Mister Rusty
After too many hours (around 20) of research, l came across a kit for a close match to GNR 2132, used with Boche Buster, and duly purchased my first-ever card coach kit from Diagram3d.com.
It is a body only kit, laser cut, in white card and MDF.
Being a typical bloke, l gave the instructions a cursory glance and got stuck (literally) in.
Having done a dry-run, l decided that the alignment jig could be tweaked in a couple of areas, namely, keep the bottom removable piece in place, and lift the 4 locators off the workbench by a tight-fitting plinth of balsa.
The other area is to cut another piece  of balsa to cover the card layers, to enable pressure to be placed to enable flatness whilst drying, thus avoiding warp.
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The right piece is the base as supplied, the balsa is slid out from underneath, the polythene sheet is to act as a release medium, being impervious to most adhesives, certainly PVA-based.
The left is their top clamp with its associated balsa plug.
I was using Morrison's bio yoghurt pots, 3, filled with water (25grammes).
I had no issues.
The cards were grained before being glued together, the finish being one that l also use on Hornby's cheap Gresley bogies. Use a coarse brush, lightly-loaded so it streaks. Pay attention to the direction, l didn't and now have vertical grain that should be horizontal, and vice versa.
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Once dry, the cards had warped a little, so l cut the internal areas and removed a portion, to allow the support structure to lie flat. The backs of the layers were glued by rubbing a kitchen foam pad across them, loaded with a 50/50% PVA solution. The balsa was then fitted over the cards in the jig, ballasted and left to dry.
Whilst this was going on, l attended to the chassis.
This is created by being assembled per instructions, then modified to accept the 3 cast wheel assemblies off a Hornby 6-wheel milk van.

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The above photo shows the relief for the wheel flanges, done using a Dremel-type multitool.  This maybe unnecessary if the ride-height is too low, the wheel assemblies will the be shimmed appropriately. The centre axle has been relieved with a drill to give extra side-play.  The units are cast, which is useful, making it stable through pointwork.
Now that the ends have also been built up, assembly should occur tomorrow.
I should also be able to throw the Ratio GWR Iron Mink together.
The ammo wagon is on the backburner  at present, waiting for a book that may just have further,  pertinent data to arrive,
Same bat-time, same bat-channel
Pete
 
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Interesting to see what you made of these card kits.  They have a wide range of unusual and interesting LNER rolling stock but I have not yet seen anyone have a go at building one.  It will be interesting to see if the final assembly gets rid of any warping.

Thanks for the thread Pete, very useful.
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Mister Rusty
Tonight's  progress
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Still to be tidied up more, before full completion.
But quick and easy to assemble,  using superglue.
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This morning's  couple of hours.
Buffer height raised by a coffee stirrer, doubling as a step-board 

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Centre axle locators from the scrap Hornby chassis,
Buffers likewise, waste not, want not..........
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Frames then infilled and running boards fitted, as on 2132
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Finally, a shot of the ensemble
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The GWR Iron Mink was built in the coffee break and in the coach's glue-drying time.
Final work on coach will be to detail (and hide) the roof seams and other details, maybe even bending handrails with the DCCconcepts' rail bender, measuring thingie. Loads of firsts for me in this project.
But breakfast calls.
TTFN




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I think we all have to go through a learning curve when we start to play with a new building medium.  For me the LCC buildings are the only kits out there that have a neat and accurate brick face with texture to accept washes but they do require a bit of thought and were a completely new technique for me.  This card kit is also something new and I'm sure that Mr Rusty will have learned a lot from this first one and will go on to make more of them, getting better with each one. 

You can certainly get some interesting and unusual rolling stock on your layout with these kits.
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  I'm sure that Mr Rusty will have learned a lot from this.
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Hang on! I'll go and ask him  😜
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Boing!! "Time for bed" said Zebedee
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