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That's a good looking wagon.  One of my first wagons was a Dapol PO.  It was Dapol's own design and was pretty awful.  I rebuilt it below the solebars with Bill Bedford sprung W irons and brake gear.  A lot of extra expense and effort.  The wagon meets my standards now.

 

I think the one you picture borrows from Lionheart and is a big improvement over what I call Gen. 1 Dapol wagons.

 

Did you add the coal load?

 

I don't get your reference to mounting board.

 

John

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20 hours ago, brossard said:

 

 

Did you add the coal load?

 

I don't get your reference to mounting board.

 

John

Hi John I did add the resin coal load , it is now on Ebay for sale lol, The 1.5mm mounting board is cut and placed between and around the 3mm deep sleepers so as to use less ballast once I start ballasting making the gaps only 1.5mm deep instead of 3mm deep if you see what I mean

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Ah, OK, I made coal loads for my wagons.

 

I see what you mean about the board, it never occurred to me to do that.  I'm still doing battle getting my single slip to work, so a little way off ballast.

 

John

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I hope you sort it John , The wagon sold two minutes after I wrote to you it was on eBay ! , 

Ive still quite a bit of card to cut and a couple of other bits and pieces to do before I can start ballasting too cheers Malc

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A point of order regarding PO wagons.  These are very attractive items but... after nationalization, in the mid 50s I think, BR embarked on a modernization program that involved purging unfitted 9' WB wagons in favour of fitted 10' WB.

 

By this time PO mineral wagons were in dire shape.  BR had 100s of thousands of steel minerals built during the 50s and as these came on line, the wooden bodied wagons were relegated to the breakers.  I note you have a blue 08 which dates your era to the mid 60s at the earliest. 

 

My point is that to be authentic, your wooden PO wagon fleet should not be large (I have 3 weathered to a quite decrepit condition) with steel wagons being in the majority (I have 4, 2 ex LMS and 2 BR built).

 

As in all things pertaining to model railways, Rule 1 always applies.

 

John

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8 hours ago, brossard said:

A point of order regarding PO wagons.  These are very attractive items but... after nationalization, in the mid 50s I think, BR embarked on a modernization program that involved purging unfitted 9' WB wagons in favour of fitted 10' WB.

 

By this time PO mineral wagons were in dire shape.  BR had 100s of thousands of steel minerals built during the 50s and as these came on line, the wooden bodied wagons were relegated to the breakers.  I note you have a blue 08 which dates your era to the mid 60s at the earliest. 

 

 

Hi John , Yes I had realised this hence why it went on ebay , I had already decided it did not fit with my blue era diesels Cheers Malc

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Oh sorry, I thought you had got it from eBay.  :senile:Quite right, stick to steel wagons.

 

John

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I Have just managed to get a nice chap on Ebay make me some 3d printed plate girder bridge sides for our scale I asked him to make them 35mm being as its 7mm to the foot they should be a scale 5 foot high  I can't wait to see how good they are when I get them, the link to them on Ebay is 324211592553

  

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6 hours ago, maltins0 said:

I Have just managed to get a nice chap on Ebay make me some 3d printed plate girder bridge sides for our scale I asked him to make them 35mm being as its 7mm to the foot they should be a scale 5 foot high  I can't wait to see how good they are when I get them, the link to them on Ebay is 324211592553

  

plate girder.jpg

Now they could come in very useful. I have just ordered 4 to see if we can make use of them. There are two options so will see how we go. Thanks.

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On 28/06/2020 at 07:02, D6775 said:

Now they could come in very useful. I have just ordered 4 to see if we can make use of them. There are two options so will see how we go. Thanks.

I Received mine today , and well pleased with them , I'm sure after butchering to what I need and painting and weathering they will do my bridge proud, I intend to build a bridge to block the sector plate which will replace the mock up in the pic 

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17 hours ago, maltins0 said:

I Received mine today , and well pleased with them , I'm sure after butchering to what I need and painting and weathering they will do my bridge proud.

 

Mine arrived yesterday too. Should be back to the layout all being well next week so will have a play.

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