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I finished work early this evening so I had a chance to do some more tinkering on the BC models. I've fitted the IMON couplers to the Alstom diesel loco. On the model as supplied the couplers are mounted on the bogies, which I don't like at all. So I've carefully cut off the extensions that the original couplers were attached to, and fitted the new couplers to the frame. I made a very crude jig to establish the correct height to mount them, and to ensure consistency with other stock.

 

The first photo shows the modified bogie, and the new motor and flycranks made by Narrow Gauge forum member Sven under the "Tramfabriek" label.  Once I've finished fitting couplers these will be the next parts to be added.

 

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Cheers,

 

Mark.

 

 

 

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On 3/28/2021 at 5:12 PM, Kamome said:

Apologies  Mark. We don’t all have your hands on knowledge and I did know they were air brake hoses.


Nothing to apologise for, Kamome. I figured you'd know what they were. My comment was more for anyone reading who didn't know that JNR used air brake. Also, I'd spent the day teaching a refresher/upskill class on Westinghouse, so it was very fresh in my mind. 😉

 

All the best,

 

Mark.

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It’s Showa Day so off work. In typical British public holiday weather fashion, it’s raining so turning my attention to my Tomix Taki 1900s kits (HO-737) which have been sitting around for a while. One almost ready to paint to check for any possible construction issues. Other three starting to catch up so i can paint all 4 at the same time.

 

These kits don’t have much movement on the bogies as the wheel flanges seem to foul a number of details under frame. I hope they can navigate at least R730 corners.

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Thanks to Shigemon for his Youtube video on making these. 

 

A4 Document Box ¥200

Airtight Tape (for draft exclusion) ¥100 for 2 metres.10EA8BAE-8BC2-4449-93F6-BDA1196BB2E6.thumb.jpeg.2c30d65e1a89825c091e52404ad2be95.jpeg

 

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Shigemon got 5x 12系 coaches but with 4 there’s more sponge to protect the coaches in transit. 13B5E246-5A64-4A5F-8C6E-9DDD6D0E306F.thumb.jpeg.657d8b5338427de72513e9f21c44cab4.jpeg

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Sometimes the smallest additions can make a big difference to the look of a model.

 

Not content with the very plastic look of the coal bunker on the Tenshodo 9600, i added a small layer of Woodland Scenics real coal (fine and lump mixed)

 

I’m a lot happier with the look of it now.

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That looks great Kamome, I may have to do that with my HO steam.  What method did you use to the secure the coal?  The 50/50 mix looks perfect, it's just missing some spilled coal on the rear tender deck!

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4 hours ago, Kiha66 said:

That looks great Kamome, I may have to do that with my HO steam.  What method did you use to the secure the coal?  The 50/50 mix looks perfect, it's just missing some spilled coal on the rear tender deck!

Thanks Kiha

 

I just used some scenic cement i had kicking around applied with a brush, then material sprinkled over the top. Once in place, then added more scenic cement with a dropper. The lump coal is probably big for scale for HO steam engines but looks better than just fine.

 

I actually avoided getting any spill using masking tape to keep a pristine look for now. If i weather the loco i might add some spilled coal and water spills etc..

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