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Officially a train!


John57sharp

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With wagons #1 and #11 now numbered up, we officially have a train. Further vans are close behind, seen behind. Just some more subtle weathering to do here. Loco needs it too.

 

 

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Congratulations, nothing like reaching an intermediate goal like this, keeps up the motivation I think.

 

Nice idea for a stockbox. I'm wondering about the numbering, do those match the van numbers somehow?

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I think the signal man will report train parted... No guards van.. Come to that no instanter or vacuum  brake hoses either, as they are XPress rated.  :D

 

Good modelling, what couplers are you intending to use?

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16 hours ago, Mikkel said:

Congratulations, nothing like reaching an intermediate goal like this, keeps up the motivation I think.

 

Nice idea for a stockbox. I'm wondering about the numbering, do those match the van numbers somehow?

Thanks Mikkel and it’s true about motivation. The stock box just holds the bits while I’m working, the numbers relate to the order they entered the system, I keep a matrix so I know which wagon has which type of chassis and wheels etc, eg #13 has no chassis yet as it’s due to have a more complex brake arrangement one, and I haven’t started it yet.

The box also has a bigger compartment at the end to hold odds and ends, as yet unallocated parts. This is part of the enjoyment of building for me somehow.

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16 hours ago, TheQ said:

I think the signal man will report train parted... No guards van.. Come to that no instanter or vacuum  brake hoses either, as they are XPress rated.  :D

 

Good modelling, what couplers are you intending to use?

Thanks

 

No still some decisions to make, I had intended to use DGs, but so far we are not getting on. May go (crazy) for 3 link yet, but some maybe semi permanently joined.

 

The brake van is on the books, but first attempt didn’t go well, I’ll be looking at it again soon enough...

 

cheers

 

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Yep I'm intending to use permanently fixed rakes of wagons, on my N layout with maybe just the last wagon or two able to be picked off at a wayside station. I'm still looking for a good 2mm coupler , I prefer Dingham in 4mm but they don't make them for N..

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