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Offline Stuart F

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Re: Selby Swingbridge
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2018, 08:21:01 AM »
Hi all,

Here's a Brush type 2 returning a SO working from the East Yorkshire coast to the West Riding in the late summer of 79.




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Stuart



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Re: Selby Swingbridge
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2018, 04:27:29 PM »
The railings use .3mm brass wire soldered up on a jig. The whole thing is in two parts.





Thanks Stuart for sharing these pictures of your excellent model. Were the staircases & their handrails also soldered?

Mike

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Re: Selby Swingbridge
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2018, 08:15:50 PM »
Looking forward to Michael's bit , Oxfords Reliant Van will be getting some heavy purchasing !

(them that's not local Michael's was the county's No 1 Reliant dealer )

great modelling thanks for sharing.

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Re: Selby Swingbridge
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2018, 08:19:47 PM »
Hi Mike,

Thanks for the kind words. The railings were constructed by cutting 3 long parallel channels in a piece of plywood. Brass wire was laid into the channels and held in place with tape. Longish lengths of brass wire were then taped in place at 90 degree angles to form stanchions. All points were soldered with 188 deg and all was trimmed to size.

The stairs were made from cereal box card. A long side was cut to size and held flat on it's side. Small slivers of card to represent steps were glued in place using superglue gel. This was left to harden for a day then another side was coated on one side in glue and then placed on top of the steps. A day later the whole staircase was lifted and set in place on the model.

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Stuart


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Re: Selby Swingbridge
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2018, 08:25:01 PM »
Looking forward to Michael's bit , Oxfords Reliant Van will be getting some heavy purchasing !

(them that's not local Michael's was the county's No 1 Reliant dealer )

great modelling thanks for sharing.

Hi, thanks for the compliment and yes Michael's of Selby was an iconic local business. The premises in Hull only closed around a decade ago. I assume the one in Selby soon followed? Lots of Reliants needed!

Regards

Stuart

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Re: Selby Swingbridge
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2018, 11:21:50 PM »
Oh wow! I love it!

 

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