Knightwing shunter projects


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For a while I was looking at getting one of these kits, just to have something different, so bought one a while back on amazon.co.uk.

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It sat unopened for months waiting for me to decided what to do with it and tracking down a powered chassis for it.

As luck would have it a friend had already part built one and had a Black Beetle chassis with it, he no longer needed it so sold the whole thing to me.

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He had made the chassis fit and had added extra weight.

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The chassis out of the body seen below.

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I left it on the shelf in front of my work bench as was still undecided whether I liked it as it was, finally I took the plunge and cut off the back chassis behind the cab line.

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This made it look so much better, I also removed the bonnet handrails to replace with something a bit finer.

Now ready for paint I have choosen GWR loco green for this one, most diesel cab interiors are grey so this has also been done. Some of the handrail holes have also been filled.

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With the basic painting done, the cab glazed and the driver fitted, next will be some finer detail.


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