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Gary's model for Romford

Although this model took two years to construct, it was finished during the Lockdown in July 2020.

This class 307 electric multiple unit, was constructed from Replica Railways BR Mark 1 suburban coach bodies, cabs and chassis. BR Mark 2 bogie sides sourced from EKM Exhibitions were attached to Comet bogies. My attention now turned to the underframe detail which was challenging due to an absence of information on the web. The under-frame detail was an exercise on scratch building; the detail even includes parts of a toy rocket!

The interiors were detailed and the unit transferred to the paint shop. The laborious job of fitting the individual Lazerglaze windows was undertaken over several nights. Some of the door glazing was cut to show the window in the lowered position and reveal the interior detailing.

The unit was then fully detailed and weathered and the Sommerfelt pantograph fitted to the Driver Trailer. This project has been two years in the making (stop and start) but I am happy with the result, which is a unique model.

This London Transport RT AEC Regent Mk3 bus was modified from an EFE model purchased second hand for £10.

The interior seating was painted and hand painted Preiser figures added. I replaced the grab rail on the platform with 0.9mm brass wire, as the EFE rail was too large. I also fitted brass wire handrails to the platform entrance.

The body was sprayed with Halfords Grey primer followed by Tamiya Matt Red for the exterior and Precision Paints Cream for the upper deck ceiling. Fox transfers and flush glazing to the front, costing an eye watering £30 were added. I also replaced the rear lower deck window with Perspex, as the EFE glazing spoiled the view of the platform. The final touch was the rear-view mirror (Plasticard, kitchen foil and brass wire) and front indicators (Plasticard). The only task left is some minor weathering.

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