Thanks to current events,my final year at University has gone mad so work on all modelling project's has had to stop. But fortunately I can see light as I've finished my degree...Phew!!
Just for a change of pace, and knowing my skill set I felt I could build and paint this all in a day, this wagon holds memories to me as it's my home town of Attleborough in Norfolk. This wagon was owned by John Park-Wick's, I managed to find a photo of him in front of his Ford Model T Pickup to take coal from the GE to the local's in the town.
I believe the photo is in what is the current car park at the station, it's hard to tell but having lived and been around the station for so long I feel as if I know the station and surrounding area quite well.
Anyway back to the model...
The kit came nicely packed and the paint finish on the wagons sides was impressive.
The kit is fairly simply to put together the only thing I had to worry about was not to damage the paint work, and to get the under frame and W Irons painted before gluing
Once I had put the W Irons and wagon frame into primer it meant I could focus on putting the rest of the kit together
Next was to focus on the break rigging, a fiddly but fun job, not as fiddly as the last job.
And there we have it the wagon built and looking very nice! Just the buffers & couplings to go
And here's the end result, I'm pretty happy with it, I need to get myself some Humbrol 100, those keen eyed will notice a few area's where filing the flash off has scrubbed the paint. Once that's finished I'll give the wagon a coat of Matt Varnish.
Anyway that's it for now, until my degree is finished. Once that has happened I can begin to focus on the LNER A3!