Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

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Robpulham
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Re: Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

Post by Robpulham » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:14 pm

Although I have only one photo, the All 3rd is nearing completion. The transfers are on, it's glazed and the roo vents have been re-fitted - right number in the right place....

I left it on Sunday night with the glue in the glazing drying so unless I discover anything that I have missed I should have it all put together next weekend.


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Re: Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

Post by Robpulham » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:54 pm

A concerted effort this weekend has seen the All 3rd nearing completion. Still to do are fitting the roof and having seen the photos sticking part of one of the rain strips down.

Having chosen to ultimately glue the roof on last I had, had some debate about how windows that became dislodged through handling would be replaced. After a bit of head scratching I cam up with a cunning plan.

Each window is an individual pane which is glued into the rebate inside the coach but I have also added a strip of secondary glazing which rests on the strip that strengthens the sides and runs the full length of the coach. It's is held in place by the edges of the compartments which I filed down to allow the glazing strip to fit. This will prevent the individual panes from being dislodged.

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To fit the no smoking transfers I made up a little jig from a piece of 20thou styrene which was the width of the window from the outside. I measured half way up the window and marked the styrene. I then added 1mm and marked it again. After measuring the with of the transfer I subtracted this from the total width and divided the remainder by two. I measured the result from each edge and marked a vertical line from the high line to the middle line at each side and then cut the styrene out leaving me with a rectangle of styrene with a notch cut out that centres the transfer in the middle of the window both vertically and horizontally

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Re: Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

Post by Dave » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:11 am

Very nice Rob.

Just a small point, in one of your pics the rain strip seems to have lifted.
I would sack your works foreman ;).

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Re: Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

Post by Robpulham » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:56 pm

Dave wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:11 am
Very nice Rob.

Just a small point, in one of your pics the rain strip seems to have lifted.
I would sack your works foreman ;).
Thanks Dave,

Photos don't let you get away with anything do they? I had noted it when posting the pictures. At least it's an easy fix.

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Re: Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

Post by Robpulham » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:31 pm

I am back on the trail of Kirk coach builds, this time it's an all 3rd/brake 3rd twin set (Diags 105/125).

It's for the gent that I built the last two for and this time he has gone for using the supplied Kirk bogies so I thought that I might upgrade them a little.

First I added some of my Silhouette cut leaf springs and then looked to make some springs for the bolsters.

I am aware that others have used 2ba screws to do represent the bolsters springs but to my mind the coils are a little too sharp in profile so I wound some 3mm styrene rod with 0.8/mm styrene rod to make the springs.

I also added the spring carriers and in hindsight I should have added the springs before sticking the carriers to the bogies because it's going to be interesting getting the springs in position now.

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I have also assembled the sides but didn't take photos of them.

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