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Wagon bashing

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Just a quick update. Most of the main modelling activity has concentrated on the layout at the moment, but with a couple of trips away and a recent holiday in the Lake District over Easter, I had the opportunity of building a few wagons. Nothing particular exciting, just a selection of Cambrian, Chivers and Parkside kits. In no particular order these are an ex LNER lowfit, ex LNER goods van in BR condition, ex LNER fruit van, BR Palvan and BR Fruit van, diag 1/109 mineral, ex SR Tunney, ex GW Tunney and two Cambrian Starfish. All have Bill Bedford sprung W irons and either have replacement springs or re-hashed existing kit ones if I could get away with it. Otherwise pretty much built as per the instructions.
A rather inspirational trip to Scalefour North yesterday meant I acquired some buffer heads, coupling hooks and 3 links so these wagons should be joining the paint shop queue soon. I think there will be quite a few to do when the weather warms up a bit.
I mentioned S4North inspiration, the result of which I've made a start on my Mitchell 43xx mogul, but more of that later. It'll be fully sprung with CSB's and I've been doing the High Level horn blocks and making the necessary modifications to the chassis this afternoon.

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Depends on where one finds one's excitement, Andrew! ;)

 

A nice selection - the spoil/ballast opens are among my favourite wagons and those Chivers' kits are great. Palvan might be a bit unlikely down Cheddar way c.1960 (most were on circuit workings) but not impossible, I guess. It is a nice kit though.

 

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Nice wagons, Andrew.

 

I had a look in one of my P4 wagon boxes the other day, which I hadn't opened for about 3 years and found a couple of conversions in there that I had completely forgotten about!

 

Best of luck with the 43XX and those CSBs, by the way. You're braver than me (and clearly brainier as well!).

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Depends on where one finds one's excitement, Andrew! ;)

 

A nice selection - the spoil/ballast opens are among my favourite wagons and those Chivers' kits are great. Palvan might be a bit unlikely down Cheddar way c.1960 (most were on circuit workings) but not impossible, I guess. It is a nice kit though.

 

Adam

I'm sure I had a photo of one in East Somerset Yard, Wells. At least that's what I'm going to tell myself!

Productive as always Andrew!

I do try!

Nice wagons, Andrew.

 

I had a look in one of my P4 wagon boxes the other day, which I hadn't opened for about 3 years and found a couple of conversions in there that I had completely forgotten about!

 

Best of luck with the 43XX and those CSBs, by the way. You're braver than me (and clearly brainier as well!).

Don't know about that Tim. It's not as hard as it appears and makes a significant difference!

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