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Resicast - Ford Draisine 1916
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 08:02 AM UTC
Again Al top work.
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Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013 - 06:18 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Setting the main model aside for a while the kit provides two bags of stowage for the wagons.





You get a selection of creates and shells and several open empty boxes and lids with the kit.

To add to that mix I'll also be using some additional items, small ammo boxes and rum flagons and some varied boxes to add to the scene.

Resicast make a great range of stowage items and for modelling purposes you can never have enough bits of kit.



Some of these creates will also make their way onto the Somme Dio I've neglected these past few months.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 05:16 AM UTC
Hi Darren,

Thanks. Added the seating and fuel cans and thinking about it I will probably leave the driver off as I have a couple of figures that would suit a loading/unloading setting which might be more interesting. Added a tractor number from the spares box and will have to see if I can get a suitable number for the side of the tractor.

Cheers

Al





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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 03:15 AM UTC
Looking good Al.

Looking forward to seeing more
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 03:05 AM UTC
Hi folks,

The build of the main players is almost complete, so I've started to add a little paint.







Al

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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 05:21 AM UTC
Hi folks,

A little bit more work on the tractor. The wheels are driven by a very basic chain affair. I've added some locking plates to the front, fuel tank and petrol can stowage rack.

I started work on making a driver using the new Ford T Driver. I need a slightly different figure, but wanted to keep the cow skin jacket but without arms, so I removed the arms and seat that come attached to the figure for the Model T, and hopefully he will work in well once I've tidied him up a bit.







Cheers

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 04:53 AM UTC
Hi folks,

A bit of work on the tractor, assembled the main parts and started to build and test fit the frame for the track wheels.













Al
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 04:18 PM UTC
Hi Fredrick,

Thanks for dropping in and the additional info on the WD Models stuff. Wrong Scale for me though.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 04:36 AM UTC
Alan,

That's a great start. Those lil' critters look like a fun build.

W^D Models is producing a number of LRW items in 1/76: W^D Models
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 03:24 AM UTC
Hi folks,

A small bit of progress. Started work on the wagons. The bumpers have a square end on one side which as best I can determine goes on the inside. Fairly straight forward so far. Nice locking pins and clamps which I drilled out a bit for an easier fit.





Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 01:34 PM UTC
Count me in Alan, This looks like a cool little project.
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 05:34 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Parts laid out and build underway. Thought I'd start on the small wagons first.



Hopefully heading in this direction



Al
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 11:03 PM UTC
Hi Frank,

Here's the link to the original post, the link of the film is inside.

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=211772

It makes for interesting viewing. The Australian War Museum have some good pictures of the Light Railways too.

Lots of dio potential that's for sure.

There is quite a lot on the internet too.

http://www.wdlr.org.uk/wdlr/

Again useful information and some suggested links.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 01:11 PM UTC
Looking forward to this one Alan. Somebody had a link recently to some WW1 footage taken from something similar. Was very interesting to see ... hopefully I can find it again .... as it was full of good ideas of the setting for items such as this. Have you seen it? Maybe you have a plan already?
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 08:22 AM UTC
Hi folks,

As the Ford T is nearing completion, next on line (no pun intended) will be this one.



Al