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Here's some recent work on #3, I've been working on another couple of items in the meantime and planning the next steps. On Youtube is a guy called Pafnunitj who is doing incredible work on a fully scratchbuilt 1:24 San Francisco Cable Car, I've been watching over and over again his roofing work and it may have given me the inspiration on how to make my roof. Nuff said for now, here's the pics.

I painted the underframe with a satin paint giving that old school hand painted work.

NG PASSENGER 3 24 by taylorplains, on Flickr

The floor attached to the tope of the frame with some rebating on the edges to fit the ends + sides rebate.

NG PASSENGER CAR 3 25 by taylorplains, on Flickr

Test fitting of the fixed subframe with the upper body work.

NG PASSENGER 3 26 by taylorplains, on Flickr

Also thanks to Pafnutij, he's given me the inspiriation to make the bench seats.

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Hey Scott. Nice project. I'm amazed at how nice the prints come out. I can't get that kind of output for my life! I'm looking forward to the next installment.
 

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Cheers mate, I'm learning as I'm going and also pushing my skills to the next level and on that note. Here is my latest progress.

I've been looking at how to do the wood grain finish on the interior of the car and it has taken a while as really there is nothing. My approach has been to cherry pick a number of techniques and combine them into what I require.

NG PASSENGER 3 27 by taylorplains, on Flickr

So firstly the interior needed to be painted to set the base colour and provide the background. This was followed up by masking the trim edges so they and the doors could be painted by hand.

Once dry, that masking was removed in order mask the trim in preparation of lining and painting. To create the edges of the boards I used a regular colouring pencil sharpened to a fine point and lines drawn with straightedge at half foot spacings.

I mixed paint to get as close to the honey gold brown timber look and that took about 3 goes before having something close to I was happy with. That was drybrushed in long strokes onto the surface about as far down to just past where the top of the benches will go. To get that glossy varnish look I'll use a spray lacquer afterwards.

NG PASSENGER 3 28 by taylorplains, on Flickr

The results turned out better than expected.

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It's taken me a while to complete the seats, but ta-dah done. I've watched the San Francisco Trolley seating video on youtube a number of times to get the process down right. I've used the same paint for the seating to match the sides. I've also put weights into the seat to give the wagon a bit more adhesion.


Overhead shot of the body assembly with the seating ready to install.

NG PASSENGER 3 29 by taylorplains, on Flickr

Angle view showing more of the seat profile and seat trim prior to installation.

NG 3 PASSENGER 30 by taylorplains, on Flickr

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We had a local lockdown, so I've used some of my free time to make progress on modelling.

The body prepared for gluing together. All interiors painted, seats added and varnished.

NG PASSENGER 3 31 by taylorplains, on Flickr

Side view of the shell prepped and masked for painting.

NG PASSENGER 3 32 by taylorplains, on Flickr

End view of the shell prepped and ready to paint.

NG PASSENGER 3 33 by taylorplains, on Flickr

First coat of paint done.

NG PASSENGER 3 34 by taylorplains, on Flickr

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Scott,
That is looking so nice.
Love the interior detail.
It's going to look really great when finished.
Have you kept track of how many hours approximately that you have sent on it so far.
Not that that matters as it is definitely a labour of love.
Cheers,
David Leech, Delta, Canada
 

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David.

Good question about hours put in, I'd say so far I've put in over 80 hours - I haven't been counting. I'll put in an hour here, and hour there and maybe 3 or 4 given the chance especially when 3D drawing.Some items come together really quickly while some assemblies take longer especially if it's tricky or a new skill being learnt.Yes, definitely a labour of love.

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Hi Scott, even a kit build takes heaps of time and you are not only building "a kit" but also selecting material, deciding method of construction and also doing the huge amount of hours in the design and drawings. I am amazed when people say that a purchase of a kit or scratch built item is 'expensive' as the hours put in are huge.
That said I can't wait for you to finish a mixed train of your SA narrow gauge rolling stock but I know it will be a while so keep up the good work and thanks for keeping us updated with your posts.
Russell
 

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Russell.

Thanks for that, I'm looking forwards to having this run as a mixed or small passenger consist. The longest part is the R&D - maybe one day I can offer this as a kit for those who are interested.

Scott
 
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