Back to the DMU!

Well it’s been quite a while since I’ve done anything to this particular project. I’d avoided the railway totally for 6 weeks at the beginning of the year due to some serious sciatica. I was then a bit apprehensive about what I did do. Some progress was made on the layout and then along came the Corona virus and social distancing. To be honest, I’ve been social distancing for years prefering to sit at home and make model trains.

Yesterday I showed you all recent wagon stock progress but I’ve also been in the garage and removed those smart blue boxes which housed my un-finished Class 105 DMU.

I’m not sure why I’ve avoided this model, I guess I’m aware of the cost of the kit and don’t want to mess it up!

SO….I re-read the instructions and familiarised myself with what I had done and what was next and in the future. Some stages were quite scary but I knew I had to give it a go. So here’s what’s happened this week so far!

THE ROOF

THE ROOF VENTILATORS CUT FROM THE SPRUE
…AND FITTED TO THE ROOF

THE WATER FEED PIPES

THE WATER FEED PIPES MADE FROM WIRE BENT INTO SHAPE AND STUCK TO ROOF
ALSO HELD IN PLACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE END
BUFFER BEAM SUPPORT PIECES STUCK IN PLACE AT BOTH ENDS
ETCHED BRASS LAMP HOLDERS SHAPED AND BUFFERS PREPARED.
BUFFER BEAMS ADDED AT BOTH ENDS OF EACH COACH
SCREW LINKS ADDED AT BOTH ENDS OF EACH COACH

Well I didn’t do all of this in one day. I’m really pleased with the progress I’ve made and can’t wait to see it progress even more. One day it will be finished and play a prominent roll on my railway, but for now, I’ll have to imagine it’s finished.

Note the fence at the top of the wall made from coffee stirring sticks!

And that’s as far as I’ve got!

See you all soon. Keep safe and well.

Shaun

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