Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

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Hardwicke
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Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Postby Hardwicke » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:53 am

In the current climate I still have to work. Perils of working for the emergency services. At least I'm safe.
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Neil Smith
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Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Postby Neil Smith » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 pm

Thank you Hardwicke - would not expect any access to any heritage site.

I now have THREE different types of etched bogie to build for what is becoming quite a comparative trial...! And given that I started my first ever etched kit this week (a Brassmasters wagon underframe that I wanted to do as a trial run before taking a deep breath and starting on the bogies) this is going to be quite a learning curve! As and when there is progress, I will report.

All the best

Neil

PS also still working... "key worker" at BBC - thankfully being kept safe.

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Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Postby Hardwicke » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:09 am

To show I have done some modelling here is a Ratio Midland Clerestory I painted and lined a while ago. Awaiting Society bogies with springy beams.
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Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Ratio Midland Carriages

Postby Neil Smith » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:18 am

Hardwicke wrote:To show I have done some modelling here is a Ratio Midland Clerestory I painted and lined a while ago. Awaiting Society bogies with springy beams. 20200331_005303.jpg

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Ooh that's something to aim at! Thank you for sharing!

I am unfortunately making my life hard by retrofitting the windows above the droplights which the LMS replaced with vents (and which is what the Ratio model portrays) as I am after the MR look. I am still working on getting a good square opening... (Maybe the higher spec needle file I have on order will help as the ahem B&Q set I have are not very square on their corners.)

Any tips pls anyone? Maybe I should have left it with the ventilators in, but it would always annoy me I fear..

All the best

Neil

PS changed the title of the thread now I have wandered off bogies (for now)..

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Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Postby Hardwicke » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:36 pm

Use a triangular file. Takes a bit longer but you can get a sharper corner.
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Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Postby Hardwicke » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:37 pm

Oh I wish I'd noticed about the vents. I've a few more to build. I might attempt them...
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