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Rolling stock, restoration and new build projects

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by 240P15, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. gwalkeriow

    gwalkeriow Well-Known Member

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    Looking really good :)
     
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    Yeah thanks it is starting to all come together now. I can see light at the end of the tunnel now !
     
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    If we're looking at sort-of-newbuild carriages, why not make them suitable for the more tourist minded way all the lines are run these days? Bigger toilets, easier access for the less able bodied, bit of space for buggies etc etc. You could still "dress" them in various ways with a bit of jiggery pokery (or dare I say heretically, with vinyl covers). I mean we're looking at coaches which only need to do a max of 25mph, so surely something could be learnt from the FR/WHR carriage building programs?
     
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    Nobody is looking at it.

    Sawdust.
     
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    30854 Part of the furniture

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    Today's passengers are also frequently somewhat 'wider across the beam' than their predecessors!
     
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    Back to this thread, Started getting some glass now in our toplight windows. Compartment ceilings painted too. I plan to get the droplights done next as I can do them at home in my garage, See pictures below.

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    flying scotsman123 Part of the furniture

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    Looking great - getting to a "sealed box" state is always a bit of a milestone. :)
     
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    Looking very good.

    It is quite strange, I think, you can be as busy as the proverbial hive of bees, with only piles of bits, sawdust and shavings to show for all the efforts, then you start fitting them together, and suddenly, there's this coach appearing in the workshop.
     
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    Starting to get on with our 3rd class GWR toplight 7545 interiors now. Done some scumbling. Looks better than pics . Just took the pictures with my phone and a lot of lights
    The first picture, the partition is all new in birch plywood, (as it was ripped all out in departmental days) so I routed some grooves with a v cutter to make it look like boarding, the opposite wall is original so genuine boarding. They always made it so in one compartment the boarding was vertical on each wall and in the next compartment horizontal on each wall. Only the top part is eventually visible, the part below will get covered by the picture frames and seats hence why I only routered the top bit as the rest isn't seen.

    The tops of the doors there is an advert for lunches on the inside of each door, I have these as Didcot print new ones but I wont put them in until we are nearly finished.

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