The next stage was to put the sections back together.
Firstly I glued the chassis back together and I used the parts of the cut off ends of the hopper doors to aid with strength. At the same time I cut some spare plastic that I had (used an old store card) to fit the width between the two hopper dividers and the width of the vertical hopper bay seperator (you will see what I mean in th pictures below).
While the glue was setting I glued the hopper sides together, after ma
Since I heard that VTG had purchased some ex FLHH HHA coal wagons for conversion to aggregate wagons, I have been waiting to see the released wagons so I could have a go. Thankfully, via a friend, I was able to get the drwings showing the dimensions of the cut 'n' shut wagons.
Firsly I took the HHA apart and stripped the paint off the body sides
The next stage was to print out the working drawing to scale to work out what I needed to do ne
After a couple of years I finally got round to model a rake of nine National Power JMA's from Bachmann Freightliner HHA's. I used the information on Lyneux's blog of his go at the JMA: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/864/entry-11917-national-power-jma-part-2-bashing-the-Bachmann-hha/
The first job - bodies
I removed all the screws and separated the HHA's into their main parts.
I then removed the side detail on the hopper sides and at one end on one side I cut a hole