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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #660 on: January 30, 2020, 08:41:11 PM »
Hi Chris ( @Chris in Prague )

Thank you and yes I have already devoured the NGS article.  My Warflats will be different though as they involve a wee bit of RTR bashing.  All will become apparent in future instalments.

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Definitely get yourself one of the Dapol vans - great little model.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #661 on: January 30, 2020, 09:42:28 PM »
Thanks, Paddy. I fo have at least one Dapol BR Livery Gunpowder van but an unpainted one will look very good in RN dark blue.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #662 on: February 11, 2020, 12:18:49 PM »
Hi Folks,

Just a quick update - the plasticard for the Warflats has finally arrived from the USA (don't ask!).  This means work can resume on my military train...

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #663 on: February 19, 2020, 01:06:26 PM »
MILITARY TRAIN - PART #5

No doubt you have all been waiting with bated breath for the next exciting instalment of the Military Train! 😊

The delay was primarily caused by me ordering EverGreen styrene sheet from America.  At the time of ordering, I was unable to find a supplier in the UK.  However, once I had placed the order a number appeared in my next Google search.  I can only think that for some strange reason I must have entered the wrong keywords initially.  To cut a long story short, it took a couple of weeks for the styrene to arrive.

This post will cover the completion of the PECO Single Bolster Wagon Kit (KNR-39) which has been used to transport a military Land Rover from Oxford Diecast (REME NLAN188020).

As mentioned previously, there are mould pips on the top of the PECO chassis and the underside of the body that need to be removed prior to assembly.  The size of these pips will no doubt vary but I found that unless removed the chassis and body will not fit together properly, leaving an unsightly gap.

Painting of the wagon body followed my typical process:

1. Applied a coat of Halfords’ grey primer.
2. Mask the wooden deck prior to painting with Humbrol Acrylic 86 Light Olive.


Photo 1. Primed and masked body of the PECO Bolster wagon.

3. Remove the masking tape and brush paint the wagon deck with Humbrol Acrylic 29 Dark Earth.


Photo 2. Painted PECO Bolster wagon deck.

4. Once thoroughly dried the Bolster wagon body was sealed with a good coat of Testors’ Clear Coat.

Next came the challenge of how to attach the Land Rover to the wagon deck.  There were a number of approaches such as glue, Blu Tack and double-sided tape but all of these were likely to be unsightly.  Whilst reading a review of Bachmann’s new OO gauge Warflat with Cromwell tank (how dare they copy me!), I noticed that they have used magnets.

The search was then on for powerful magnets which are small enough to be used in N gauge.  Some other modellers suggested I purchase Neodymium magnets from Spider Magnets Limited (https://www.web-magnets.co.uk) as these should do the trick.

As I have not tried this before, I ordered a number of disc magnets (8mm x 1mm) and blocks (3mm x 2mm x 1mm) for a total cost of £8.66.

The disc magnets seemed best suited to the Bolster wagon and Land Rover and are certainly more than powerful enough.  The underside of both the wagon chassis and Land Rover required thin Plasticard to be added to provide a flat surface for the magnets.  Both magnets were glued in place with Superglue and once dry any visible edges painted with Humbrol Acrylic 85 Coal Black Satin.


Photo 3. Bolster wagon chassis and Land Rover with attached magnets.

As may recall, I have been struggling with those pesky bolts on PECO wagons!  I decided to contact PECO’s Advice Centre and they suggested a 9BA nut spanner.  A spanner was duly ordered from Prime Tools (https://primetools.co.uk/product/king-dick-nut-spinner-9-ba) for £5.85.  I am pleased to report that this tool is well worth the money.


Photo 4. BA9 Nut Spanner.

The final photo shows the completed wagon.


Photo 5. Completed wagon with Army Land Rover.

The next instalment (all being well) with detail the completion of the three Warflat wagons with Cromwell tanks.

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Many thanks

Paddy
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #664 on: February 19, 2020, 01:08:38 PM »
Impressive. Maybe need some nylon, thread to look like the wheels are tied down.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #665 on: February 19, 2020, 01:27:55 PM »
That's very cleverly done.

Great stuff!

Best wishes.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #666 on: February 19, 2020, 03:33:57 PM »
It5's a gtood job you got the magnets the right way round, otherwise there might have been a flying Landrover!  :D
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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #667 on: February 19, 2020, 04:13:20 PM »
Hi Laurence ( @Innovationgame )

You are not wrong - I marked the appropriate sides with a Sharpie.  ;)

These magnets are so STRONG!  That Land Rover is not going anywhere without a good tug.

Many thanks

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #668 on: February 19, 2020, 04:16:12 PM »
Impressive. Maybe need some nylon, thread to look like the wheels are tied down.

Hi @crewearpley40

I did think about that but could not really fathom a way of doing this that would look neat enough - if you have a suggestion then please shout?

If you look at Bachmann's Warflat with Cromwell then this is even more precarious!  :D

Having said that, in the Rails of Sheffield photo (I think) it looks like the turret will come off first.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #669 on: February 19, 2020, 04:17:51 PM »
That's very cleverly done.

Great stuff!

Best wishes.

John

Thanks John ( @Train Waiting ) - that means a great deal coming from you.  Off the record, I have come close to scrapping HOLLERTON JUNCTION (well this version) as I am so inspired by Poppingham's simplicity.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #670 on: February 19, 2020, 04:31:10 PM »
Only need a dummy to represent the strappings on the wheels. I would use wire or nylon to represent those @Paddy . Just wrapped round the wheels and a crossover piece on the lan rover axle as you have already fixed to the warflat

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #671 on: February 19, 2020, 05:39:32 PM »
Thanks @crewearpley40 - added to the detailing list once all the wagons are completed.  Looking online though, it would seem all/most RTR manufacturers of similar wagons have shied away from modelling such attachments.

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #672 on: February 19, 2020, 06:08:54 PM »
Fantastic @Paddy as much as we do try to strive for realism and securing chains or straps would look good as you have seen, everyone shys away from it because it ends up being massively over scale and ruins what good you've already created.

I have a photo somewhere of a Class 40 (I think) hailing a mixed rake of coaches and flat wagons, the coaches are carrying MOD personnel and the flats all have landrovers on them. I will find it!!!!

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #673 on: February 19, 2020, 07:39:33 PM »
Hi @exmouthcraig

This is my concern as I do not want to ruin what I have achieved by going too far.  I know we are supposed to push ourselves but this project has already been a significant challenge.   :worried:

I may add some anti-roll planks before and after the wheels although these will be very small.  Like the following:

https://henk.fox3000.com/mhill/1/20.jpg

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Re: HOLLERTON JUNCTION (SHED 13C)
« Reply #674 on: February 19, 2020, 07:53:41 PM »
I'd say that's the best outcome @Paddy looks very authentic!!!

 

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