Spitfire's G3 Workbench

Discussion in 'G3' started by Spitfire2865, 8 December 2017.

  1. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Agreed not good - hopefully nobody hurt. We had the same happen to us in some student accommodation in the bathroom. Fortunately my flatmate had got out of the bath a few minutes prior to the roof falling in otherwise it would have been a premature end to his family life. :eek:
  2. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    Talking of dust and bringing this back to railways, having dismantled several old carriage bodies for spares, removing the roof canvas with many, many layers of old white lead paint results in clouds of unpleasant dust which gets everywhere. Although dangerous, this is perfectly legal with no controls.

    Applying for a licence to use new white lead on a carriage roof however means jumping through hoops including things like where and how you will dispose of brushes and rollers in double sealed plastic bags, whether the carriage will be stored outside where eventually the paint will wash into the watercourse etc etc

    Anyway, if for a model you ever examine a preserved carriage with wooden roof, remember that the roof finish is almost certainly not the correct canvas and white lead, for the reasons above.
  3. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    Not knowing much of white lead paint, is there a decent modern alternative that gives a similar appearance over canvas?
    Not sure where I would even source it over here.
  4. spikey faz

    spikey faz Member

    Fortunately neither me, Mrs Spikey Faz or the cat
    were in the room at the time. Sadly some of the small parts I was working on have disappeared in the plaster rubble. However, my part -finished Neilson survived!


    Don't think I'll be doing any modelling for a while but will still visit Western Thunder for inspiration.

  5. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    Very good to hear none were hurt. Shame we wont see much progress from you for a while. Best of luck with the housework.
    The Neilson is absolutely fantastic. The colour is very eyecatching.
  6. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    Well good news, my wood has finally arrived. After 3 months of issues with the mail, I have the wood for both the L&Y D1 and D21.
    And a start on the Tintab chassis.
    I need to figure out how to cut accurate mortise and tendon joints. Would love to do this with even less glue.
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  7. Ian_T

    Ian_T New Member

    Very nice Trevor.

    It should certainly be possible to make small mortise and tenon joints - but I use small dowel pins which work well and are much easier to fit. I wrote an article about the simple drilling jig I built for this purpose for the G3S Newsletter. If you go to the G3S website you can download a PDF of the article here:

    Gauge 3 Society

    It's article number 47 - and you do not need to be a member to download these articles by the way - the download page was made 'public' last year.