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Blackcloud Railways



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject: Teamsterz Reply with quote

Yeah, I know, plurals have an s at the end, not a z, but it's a trade name.



Giles converted some of these coaches a while ago and I've been meaning to have a go at one myself since. The FCPyF version has some radical differences from Giles's coaches though with open balconies, instead of entrance vestibules, and planked wooden sides.



The coach has initially been rostered as a trailer for freight motor 9.



Sunshades give it a colonial appearance.



All woodwork is coffee stirrers, of course! Laughing

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The photos above were taken with my cheapo camera while my phone was on charge, here's a better shot of the carriage. It still needs some work on the underframe, additional steps at each end, but this can't be done until the windows are glazed and the body attached to the chassis.



Next in the carriage shops will be a shorter (three windows each side) version for the Muston Sands and the Seaside Line.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish I'd thought of just cladding the outside of the coach and roof to make the body-shell a little bigger. Far easier than the route I took Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cornflake packet card, or even paper, cladding could be used for "plywood" instead of coffee stirrer "planks" if you're not wanting the additional bulk. I'm going to use paper sides and a coffee stirrer roof when I do the Seaside Line version.



Using paper will give a narrower body, more suited for use alongside the Chivers kit built stock used on Muston Sands. As built with stirrer cladding the coach is a good match for the width of Bachmann On30 stock... But that was more good luck than good management. Rolling Eyes
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