Mail Wagon - part 4

by brae  

Continuing to swear at work on the Mail Wagon.  To make it easier to work on the next part, I took closeup photos of the large schematics and printed the sections I needed.  This eliminated the need to keep walking into the kitchen to look at the blueprint sized papers.  I could sit and work in one area.

The laser etched brass pieces add fantastic detail, but they are tiny and challenging to work with.

They fit well once you wrangle them into submission.  I do worry about the longevity, even with using super glue.  I think that's because of how delicate the parts seem.

The bolts are made from another type of laser cut material.  Fiddly, but again the detailing is wonderful.

I clipped the excess brass as recommended, and they do now look like tiny bolts.  :]

The front axle assembly is done.

Next up, the rear axle assembly and wheels.

8 comments

Comment from: Sherrill [Visitor]
Sorry about the frustration the kit is causing you. However, the result is looking amazing and I guess one benefit of the detail is that you can apply what you are learning to a future scratch build.
06/08/19 @ 21:00
Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
This is such an interesting build. I love the metal details!
06/08/19 @ 21:44
Comment from: ann [Visitor]
Coming along nicely. Tiny is what it is all about. Smart to make copies of the instructions and for good reason. For me, I would enlarge for my old eyes.And I imagine that we all use an explicative now and them.
06/08/19 @ 23:31
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
Wow! Intricate and detailed don't even begin to describe this..
06/09/19 @ 01:04
Comment from: Sheila Lester [Visitor]
Wow. That's just amazing. Those parts are so tiny!
06/09/19 @ 02:43
Comment from: Tony [Visitor]
I have no doubt Brae that you will make a fantastic job of this from the experience you have gained building your other kits,the brass and bolts add a very real and authentic feel to it im looking forward to seeing it come together.Tony
06/09/19 @ 06:24
Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]
You have the perfect amount of experience, skill, patience and zen to make a kit like this into the incredible thing it was meant to be! Thank you for sharing, because your determination to achieve a successful and amazing outcome encourages us all to try!
06/09/19 @ 16:18
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>> It's a well made kit overall, just challenging. :yes:
06/26/19 @ 00:13


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