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Almost nothing gets posted in the 'On My Workbench' section these days. Is nobody building anything?

Anyway, I have a couple of projects on the go and the first to completion is this GWR Dia. C10 Clerestory Third, a relatively straightforward cut-and-shut utilising two Triang Clerestory Brakes to create a prototype. In the most remote way it is similar to the Triang Clerestory Composite: the C10 has 8 compartments to the generic Composite's 7 however, and the original Mark One bogies have - of course - been consigned to the bin. The splicing in this case was pleasingly trouble-free, too.

The build blog: https://srmg.org.uk/gwr-clerestory-all-thir...iang-conversion

And photos of the finished item:




And a comparison with an unaltered Triang Clerestory Composite. The C10 is only about 5mm longer inspite of it having an additional compartment.



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how do you ensure vertical cuts through your bodies? I nearly always seem to have to employ body filler due to a non vertical cut somewhere.
The simple answer I suppose is 'with great care'. But I have a good selection of razor saws and small mitre boxes and generally manage to produce joins which are square and require very little filler. Look at this piece of work in progress for eg*, each side is constructed from parts of three Ratio coaches and the joins are now damn nigh impossible to see [I'll post the finished product in a thread of its own later on]. It currently awaits a spray of satin varnish before fitting the glazing. Don't be too critical, it is unfinished....!



The best saw for this sort of work I've found is a murderously sharp Japanese saw which has 22 triple-edged teeth to the inch and cuts on the pull. Google Takagi Kataba 185 if you are interested. The best saw I have ever bought by a country mile.

* A Dia. T20 four compartment Brake Third.

Tony
 
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