Side Lines LMS Coaches and Haywood GWR Coaches

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by Focalplane, 14 February 2019.

  1. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    Orion Coaches

    I stumbled on this archived web page while researching Porthole coaches. It’s from Side Lines old web site.


    The prices and availability are dated but if they are going to be made available again, these are the diagrams we might expect. The Hawksworth autocoach would suit many branch line layouts.
    Last edited: 20 November 2020
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  2. paratom

    paratom Western Thunderer

    The paint job looks really good. Did you decant the paint from the spray can and put it through an airbrush or use it strait out of the can ?
  3. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    Straight from the can. Best to use acid etch in cooler weather, it apparently means that the etching process is prolonged as the paint takes longer to dry. Counter intuitive perhaps?
  4. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    I see from the Gauge O virtual trade show that Orion coach kits are indeed available again from Ragstone. Great news!
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  5. demu1037

    demu1037 Western Thunderer

    The test build of the Orion/Ragstone H24 IMG_20210227_003602.jpg IMG_20210227_003536.jpg

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  6. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Always good to see quality brass coach kits on the market. The folding veins on the sliding windows make a big difference to the appearance of 7mm coaches. I saw Jintymans auto trailer and it looked very good indeed.