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Thanks ! Not a job to rush - each one needs put on with a knife point. If you use too much glue the ‘bolt’ dissolves, if too little it falls off...

Having said that, at lunchtime yesterday I hadn’t even started this project so it’s perhaps progressing faster than I think...

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Good thing about the bigger scales you can deal with individual bolts etc, I was thinking along similar lines with rivets, only using pin heads with a short length of cut down pin remaining, hole drilled, and stuck in, would make locating them a bit easier maybe..

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I'd wondered about rivet decals, but are they kind of 3D enough?  Just that decals makes me think 'flat'...

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Grandt Line do packs of individual rivets (in strips and various sizes). However, having tried both these and the plasticard squares method, I prefer the latter, not least because you need to drill holes for the Grandt Line ones, so it takes twice as long!

 Haven't tried the transfer rivets, but they sound promising. As for the Sligo van - certainly looks good to me.

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Interesting, I think on the 10mm & 7mm scale stuff I'm fooling with I'd stick to individual rivets, I'd maybe think the transfers would be better on 4mm scale models as individual bolts/rivets in that size would be a bit mad!

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Ah now we get into the detail, so! Because as I’ve learned, bolt heads and rivets are different beasts, requiring different techniques.

 For actual rivets one can emboss in plasticard or brass using a rivet tool - like either of these...

 

 

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I like the look of that press tool, tho I bet they're fairly expensive!.. As to rivets and bolts, it depends, if something was bolted up using 'coach' bolts, the heads are round and look just like rivets ( I've used loads of these in real life!) that's assuming fitted with the heads are on the outside. regular bolts of course are going to have square or hex heads !

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Yes, I would have thought coach bolts look similar! I have both tools. Recently acquired the press on the funds of an article I wrote. About £100 stg all in...,

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A GW Models rivet press, no less. Had one for years and am sure I will wear out before it does!

 Money well spent.

 

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Nuts & rivets can also be done with the 'Nutter' a very handy tool for pressing out nuts & rivets in lead sheet for sticking on to your model;-

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and the above rivets added to door straps

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The tool comes with tools of your scale choice and different scale tools are supplied separately.

Eoin

 

 

 

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I have done the Archers rivets route on a 4mm scale tender, looks good but my, was it boring to do and not as quick as you might think.  Get it sealed and painted a.s.a.p. when finished retire with a stiff drink!     But its horses for courses; I will use them again.

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3 hours ago, David Holman said:

That looks interesting, Eoin. Where might we get one, perchance, please?

Hi @David Holman

I got it on the Scale Model Shop website;- https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/?s=nutter

But looks like it's out of stock at the moment!  Have a look at their other tools though- very handy stuff on here....

Eoin

 

 

2 hours ago, Mike 84C said:

when finished retire with a stiff drink!   

Hi @Mike 84C

That's the problem with rivets- drives one to drink

Eoin

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Who's wheels are those btw ? ....( and don't yer dare say "they're mine, I bought em" !  )

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They are from Slaters - ref 7120 from memory. They are 32mm gauge originally but I have squeezed them out to 36.75- they simply slide along the axle. 

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Almost finished but the last few bits I need are back in GB. In the lower picture, it’s 0700 on an Irish summer morning in 1957 and van no 32 waits on a siding for collection on the 0630 ex Sligo goods....it’s quite nice I’ve got to this stage before we leave Ireland and head home,  as I can show my mother the wagon later- she travelled on the SLNCR as a child...:) 

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Door chains and a bit of weathering. Not entirely happy but that’s all part of the learning experience...think it may look ok from a distance. A mile might suffice...

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Close up pictures will show up every little flaw.

But it looks great and has an aged look to it. =D

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^ like the man said !

..also with weathering you can always add a bit more to it, that's what happens in real life !   I got one if those really really cheap airbrush sets from evil bay not long ago, the type with everything in it 'compressor' and all...now, I had to fiddle with it to even get it going, but it's great for adding a bit of dust and muck and even looked pretty realistic with my crude attempts! Might be worth looking at one of these for your stuff...anyway your wagons are brilliant mate!..👍 

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