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With our wanting to break topic too much, about to order 3 sets of transfers then remembered there's some other wagon branding I need but can't remember who does them: Grainflow transfers for the big bogie polybulk style wagons. Had a quick look through your list but can't see them so thought I'd ask if I'm just being blind or do I need to look elsewhere? Thanks.

 

Hello Satans's Goldfish

 

Fox transfers for Grainflow Polybulk Transfers

 

https://fox-transfers.co.uk/grainflow-polybulk-hopper-elements

 

 

Cheers Trailrage

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Now I've evicted the ship from my model workbench I felt it really was time to build my own kit for the Cargowaggon twin vans - the 'prototype' pair are already primered (but I'd forgotten about the etched ramshorns) and the second pair are ready to go to the paintshop.

 

Jon

 

 

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I think I'm ready to press go on my resin cargowaggon single van. Resin body by CMA, etched W Irons, Laser Acrylic floor and spacers and the whitemetal springs/axleboxes/brake gear all in the same style as my twin van project of a couple of years ago

 

 

Likely to be about £28-30 and available in 12 or so weeks depending on the casters, and I need to be confident of about 35 sales to make it worth doing.

 

Jon

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16 hours ago, jonhall said:

I think I'm ready to press go on my resin cargowaggon single van. Resin body by CMA, etched W Irons, Laser Acrylic floor and spacers and the whitemetal springs/axleboxes/brake gear all in the same style as my twin van project of a couple of years ago

 

 

Likely to be about £28-30 and available in 12 or so weeks depending on the casters, and I need to be confident of about 35 sales to make it worth doing.

 

Jon


Hi Jon,

 

Definitely interested in some, just to check, are these the correct ones here;

 

https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/germanvan/h23bb31f9

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Will

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Ohh that's nice!

 

I've just paid the CMA Invoice for the bodyshell, so should be 8-12 weeks away - Whitemetal castings also ordered, I just need to work out the phototool number for the revised etch (I seem to only have the original number) and I can order those, and the CAD for the laser floor and truss has been done, but needs the castings to finalise, but I should get an approval casting in advance of the main batch, so I can check them with that.

 

Jon 

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My Cargowaggon Single kit is finally available.

 

Resin bodyshell,

Etched W-irons and ferry fittings

Whitemetal springs, axleboxes, buffers etc

Laser cut acrylic floor and spacers,

Laser cut Rowmark trusses.

 

£27.50 plus £1.25 in paypal fees 

£3.85 postage 1st class in the UK for any number of vans.

 

PM for details of how to get your hands on them.

 

Thanks

 

Jon

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As the first kits have hit the doormats of customers, and been torn open and started, I have been asked about location of the air brake distributor - these are the photos I have that sort of show location - if you follow the pressure release handle from the bottom of the distributor, it end s up as the white loop that you see just above the step, so I would put it in the middle of the wagon, opposite the cylinder assembly.

 

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Thanks Jon, really helpful photos for when I get back to building tonight.

 

Hopefully should get the detailing done later, and weather permitting be in the paint shop tomorrow / Monday.   Just trying to remember which yellow I used on the twin set.

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My van is now ready to enter the paint shop, the castings have been fitted to plasticard spacers lowering them below the solebar as per the prototype.   I have also added some steps made from a Bill Bedford seacow mesh.  Shame the weather forecast isnt great which will slow down the painting.

 

It still needs a decision about the handrails (although either way they would be added after painting), looks a real pig of a job to drill and fit them all (but it does make a huge difference).  If I do it I would also need to go back and retrofit to my twin set as well....

 

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Just a quick update, I've in theory sold 2/3rds of the batch, although the actual number of paid for (and therefore dispatched) is rather closer 50%.

 

If it helps decide a few minds, I'm not going to be doing another batch of these, the cost of the resin shells has almost doubled since I did the twin vans, and the whitemetal bits went up 60% so they are only barely worth doing, mostly for the technical challenge rather than any financial gain. 

 

Jon

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Very pleased with how it’s turned out John, just need to get the yellow box painted on for the Cargowaggon logos once more masking tape arrives.  Then handrails etc to finish.  Thanks for making it available JonADEE2C12-B9C8-4207-9B90-FEF60C2C62A3.jpeg.9f17e53bb9ea5615f660ebe04e8f75ba.jpeg

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