Set GCS1– Great Central Railway passenger train.

The models can be displayed mounted on a track base made from six of the track sections, alternatively use in conjunction with items from set GCS1/GCS2 for a double track display.

Great Central Railway Robinson 9K class 2-4-2T .

Start by making up the chassis block, first making sure which is the front. It is suggested that the chassis be formed around a block of wood.

To the top of this affix the footplate.

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The wheels and framing are now attached to the sides of the block.

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The cab, bunker and tanks are folded up from a single piece including the tank tops.

Here are two views to help you in figuring out how it goes.

The bunker has a flare to the top edge that requires a gentle bend to the sides and rear.

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The coal for the bunker is configured as an inverted open box that drops into the top of the bunker.

The tank, cab and bunker assembly is mounted on the chassis.

Make up the firebox, boiler and smokebox and fit them in between the tanks.

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The cab has a domed roof that fits over the false roof of the one piece folded up assembly.

The chimney and dome are folded up from the card pieces provided, or, if you have the expertise, you can make turnings using the printed profiles to get the right shape.

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Paint the edges of the card where it shows to finish off the loco.

Add the buffers from wood such as pieces of cocktail stick and buffer heads.

The valances and steps are fitted below the footplate.

There are separate coupling rods and number plates to add as overlays on this model for extra relief.

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Great Central Railway luggage composite coach.

Cut out and make up the body of the coach and add the separate main roof over the false roof.

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The clerestory is a raised section of roof along the centre of the coach and has its own roof to add to the top.

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The bogies are cut out and folded up and added to the underside of the body.

The battery boxes are also folded up and glued in position.

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The side underframe trusses are added to the bottom of the sides.

The headstocks are added to the ends followed by buffers and buffer heads and steps.

Great Central Railway brake third coach.

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Construction follows the same procedures as for the composite luggage coach.

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Painting the rear as well as the edges of the card helps to emphasise the shadows under the wheels of the model. 

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Great Central Railway horse box.

Make up the basic body then cut out the wheels and side frames and position them underneath.

The axle pieces are placed between them to space the wheels correctly.

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Add the roof and solebar side frames, headstocks and buffers.

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Straight track 30' sections.

The track comes as nine 30 foot panels with rail overlays to be added on top. Six sections are enough to mount the train upon.

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