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!


Ian Holmes 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.