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In anticipation of the ballasts I started putting together this ssm ploughvan. Quick question folks regarding the side lamps. The instructions say later versions of this van did not have the side lamps. What date ish would these later vans be ?

 

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In anticipation of the ballasts I started putting together this ssm ploughvan. Quick question folks regarding the side lamps. The instructions say later versions of this van did not have the side lamps. What date ish would these later vans be ?

 

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Looking good so far

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In anticipation of the ballasts I started putting together this ssm ploughvan. Quick question folks regarding the side lamps. The instructions say later versions of this van did not have the side lamps. What date ish would these later vans be ?

 

Nice job so far. Are you using solder or superglue? Is the Dapol chassis 9ft, 10ft or 11ft?

 

I will probably run the imminent delivery of IRMs as 'dolomite' wagons instead of ballasts, so won't need plough vans. Yellow didn't seem to be around in the B&T 60s and early 70s era.

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Nice job so far. Are you using solder or superglue? Is the Dapol chassis 9ft, 10ft or 11ft?

 

I will probably run the imminent delivery of IRMs as 'dolomite' wagons instead of ballasts, so won't need plough vans. Yellow didn't seem to be around in the B&T 60s and early 70s era.

 

Correct! Yellow only appeared in comparatively recent times. Grey was the rule without exception* in the 50s and 60s and early 70s, when (on CIE) brown (but NOT the current reddish-brown) began to appear. Latterly, yellow.

 

(* This applied equally to GNR, NCC, UTA & CIE).

 

Plough vans were the same colour as ballast wagons, goods brake vans and other general four wheeled bits'n'pieces. And not a black bit of metal strapping or black chassis in sight! :-)

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All in grey. Looks nice mind you. Really enjoyed building this kit. I might do another in grey but this is just an undercoat. As you can see its not perfect (due to my modelling skills) but I am pleased nonetheless. Luckily any I've seen of these in yellow are both well looked after but also a bit beat up too. I am going to give it the good weathering . Try out the humbrol rust powder.

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All in grey. Looks nice mind you. Really enjoyed building this kit. I might do another in grey but this is just an undercoat. As you can see its not perfect (due to my modelling skills) but I am pleased nonetheless. Luckily any I've seen of these in yellow are both well looked after but also a bit beat up too. I am going to give it the good weathering . Try out the humbrol rust powder.

 

Nice one Richrua. Looking good. I have never used brass before, but I am due to attempt one of Des's brake vans, so do you mind me asking a few questions? :)

 

  1. What primer did you use and did you have to prepare the brass to receive it (i.e. sand, etc)?
  2. Did you use solder or super glue to build it, and if solder which kind?
  3. Is the Dapol chassis a 10, 11 or 12ft?

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Hi Noel it's the dapol prestwin chassis , 12ft, which comes with the SSM kit. I used super glue. The primer is plastikote grey primer which seems to work well on brass (it is not acrylic though and is very smelly).

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A ploughvan, Just in the nick of time! Now, it's first job is to pick up some ballasts!

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That's tidy, but i especially appreciate the lamp irons, no mean feat, but every little detail helps. Whip off one of them monster couplers though, for the tail end charlie :P R.

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Nice job.

 

Hi Noel it's the dapol prestwin chassis , 12ft, which comes with the SSM kit. I used super glue. The primer is plastikote grey primer which seems to work well on brass.

 

Thanks, did the primer go straight onto the brass or did you have to wash/rub it down?

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Gave the brass a quick rub with a damp cloth (lint free) . The finished article looks better with your duck test , Noel, rather than the extreme closeup above!

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Gave the brass a quick rub with a damp cloth (lint free)

 

Thanks for the info. Your success has inspired me to have a go with the SSM brake van. Btw, the finished article looks really great so the 'duck test' is not needed one bit. :)

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I've layed and sliced the track in the key areas. Has kept alignment. Next step wiring.

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