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A pair of D21 Loco Coal wagons in service


Dave John

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There we go, a pair of D21 loco coal wagons now in service. Probably to be seen passing through on the way to perhaps Yoker or Dumbarton sheds.

 

 

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Passing Kelvinbank on a westbound working.

 

 

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These are the first wagons I have lettered with the alps type transfers now being sold by the CRA. Overall I am fairly happy with the results. I will have a go with different varnishes to see if I can get a better finish, I think the basic transfers are fine and that it is my technique which needs a bit of development.

 

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Hi Compound. I make the number plates myself. Drawings are available for the plate and the numerals. They are done with affinity, the plate is one layer, the numbers on subsequent layers. A bit of retouching then just printed out on to paper, cut out and stuck on.  Easy to make a range of custom numbers. 

 

Most of my later wagons have them, one day I'll go over the early stock and add them too. 

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7 minutes ago, Dave John said:

Hi Compound. I make the number plates myself. Drawings are available for the plate and the numerals. They are done with affinity, the plate is one layer, the numbers on subsequent layers. A bit of retouching then just printed out on to paper, cut out and stuck on.  Easy to make a range of custom numbers. 

 

Most of my later wagons have them, one day I'll go over the early stock and add them too. 

 

Much as I do to make my numberplates - Midland, LNWR, etc. I print onto photo paper at best quality, cut around the numberplate, and peel off the backing, leaving just the thin hard shiny layer.

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Excellent work as always. The last photo has made me curious about the extent to which Loco Coal wagons were mixed in with general coal trains - something that probably differed between companies. Need to read up on the GWR situation.

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