Tuesday, 11 January 2022

End timbers

 After an exciting day tossing grenades in the RM office it's back to the LSWR van. The end bracing on the van is a pair of fairly hefty timbers. These were made from 2mm strips of 60thou which were tapered with a file. The 'vent' is odd looking to those of us brought up with the more common V-shaped block that sits on the end of most post-war designed vans and in model terms is a solid block. This is a more obvious separate cover plate and is a piece of 15thou 8.5 x 12mm welded onto the end timbers with solvent. I assume that the prototype would cover a hole or holes in the van. It's starting to take shape.

1 comment:

  1. I think the end timbers provided in the kit may have been whitemetal castings.
    re:RM...I also enjoy Nuttall's "Dentdale". Just the sheer amount of inspiration and information and his tenacity in sticking to the same subject for decades is infectious. Already got 1 LMS loco (Pug) converted to EM as well as 2 brake van, several open and van kits and a wartime full brake by MAJ of Poulton-le-Fylde no less. Memories of a family friend who loved the LMS vying with those of my Gran who had close relatives working for the GWR...so I may end up with a bit of both.