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Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway

Fitting out

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The seats for the the railcar are courtesy of Boston Largs Works, as mentioned in a previous post. One half of the railcar is first class, and one half third class.

The partitions between the central vestibule and the saloons are made using the Ashover kit ends, with one window opened out to form a doorway, and then a footstep added to the outer edge as the original Ashover kit is narrower than my railcar.

The seating had to be cut down to fit over the motor compartment but as you can see, thanks to the slimline Kato chassis, most of the seat still exists so the illusion can be maintained.

To maintain appearances, the motor end is in third class while the quieter trailer end is in first.

Two of the first class seats were used to form the drivers seats. Once painted, glass partitions (well plastic really) will be inserted between the driver and the saloons.

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Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales and Beamish. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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