Irish Rail Timber Wagons
One of the earliest wagons I converted was some Hornby Freightliners into Timber Wagons, a matter of cutting out the middle section, sticking it together and adding the log pallets and ends. Recently I noticed these wagons were starting to curve up at the ends and a friend suggested I use the Hornby KFA wagon which has a diecast body.
I got one and shortened it to 62’ 9” length. The original wagons had got damaged along the way so I decided to try and repair them at the same time.
First thing I did was apply some heat using a hairdryer and I managed to straighten the bodies.
The new Hornby wagon had plasticard ends and log pallets added.
Repairs also carried out on the old wagons.
The new and repaired wagons got a coat of red ochre
The most tedious and lengthy part of the project was constructing the timber loads.
Cutting the ‘logs’ and sticking them to foam to reduce the weight took hours and hours.
Always pleasing to get them finished and give them a run on the layout.
Could do with a few more to make up a realistic rake, maybe 'someone' might bring out a 62' 9" bogie flat wagon in 3D?