Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

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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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Re: Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

Post by Robpulham » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:48 pm

When fellow modellers came along to see me when I was demoing at Pontefract show, the parts that I was cutting were some brakes for my Kirk coach bogies

Once glued together (5 layers) they came out looking like this.
Apologies for the poor photo, white on white isn't the best combination

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The demo must have been well received because I have also been asked to demo at Telford as well as Doncaster this year.

Not much modelling got done last week due to having a busy week compounded by minor surgery, but over the weekend the Mojo returned and I made progress on the twinset.

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The first bogie now has it's bolster springs an I have the parts prepared to fit to the other two. I did end up having to remove the bolster frame to fit the springs so a lesson learned.

I also managed to get three of the ends attached to their respective sides. The fourth one needs cutting down for the narrower brake end.

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Re: Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

Post by Robpulham » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:41 pm

This weekend saw much progress on the Twin set.

Timely posting of a photo of the brake end allowed me to cut the windows while the end was in the flat and then both coach bodies were assembled.

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I also blanked of the inner ends by filling the holes for the buffers and coupling hooks and then overlaid a piece of 20 thou to form a solid foundation for the shared bogie pivot.

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Lastly I made a start of building up/detailing the battery boxes (although there are five I only need four for this job). Next I need to cut out the end straps with the silhouette because I have run out.

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Re: Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

Post by Robpulham » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:18 pm

More done on the bogies over the weekend.

The brakes and yokes are now fitted to all three bogies. not exactly like the real thing but will pass muster hidden away underneath the coach.

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If you are wondering why the rod between the two yokes? It's to hold the brakes away from the tyres to prevent friction.

They just need guard irons over the yokes and they are well on their way.

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Re: Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

Post by Dave » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:26 am

Nice bogies Rob :wink:

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Re: Rob's 7mm Scale Coach Workbench

Post by Atso » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:57 am

Lovely work Rob, well worth the additional effort! 8)
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