Super Detailing the Heljan O Gauge Deltic

12/10/15: Seeing Double.

With one cab interior nearly complete another is fabricated and colour added...

The bulkhead detail is added and the various components trial fitted to the chassis - the drivers and second man's seat still needs to be attended to...

I used the original Heljan seats and gave them new sides and Lilliput cushions. The stems are replaced with brass tubing and arm rests added to the drivers seat. The cab instrumentation is now made from perforated aluminum sheet and will be added after painting.

Painting and weathering continues and the remaining seats have new sides fitted, these will be cut to size before the cushions are added. A note regarding the checker plate added to door entrances: I ordered Plastruct O gauge Diamond plate and the pattern was far too big, I also found Slaters 7mm version too big and opted for their 4mm Double Tread Plate, though I honestly think a 2mm version would suffice!

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