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Micks 4mm LNER Models

Post by mick b » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:38 pm

D&S ex NER 10 ton Brake Van detail obtained from the excellent Tatlow LNER Wagons Vol 2. I have added some detail to body including lamp irons and lamps. Wheels are taped at moment pending underframe weathering via airbrush.

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Latest project a D&S NER 6 wheel Brake . This has been quite a bit of work so far. Lots of handrails required which were a lot of bending!! Photos are prior to final wash . It is now in etch primer finish , awaiting Teak paint.

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Post by Frazmataz » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:51 pm

The brake van looks great Mick, and I can't wait to see how the Passenger Brake works out! :D
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Post by rob » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:26 am

Mick-
I think I can reads NER on the solebar plate :shock: -how did you manage that?Interesting to see how they before your weathering too,you have that down to a very fine art!
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Post by mick b » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:53 pm

Hi Rob
Very simple surplus Slaters Hopper Transfers !! I have just painted black over some of the original number to something similar to the Van number. With a coat of grime it will be fine. The NER number is very prominant on the Van in the original photograph .
I also added a etched plate underneath prior to painting I wished I had taken a picture prior to painting which would have made it clearer what has been added to the body.
One other thing I have now added are the metal rods that hang between each door as a safety barrier. I added small wire eyes to the van under the windows to hang them from. I will post a further picture when airbrushed.

cheers Mick
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Post by wehf100 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:05 pm

look wonderful- very handsome vans. I will be interested to see how the 6-wheeler progresses.

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Post by Robpulham » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:08 pm

These are looking mighty fine, Mick. I look forward to seeing more as you finish them.

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Post by mick b » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:36 pm

Some progress

Brake Van is now finished.

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Passenger Brake

Next stage Decals then Satin Varnish, the body underframe I leave in Matt finish.


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D&S Ex NER Horsebox coming on nicely. It will run on spoked wheels when complete.

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Post by jwealleans » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:01 pm

Cracking stuff as ever, Mick. I rather like those horseboxes - must get round to building mine. I see you've used the 'left over Slaters builders plate' dodge as well - it amuses me every time I look at David Geen's site as almost all his NE wagons have the 20T hopper plates on.

How different is that NE brakevan to the LNER one which Parkside do? (Just to continue my current Parkside conversion line of thought).

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Post by Frazmataz » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:38 pm

Great work Mick :) Can wait to see that horsebox fully painted!
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Post by mick b » Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:23 pm

Hi J
The only obvious differences is length the Toad B is 2 foot longer and wheelbase 10' 6" which 6" longer. Plus you have those dire footboards to contend with!!! :lol: :lol:

thanks for comments to all

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Post by wehf100 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:57 pm

wonderful stuff, although you hardly need me to say that!

Could I ask how you soldered the handrails on the brake van. I have struggled with them, notably the 'T' shaped joints. Do you use a jig, template or some such thing, or do you do it in situ? I simply find keeping two round sections of metal butting against one another at 90' almost impossible without clamping over the joint itself- thereby blocking the area that the soldering iron needs to touch. any tricks??!!

many thanks, hope the question isnt too banal!

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Post by mick b » Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:27 pm

Hi
I use pieces of scrap etch nickel silver from motion etch sheet (doesnt solder as easily) on both sides of the corner. This ensures a constant depth to all of my handrails as well as corners.
Solder one side into position. The quickly solder the other side holding the finished side with fingers gets a tad hot occasionally but if your quick (I use a 24 watt iron) it should be ok. Clean up the joint with needle file afterwards.
Sometimes the joint will fail in handling but it takes a couple of seconds to redo. I must have done some of the ones in the pictures 3 or 4 times before i was happpy with final result before painting.
Hope that makes sense i will post a couple of pictures

Mick
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Post by mick b » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:31 pm

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Horsebox ready for painting

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Re: ex NER Brake Vans + Horsebox

Post by mick b » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:57 am

Both finished

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Now building ex NER Dia 25 O/F CCT

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Re: ex NER Brake Vans + Horsebox+ CCT

Post by jwealleans » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:07 am

Quality as ever, Mick. That last CCT is a little gem - I don't ever recall seeing one of those before. Is it a Victorian design?

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