Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Langley models L+B coach


This Easter Monday, I asked Dad to bend some parts of the Langley Models kit for Ffestiniog Railway coach 14 (ex Lynton and Barnstaple).

The problem I had was the kit contains no half-etched lines to bend the sides, duckets etc. Not only that, but there is very little room for error as other tabs and details are very close to where the bend needs to be. Dad was able to bend them, but with very little room to spare and with some difficulty. No wonder these kits regularly come up on ebay - to a beginner they're nearly unbuildable!

I mean, it's quite an old kit, which tells you to use multicore solder(!!!) and the brass is very thick indeed, but that's no excuse really. So be warned - these kits are not for the faint hearted.


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