Model Trailways Concord Stagecoach 1:12 Scale

Barry1

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Wheels are done and painted. I’ll do some detailing with a fine sharpie at a later point. I’m still debating whether to leave the iron ring black or perhaps add some “dirty copper” like color to similulate wear and tear on the iron. 9F84A1B3-8D3D-46F2-93BA-3B2578349564.jpeg642D6D77-EAA3-4BCD-A92A-30A99834B43D.jpeg
 

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Very nice, I did the Amati coach, its 1:12 so huge, however they did not provide strapping, it was simulated with wood. But they do supply luggage, leather interior and 2 winchester rifles and awsome doco & plans. The AL kit has a lighting system. Nice to see all the differences, keep up the excellent work.
 

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Hello Buddy,
Now that you mentioned it, I did forget that there was a little bit of faring to do. You can now see what I was talking about on how she was barrel shaped.

Ray
 

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Final sanded sides and doors, finished the foot well and painted these structures. I am following the color scheme of the Wells Fargo coach, pretty much what is on the kit box cover. Next up are the side and door panel cushions. I’ll add pics of side and doors once this is done. Painted footwell is shown now. The two unpainted areas are intentional on both sides of the seat well. The small vertical mortised areas are for clevises and the long area is for the rocker which is glued to the side panels and then glued to the well when the sides are being attached. The clevises are used to attach the completed cabin to the thorough braces on the under carriage. FA0EE02C-F573-4032-810D-CFFEBC2B8525.jpeg3CD7D405-9CAE-4C4B-9980-84F870708E29.jpeg
 

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Final sanded sides and doors, finished the foot well and painted these structures. I am following the color scheme of the Wells Fargo coach, pretty much what is on the kit box cover. Next up are the side and door panel cushions. I’ll add pics of side and doors once this is done. Painted footwell is shown now. The two unpainted areas are intentional on both sides of the seat well. The small vertical mortised areas are for clevises and the long area is for the rocker which is glued to the side panels and then glued to the well when the sides are being attached. The clevises are used to attach the completed cabin to the thorough braces on the under carriage. 69CC21DD-2395-46F1-9B3D-5812193E5713.jpegD77787E6-DBF2-4559-8A1E-87CA3AC5B3E4.jpeg
 

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I worked on the side panels and doors this week. I installed the side upholstery, while the sides are are painted red I also added some red suede paint to the upholstery parts to simulate leather. I then made the window straps and secured them into the window frames. Very small photo etched buckles were a challenge. Next was attaching the hinges to the doors then the doors the side panels. This was tricky and it did not go as well as I would have liked. My mortise in the doors was fine but the alignment in the side panels was slightly off. This required some tricky filing and having one hinge slightly higher than desired. Next was adding the door latches and ensuring doors open/close appropriately. Next up is to add several of the decals to the sides. But first I am starting to make the seat cushions. There are over 40 pieces of wood that need shaping. D78D4BCA-530A-4727-8A55-2927C8B7F681.jpeg7807FBC1-6276-43E4-A4DA-4EDD7ED507A5.jpegA9D7ACD8-AF34-46D6-8D9B-19F75E1FB60D.jpeg723A8A8C-2B93-4F95-8A09-522873A6D36F.jpeg
 

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Next up was joining the two sides to the footwell, ensuring proper alignment. I then added most of the decals to each side. This was the first time I did this on a wood model. Sliding them into place was a challenge. Most of them came out fine but a couple did not. I was able to trim the mistakes with a bit of gold paint. Not great but ok. The three pieces going across the panels on each inside are there to secure the seats. 318EEF64-4350-4476-983B-01AB13360506.jpeg2614D56D-B475-458E-A09C-62AFA0722361.jpeg
 

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I then took a break from the interior and made up the front and rear panels, added the brackets and hardware and painted. The masked area on the front panel is where the front seat assembling will be attached later.
Next up will be to install all the seats, attach the front and rear panels and build the roof. Pictures of those steps to come this weekend. I’m still really enjoying this build. Hopefully others on the forum who want a little change of pace from the ship world will give this project a try.
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The carriage is coming together. I installed the seats, jumper seats, the front and rear panels, added the roof supports and built the roof. I included a couple of pics of the interior with seats installed. After the roof wood was completed it is covered with a canvas that is glued with a dilute white glue. I used a product called Mod Podge that worked very well.
Next up will be to install the roof rails. 0F51AA22-C4BC-4952-B5B8-B0541634444E.jpeg7BF11BA6-D10C-4A63-86B4-60FBB501D70C.jpegBD93D125-5868-48F3-A8A0-2431C7B3A797.jpegDC300B56-92D2-47FC-A317-B205C75C1DDB.jpeg
 

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Outstanding Work, I would really love to build one. I think the wife would like these, she likes the old carriages and coaches. We go to see this type of stuff in Pennsylvania she loves horses and horse drawn vehicles.
The B&O museum also has some good wagons on display. One from Adams Express, which was based in Baltimore. I have enjoyed this build so much I convinced myself that the stage coach needs a friend so next build is likely to be a wagon of some type. Might be Spring before I’m back in the shipyard.
 

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What’s nice about this project is that in a couple of hours you can make some progress on the project that is noticeable. It’s sort of like a home improvement project that doesn’t go bad!
I made up the front drivers seat and top luggage rails. Fun with solder!! Lots of filing after that. The jigs the kit supplied made the bending and cutting very easy. Again, this is an extremely well thought out kit. My only complaint is the shortage of a few parts and certain wood stock. Model Expo had the new items to me in 7 days. Good service!
Then I built and painted the front drivers seat and footrest. Next up is installing all these parts to the carriage and adding final decals.
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We go to the B&O museum every year, My Grandson loves trains. The wife is like a kid in a candy store there. I think she enjoys it more then the grandson does lol Nice work on the rails the kit looks like its well thought out
 

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Made some good progress on Saturday. All the top rails were added and painted with first coat, the drivers seats was secured and rails added, the front and rear boots were also secured onto the coach with brackets and chains. Today I plan to prepare the boot leathers for the front and rear and add the brace clevises and thorough braces. The clevises need to secured with epoxy as the thorough braces are the only thing that secures the coach to the undercarriage. That and the doors are the two trickiest items in the project. 0146728B-126D-40B3-8D88-CAFB2EEC3698.jpeg323288B9-D6C5-40F0-87B8-FA438BC6AEA8.jpeg193F510A-52DA-4155-97E7-33A2573E1195.jpeg
 

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I made the boot leathers from the fabric material provided in the kit. The kit also provides patterns to cut the leathers that were very helpful. The rear leathers also required 4 buckled straps and I added a few other straps for realism as suggested by the kit. Also made four window covers from the same material. Attaching to the coach was straightforward. The 2 thorough braces went on the bottom of the coach very smoothly. These two braces will attach to the under carriage and secure the coach. They also provided passengers with some “give” to a bumpy ride! All leathers were finished with a thinned burnt umber. Next up is final assembly. D28D2080-4DC2-4818-9F28-57690245F08D.jpeg12880363-0DCA-45FD-A565-097D056CF81E.jpegD5365834-622C-4C77-966A-58147FC5E66F.jpeg
 
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