Because I grew up in the days of King Coal and was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne it's not surprising that
I fancied a few of these new coal hoppers. They didn't last too long in the required sector, but were used
for many other products, even sugar beet ?
In my opinion a super little kit, very little to complain about and I'm currently running 2 without any decals.
Must road test before finishing, partially while trying to decide what loads to add, be it sand, coal, iron ore,
I have finished a few more wagons, usually by stripping couplings from either Bachmann RTR, or earlier kit builds.
This one used a pair of long couplers that I found in a box of spares. With a longer overhang I could set the mounting
blocks slightly further back to keep my closer coupling in line with earlier production.
So my Parkside PC49 LMS goods brake van :-
Some 'rough' interior colour in case anyone is daft enough to try and look in.