Sunday, 17 June 2012

NSWGR Pay Bus number 8

Hi all,

It's been a busy few weeks! The weather has finally dried up allowing me to do some casting and get a move on with the coil wagon! In between I have been keeping my sanity by doing some modelling.

The subject is the NSWGR pay bus - FP8, based on the unit stored at the old Casino station. The model went together nicely, the only problem I encountered was the decals were not printed very well! I used a set of L7 logos I had in my decal collection.

I fitted DCC and fibre optic lights behind the clear lenses. I had to replace the headlight mounts with a set from Detail Associates as the castings on the bus were way to large.

Now to the coil wagon - I hear you say! I have started the casting and will soon be sending out the orders already taken. I will also have the coil sets for sale. They are $8 for a set of three, enough for each wagon. Those of you with unpaid orders will receive an email when you kits are ready.

Cheers Dean



2 comments:

  1. How well does your Pay Bus run? I have 2 and they both run like shit! They derail every where and in reverse the gears mesh well but forwards it sounds like there is a handful of sand in the gears.
    Ben

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  2. Hi Ben,
    It runs well...But I made my own pickups! The other thing I should
    point out is mine has the SEM running gear yours may be the first
    lot that never ran that well. If it,s the early model I think it
    drives both axles as mine only drives one.
    Cheers Dean

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