1848 Stage Coach

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1848 Stage Coach

Postby Mustang » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:23 pm

I'm in love

http://www.model-space.com/gb/stage-coach-full-kit.html

Just going to bend the plastic and order one :lol:
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Re: 1848 Stage Coach

Postby number1 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:13 pm

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Re: 1848 Stage Coach

Postby Mustang » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:14 am

Yes not bad price tag.

I've placed my order on Friday, ju got to wait for the postal person
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Re: 1848 Stage Coach

Postby casper » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:51 am

looking forward to this one.
Nice model kit and reasonably priced.
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Re: 1848 Stage Coach

Postby Mustang » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:41 pm

:think: :shifty: :think: I should have really read the small print on this one :think: :shifty: :think:

It's massive. :o :o
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Re: 1848 Stage Coach

Postby casper » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:01 am

Mustang wrote::think: :shifty: :think: I should have really read the small print on this one :think: :shifty: :think:

It's massive. :o :o

Its a lot bigger than it looks :o
apparently this kit had a few problems, unless its been re-worked
https://mikebmodels.blogspot.co.uk/p/th ... a-kit.html
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Re: 1848 Stage Coach

Postby Mustang » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:56 am

Thanks for the link Casper.

I had a read of the instructions last night and realised that there's a lot that need sorting out, like the top rails only have one hole instead of two :angry-banghead: so that needs some work.

No brass rods all the kit gives you is brass coil which is a pain to get straigh, so new rods need there.

And the first thing I noticed was the wheels, they have designed-made them in four quarters for the main outer rims ok but then the spokes are only pushed into the main hub and then glued to the inner edge of the rim and four of the spokes glue on the joins of the outer rim so not a very strong design.

Personally I don't like that idea, so I'll be looking at drilling through the outer rim and placing the spokes in via these holes and also moving them slightly so there away from the joins. Hopefully that will make them stronger.

I wouldn't recommend this kit to anyone that hasn't build some kind of wooded ship before as there's a lot you need to sort out and plan ahead for :snooty: :roll:
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Re: 1848 Stage Coach

Postby casper » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:01 pm

Good idea moving the spokes, should hopefully add some extra strength.
I believe the wheel centers are out and will need plugging and re-drilling
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Re: 1848 Stage Coach

Postby Mustang » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:07 pm

casper wrote:I believe the wheel centers are out and will need plugging and re-drilling


Yes I did read that, I'll see once I start this very very large model :|
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Re: 1848 Stage Coach

Postby Mustang » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:08 pm

Anyway the first thing I need to sort out is two jigs for building the wheels.
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Re: 1848 Stage Coach

Postby number1 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:24 pm

You could always build the wheels from scratch, http://www.guildofmodelwheelwrights.org ... niques.htm ( bottom of page)
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Re: 1848 Stage Coach

Postby Mustang » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:43 pm

Had a little play with cad

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