3 – FITTING gangways
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.