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Ernies 7mm Wagons - More Re-cycling

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Just found an HMRS drawing on line https://hmrs.org.uk/drawings/16-ton-all-steel-mineral-wagon-2-side-2-bottom-1-end-door-9ft-w-b-19ft-6ins-o-a.html

 

This shows that the clearance on the Chas. Roberts Minerals is not massive on the prototype, so will go with it.

 

I seem to be on a bit of a roll today.   Adjusted the alignment of some Cooper Craft pushers.  It will be fitted ar$e about face, so I might drill out the pin holes, just for fun, and add a wire safety loop....

 

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Quite please with todays efforts.  Fitted couplings to several wagons.  Also sorted out some stuff in the workshop.  I also got some underframes ready to fit.

 

Here are some of the couplings, need some nice thin paint to weather them...:

 

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I made sure I did a bit today. Straightened a few buffers and cut a body to shorten to the right length for a 9’ wheelbase version. 

 

Here they are, with the newest first. 

 

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next the one one without a top door...

 

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the 10’ wheelbase....

 

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My second version...

 

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this is the first

 

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the production line

 

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Steady progress on the doors. I measured more this time. Using evergreen for the uprights, but cut up hot drink lids for the actual doors. 

 

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I think I might work how many doors I need and batch build them. 

 

 

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Hi did you manage to dig out some bolts i would like to have a go at making some buffers got couple of wagons with floppy ones :mocking_mini:

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The Cooper Craft Underframe has been screwed in place. It can now be unscrewed, slit into 2 and the spoked wheels replaced by 3 hole disc. There’s also a pair of brake blocks to come off.....  

Tonight it will get stand in buffers and drawgear. It can then run if required.....

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Working on the principle that you can never have too many projects on the go. Guess what  it’s made from and guess what this will be. The clues are a spare set of 12’ wheelbase solebars and I have a picture showing one at Hayling Island.....

 

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This is how I cut out the big train headstock to re-use it. 

 

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The cuts are made with a rotary saw. 

 

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The boss of the coupler is removed and the whole thing cleaned up. 

 

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