|This kit is designed to fit on a slightly modified Lima
09 class chassis. It could also be fitted to a much-modified Bachmann 08
chassis. A very basic single sided A5 instruction leaflet is supplied which
gives details on fitting the Lima chassis and body assembly.
Kit, as supplied:
The whitemetal front steps were then fitted to the Chassis as per the instructions and handrails fitted from 0.5mm brass rod.
The body required very little cleaning up but care must be taken around the window openings, especially the front windows.
Rear windows -
Lamp irons (Bambi staples) and the pipe running vertically up the rear of the cab from brass rod were fitted. There should be a slightly larger gap between the fuel tank and tool boxes on the side, which I assume have been cast closer together to make the casting / mould easier as a compromise. I chose to ignore this especially as my model will be in Southern Black livery and the lack of gap is not obvious.
General notes on working with cast resin:
Prior to painting clean the resin body thoroughly and I then suggest the use of a plastic primer. I use an aerosol from Halfords.
It is a common practice with white metal or brass kits, once a model body is washed prior to painting gently heat the body, in an oven, to ensure it is totally dry first and also to give a warm surface for the paint to adhere to. I must note here that extreme care must be taken with cast resign bodies with this practice otherwise warping could occur.
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This page was created 3 January 2004