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SirTainly

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BCR 401
« on: April 07, 2007, 02:27:10 PM »
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I've been working on a model of BCR 401 for the last two days as well as a couple of other projects. Actually it's a projected I started on in 2005 but I'd shelved it while I did other things. It's a RS3 based slug, and will be unpowered but with a working DCC operated headlight.

Here's the model as she looks currently.




I made it by cutting up an Atlas RS3 frame, and rebuilding it so it's rigid but only 2/3rds the height.



The new walkway was then made by mating two rear sections of RS3 walkway like so:



I then cut up the RS3 body so it's not as tall, and replaced the sides with some new ones made from styrene and doors cut from the RS's shell


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Re: BCR 401
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 05:04:18 PM »
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Lookin good !!!!! Watch out the slug doesn't go for your cabbages!! Have you finished the SDL39 yet?  ;D
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Re: BCR 401
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007, 05:39:40 PM »
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thanks..no I'm stuck on the SDL's fuel tank, I decided to start again on it and I can't get it to fit quite right, anyway now it needs to be stripped again, the all weather window swapped for the 3 pane one and the hood number boards added ;)


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Re: BCR 401
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2007, 06:05:52 PM »
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How much of the truck gearboxes is available to you after you cut it down?  I was wondering if you could actually squeeze some power in there.. maybe the motor from the critter.. or a motor from one of the SW's?

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Re: BCR 401
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2007, 06:23:46 PM »
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Yep you probably could motorise it with something, the tops of the frame over the gear towers are only a milimeter or two below where they started. The problem would be having space over the motor to put something in to reinforce the frame. I didn't do this on the first chassis I tried and it ended up in 4 bits, the stresses seem to act through the areas to either side of the fuel tank bulge, and just snap the frame.

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Re: BCR 401
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 10:36:33 AM »
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Ok here's today's progress,

Corrected the front doors to the double arrangement, did some more filling, and then a quick coat of primer to more easily see where I need to smooth things out.


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Re: BCR 401
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007, 05:47:15 AM »
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Now you're cooking with gas - good one Simon  ;)
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Re: BCR 401
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007, 05:26:56 PM »
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Ok I think I've got this side as good as I'm going to get..



Seen here on my what will be my winter photo module, complete with 30+ year old trees from a layout my father built whilst in Germany. Sadly they are shedding fronds and will be off to the bin as soon as my Noch ones arrive.

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Re: BCR 401
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2007, 05:19:20 AM »
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That's a sweet looking slug there Simon  :) looking really great!
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Re: BCR 401
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2007, 06:43:28 AM »
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Hoping to get the other side done on Sunday, fingers crossed, and some more work on the winter module if my new trees arrive.