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Clearing my model making bench last week I came across these

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The chassis sides for a 110 I made years ago. I wasn't satisfied with them so I've another idea, that might or might not work

This time card doubled up

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So later I'm glueing them together and I'll let you know the result.

I have a number of projects in the pipeline.

Two brewers horse drawn drays.

London horse drawn 'bus

Shepherds hut.

All wood or card.

I work in 1/ 24th scale. Half an inch to the foot or one mm to the inch..

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I think I've posted these before.

Series I made many years ago for my youngest girl on her 18th birthday. This time they're big. One inch to the foot

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I didn't have the tools I now have, turning was done in a Bosch drill clamped to a table

The only things I didn't made were the steering wheel and the wheels.

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This coal wagon I made in 1999 for a model boat show.

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I have very few images of this one. One thing, the wheel spokes are 2.5 mm X 2mm with a 1mm tenon into the hub. Real coal is in the sacks.

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Horses. Originally I only made the one for the coal wagon. Then others for friends. Recently I've made others.

They start like this

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5mm thick cut on the Proxxon fret saw.

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Then the lighter coloured wood added for the feet

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Glued up.

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Finally sanded into shape with a small drum sander then varnished.

I'll list my tools later

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Excellent models, they must take a lot off time to make. I have Airfix/Tamiya plastic kits still waiting to be completed.

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The horses are fairly easy and don't take a lot of time with the actual cutting, however each time I glue then together it takes a day to let the glue fully set. I do them one side/ piece at a time. Once everything is built up it's only about two days sanding.

The thing is I can no longer service my Defender, yep I'm still managing some jobs. So back to the models.

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Damn they are really good .... Not that there advertising on this forum but if you have a site you list things to sell on it would be good to know

Rob

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Sorry Rob I don't make to sell just for pleasure.

I glued two strips for the chassis rails last night. Will be having a look soon to see how they work out.

ps I don't do kits. For some reason I only scratch build

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Last night I glued two of the card strips that will make the chassis rails between two pieces of ply.

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This is the result

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A bit stiffer, just what I wanted.

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I admire those that have the patience & craft skill to make stuff like that.

Well done Mike - they all look fantastic!

Si

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Simon

Well that works two ways. I admire what you do and make.

Patience doesn't come into this equation. Bloody mindedness does

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Ordered some new clamps from Proops Bros. These work by an elastic band doing the work

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I've also started a "sheperds hut" Mainly made from card

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The corrugated paper is meant to represent just what it says. Corrugated sheet. It didn't work like so much I tried at the weekend.

I'll up-date that later. So much to say nothing moved forward.

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Two tries at the shepherds hut.

The top corrugated one bent out of shape and I wan't happy with the result. So I tried to cover in "wood" the wood being card strips. The dividers are used to keep a constant measure. The only problem here was I forgot there will be a chassis so the "wood" isn't long enough at the bottom

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I'm trying to make the collar. For some reason the Milliput isn't setting, maybe it's too cold. I'll try that later on next month

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There's not oly me in our house that makes things. Margaret makes cards, This model she made is normally made from an old paperback book. This time I cut an old copy of LRM and she made this..

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Nice work Mike and Margaret :)

Mo

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Two weeks ago we visited the Tile Giant to look at tiles for the toilet. There was a half price offer so we bought, tileing nearly done and back into my workshop today to continue the Shepherds hut....It's fiddly...Anyways more built up

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The wood is for the chassis.

To add, Friday I go into hospital to have a hernia seen to. No more Defender for a few weeks. I'll be in workshop ASAP

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Speedy recovery Mike.

Mo

Thanks Mo but not needed. Op cancelled at the theatre doors as I have an unseen problem

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Catch up time. 7th June Margaret and myself went to York Dolls House and Miniatures Fair, We travelled by train as it was cheaper.

I, well Margaret dd, found some imitation hair. I've never been satisfied with what I had for the horses tails, it never sat right.

So here's the result of the new stuff

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Now I've the others to do.

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