Atlantic's works: ECJS 12 wheel clerestory dining cars

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Re: Atlantic's works: ECJS 12 wheel clerestory dining cars

Post by Chas Levin » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:33 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 11:53 pm
I agree, without reservation. I'm afraid I'm using what I already have, and have had in stock for many years, acquired on favourable terms.

Behind the w-irons, springs, and step-boards, weathered and rotating, I hope that my cost-cutting will not be noticed by too many observers.
Mike, you have sharp eyes: without having it pointed out and then zooming in on the pic, I thought they were Mansells :shock: so I think you'll be fairly safe... :)
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Re: Atlantic's works: ECJS 12 wheel clerestory dining cars

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:44 pm

I have taken no chances, hence the Mansell inserts seen in the more recent images on the last page.
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Re: Atlantic's works: ECJS 12 wheel clerestory dining cars

Post by Chas Levin » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:06 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:44 pm
I have taken no chances, hence the Mansell inserts seen in the more recent images on the last page.
Aha yes, just reached them; very nice - are they the MJT ones?
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Re: Atlantic's works: ECJS 12 wheel clerestory dining cars

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:06 am

Home made resin castings, as thin as I could make them. Still not really as thin as they need to be in order to fit totally flush with the tyre edge in every case.
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Re: Atlantic's works: ECJS 12 wheel clerestory dining cars

Post by Chas Levin » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:38 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:06 am
Home made resin castings, as thin as I could make them. Still not really as thin as they need to be in order to fit totally flush with the tyre edge in every case.
Ohh - nice job! I should have known they would be of your own making :)
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Re: Atlantic's works: ECJS 12 wheel clerestory dining cars

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:07 pm

Effectively three graining coats in different colours plus painting of interiors produced this:
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At this point I thought the external finish adequate for a model of a new teak coach, but a bit pale for ageing 6 wheelers, even if fairly recently renovated. After a test, a thin over coat of Dulux "Mahogany" satin Woodsheen richened up the colour nicely to an orangey-brown without making it red, giving a pleasing resemblance to the colour I'd achieved many years ago on my D & S 6 wheelers. Ends have now been painted in 1930s black, the sides gloss varnished to seal the finish and promote transfer adhesion, and most of the insignia bar running numbers added. There's still plenty to do, including glazing, commode handles (bright or brown?), couplings, brake pipes and weathering. A cautious trial showed that it is possible to un-clip a roof without damage, so I've clipped all three roofs in place to see how well they fit without further attention, and to permit some photography:
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Here's my earlier D & S d.245 for direct comparison with the latest example. Cornice level and roof width are definitely different, as is the relationship between solebar and upper stepboard. I may tinker with the D & S cornices, but other changes would be too much to contemplate....
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Re: Atlantic's works: ECJS 12 wheel clerestory dining cars

Post by Chas Levin » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:26 pm

Very nice little set, aren't they :D
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Re: Atlantic's works: ECJS 12 wheel clerestory dining cars

Post by Woodcock29 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:46 am

Hi Graeme
I think your idea of tinkering with the cornice on your D&S coaches is sound. On mine I've fitted the cornices somewhat lower.
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