Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The railbus roof has a luggage rack at the back, so we need some way of getting up there.

Provision is made for a ladder in the kit but some of the parts were missing. I improvised with some long handrail knobs to the hold the vertical wires the right distance from the body.

Treads are cut from scrap U-section brass. A slot in the ends of each made with a junior hacksaw slips over the wires and then the whole lot is soldered in place. The solder covers the excess slot nicely.

Maybe flat treads would be more realistic but I like the chunkier U's. It seems more in keeping with the character this model is developing. 

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