Thursday, 3 June 2010

Recreating the 'Calshot Express'

Well, sort of anyway!

The Calshot Express

Using Parkside Dundas 009 wagons

Step 1: Very carefully lever one side of the roof off, making sure all fingers are behind the blade and the model is held firmly (unlike the photo!).

Step 2: Do the same for the other - if you can see it starting to split, carefully push the blade into the inside of the roof from the other side (as shown above).

Step 3: Now I very carefully cut the end frame as shown above. Lay the wagon flat and hold it firmly!

Step 4: Carefully ease the glazing off.

Step 5: Gently press the blade down the rim of the frame stopping before the bottom of the windows.

Step 6: Cut away each bottom frame of the windows as shown. Clean up using an emery board, re-glue the roof and you're ready for painting.

Comments welcome and encouraged as usual!


Trainspotter-USA said...

You're not far off with that Jam

Best of luck


Jam said...

Thanks Ian - a lot more I could add to make it look more prototypical such as a wider roof overhang, lower sides and added end stanchions but they're getting there. They'll be painted grey eventually to match the real things.