I have spent quite a bit of time working on the NER CCT this weekend.
Like a complete numpty, I forgot to take either drawing or photo so despite spending all that time cutting detail for the ends I had no idea what went where without them……:(
But the main body and the side details were another matter.
Sadly white Styrene isn’t the easiest to take photos of but you get the idea – It all went together just as I envisaged and the only thing that I changed was to ease a bit more from the ends of the inner sides/supports and the scored louvres which were very much an experiment to see what they looked like didn’t cut it if you will pardon the pun
Over the weekend I put together one of the LNER Guard’s ducket’s.
Actually I did two, but the first was with a solid backing piece to test/see how it went together.
I had some paint to hand so I went over it to make it better to photograph and to say that it’s cut from 10thou, now that it’s assembled it’s remarkably sturdy
Moving rapidly on I have started on a proper project.
While attending the select meeting for Railart 2015 I met fellow O gauge modeller and artist David Halliwell. While chatting David was telling me about an NER Bogie CCT van that he had scratch built using Kirk parts as a basis (for anyone wishing to have a look it can be found in the Guild gallery Here).
He mentioned a drawing and I asked if I could have a copy which he sent though as promised and when I was looking for a project for the cutter I thought that it offered potential. However while looking through Historic Carriage drawings vol one for the info on the Kirk parcel vans I noticed that there was a section on NER CCTs and not only was there information and a set of drawings for the bogie versions (there are two with different window/vent combinations) but there was a 4 wheeled version which I thought might be a better bet than jumping straight into the bogie van.
Tuesday evening was spent scanning the drawings and resizing them etc. and then yesterday I made a start. and this is where I got to.
From the drawing the ends look to be the same on all three so if I move on to one of the bogie versions I can re-use the end drawings.
With the recent articles in the Gazette on 3D printing etc. I thought that I would start a new topic on my journey with my silhouette cutter.
My good lady bought it for me for my birthday and although it’s my birthday today, she let me have the cutter a couple of weeks ago when it arrived on the premise that the warranty was running so I might as well be using it.
After reading many of the very useful threads on RMweb and a couple of trials I managed to turn this:
For those that wonder, it’s an LNER Ducket, destined to be added to a Kirk 51’6″ LNER luggage brake van. – The Kirk kit as supplied represents the earlier diagram without the ducket and it seemed like a worth while small project to start with.