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Offline Andy Mould

GCR Diagram 50 15 Ton Bogie fish van
« on: Mar 14 2019 12:54 »
I have been suffering from project fatigue with some new kits I have been designing in G1 and following a discussion at the AGM show poked my grey cells had some down time and produced this in G3 as they say a change is as good as a break.

Not sure if it will ever be a commercial product as yet unless sufficient interest but it’s been a nice think to make and it can go onto the back burner for a while while I get some other stuff off the bench.












Offline John Candy

Re: GCR Diagram 50 15 Ton Bogie fish van
« Reply #1 on: Mar 14 2019 13:01 »
Impressive but the immediate question many will be thinking is, "how much?"
After that, they will be thinking, "this is a bodyline kit, where do I get the remainder?".

I know the answer to the second question but will leave that to someone else to decide whether they wish to be named.

Regards,
John.

P.S. Don't forget the strapping, etc. for my MR cattle wagon.
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Offline Andy Mould

Re: GCR Diagram 50 15 Ton Bogie fish van
« Reply #2 on: Mar 14 2019 13:08 »
Nor the instruction John, the Large MR Van is on the bench to be finished as I started it at the AGM and I will send you both.

As goes cost there is a lot of Laser time in that model so I suspect around the £250 area, I haven’t worked out materials as yet.

One thing I am impressed with is the Masterclub resin bolts I have used I think they work well but may not be that commercial where vehicles have a lot of strapping.

Andy

Offline 753

Re: GCR Diagram 50 15 Ton Bogie fish van
« Reply #3 on: Mar 14 2019 13:42 »
The answer to making wagon strapping is simple.

Mark out the strapping on styrene sheet, with dividers mark the rivet centres, then punch the rivets with press, finally cut out the straps with sharp knife.

By punching the rivets in a whole sheet, you avoid distortion that will occur if you cut out the straps first.

Mike

Offline Andy Mould

Re: GCR Diagram 50 15 Ton Bogie fish van
« Reply #4 on: Mar 14 2019 13:55 »
I supply laser cut strapping with my kits and 1/32” rivets to replicate the bolt heads, the laser cutting doesn’t distort the plastic like cutting, but on the fish van I used some pins that have moulded nuts on them and to be honest I’m really impressed with the effect.