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Dirty Minky

Chris Nevard




nevard_110719_MinkD_DSC_2976, a photo by nevardmedia on Flickr.


Extract from my blog at www.nevardmedia.blogspot.com



From a Parkside Dundas kit; a GWR Mink D used for stores and local movements around Bath seen here on Brewhouse Quay being pulled along the wharf road with a tractor. The driver has probably gone for a jar by the way...


Rather than go for 1950's carmine which was rather pushing history, I decided to turn it into the local stores runabout in grey (Halfords primer). Numbering still needs to be toned down a little and I need to replace the rods between the brake levers at either end with some brass as I have already have between the V hanger wotsits in the middle - the supplied styrene rod is not really tough enough even for normal handling.


Note the Sentinel in the background - that is a modified Model Rail/Dapol Sentinel and this is a tease for a forthcoming article 'wot oi wrote' for the printed page.


Now you've got to the bottom of today's drivel, be sure to check out George Dent's blog - and by pure chance he has made up a cracking selection of stores van including a Minkypoos...




Bigger version: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nevardmedia/5951905761/sizes/l/in/photostream/

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Now that gets me thinking, a motorised van (High Level make a powered wagon chassis) pushing a die-cast tractor, that would be an eye-opener at a show!



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That's just showing off Paul! Interesting idea - going around bend could be problematic unless one added some guides inside the tractor wheels that dropped down 0.5mm just inside the rails?

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