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Author Topic: Cut and Shut NCB Brakevan - Take 2  (Read 718 times)

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Cut and Shut NCB Brakevan - Take 2
« on: June 06, 2017, 09:26:35 pm »
There's an interesting article on RMWeb about the the Lilleshall Company, and the nearby Granville Colliery. It seems that a couple of Cannock and Rugeley Colliery brake vans migrated there:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/93378-the-lilleshall-company-a-little-known-industrial-railway/?p=2712791

I decided to build the first of these, CRC No.1 as a partner for my previous project.

I have a spare Peco "10ft Brake Van Chassis" from CCCCo No.4, and although the data panel on the 1991 photograph quotes a wheelbase of 9'6", and the Peco's closer to 10'6", that'll do for me. The body began life as a Grafar LBSC 20T brake, sawn-off to match the chassis length, side windows filled, roof shortened and the cab facias mounted flush at front and rear:



Lots still to do - watch this space!

Mike


 
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Re: Cut and Shut Brakevan - Take 2
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 05:09:43 pm »
This is coming on; extra woodwork added (Plasticard), planking marked across window fillets, roof edge flattened off, half of upper step removed from chassis:



Next, some Sellotape strapping, stanchions, then priming.

Mike
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Re: Cut and Shut Brakevan - Take 2
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 09:30:12 pm »
Braced, strapped and primed:



Various details and markings next!

Mike

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Re: Cut and Shut Brakevan - Take 2
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 11:34:02 pm »
looks good, nice modeling.
Lil Chris
My layout here East Lancashire Lines
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

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Re: Cut and Shut Brakevan - Take 2
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 09:24:22 am »
looks good, nice modeling.
Thanks Chris. Plasticard has always been my material of choice - ever since Airfix Magazine conversions in my teens!

Mike

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Re: Cut and Shut NCB Brakevan - Take 2
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 05:16:38 pm »
OK, well that's a wrap for the two Cannock brake vans, seen here with a friend from the North East.



Several interesting candidates to model from that region, so watch this space!

Mike
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Re: Cut and Shut NCB Brakevan - Take 2
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 05:27:11 pm »
Smashing, unusual little models :thumbsup:

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Re: Cut and Shut NCB Brakevan - Take 2
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 11:12:25 pm »
Very nice conversions, well done. Did something similar for my Wemyss Private Railway. Couldn't buy the brake vans so I had to kit bash a couple.

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Re: Cut and Shut NCB Brakevan - Take 2
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 11:22:53 am »
Very nice conversions, well done. Did something similar for my Wemyss Private Railway. Couldn't buy the brake vans so I had to kit bash a couple.

Thanks Alex - do you have any photos?

Mike

 

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