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LSWR 12 TON MACHINERY TRUCK (2)


N15class

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Here we go for part two. I managed to get the second frane done, slightly quicker than the first so not quite so boring.

 

I made up my own internal rocking compensation at one end, not pretty but works very well. It took a couple of goes to get the ride hieght correct.

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The buffer castings needed a little work as the hole was block, to half way through and the boss to go into the buffer beam was to large, not normally a problem, but these are D shaped. The axle boxes and springs cleaned up nicely and fitted well.

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As the wagon is 200mm long it was slightly under weight when finished. I needed to add almost 100gm. Lead here seems to be non existant, so I used whitemetal salvaged from various kits. I started by block up a box on the underside to cast straight on to the wagon. Well the idea was sound but the exicution was cr#p. But it work the wieght directly cast to the wagon, just not as neat as I wanted. But as I am hoping it will be wheels down on the layout it will not show.

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After a good scrub a bit of brass black on the edges, another good scrub, we managed to get a coat of primer on in. I am pleased with the way it went together, I have made two from the same stable and would recomend as a good value.

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Hi N15, the wagon looks great, there's something about "low loaders" that I really like!  I'm fairly sure that B&Q does lengths of lead flashing, which I find ideal for adding ballast to wagons.  Its so soft I just cut a piece the right size to fit beween the frames with a pair of old scissors.

 

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Hi N15, the wagon looks great, there's something about "low loaders" that I really like!  I'm fairly sure that B&Q does lengths of lead flashing, which I find ideal for adding ballast to wagons.  Its so soft I just cut a piece the right size to fit beween the frames with a pair of old scissors.

 

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Hi Dave

Thanks. I always used lead sheet being in the trade it was in plentyful supply. But here in Brazil they do not use lead, and my small supply I brought here has run out. I had hoped the whitemetal would of been a nice square block, but temporary walls collapse, so next time I will cast seperatly and glue in.

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Hi N15, hugely flattered to be confused with Mikkel! Lol. I hadn't realised you were in Brazil, I guess my B&Q reference ain't much use out there, re moulding the lead, I use plasticine (no idea if you can get it in Brazil!) I mould a bit of plasticine to the shape I need, then pour Plaster of Paris over it. Once the Plaster has set, I remove the Plasticine and Pour molten lead into the void.

 

Best wishes from Blighty

 

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Hi Dave

you both have very similar avatars, well thats my excuse.

Never though of using plaster of paris. I normally just cut a hole in 6 or 12mm ply, it works for one shot.  If the mess had of not stuck to the wagon I would of re cast. I was just trying to do a short cut.

 

Hi N15, hugely flattered to be confused with Mikkel! Lol. I hadn't realised you were in Brazil, I guess my B&Q reference ain't much use out there, re moulding the lead, I use plasticine (no idea if you can get it in Brazil!) I mould a bit of plasticine to the shape I need, then pour Plaster of Paris over it. Once the Plaster has set, I remove the Plasticine and Pour molten lead into the void.

Best wishes from Blighty

Dave

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