Sunday, 12 September 2010


Some steady progress on the 7mm ballast wagons this weekend.

The slanting lips have been added to the top of the hopper bodies.

Already the difference in working in 7mm as opposed to 4mm (009) is becoming apparent. There is a small gap on the inside edge where the lip rests at the top. On the 4mm wagons I could deal with this by brushing in some styrene dust and running a little solvent over it, but that won't work in this scale so it's out with the tube of filler.

The second task has been to cut the pieces of styrene strip and channel which will be fabricated into the main frames of the wagons.

The main side beams have already been laminated with much thinner sections of strip to form the stepped L profile.

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