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If the album has stamp storage on both sides of the page, be sure to separate each sheet with plastic. This is especially important with expensive stamps, rare stamps and antique stamps, as it can prevent them from rubbing together, wearing and tearing. Use plastic made of mylar, polyethylene or polypropylene, but not vinyl. Skip to main content. You're here eBay Stamps Skip to page navigation. All Auction Buy It Now. Eventually I found a little statement in the rough instruction sheets along the lines of "if this pre-production kit is a success we may put it into production".
So this kit has been a challenge. The interior of this coach is all brass except for the fairly crude plastic seating strip. Practically no interior detail at all and in fact there were several internal partitions not provided for. The bogies are again whitemetal and the parts very nearly fitted together though not in the way the instructions might suggest! The underframe and body are brass as well and with some imagination could be soldered together.
I did eventually get thing thing assembled but of course there is always a twist. The body is double skinned and you are supposed to sandwich the glazing between the two layers and secure it by running the door handles, grab handles and destination board brackets brass wire and imagination through all three and soldering.
OK, so if I do that I have to prime and paint it with the glazing in situ? Also the roof is supposed to "clip or glue" between the two side skins. I suppose it might if it were the right shape! Eventually I primed and painted then glazed then soldered the roof. This meant I had to carefully scrape away a small amount of paint to solder then cover up again. Not easy and it's a bit crude.
So can it get sillier than trying to make a decent coach out of a set of prototype etches? Another ebay "bargain" that came my way, albeit very cheaply, was an Eames coach body set. This is basically some bits of wood, pre-cut cardboard sides and a shaped laminated cardboard roof. The kit wasn't dated but given that the instructions weren't clear what coach type they made and alluded to "the latest Mk1 coach type" it had to come from the late 50s or early 60s.
No underframe, bogies or castings with this one! Heres the sides, ends and floor gluing with the interior bits laid out. There was a generous, if rather faded, one sheet of instructions. Basically said "It's a coach. I did just that and primed it Then gave it a blast of green The bogies are "EasiBuild" plastic jobbies that are very easy to build, cheap and don't look too bad.
Most of the previous work was done a year or so ago and in the last couple of weeks I have finally got round to completing them. The SO now has a scratch built underframe made from bits of brass, plastic and various spare castings and all 3 coaches have had their handles and end detail added and a final paint and weathering job.
Here's how they stand now Going to have to fix that bowed roof! Finally the Eames SO. They are numbered as part of set using Fox transfers. A little more weathering and attention to glazing and they'll be ready for service. First outing will probably be with the club layout Abbotstone at Wycrail in the autumn.
Oh of course I've acquired a semi-assembled kit for a CK corridor composite from ebay recently. You guessed it, it's a mess! Cheers Dave Like x 4.
They do not look bad as a set. Getting part done stuff of of ebay is always a good challange. I have not failed with one yet. It is a cheap way of stocking your layout. O Gauge Mk1 coaches - get thee behind me ebay!
Blogs and dogs, whatever next? Going to the dogs 27 September Another ebay project - reviving a rather nice O gauge M7 18 August N15class - Mar 11 Trainsrgr8 - Oct 25 James Hilton - Oct 25 PhilH - Oct 25 Vale of Belvior Railway Pt 2 By millsie.
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