- 30 Sep 2015
I've always fancied bashing a couple of the B'mann coaches into a two-car set (US Interurban). I have what I need - and now inspired by your superb bashes - just need to ask what glue you used?
Thanks Tim. The donor coaches were acquired from that well know auction site so are indeterminate as regards to their age (probably the 'unfriendly' type of plastic!). I'll have to experiment! They won't be lengthened but I like the idea of moving the bulkheads 'in' to create a wider platform.Mick,
for the later Bachmann coach releases ordinary quality styrene glue works perfectly. For early coaches from the 1990's I have a suspicion that they are not glue friendly styrene as I remember problems with glued joins not adhering correctly even though well reinforced. Perhaps they are an ABS compound. If you have early coaches then perhaps experiment with styrene glue.
For all my recent bashes (numerous others in a state of limbo remain 'undiscovered') I used the mid-2000's release Big Hauler coach kits as they are unpainted and glue friendly. I get an idea in my head and feel the need to build it. Once the construction stage is done then boredom sets in. At present I am painting two D&RGW coaches (Combine #127 and RPO #340 at scale length). I built these about five years ago and felt guilty seeing them on a shelf unloved.
Andrew,I have never seen a trolley pole sprung in the same way as yours Tim, but then neither have I seen that many either!
Nice work! The decals are the icing on the cake - are they waterslide?Things are now moving. Tram is decalled and clearcoated. I will be able to install glazing and lighting over the next few days. Final assembly is delayed as I have just ordered some seated passengers from China and this may take from one to three weeks to arrive.
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