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On 10/05/2021 at 11:08, Baggies1961 said:

Thanks for that and the kind offer, found it on Invertrain’s site. Being relatively new and inexperienced to kit building is this something a beginner could tackle?

Cheers

Julian.

 

I don't see why not. The main thing is cleaning up the resin castings so things fit together well. You'll need to cut and file part of the white metal castings off with a razor saw and a file but other than that its not difficult to get decent representation of a wagon not available RTR. I have just been through my build pictures and I've covered most bits so will likely do a write up for the MIOG website in the coming weeks. I've another project I desperately need to finish first though. They are also available direct from Graham, I am tempted to do a few more myself. 

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Tested the scrap train on the curves we've laid so far as I was worried it would be a bit tight but they hare fine. Just need some dry weather to lay the rest of the track and wire it all up.

 

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I always forget the buffers spin on 156. Needs little bit of work when I get the motivation.

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Sorry Al, I wouldn't hold your breath for some dry weather. :nono: Have you got a diagram of your outside section just so we can envisage it.... It is coming along nicely though.

Jim

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11 hours ago, jcarta said:

Sorry Al, I wouldn't hold your breath for some dry weather. :nono: Have you got a diagram of your outside section just so we can envisage it.... It is coming along nicely though.

Jim

 

It won't very exciting Jim, I'll have to get an overall picture. It'll basically be a 'B' shape with two pairs of sidings off the straight back for loading/unloading stock.  But hopefully it will have 4/5 nice vista's for viewing/photography. Its basically all about running trains. Set two up and sit back with a drink of choice watching the world go by!

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Not the whole set up yet I'm afraid Jim, but work has commenced on the opposite end of the run with a number of stones planted. One the track is laid and the foreground filled there will be another line of rocks around the inner edge or the curve.

 

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This is going to look superb especially when you get some nice plants around the edges.... You will now need to get out in between the showers to get some more done on the extension, no excuses. 

One of you will lay the track ....whilst the other holds the brolly. :D

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3 minutes ago, jcarta said:

This is going to look superb especially when you get some nice plants around the edges.... You will now need to get out in between the showers to get some more done on the extension, no excuses. 

One of you will lay the track ....whilst the other holds the brolly. :D

 

Most of todays work has been in rain and drizzle, there is a pond behind those rocks so we've been filling and packing the bed with soil and placing rocks around it and the back of that curve. Next weekend we'll be getting some Alpines and bits to plant, we're getting there. I have just ordered some more wire for the ring main and been looking at conduit parts. The boss has a weekend away in a couple of week so I am hopeful that Cam & I can get the railway to a point where it can run.

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Well, after quite a hiatus in the wagon shops and a distinct lack of motivation I paid a visit to Paul Rolley's Fulchester Fragmentisers on Monday and came away with some more kits for the 'to do' box. A long but excellent day but it has re-ignited my motivation. A couple of things very near to completion and a free weekend ahead lets see what I can achieve. Hopefully I'm on a roll.......

 

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Brake discs look good! Where are they from? I’m dabbling in some 3D printed O gauge wagons, and stuff like that is so much more visible than my native N gauge, particularly on some of the JHAs I’ve got planned!

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8 hours ago, njee20 said:

Brake discs look good! Where are they from? I’m dabbling in some 3D printed O gauge wagons, and stuff like that is so much more visible than my native N gauge, particularly on some of the JHAs I’ve got planned!

 

Peartree whells I always order the 3'1" wheels with disc's even if I don't need them as they are handy for the spares box. My spares are all just about to be used up as wheel!!

 

3 hours ago, Baggies1961 said:

Hi Al,

VGA kit has arrived chasing up where the wheels you recommended have got to so when I return home from a trip down south to my Mums I will start on it.

 

I spoke to Malcolm last week as I needed to order some more, he said he was blacking some towards the end of the week so if they've not turned up yet they'll probably appear this week!

 

Now, the wheels above are not for the wagons below, but are currently being used, the correct wheel should be here this week so the axle boxes are only loosly placed on one side. Todays progress has been 8 chassis for a 'quick' project, Cam already has the bodies in for paint as all bar one are one piece resin. Watch this space! There has been a little more progress on something else too, amazing what can be achieved in a free day! In between working on the Garden tomorrow I may get the hand brakes done then once the correct wheels are here they can go into paint too!

 

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10 hours ago, Baggies1961 said:

What wagons are these Al? Look excellent. Looking for the MOD flats.

 

Afraid not, they are very simplified HAA chassis. But once the bodies are on you won't see what's missing underneath! Just waiting wheels and replacement buffer heads as they're the wrong size at the moment.

 

You've got me thinking now, I could maybe do with a couple of Warflats to go with the Hattons Warwells. The only MOD flat's I know of is MM1's Rectank & Warflat. Not cheap but I am sure it is a decent kit to build. I think there was an ABS Warwell at one point but I've no details on that.  

 

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