Locomotives and Rollingstock on your Workbench

 
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Here's my first attempt at scratchbuilding - two scratchbuilt VOEX wagons, just recently finished. I had leftover parts and decals from my SEM kits (E, VHGF and GY wagon kits), so I decided I'd have a go at scratchbuilding something.

I used the photos on PJV's website as a guide and built the wagons out of sheet and rod styrene, along with the spare wagon ends and brake equipment from the E kits.

Thanks to the fellow Railpage member who supplied the decals for VOEX 4 - here's the photos of the finished product as promised. I'm quite happy with the result - it's not perfect, but I think it's reasonably near enough, especially for my first attempt at scratchbuilding. I hope it encourages others to have a go at scratchbuilding.

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Finished wagon bodies

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Completed wagons

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  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Nice work there Meddling Monk, interesting to see the previous incarnations of my scratchbuilt VKEX's also scratchbuilt 8)  Razz
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Thanks Greensleeves
  WAGR_trains Assistant Commissioner

Had a bit of time yesterday to put the matt coat on the BE cattle wagons. A variation in colour on one of the BEs shows that one is "fresh out of the paint shop". They look better than the "BE" I drive today Smile



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  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
Very nice Muz - whats next ??
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Had a bit of time yesterday to put the matt coat on the BE cattle wagons. A variation in colour on one of the BEs shows that one is "fresh out of the paint shop". They look better than the "BE" I drive today Smile

"WAGR_trains"


Very nice work. Crisp, clear photograph too - shows off your work nicely Smile
  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
A couple more I've finished with


KA Wagon - anyone guess what I do for a job ?? Hahahaha


NA sleeper wagon - kit bashed from a KA kit. The sleeper stack is hollow, so I can fit some lead to it to increase the weight of the wagon.

They are both painted the same, funny how the light makes the NA look very light...
  P2017 Chief Commissioner

Location: Geraldton
Very Nice Cris,

I will have to give it a go one day...  Very Happy
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
A couple more I've finished with

KA Wagon - anyone guess what I do for a job ?? Hahahaha

NA sleeper wagon - kit bashed from a KA kit. The sleeper stack is hollow, so I can fit some lead to it to increase the weight of the wagon.

They are both painted the same, funny how the light makes the NA look very light...
"crisfitz"


Seriously great job there and a wonderful kitbash !
  d1565 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Perth
Nice Work guys, kinda givin me the urge to get back into S scale.... good to see some more yellow stock too chris... need to brighten up the layouts.. Wink
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Nice Work guys, kinda givin me the urge to get back into S scale.... good to see some more yellow stock too chris... need to brighten up the layouts.. Wink
"d1565"


Agree very much with that - its a nice break from the browns.....  Laughing
  d1565 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Perth
The few S scale kits i did put together were all yellow, but for me it was more a case of thats what i knew. i never saw a brown wagon till i found one at the museum...
  P2017 Chief Commissioner

Location: Geraldton
where can you get one of these kits? do they have a website online?

Thanks
David
  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
where can you get one of these kits? do they have a website online?

Thanks
David
"P2017"


Only direct through Graham Watson at AMRA. Email me and I'll give you some details Dave.
  1213Driver Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth Western Australia
Had a bit of time yesterday to put the matt coat on the BE cattle wagons. A variation in colour on one of the BEs shows that one is "fresh out of the paint shop". They look better than the "BE" I drive today Smile



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"WAGR_trains"


Nice work there!
  1213Driver Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth Western Australia
A couple more I've finished with


KA Wagon - anyone guess what I do for a job ?? Hahahaha


NA sleeper wagon - kit bashed from a KA kit. The sleeper stack is hollow, so I can fit some lead to it to increase the weight of the wagon.

They are both painted the same, funny how the light makes the NA look very light...
"crisfitz"


Good job on the NA Cris and the Ka - hmmm a force to be reckoned with soon! 8) kitbashing already and only a few kits under ur belt! Scatchbuilding soon? Razz
  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere

Good job on the NA Cris and the Ka - hmmm a force to be reckoned with soon! 8) kitbashing already and only a few kits under ur belt! Scatchbuilding soon? Razz
"1213Driver"


Cheers mate - but I'm still in the amatuer's. Long way off your stuff  Very Happy But yeah, I'm now really keen to start some more bashing, even have a crack at scratch building. Like to do the modern grain wagons, but that could be a tad tricky !!
  joeblow Station Staff

An Austrains Y class. Came in Freight Australia colours. Now in the only colour that suits it.....blue and gold!









Also a flat top T. Not sure on who makes the kit but damn it needed a heap of work! should look good when done though.



  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
joeblow - Both models looking great, the flat top T class looks like its the DGP one and the weathering on the Y is very very nice.

How did you go about removing the Freight Australia green from the Y Class ?

Cheers,

R.
  joeblow Station Staff

Thanks for the info on the flat top Very Happy

I have read on this forum that many people have not had great success removing paint off Austrains items. I purchased a bottle of metho from Coles and went about soaking the items. After a while with a stiff paint brush and tooth brush all the paint came off. I had to change the metho every so often as it starts diluting with old paint, but in the end i got a great result. Just be persistant.
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Thanks for the info on the flat top Very Happy

I have read on this forum that many people have not had great success removing paint off Austrains items. I purchased a bottle of metho from Coles and went about soaking the items. After a while with a stiff paint brush and tooth brush all the paint came off. I had to change the metho every so often as it starts diluting with old paint, but in the end i got a great result. Just be persistant.
"joeblow"


Seriously a good job there - I have used metho myself but with mixed results, and not yet on an Austrains loco - I too have a Y class in Freight Australia Green and wishing to also re paint into VR Blue but thats one on the "to do" list - all in good time.

Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!

R.
  Mansfield Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I used metho to remove the blue dye (or whatever it is) from an Austrains T class. After a couple of minutes soaking, a toothbrush was used to remove any stubborn areas. it was most effective, and didn't seem to degrade the plastic.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I took all the paint off of a current C class model with Metho and it took less than half an hour to get it off, some extra elbow grease was need in some places though like emblems etc, but an old type cleaning brush soon made inroads. I had the whole thing done in about half an hour using Metho it was easy.

Taking me longer to repaint it though. I am doing or hope to do a SSR one.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
Started building a BGM N-class this morning. Motor/gearbox assembly completed, almost got a rolling chassis. Might post a photo of the progress later tonight.
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Finished the tarp project today, results below. The tarp has had about three coats of Tamiya XF-20 Medium Grey diluted in Isocol Alcohol, and and light coat of XF-10 Flat Brown added along the way. Pretty pleased with the overall result.



Cheers,
Ben

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