Progress on the 670 is delayed at the moment until I get the parts for the gearbox. Can’t be helped, difficult times slow things down.
Anyway, I need to build something. I had a browse through drawings and books and settled on a D27 Machinery wagon. ( the CRA does sets of wagon drawings on a cd )
So with a bit of luck here is one I can make from the stuff I have. The body is laminated from 10 thou styrene cut on the silhouette. Bit of an odd wagon, big plates on the sides riveted to an internal frame of angle sections with a planked floor.
Nice and simple.
As you know I like to be able to drop wheelsets out, makes it all easier to paint too. Personally I think it also makes wagon building easier. All that faffing about getting it perfectly square and making sure all the wheels sit on a perfectly flat surface so they touch the perfectly flat track? Not something I ever managed to do very well.
Anyway all that really means is just a pair of low profile internal compensation units soldered to a bit of coppeclad. Lands for ajs if I decide to fit them.
Some lashing points made up from bits of scrap etch.
Some primer, then the invasion of the rivets…..