The humble Grampus...

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The humble Grampus...

Postby iak » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:28 pm

And so to the humble BR Grampus. The Parkside Dundas kit and other parts will form the basis of the build, together with the body moulding which Dapol produce. The build will include both fitted [Diag.1/574] and unfitted [Diag.1/572] types. The question of springing this batch of wagons will be addressed in one way or other. The wheelbase of the Grampus means that springing this stock is essential, the 12-foot wheelbase leaves one with no choice!

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LMS buffers on an auld Parkside buffer beam start the process with the Dapol mould - which is actually pretty accurate dimensionally.

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The majority of the door springs on the mould are far too heavy so, off they come. However, the ones on the body side itself can the thinned and look pretty ok :thumb

Now to the Parkside kit...

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Dispose of the buffer bases, leaving the mounting blocks.

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LMS buffers get put in; check photographs to use the right ones!!

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The floor and an end attached; the modifications for the springing units are not too clear but hey...
More to come soon fellow wagon bashers... :ugeek:
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But I may choose to serve perfection....
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