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CR D38 Glass wagon part 3


Dave John

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The D38 Glass well wagon has given me a challenge but I’m reasonably happy with the overall result.

 

The support frame has a slight lean, but it is only really noticeable in closeup and square on photos. As specials I think the wagon would be in good condition for the Edwardian era, it is in its first decade in service. I therefore just gave it some very light weathering.

 

If someone has any transfers a scale 1” high that say “OIL” then I’ll buy some. those 3 dots above the axleboxes will have to do for now.

 

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I don’t usually go in for helicopter shots, but this shows the interior detail and the size of the well in context. The screw jacks holding the crate are peco trackpins, which I have found over the years to be very useful for everything apart from pinning track down.  I have improvised the tie down rings, I assume something like that was fitted.

 

 

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Those interested in Caley wagons will note the mysterious mark on the rh end of the solebar. Clearly seen on the original so I aded one. We might find out what it means one day.

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Mikkel

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I had to go back in your previous entries to check that the body was actually plastikard. It is superbly crisp. The texture and shade of the paintwork is also very appealing. 

 

I don't remember if you have an end loading dock, otherwise you'll now be needing one I suppose!

 

Edit: Or will you? I suppose a crane would be used. 

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Good point Mikkel, I haven't an end loading dock.  From all I can gather there wasn't one at that location. The scotch derrick wouldn't have the lift at the radius needed to manage either without a lot of manpower to guide the crate out of the end of the wagon.  I guess it will just be a case of having the glass wagon pass through on the way to somewhere else. 

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If the glass had to be unloaded at the yard, wouldn't a travelling crane be sent in advance to deal with it?  The Caledonian certainly had a couple of 5 ton cranes for such tasks, at least within the engineering department.

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Could well be the case Nick. 

 

In which case I'll have to add one to the scratchbuilding list. I'll dig and see what info I have on them . 

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And so one thing leads to another, and the list never grows shorter :)

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18 hours ago, Nick Holliday said:

If the glass had to be unloaded at the yard, wouldn't a travelling crane be sent in advance to deal with it?  The Caledonian certainly had a couple of 5 ton cranes for such tasks, at least within the engineering department.

Also, might they be able to carefully manoeuvre it with some jacks, packing, ropes and chains?

 

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