as they are a most professional team and always helpful and friendly.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Phil.P » Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:27 pm

Thank you..
The partition, seats, and blue upholstery, look so good..
Almost like a 3D render.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:25 pm

A little progress on the build of FR coach 20 (or perhaps 2x coach 10?) This is a looooong carriage kit, and although built to scale from the original, is far too long for the average garden railway, certainly for mine!
Just to show how it should look I have placed the two cut-down sections together.....
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And with a PDF Hunslet for size comparison....
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Separated they now look like this and will retain their balcony ends when complete....
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Having applied transfers I'm now waiting for an opportunity to spray a clear lacquer finish before I can work on the interiors.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Dec 24, 2021 4:16 pm

The lacquer has now been applied and the interior seating and windows fitted....
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Which means the final touches can be attached. End balconies have handrails which are brass rod bent around a wooden former (provided with the kit). To fit vertical supports I placed two handrail knobs onto the handrail with the stem inserted into brass tube.....
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This works well and is firmly fixed with superglue into pre-drilled holes in the platforms. Brass door handles and Bogies from Swift Sixteen, buffers from Binnie Engineering, roof vents from Jerry Irwin complete the carriages....
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So... on to the next build.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by SimonWood » Mon Dec 27, 2021 2:00 pm

It's been far too long since I visited this thread, and I knew that there would be a lot to catch up on Peter! Very enjoyable reading... I do especially like the coach 20 divided in 2. Very much in the narrow gauge spirit to acquire rolling stock and then modify it to suit the line or purpose it is to be used for, they make attractive and unique models. I also really like the livery you've used for these and the Talyllyn coach - very smart indeed.

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Lonsdaler » Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:32 am

What a smashing pair those coaches make. Love them :thumbup:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:08 pm

Whilst waiting for my latest kit to arrive I have been working on a number of things, only one of which is now finished, so this is following on from a suggestion by a friend to check out a website I haven't previously purchased from before. I have to admit I wasn't particularly impressed, so I won't name names. However, I did see a kit for a quarry 'man-rider' wagon which inspired this build.
I have scratch-built several quarry flat trucks in the past, so already had one to base this on ....
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With the addition of a plasticard bench seat, shaped as the original, and heavily grained to represent aged timber construction....


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A final surface paint finish; grey primer, Citadel 'Dryad Bark', 'Citadel 'Agrax Earthshade' wash and matt lacquer, we have....
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Andrew » Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:51 pm

Very nice! You've really perfected the weathered timber look...

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:11 pm

A rather fine looking wagon, Peter. Do the passengers sit astride the seat or back to back?

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