More Shoc Vans - Dia. 1/209

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More Shoc Vans - Dia. 1/209

Postby iak » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:37 pm

The early BR Shoc Vans were very related to the Dia.1/208 vans.

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These two show the chassis variants that were produced

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The LNER type brake gear was on some batches of this diagram.
Those brake vees are due to go mind - Mainly Trains etches beckon.
The axleboxes are Exactoscale ones - nice...

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This one will have the more usual brake gear.

Both of these vans have MJT buffers.
Mind, mounting them on the headstocks is fun :face:
I wonder if Parkside will ever upgrade this kit?
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Re: More Shoc Vans - Dia. 1/209

Postby iak » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:05 am

Full headstock's now on both of these two.
However, the brakes on the LNER brake geared one are proving to be a pain
Much fettling of the clasp brakes and the floor to get things to line up properly - gaaah!
Mixing and matching kits does have its issues :evil:
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Re: More Shoc Vans - Dia. 1/209

Postby Butoxeter » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:44 pm

iak wrote:Much fettling of the clasp brakes and the floor to get things to line up properly - gaaah!
Mixing and matching kits does have its issues :evil:

I agree! I sometimes find myself glueing just one brake shoe on at a time....
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Re: More Shoc Vans - Dia. 1/209

Postby iak » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:49 am

PROGRESS!!

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Its been a a pain but worth it this one.
Take a body kit and use a different underframe [all Parkside]
Add some Exactoscale axleboxes.
A wee dash of MJT buffering with some Mainly Trains brake gear and..........
Ach and the coupling hooks are some of the new LMS ones 8-)
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Re: More Shoc Vans - Dia. 1/209

Postby Butoxeter » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:34 pm

Nice work, and especially nice axleboxes Iain - I didn't know Exactoscale did those!
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Re: More Shoc Vans - Dia. 1/209

Postby iak » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:46 pm

Butoxeter wrote:Nice work, and especially nice axleboxes Iain - I didn't know Exactoscale did those!


Only ones they have done so far sadly.
We want more........
And the springs that come with them are nae bad either ;)
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