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A Look At – Building The LX175-OO 40ft Twin Container Kit

A Look At – Building The LX175-OO 40ft Twin Container Kit

A Look At – Building The LX175-OO 40ft Twin Container Kit

In this ongoing series, we’ll take a look at one of the newly released Scalemodelscenery.co.uk kits. This one is from the new container range of kits for 1:76 / OO scale. The kit can be found here:

https://www.scalemodelscenery.co.uk/shop/lx179-oo-40ft-shipping-container-kit-pack-of-1-oo-4mm-176/?v=79cba1185463

N gauge versions are also now available of this kit. The kit pack in question features two 40ft containers. So first up what tools do you need?

Tools needed to build this kit are:

  • Tweezers.
  • A small file or sanding stick.
  • Deluxe Materials Roket Card Glue AD-57.
  • Cutting Mat.
  • Craft Knife with a sharp blade.

 

Lets get started…

Cut & remove the two parts marked with the orange ‘X’s as shown on the right. One is a side piece the other is top/bottom side piece.

Sand flush any pips on the part sides.

Now fit the two sides together with the tabs on one part fitting into the corresponding slots on the other part, to form a right angle. Make sure you’ve got both parts square. Now run a bead of glue on the inside of the corner joint as shown in the photo right.

Tip: use a block to rest the upright piece against whilst the glue sets.

Now remove the next side & top piece as marked in orange on the right. Also, note the small detail section circled on one sheet. Make sure this faces outwards.

So as before, sand flush any pips on the side edges. Then the part with the tabs fit into the slots on the other part to form a right angle. Make sure both parts form a right angle & glue along the inside edge as shown on the right. Remember to have the part with the small detail section facing outwards.

Again use a block to rest the upright against whilst the glue dries.

Cut & remove from the parts sheet the two end sections marked with the orange ‘X’s.

Test fit one the two end pieces on to the end of one of the right-angled side pieces. If all okay glue into place as shown on the right.

On the opposite end of the piece, you’ve just glued the end on. Test fit the other end piece on the other end & if all okay glue into place as shown on the right.

Now run a bead of glue along the two long edges & the remaining edges of the end pieces. As shown on the right.

Place the other right-angled side/top piece onto the glued section of the piece with the ends on. You should now have a rectangle box as shown on the right, make sure all the tabs & slots fit together & edges are flush.

Remember that detailed section from earlier? This should be on the outside of the rectangle box as shown on the right.

Now cut & remove the container top detail section as marked on the right.

Sand flush any pips on the side edges.

Glue the non-engraved side of the top detailed part, & place squarely on the top side of the box. The top side is the one closest to that small detailed part shown earlier.

Cut & remove from the parts sheet, the two side detailed parts marked in the photo on the right.

Sand flush any pips on the side edges. You’ll notice that along one long side of each part has more slots than the other side. These are shown in the photo right in the orange boxes, this is the bottom edge of the sides.

Run a bead of glue along the non engraved side of the side parts. The engraved side must face outwards. Carefully place the glued side part on to the side of the rectangle box. Again make sure the side with more slots is on the bottom of the sides, as shown in the photo right.

Now repeat with the other side piece.

Next cut & removed the two end detail sections as marked with the orange ‘X’s right.

Sand flush any pips on the part sides.

Glue the non engraved side of the door detail end, & carefully place square ways on to the end of the box. I’ve placed the door end nearest to the end with that detailed side part on.

Now repeat by applying glue to the non engraved side of the other end detail part. Carefully place the part square ways on to the other end of the box.

Now cut & remove the remaining side pieces as shown right. These again make sure the edges have any pips sanded flush. The parts are for going on the underside of the container.

Glue the parts on as shown on to the underside of the container as shown on the right.

Now cut & remove the door locking bars carefully from the parts sheet. There are some spare ones included if you damage any.

Add a thin bead of glue along the back of the locking bars, & carefully place on to the doors as shown on the right.

Option time

If using this container as a site container, for example, a contractors mobile site workshop, or storage then add the following two details. The two detail parts marked on the photo right are a lock cover & electrical power socket.

Glue part one as shown on the right, across the middle of the two doors.

Glue part two as shown on the right, over the small detailed section as circled on the right. This is the power socket for an electrical supply for if the container is being used as a workshop etc.

All that’s left to do now is to paint the containers in your chosen colour(s) & weather to suit.

Happy modelling.

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