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CR D38 Glass wagon part 2


Dave John

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The main assemblies for the wagon are now largely complete.

 

Frame has been detailed, spring castings should have more leaves but those look ok to my eye.

 

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Body has the sides fitted. and the floor is planked. Note the holes in the body sides. I think these were to enable the screw clamps to be tightened up when used at a lower level, together with a pair of clamps at the bottom of the well.

 

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The fiddly bit was making the support frames. This has taken me three attempts to get the proportions right and find a method for glueing all the bits together. I will cut away the part between the bottoms of the uprights after painting, for now its useful for strength and ease of handling.

 

 

 

 

 

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A photo of it all sat together. It looks the part, but I wish I had some better idea of the design of the interior parts. However I suspect that such info has now long vanished.

 

 

 

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A coat of primer and bolthead detailing next.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh, that would make life far too simple Compound. The CR went for a completely different design. 

 

The photos in the wagon books show the top half of the supports clearly, complete with what appears to be a roller assembly at the apex. The cross bar and the tops of the triangular stiffeners can also be seen, though I have had to approximate the angle. 

 

The height of the sides is known, so scaling the other dimensions is straightforward, certainly to within the accuracy that I can cut styrene. 

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You have made a very unusual and attractive wagon.  The frame in the first photos looks remarkably insubstantial but I suppose the addition of the body has stiffened everything up.  Those mounts must have been tricky things to build but I think they look very good.

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Those support frames are very impressive, especially because all four look so identical.

 

White styrene and brass look so good together, almost a shame to paint it!

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