3 – FIT­TING gang­ways

Model Rail (UK) - - WORK BENCH -

Work­ing gang­way con­nec­tions work to elim­i­nate the un­sightly gaps be­tween car­riages and mul­ti­ple unit cars. Self-assem­bly kits are avail­able in the ranges of MJT, Comet, York Model­mak­ing and oth­ers, most be­ing tai­lored to fit spe­cific types of ve­hi­cle. Most are easy to as­sem­ble and in­stall, mak­ing use of sim­ple ma­te­ri­als, with laser-cut ver­sions be­ing the most straight­for­ward. The con­certina style of paper bel­lows has a gen­tle sprung ac­tion, al­low­ing the ve­hi­cles to move and sway around the tracks with­out hin­drance.

step BY step

This pack of laser-cut paper gang­ways are from the York Model­mak­ing range. The el­e­ments are sim­ply folded and in­ter­laced be­fore the plas­tic over­lays are added and the units fixed to the model in place of the orig­i­nal mould­ings.

The sprung paper gang­ways are great for im­prov­ing the ap­pear­ance of coach­ing stock and mul­ti­ple units, es­pe­cially this Hornby (ex-lima) Class 101 DMU set.

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