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Author Topic: Etched Wagon Kits - Back to some brake vans  (Read 4711 times)

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Offline Stevie DC

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #60 on: July 04, 2019, 07:10:15 PM »
I've done five of these,my first was rubbish ,but I got better with each succesive model ,the last was ' reasonable', they do paint up nice though. Camebridge do the transfers,and Paul Bartlett pics were invaluable.

Thanks for the feedback Bill, I guess it is a case of practice makes perfect. Got any photos?

Having built one its not too bad once you get started though I can't remember how long mine took. It was built with the standard 2mm SA wheels rather than the N gauges ones so I'm not sure if you might need to modify part of the brake details around the wheels if using the N ones.

Thanks Paul. As you suspected, I've needed to make a couple of modest modifications to allow the chassis to accept N gauge wheels.

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #61 on: July 04, 2019, 07:11:54 PM »
I managed to get a couple of hours in on the Prestwin this afternoon - with much reading and re-reading of the instructions (for a change!).

This is where I've gotten to. The tanks are temporarily placed onto the chassis for effect.


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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #62 on: July 04, 2019, 08:42:43 PM »
Hi

That was quick and looking good.

This is a picture of my finished one.

 
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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2019, 09:47:42 PM »
Well I should own up to asking Steve to build the Prestwins as a Commission.  As always I am in awe of his skill to build etch chassis and at a pace. They are really are an iconic prototype and it served no purpose these kits sitting in a drawer at home. Years ago i built an airfix kit in 00.
Anyone else remember those?
Thank you Paul for sharing a pic of a finished kit

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #64 on: July 04, 2019, 10:00:01 PM »
It's a nice wagon, with so much detail on top where it's visible rather than hidden underneath. :thumbsup:
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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #65 on: July 04, 2019, 11:10:07 PM »
Hi

That was quick and looking good.

This is a picture of my finished one.

 
Cheers

Paul

That's really good Paul, I've know what I'm aiming for now! Thank you so much for sharing.

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #66 on: July 04, 2019, 11:15:24 PM »
Well I should own up to asking Steve to build the Prestwins as a Commission.  As always I am in awe of his skill to build etch chassis and at a pace. They are really are an iconic prototype and it served no purpose these kits sitting in a drawer at home. Years ago i built an airfix kit in 00.
Anyone else remember those?
Thank you Paul for sharing a pic of a finished kit

I don't know why you feel you should own up Carl. Feel free to remain anonymous if you wish.  :smiley-laughing:

The chassis doesn't worry me too much; especially as I think I've got my head around the brake gear now. All that plumbing on top on the other hand....  :goggleeyes:

I've never built the Airfix/Dapol kit, but I have been studying some of the builds on RMWeb (am I allowed to mention that forum here!?), along with the prototype photos mentioned earlier, to get some ideas on bits.

Shame the Prestwins are 20 odd years too early for me, I quite like them.

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #67 on: July 05, 2019, 01:53:30 PM »
Well the basic chassis is now complete.



This took about an hour and a half longer than expected. I managed to make a mistake in the assembly and spent forever unpicking it!  :veryangry: :censored: Still something to remember on the next one.



An underside shot should the brake arrangement.

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #68 on: July 05, 2019, 05:13:32 PM »
Well it got a little bit further today.





Just the pipework and other detailing bits to add now.

If anyone is interested, it has taken around six hours to get to this point. However, an hour of that time (as stated earlier) was taken up with undoing some silly mistakes.
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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #69 on: July 05, 2019, 06:49:41 PM »
Bill Greatbatch kindly sent me some photos of his Prestwins to share here.







Great builds, and interesting to see Bill's different interpretation of the colour of the top of the chassis.

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #70 on: July 05, 2019, 07:08:58 PM »
I know nothing about Prestwins - anyone care to enlighten me?
Presumably cement wagons carried cement? - why two cylinders? How long in service? Where did they operate?

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #71 on: July 05, 2019, 07:13:00 PM »
I know nothing about Prestwins - anyone care to enlighten me?
Presumably cement wagons carried cement? - why two cylinders? How long in service? Where did they operate?

From my light research, they were built in the 1950's for carrying dry powders. The design went out of use in the early 1980's. Other than that, my only knowledge of the wagon is that Kitmaster/Airfix/Dapol do a plastic kit in OO, which people on RMWeb seem to like building.

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #72 on: July 05, 2019, 07:14:49 PM »
Hi Kirky,

For any wagon query eitherabout type of wagon/traffic.

Start with Paul Bartlett..

Specific to Prestwin

https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brprestwin

See pdf for drawing - credit to the Barrowmore team

Thanks
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« Last Edit: July 05, 2019, 07:37:49 PM by ScottishModeller »
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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #73 on: July 05, 2019, 07:26:34 PM »
Looking at Paul Bartlett's pictures it's pretty inconclusive, rusty dirty brownish colour,pretty much the same as the solebars,there is one picture however on page six that is clearly black and notable for it's green buffers,it wouldn't suprise me if both black and bauxite were used but quickly got grimed over.                                                              Cheers        Bill

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #74 on: July 05, 2019, 07:28:23 PM »
looks interesting project.


here is a link :

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/20165-prestwin-wagons/


i remember seeing them north of warrington !!!

 

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