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Fantastic build there popeye! The cast of the underframe looks very clean which is no easy job, I know I've tried it myself. I would be interested to know how you made the mould, was it in 2 parts or 3?

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Excellent work. Hopefully Des from Studio Scale Models or someone else will bring out a full kit in the future. The cement bubble is such an iconic Irish wagon.

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Top marks for all the work, and the finished wagon. I will say that it is the finest bubble wagon I have seen. The chassis as already mentioned before is superb. The bubble from D&M look's great and the SSM kit really takes it to a higher level. I like the discharge pipes and the brake pipe connected to the uprights really gives it an authentic look. It is impressive modelling, well done.

 

Rich,

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Masterful, Love the info on the parts as well, Great info..on the question side those number DLK 06 etc what are they in relation to, Dundalk works?

 

Love the way you tackled the Ladder support, If you have not copyrighted it I might use it on my next lot!!

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Love the way you tackled the Ladder support, If you have not copyrighted it I might use it on my next lot!!

 

Dang, my thoughts also!

 

I always thought it was Dept. Limerick for D-LK? Snapper would be the man to ask :-)

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Dang, my thoughts also! I always thought it was Dept. Limerick for D-LK?

 

 

Wagon has had a"D"exam in Limerick wagon works in 2006,

Nice job on the bubble btw.

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Thank's for the feedback on the cement wagon. The rubber mould is made by placing the part to be cast face up and glued down so it sits flat and won't

move in a container just a wee bit bigger than the part and pour the rubber over it, making sure it covers it all by about 1cm. I pour a small amount on

first and make sure it goes into all the little corners. It takes about a day to set and the rubber is very tough. Give it a go.

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Bredin Coach with Brass etch sides.

I have had a go at converting a Dapol coach with JM Designs brass etch sides. cutting the plastic sides off to start with was a bit

of a job and nearly lost a few fingers. I also added small door handles, soldered on. And i used 2 Bachmann Commonwealth Bogies.

The seating was all hand built and 6 people added near the windows so they can be seen. The pipework on the roof was made with

1mm plastic rod and torpedo vents from MJT. The green paint was mixed myself until i had a shade i was happy with. I will make the

next one without using the plastic body shell and i will use brass plate for the floor & ends then solder the sides to that.

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Very nice indeed -do you have any more photos of the early construction stage?

 

Stephen

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Jawdropping. Very clean lines. I thought one of the shots was a CAD picture it was so clean!

 

Mayner, you must be a proud daddy of your product after that.

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. . . I thought one of the shots was a CAD picture it was so clean!

 

I did too. It is sublime.

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A brilliant piece of modeling! How did you keep the glazing so clear and what did you use?

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Jaw dropping Patrick, an excellent show case for JM Design coach sides; the high overall standard of finish, subtle weathering, really clean lines sharp interior detailing.

 

The plastic in the Dapol shells is not the easiest to work with I ended up cutting out the windows with a mini cutting disc mounted in a Dremel flexible drive rather than use a knife.

 

To me the biggest mystery is how you get the Dapol roof to sit flat on top of the sides,

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Yes I also thought that was a Cad type shot !!! Wonderful. Something to aspire to.

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Thank's for all your comments.

It took a few months to build and i don't have anymore pic's of the construction but i will take more on the next build.

The glazing is just clear plastic which is not that clean and scratched if seen closeup. the roof is just sitting their and

still needs to be fixed down properly.

The next one will be Black & Tan.

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SOME NORTHERN ROLLING STOCK

A studio Scale Models brass brakevan

A Cambrian open wagon

A Provincial Wagons 10 Ton fitted van.

 

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Oh that is so money. Great subtle weathering, good backdrop, nicely lit and photographed.

Well done sir. Very well done.

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