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Peco 16T Mineral Wagon


halfwit

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I found this, my only piece of O gauge stock, in Mum's attic whilst nosing around up there last week. Its a Peco kit for a 16T mineral with bottom doors. I built it over 15 years ago at a guess. If I remember correctly the kit went together extremely well. Buffers and drawgear are sprung, as is the running gear with working springs moulded in a soft plastic. As I haven't posted anything in this blog for a while I thought that I'd photograph it and post the pics here. And here they are;

 

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The doors all open;

 

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Back to some more recent modelling soon....

 

Paul.

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I vaguely remember you building that Paul.

The Peco and ex-Webster's wagons were very good.

Some very subtle weathering too which looks the part.

Will this re-discovery prompt thoughts of a move to a bigger scale and pastures new?

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I vaguely remember you building that Paul.

 

I think that was built in the early 1990s when the few of us who actually made things at the club met up at a corner table and discussed/modelled the prototype and ignored the 'fun and games' around us. Often wondered why our resident bus enthusiast never joined in as he was a good modeller.

 

BTW Hello Chris!!!

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The soft plastic is probably the same very-difficult-to-glue stuff (also favoured by Lima) that they used for springs in their 4mm "Wonderful Wagon" range, a couple of which I still have. Mine have embossed card sides!

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Will this re-discovery prompt thoughts of a move to a bigger scale and pastures new?

 

No, not really. I haven't the space for a 4mm layout let alone O gauge! Looks good in the display cabinet though.

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This appears to be a diagram 1/102 wagon. I'm quite pleased to say that these kits are still available.

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