BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

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BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby iak » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:59 am

The last diagram ventilated vans BR produced in the early 1960's
This batch of 9 for Mostyn feature all the usual gubbins.

Buffers from LMS courtesy of Prof Franks
The brake etches are Ambis ones
Coupling hook assembled from Exactoscale hooks and instanters, the chain links being homebrew.
They run on Exactoscale wheels.
Axleboxes come from Ambis, 51L and Exactoscale.

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An Ambis axlebox etch - useful wee beasties...

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The above show the process of getting the brake vees and such sorted.
Sorry but the nickel silver Ambis ones look better

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LMS buffers - simply the best around. 8-)

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Some images of vans in progress with wee variations showing.
More to come soon ;)
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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby Richard Oldfield » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:07 am

Hi Iain,

As you know, about the only components on your list that I would not normally use are the Exactoscale wheels. They strike me as too flimsy and probably subject to misalignment in the event they need to be removed from the wagon for any reason.

I could be wrong. Has anyone got a lot of experience using them and would recommend them?

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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby iak » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:59 am

I have been very remiss in keeping this thread upto date of late:
To matters of a building/progressing nature:

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Underframe gubbins is slowly being added to as one can see. That nice Mr Franks should find these views to his liking :lol:
I cannae find the right brake yolks so compromise may be needed.
Then I have a lot of roofs to make/sort/fettle.... :shock:
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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby iak » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:40 pm

And so it came to pass that the "Works" did stir once more... :o

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Ambis etch silliness in action on more 12t standard BR vans, diagram 1/224 in this case.
These are just a few in the batch being worked on at the moment - there will be more... :lol:
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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby MartinWales » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:46 pm

Please don't keep us waiting toooooo long!
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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby Waveydavey » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:59 am

They look like MJT brakes Iain.

At Scaleforum a couple of weeks back Adrian ABS came over and had a good look at my mate Robert Austin's all singing and dancing Mermaid. It started as a Cambrian kit but has bouncy suspension and full brake gear. "It's a nice model" he said "but those MJT brake shoes are completely wrong for a BR built vehicle". Needless to say, he had the correct ones on his stall which we invested in quite heavily. Some might say it was a canny bit of salesmanship but Adrian is a smashing bloke and he really does know his stuff.

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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby iak » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:53 am

Aye they are and I know they are wrong David. :oops:
But they are what I have and they are in need of using - waste not want not :lol:
I did go through a phase of using the ones in the Red Panda/Parkside kits but they are too much of a phaff and too brittle to work with.
I would use the ABS stuff if it wasnae such a pain to get hold of, I have requested price lists in the past and got nowt - hmmmmm :scratch
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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby Waveydavey » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:28 am

The availability of ABS products is a bit of a bind but Adrian is in his 70s and is slowly winding down his activities. He claims to have slowed down to a semi retired 40 hour week in recent years.

Hopefully the range will pass into the hands of a younger person who will rejuvenate and expand the range but it may be a good idea to stock up while you still can. I can scan and email you the latest catalogue if you are interested.

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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby iak » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:34 am

Waveydavey wrote:The availability of ABS products is a bit of a bind but Adrian is in his 70s and is slowly winding down his activities. He claims to have slowed down to a semi retired 40 hour week in recent years.

Hopefully the range will pass into the hands of a younger person who will rejuvenate and expand the range but it may be a good idea to stock up while you still can. I can scan and email you the latest catalogue if you are interested.

Cheers

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Now that would be a grand idea 8-)

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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby iak » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:04 am

:evil: :face: :evil: :axe: :devil:

Well all the plans I had to get some of these vans finished for when Mostyn next goes out this coming weekend, are all up the spout.
Once more the auld brain is misbehaving and things have ground to a halt.
Progress so far coming up soon with some more piccies but not the finished ones I'd hoped for.

Frustration and mass wibbling!! :!:
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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby iak » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:01 pm

Finally, after much struggle:

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A couple of images showing some vans primed and ready for the paintshop.
Which leads us to:


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These two vans have their bodies painted in Lifecolour BR Brown, the underframes are a mish mash of blacks and dark browns.

More to come later. ;)
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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby MartinWales » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:40 am

Fab Ian! Keep 'em comng!
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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby iak » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:33 pm

Your wish is mine mon

Back to the bl@@dy vans [to quote my dear missus...]

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Railtec decals are a revelation to use and look great as I trust these two above images show.
To the weathering!

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Little is more with these two.
The rest of the build will follow; mind, using the Red Panda underframes has been superceded by Justin Newitts wonderful etched brass creations. These beasties are for use on The Beast, Justins goodies are for my own pleasure initially.

Back soon fellow wagon addicts :D
P.s. Its IAIN... :axe:
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Re: BR Diagram 1/224 Vans

Postby MartinWales » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:03 pm

Sorry! Forget you speII it the Scottish way........ :oops: :oops:
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