Saturday, 27 December 2014

Dutch Scale Seven Group report nr. 17

In the weekend of 18 and 19 October, the Dutch Scale Seven Group was in Belgium promoting S7. Ton Trip was invited to show his S7 railway  “Tripton at Sea” at the Modelspoor Expo in the city of Leuven. I visited this interesting show with my wife and saw Ton operating his beautiful layout. Next year in February 2015 the “Tripton at Sea” layout will be showed at a local model railway show in Herwen a small village in the East of the Netherlands. I will assist Ton to operate the layout and promote the S7 way of modelling.
Ton Trip operating his S7 "Tripton at Sea "layout. Photo CdJ 
For the  S7 Kingswear layout I bought two kits of horse drawn carriages. Two types of carriages are being modelled, a “Single horse Brougham” and a “Single horse Wagonette”. These kits were produced by the firm Parliamentary Trains. I’ve started building the Brougham carriage first. The small kit consists of laser cut parts which fit very well. It’s a joy to build this little coach. For the axles brass parts are included to produce a nice and realistic axle construction. To make the spooked wheels look right, the kit includes parts for a jig to press the spokes in the correct angle against the wheel rim. A very effective solution.
 Finished Brougham carriage. Photo CdJ
 A GWR 3501 Class engine will be build for the broad gauge Kingswear railway. The kit is etched nickle silver and looks great. I started to build the frame first and will make split axles for this engine. The insulated Slater’s hornblocks will be mounted with M0,8 bolts. This will make the construction more appealing. Mounting the hornblocks with the small M0,8 bolts will also make it easy to adjust the hornblocks when placed in the frames.
BG 3501 Class frame under construction. Photo CdJ
Currently there is a nice kit of  a  GWR  “Tadpole” wagon produced by WEP models on the work bench. This brass kit is an interesting example of a wagon with 3 axles and an outside braking system. Ton and I like the WEP kits because they are of a high standard and have that much desired realistic look. 
G.W.R "Tadpole" Fishwagon under construction. Photo CdJ.
For the complete building proces of this wagon look at GWR "Tadpole" building page.

Till next ....

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