Rother Valley Coaches – Variations on No.9 – 27/11/18
Rue 21 have come up trumps again. I recently purchased the 2 versions of coach number 9, one with and one without duckets as passenger stock for Wimblehurst Road. The body mouldings come complete and need wheels and interior, glazing and roof detail to be added. I have just put both through the paint shops as per photos below
South Eastern & Chatham Rly Bolster – 24/11/18
After the success of the Brighton bolster, I got another of George Mitcheson’s 3D bolsters, this time the SE&CR version.
As this is going to be in SE&CR livery, I have modelled it with Hills brakegear on on side only.
Have to add Posts and chains but pleased so far.
My latest acquisition for Wimblehurst Road is a 3D printed 3mm scale body for a Pickering Railcar used by the Colonel on the Kent & East Sussex railway.
Originally drawn for 2mm scale by Alan of Etched Pixels he very kindly agreed to produce a 3mm version and uploaded it to the Shapeways website where I duly ordered and paid.
I must say the service from Shapeways is exceptional and arrived within 48 hours of being ordered. The moulding is of good quality, see pics below
Have not yet figured how to motorise it and there will be a fair bit of work to do but looks promising. The prototype had 3’1″ wheels which equates to 9mm in 3mm scale and the Society do some driving wheels which I hope will be okay more so for the gearbox too otherwise might have to use 9mm wagon wheels.
Here are some drawings courtesy of the Colonel Stephens Society of which I am a member.