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San Juan painting

Having finished the end details, I started painting my box car. First I primed with Tamiya fine primer. I had to carefully mask the doorways: Then I used Vallejo greys and beiges to add the first layer of wood colour: I need a lot more layers of paint for the wood. My inspiration is these …

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San Juan continues

I’ve built a lot of kits, including a lot of Tamiya non-rail ones, but I do find these instructions somewhat lacking.  Even the Japanese language instructions for the Transformers were clearer. The brake cylinder needed filing to fit and filing parts always worries me as I assume that I have got something wrong. Despite that, the …

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St Juan box car

I started the trucks last week. Let’s just say that they ended up as a set of pieces all neatly laid out but I couldn’t quite get them to fit together. The trucks are Delrin and the normal glues just don’t work. Fast forward a week and a chat with Brian Tovey last night and …

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