Tuesday, November 27, 2012

GGR coach body assembly

Frames

The benefits of accurate laser-cutting are apparent when assembling the body. The seats slot into the door-free side (The GGR bogie coaches have doors on on side only), this is then slotted into the floor and finally the open side fits to this. All parts come together with no fiddling, trimming or any other fettling. A bit of PVA glue and all is well.

Except. I put the seats in upside down. Consistently upside down. That's why the end seats are higher than the rest. How I managed this, I don't know.

There's nothing I can do about it now. The glue has dried so dis-assembly would destroy the parts. I'll just have to live with it. How I deal with putting passengers in, I'm not sure at the moment. Any suggestions would be welcomed.

6 comments:

Mark said...

Thick cushions on the middle seats to bring the level up to the same as the end seats. Would make for a comfy ride at least.

Christian said...

Add some miliputt 'cushions' to the centre seats for extra comfort (but for extra height really)? Perhaps the end seats were squeezed in and there wasn't space for cushions on those seats?

Phil Parker said...

I like that idea. The end seats are for staff and they wouldn't need cushions anyway!

CF said...

Box the ends in and make them into mini-bars.

James Finister said...

CF has a point about boxing the end seats in - though a more railway like reason might be to give the impression that they contain brake cylinders and battery

neil whitehead said...

Piles of old bound copies of the Railway Modeller or of unsold Par......