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A little break from lining to letter up the first of my ETCo wagons.

 

The transfers were a custom order from Corbs at Railway Mania - I can highly recommend as the transfers are very clean and crisp, easy to apply and most importantly were excellent value for money. Thanks Corbs! 
 

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Standard 3-plank open No.6

 

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2-plank dropside No.11

 

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4-plank open fitted with raves for the transportation of sheep No.17

 

Next step to paint the interiors and underframes. I then need to get on and build some more to use more of the transfers! 

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Regarding the paste board style of hinges, I wrote to Ironmongery Direct.  They were very prompt in their reply, and said that they would not currently ship to the US.  Does anyone have any other ideas?

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1 hour ago, johnhutnick said:

Regarding the paste board style of hinges, I wrote to Ironmongery Direct.  They were very prompt in their reply, and said that they would not currently ship to the US.  Does anyone have any other ideas?

Try ebay or the o gauge guild or 7mm narrow gauge society as they do have links to help you find a way of getting them to the USA. 

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2 hours ago, johnhutnick said:

Regarding the paste board style of hinges, I wrote to Ironmongery Direct.  They were very prompt in their reply, and said that they would not currently ship to the US.  Does anyone have any other ideas?


John,

 

A quick search of eBay UK for ‘Pasting table hinges’ found a few sellers that shipped worldwide - all very reasonable prices by the look of things. 
 

Hope you manage to find some that are suitable. 

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18 hours ago, NeilHB said:


John,

 

A quick search of eBay UK for ‘Pasting table hinges’ found a few sellers that shipped worldwide - all very reasonable prices by the look of things. 
 

Hope you manage to find some that are suitable. 

 

Agree.

 

Sorry about the duff gen regarding Ironmongery Direct, but these Ebay sellers claim to ship across the herring pond:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333284505114?hash=item4d994df61a:g:dPoAAOSwv~1aPRxB

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263722978198?hash=item3d671d4b96:g:xfEAAOSw7kVbDat3

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110688310763?hash=item19c58995eb:g:WwMAAOSwG1xdB~86#shpCntId

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164591305588?hash=item2652680374:g:qu4AAOSwQZFc9C65

 

 

 

 

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Thanks.  I have ordered 2 pair from: ironmongery_expressuk

My order shows an item price of $12.48 and total with shipping of $29.57.

Is it worthwhile to buy another pair from a different seller?

By the way, I see that the UK is apparently unlocking, except Transport London.  We have had few restrictions here for some time for vaccinated people(everyone that I know), the exception being at medical facilities.  But a lot of people still go around with masks.  Now I hope that the medical industry will stop dicking around and give out booster shots.

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A new wagon has taken shape over the last couple of evenings, in the form of a dumb-buffered 3-plank open for the tramway company:

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Usual constructions method of styrene strip for the underframe, plastic sheet for the basic bodywork and then more plastic strip for the strapping etc. It’s now ready for the paintshop which will be tomorrow’s task.

 

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A little comparison of the dumb-buffered 3-plank and a sprung buffered 3-plank. The latter represents a rebuild of a dumb-buffered wagon. 
 

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The ETCo van has now had a trip through the paintshop and transfers have been added. Just the roof and underframe to paint now. 
 

 

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Hi there, I was just wondering if I could include your Elsbridge Tramway Company, into my alternate RWS universe? Just wanted something more original, the only difference being that they have a small branchline connecting up to the Arlesdale mine, which later is seen in Toby's Discovery. Basically it plays into that whole story

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12 hours ago, SteamLance said:

Hi there, I was just wondering if I could include your Elsbridge Tramway Company, into my alternate RWS universe? Just wanted something more original, the only difference being that they have a small branchline connecting up to the Arlesdale mine, which later is seen in Toby's Discovery. Basically it plays into that whole story


Thank you for asking, but sorry, I’m going to say no. The ETCo is my creation, and I’m quite protective of it. 

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A nice little project over the last couple of days has been a luggage van to run with the tramcars. Based on the original W&U luggage van (No.9), but with panelled sides/ends rather than planked:

 

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Its rather dinky (84mm body length), but plenty big enough to deal with luggage and small parcels etc. 
 

As you can see it fits in rather nicely with the other tramcars:

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I must admit I’m really glad I decided to start again with these and change the colour scheme - the blue and white does look rather nice with the Indian Red tram locos. 
 

I’ve also acquired another Dapol Sentinel body, which will become a North Western Railway one in lined black:

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Initial coat of black on the bodywork and a coat of white on the buffersbeams completed today. I’ll stick the first coat of red paint on the bufferbeams tomorrow. 

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