Work on the turntable has come to a temporary halt. It’s almost ready for painting but I need to change the filters on my spray booth extractor.
So to keep my hand in, I started this kit on Saturday. It’s one that my good lady bought me for Christmas last year – a Connoisseur North British 20 ton brake van.
Jim only provides a floor for the veranda section (not really a veranda on this one but you get the idea). So I made one up from some brass sheet. To bring it to the same level as the other floor I used some spare angle bracket from the turntable. Waste nowt!
And inside the van
I reinforced the roof with some square section nickel bar to make it clip into the roof. I will also add some longer springy bits down the sides to help the middle sit down properly.
I also added some scrap etch strip to the back of the step supports and the brake brackets.
This is where I got to last night.
Today while sitting in the smallest room in the house, I had the thought. [i]”I wonder if I have any photo’s in my Tatlow LNER Wagons volumes that might give me any missing details.”[/i] Have you ever wished that you’d had that thought earlier……?
Tatlow revealed a second set of handrails below those on the non veranda end. Not too difficult to add thought I. Then I noticed the very distinctive curved ends to the vertical handrails and the fact that they don’t sit at 90% to the side of the van.
Oh Bovver!!! Says I.
So the next job tonight is to see if I can make a jig to bend 4 of those – before I take the ones I made earlier off.