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Offline Zwilnik

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Arch Laser GWR Outside Framed Brake Van
« on: July 24, 2017, 10:36:57 am »
Here's a couple of pics of the Arch Laser GWR Outside Framed Brake Van kit I've just built.

I found it to be a little bit more fiddly than the previous Arch Laser kit I built (the small signal box), but very pleased with the unpainted results so far.




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Re: Arch Laser GWR Outside Framed Brake Van
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 03:20:03 pm »
A couple of tips if you're building this kit yourself.

1. The body panels are tricky to line up. It may be worth making a simple jig to keep them straight.

2. The (included) peco chassis needs filing flat on top to sit the body on as mentioned in the instructions. However that makes the coupler pockets tricky as the shim that drops in through the top of the pocket to hold the coupler in place has a flat top that sits a few mm proud at the top. I just filled the top of the pocket with a plasticard shim instead.

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Re: Arch Laser GWR Outside Framed Brake Van
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 05:36:24 pm »
Looks good . I want one of those for my GWR layout.

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Re: Arch Laser GWR Outside Framed Brake Van
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 05:39:13 pm »
Looks good . I want one of those for my GWR layout.

It's an Osbornes exclusive. Quite impressed with their Arch Laser stuff so far.

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Re: Arch Laser GWR Outside Framed Brake Van
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 05:42:34 pm »
 :thankyousign: I`ll look out for one at TINGS.

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Re: Arch Laser GWR Outside Framed Brake Van
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 08:58:29 pm »
 
Looks good. I just bought one of those kits myself and I'm planning to modifying it to resemble one that operated on the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway.

I'm curious to see yours when yours is finally complete.

Rob.

 

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