Another new van for the PLR

ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
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Decided I needed another van to handle the fruit traffic on the railway - so this time I bashed a Newqida box car (£18.99 + P&P).

A bit too long, a bit too continental and a bit too yellow for the PLR!!

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So, after some surgery with a razor-saw and a few coats of paint......

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I think it looks OK. Need to give it a good test-run (weather permitting) to check it works OK - but plenty of detailing on the model to save me the trouble.
Will weather it once the paint has fully hardened.

Rik
 
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playmofire

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You would never guess it's origins. A superb job.
 
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mike

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Fantastic result credit to you
 
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Rhinochugger

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Decided I needed another van to handle the fruit traffic on the railway - so this time I bashed a Newqida box car (£18.99 + P&P).

A bit too long, a bit too continental and a bit too yellow for the PLR!!

.
So, after some surgery with a razor-saw and a few coats of paint......

.

.

.

.
I think it looks OK. Need to give it a good test-run (weather permitting) to check it works OK - but plenty of detailing on the model to save me the trouble.
Will weather it once the paint has fully hardened.

Rik
Ooh, fruit van, bananas. yellow - you know you want to :D:D:D
 
Zerogee

Zerogee

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Nice! :)

Jon.
 
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Alec K

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Decided I needed another van to handle the fruit traffic on the railway - so this time I bashed a Newqida box car (£18.99 + P&P).

A bit too long, a bit too continental and a bit too yellow for the PLR!!

.
So, after some surgery with a razor-saw and a few coats of paint......

.

.

.

.
I think it looks OK. Need to give it a good test-run (weather permitting) to check it works OK - but plenty of detailing on the model to save me the trouble.
Will weather it once the paint has fully hardened.

Fantastic result. These vans do convert well (with commitment like yours, of course!).
 
PhilP

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Very nice, Rik... I'll have a dozen! ;)
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
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Cheshire
www.riksrailway.blogspot.com
Van #2 now well under way, thanks to the kind donation of another van body from a fellow modeller - what a great community this is.

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Same technique as previously - end panels removed and ends glued back on to what remains

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As the bottom slide for the doors is part of the chassis, I had to make my own from plasticard .....

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...... and then use a bisected HLW chassis.

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Needs a bit of tidying-up - a few gaps to be filled here and there and of course a paint-job. Oh yes, plus couplings and brake gear. Probably about three hours' work so far - but who's counting?

Rik
 
PhilP

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Probably about three hours' work so far - but who's counting?
Er.. You, obviously? :giggle:;)

Though it is useful to have an idea how long these things take. - Remember, I haven't done it yet! :nod::rolleyes:
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
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www.riksrailway.blogspot.com
Er.. You, obviously? :giggle:;)
Though it is useful to have an idea how long these things take. - Remember, I haven't done it yet! :nod::rolleyes:
Thought it might be useful. Sometimes bashes take longer than you expect - but having done one before, this one went together quite quickly. Would have taken less time if I had got the Newqida chassis to go with it.

Rik
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
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Cheshire
www.riksrailway.blogspot.com
Second van now more or less finished. A little bit of tidying and of course weathering needed.

The HLW chassis worked out quite well - provided you don't look too closely.

Here's the new with the old.

Quite pleased with the outcome.


Rik
 
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Sean.

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I heard that if you take a soldering iron it will melt a dent .. I've seen it done to hoppers sides and the tops rails .
Now back to your thread ..looks superb ..
 
dunnyrail

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I heard that if you take a soldering iron it will melt a dent .. I've seen it done to hoppers sides and the tops rails .
Now back to your thread ..looks superb ..
I did exactly that process to some LGB Feldbahn Hoppers yonks ago, but do not touch with the Iron a close call is all that is required then a gentle push with a Screwdriver or something else will work. But worthwhile to experiment on a kit sprue to understand what you are likely to achieve.