Monday, July 17, 2017

Adding the "nose"

Most of the bodywork for the railbus arrived ready assembled but it still needed a bit of cleaning up to sit down on the Bachmann chassis properly. I'm wondering exactly why this kit ended up for sale as filing away the excess solder in the corners for a good fit would have been one of the next jobs surely. Was the kit abandoned suddenly? Those red marks on the box, I assumed they were paint...

Anyway, with this looking good, I felt it was time to add the "nose" which gives the model so much character. Part fit was excellent and a few minutes with some 100 degree solder saw both this, the radiator and tool box in position. I'll polish the excess solder away later but despite being out of practise, they seemed to go on rather nicely.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It appears youve lost one of the footstep mounts.
Looking good otherwise.