Currently on the workbench….
An ex-GWR bullion van, dating back to Churchward’s days. In reality, it only ran from Paddington to Bristol (I think). It lasted long enough to be repainted from crimson to maroon, and was withdrawn in the mid-1960’s. Not my modelling area, really, but I saw this brass kit at a show, and fell for it. It’s an early brass etch, sold by Kemp Models, and shot down from a 4mm etch. It only has doors on one side, perhaps for obvious reasons!
The camera is, of course, cruel, and especially shows where I’ve creased the tumblehome in the thin brass. But it was fun to build and good soldering practice. The bogies provided were terrible, so I’ve invested in these very nice etched ones. All on nickel-silver – that is easier to solder as it conducts less heat. All those layers of detail will be a challenge, and some will probably go on with superglue.
Hopefully, there’ll be a completed picture soon.