Sunday, 4 October 2020

The LMS mineral finished

The LMS mineral finished


Yesterday I eventually sat down and finished the LMS mineral wagon. While away I'd just built it as per the instruction sheet, but on checking photos in the Bob Essery book I noticed the end door grabs. These aren't mentioned in the instructions, but there are pop marks on the part. A rake around in the box for some wire and a jolly hour fitting into blind holes sorted it. A pair of Smiths couplings finished, though it'll get tension locks for use on Dury's Gap. Modelmaster decals topped it off though I must remember to slim the stripes down next time. Finally out with the trusty airbrush for some colour.

As Stig points out below, Cambrian's bent for the more left field items is refreshing, even though most will assume that it's RTR, Airfix or Parkside.

It's been a busy week on way or another, but possibly more on that as things become clearer.

3 comments:

  1. Looks good, always good to have some variety on an otherwise common theme.

    Andrew K

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  2. Lovely paint job. And things like the end door grabs really make a difference.

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  3. Those corpulent ModelMaster stripes are a mystery. I was caught by them in a recent project - how did they end up so wrong?

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