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WAGONS A SMALL SELECTION THAT ARE ON THE BENCH.


N15class

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Here are a few wagons which I have been working on for a little while, in between other items.

 

First off we look at the LSWR machinery wagon. This is almost finished as far as the painting goes. I will be adding transfers soon if I have any small enough. Then it is a dose of varnish and some light wethering posibly.

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Next is a Haywards MR refrigerator van. This is now waiting for some MR transfers which I will order after my holiday. I have modified the brakes a little as Haywaoods levers never work on Morton brakes. I also added a little door detail and the ice boxes on the roof. The LMS one fron Haywoods has the ice box lids but not this one.

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This followed by a Slaters PO wagon. This is now ready for a coat of varnish. I will rmove the buffer heads and blacken them whilst it is being varnished.

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Here is another one by Slaters, this needs the buffer stocks fitting then it will be ready for its coat of varnish, I have noticed I need to do a little touching up on the underframe.

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Finally for now we have a Parkside SR open which I have already shown the build on here. It now just needs transfers and varnish, the bufferheads and coupling are already to go back on.

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Well thats it from the work bench for a month now. SWMBO and myself are off on a holiday. Which I know we are both really looking forward too. May post an update on the 3130 class, if I get the photos taken. if not see you all in September.

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Pete, where did you get the door chain on the van from? Is this one of the details yo added? Looks nice!

The chain is very fine copper wire from electric cable. The method is to loop it around a small drill. Then wind the ends together. This gives the loop like you have to stop the pin lifting out. I then squash the twisted wire not the loop. I have some smooth plyers that are ideal but anything with a smooth jaw will do. You then end up with a loop which looks like it is attached to a chain. Solder the loop ove the latch. and the loose end to somewhere convenient. I hope that this made sense, I will try and do a couple of photos of how, while I am closing up the house tomorrow.

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Very nice work indeed. I find Slater's buffers a pain to install when the vehicle is finished, so I chemically blacken them (and the couplings) before I start and fit them in the ends as the first task of assembly. If I am spray painting, I then mask the blackened bits at that stage. Isn't it interesting how we all tackle the same job in differing ways?

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Very nice work indeed. I find Slater's buffers a pain to install when the vehicle is finished, so I chemically blacken them (and the couplings) before I start and fit them in the ends as the first task of assembly. If I am spray painting, I then mask the blackened bits at that stage. Isn't it interesting how we all tackle the same job in differing ways?

 

I wish I had of done it that way. The tail of the buffer head needs shortening as it fowls on the axle guard. Once modified they will be even harder to get the nut on as there will only be a nuts worth of thread. We live and learn. My next PO wagon will have the axle guard modified.

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