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Cattle Trucks revisited!

wenlock

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In response to the comments and advice I received from Buffalo regarding wagon numbering, along with suggestions from BlackRat and Ian Smith, that straw might make a nice addition to the wagons, I decided to get busy! Thanks for all your interest and advice guys, i hope you like the results.

 

GWR cattle wagon diag W1

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GWR cattle wagon diag W5

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GWR cattle wagon diag W3

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Now that is a pleasant image, I do like the weathering based upon something other than track / rail / smoke dirt.

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Thanks guys, glad you like them. I must admit I'm pleased with the "straw", it does add a certain je ne sais quoi!

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Lovely work Dave.

 

As others have said the weathering is nice and subtle.

 

Like the straw too!

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Hi Dave,

 

I model the western region circa 1955 so a lot later than yourself, but I noticed the diag W5 was vacuum braked from as early as 1905 so the only other major changes after that date was their liveries ( I think ).

 

It's just that I'm building the Slaters cattle wagon diag W5, and I am trying to get my head around the brake gear. Is there a handbrake on both sides of the wagon ? The kit instructions as you know are fairly good but I am not sure with reference to the hand brake situation.

 

Regards,

 

Martyn.

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Hi Dave,

 

I model the western region circa 1955 so a lot later than yourself, but I noticed the diag W5 was vacuum braked from as early as 1905 so the only other major changes after that date was their liveries ( I think ).

 

It's just that I'm building the Slaters cattle wagon diag W5, and I am trying to get my head around the brake gear. Is there a handbrake on both sides of the wagon ? The kit instructions as you know are fairly good but I am not sure with reference to the hand brake situation.

 

Regards,

 

Martyn.

Hi Martyn, Yes I found working out the brake gear pretty tricky too! There's a hand brake on each side of the wagon at the right hand end. I'm sure there are people on here who can give a much more detailed answer to how it all worked!

I've added a picture of the underside of the wagon to show what I've cobbled together, I hope it helps!

 

Dave

 

dscf6773a underside

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Hi Dave,

 

Thank you for the picture of the underside that will be a great help, as on the Slaters instructions it does not show both the brackets that support the handbrake rodding.

 

I also like to add some weight to all my rolling stock and I was going to put some lead sheet on the floor on the inside of the wagon, and then cover it with some of that marvelous straw you have been using. But it seems like you have managed to pack enough between the brake gear, so if you don't mind I will be copying your method.

 

All the best,

 

Martyn.

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Hi Martyn, glad the pic was useful, don't worry about copying, that's what this site should be all about. Exchanging ideas and ways of doing things!

 

Best wishes

 

Dave

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Fantastic weathering, but, being hyper-critical, I feel you've overdone the rust on the body ironwork a little bit.

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Fantastic weathering, but, being hyper-critical, I feel you've overdone the rust on the body ironwork a little bit.

I don't know why, but the rust appears much more subtle "in the flesh" than in the photo's.

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