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Old 03-01-2018, 09:38 PM   #41
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One thing not touched on here and which I'm curious about is how people fill small gaps etc, not that these kits have many.
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:05 PM   #42
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Havenít come across any gaps.
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One thing not touched on here and which I'm curious about is how people fill small gaps etc, not that these kits have many.
I've seen mention quite a few times is this
https://www.screwfix.com/p/diall-alu...FcIQGwodBGgPQQ
For corners etc to stop light leak
Useful if your putting cab lights in older locos as well
Different widths are available
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Old 04-01-2018, 09:17 AM   #44
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That looks like a useful product shroomy.
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:51 AM   #45
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just doing my first attempt got a couple of gaps my fault i will look at using blue tack or maybe better still plasticine in an appropriate colour
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Why not glue strips of card left over from the kit into the gaps.
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Looks pretty much the same and a better price here : https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-O...leId=9499&ar=7 although gluing strips seems a good idea too
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I use a small amount of polyfilla mixed with a small amount of PVA. The PVA allows a little flex when the filler is dry. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:51 PM   #49
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Haven’t come across any gaps.
Nether have I to be honest. I was curious because I'm planning on doing some kit bashing with them at some point and knowing me there will then be gaps

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I use a small amount of polyfilla mixed with a small amount of PVA. The PVA allows a little flex when the filler is dry. Hope this helps.
Smashing, thank you. I'll give that a go when the time comes.
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Gaps do occur quite a bit, particularly where roof sections meet each other and the walls (or could be I'm a poor modeller ��). Either way, its most annoying when installing lighting. I use a combination of spare card and filler.
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