Portillo in the Portaloo....Can't get away from him, can you? He pops up everywhere. Michael Portillo has crept in to use the only facilities currently in the coach. Paintwork complete, windows refitted, doors hung, roof back in place - just waiting for the interior fitters to turn up.
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Mike reading this again I think may be something missing here? What was it that was 99p for six, I think the little bit of black plastic for the vents that you cut the tube to make proud could be the thing.Roof completed. Poundland wheel silver rattlecan. Small collar cut from a piece of Plastruct tube so the vent sits proud of the roof, a quick wipe with a black permanent marker (to save getting the paint our and waiting for it to dry), 6mm hole drilled and it pop-fits nicely. From a short distance you can't tell the difference. At 99p for six they're also cheaper than LGB spares.
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Car interior trim buttons Jon. They're mentioned in the text of post #105.Mike reading this again I think may be something missing here? What was it that was 99p for six, I think the little bit of black plastic for the vents that you cut the tube to make proud could be the thing.
Could be the larger gap is due to KD type couplings as used in US. The lack of a buffer makes it look worse. We had some US Hoppers on the Ruschbahn that looked awful till andy put Balconies and buffers on them.Final coat of paint and lacquer done, just awaiting the application of the branding and a few detail parts including the connecting ramps. Never been happy about the oversize gap which always seems more pronounced on stock with origins in US outline. Had a play with a spare 'loop' which I have cut down so that the hook pivot hole becomes the coupling mount hole. Looks much better and that the ramps will actually be long enough to do their job and prevent a couple of hundred grand's worth of carbon fibre encased metal getting cosy with some stone ballast.
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I've got a box full of buffer beams (centre single and twin versions) which i have saved from stock that came with a choice. Must have at least 20 pairs. Once I standardise on single or twin I will kit out all the OW rolling stock.Could be the larger gap is due to KD type couplings as used in US. The lack of a buffer makes it look worse. We had some US Hoppers on the Ruschbahn that looked awful till andy put Balconies and buffers on them.
Is that Post Van a repaint? If so a vary good job. But looking at your reworked coaches I guess I should not be surprised at your skills.'Branding' completed on the transporters so time for a quick
platesting session. They really are heavy and would have been well over the top if I had decided to use Bburago (or similar) diecast models. If I place these at the rear of my 14 coach rake (the fullsize Pullmans) I will need to double head with two Mikados. The local population turned out in force to see today's offering pull into Noyelles. At the end of the run the train was split - the coaching stock handled by the OBB diesel and freight side by the DR Kof.
Last thing to do will be reinstate the loading ramps.
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