Saturday, July 09, 2011
GWR Loriot M
Having made most of the plastic kits I have in the tuit box, now is the time to
turn attention to some brass kits that I have put off making for too long.
This example is a Finney and Smith offering by arrangement with Jim McGeown of Connisseur Models. Reduced from a larger scale this kit has been beautifully etched in brass. A GWR Loriot M Dia. G14 Machinery Wagon.
The kit consists of an etched sheet needing wire, 8mm disc wheels,couplings and paint and transfers to complete. A comprehensive guide to assembling brass kits is part of the package together with an assembly order list.
Etch lines are crisp and the only worrying aspect is when the wheel bearing holes are opened out,however, there is just enough to mount them in.
The main body has been soldered together which was fairly uneventful, the brake levers still have to be attached but the bracing will be superglued into position.
One thing to remember is to clean any flux off the model after each session, this prevents any attacking of the brass at a later date.
All in all a few hors well spent and all the time my soldering skills are improving. However, I cannot hold parts together too well, shaky hand syndrome, so thought has to be given to jigs to steady whilst soldering.
The coaches are coming on, need to get some corridor connectors from the Society Shop soon to enable me to complete before spraying.