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Postby Raider » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:02 am

Must admit it's a coincidence for me too as I have been looking at 3 X 2 N gauge layouts although I am coming to the conclusion that it is a little bit tight really. Time will tell I suppose.

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Postby Pete » Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:19 pm

Rich I found this and thought of you!

http://www.gwr.org.uk/nokliche.html

I'm not mocking either, thought there might be some good ideas to inject that little something extra your after.

It's tipping down with rain here, I've been thinkning how you would model such a scene.


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Postby Honeywell » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:22 pm

Thanks Pete.

I have one or two ideas, just need to get around to developing them before the layout proper is under way..

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Postby dipstick » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:49 pm

WOW! just gotta say its looking fab! looks like its gonna be a briliant layout, also you have a cute cat :D (Lola, love the name). One question though. Where did you get your dapol vent van bodies and your ratio chassis underframe's from?

Thanks very much dipstick.
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Postby Honeywell » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:22 pm

dipstick wrote:Thanks very much dipstick.


I don't know if that's an insult or you just quoting your name.. :?

Anyway, where the hell did you drag this old chestnut up from?

The Dapol van bodies came from somebody off Ebay cheapo and I have got Ratio GWR 10 foot wagon chassis from B&H Models in Lincoln (only really because my other half worked just around the corner from them at the time). They'll get put together, renumbered and weathered when I get around to it.

The layout (and anything else fun related) is on long term hold at the moment, but thanks for the comment.

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Postby Sprintex » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:23 pm

Honeywell wrote:I don't know if that's an insult or you just quoting your name.. :?


:lol: He always signs off like that :D



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Postby Lofty » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:48 pm

How many pieces of silver changed hands to drag this thread from the murky depths :wink:

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Postby Honeywell » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:55 pm

Sadly, I think he ought to be paying me. Haven't seen a penny though.

I wanted it left for dead for now so people didn't ask how it was going.. :lol:

Bu**er.

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Postby dipstick » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:37 pm

I don't know if that's an insult or you just quoting your name..

No, im just quoting my name :D

Anyway, where the hell did you drag this old chestnut up from?

Had a look at some of the photos and saw that you were putting toghether some wagons, thought it was a good idea as its cheaper, wanted to know where you got them from becouse im trying to find them.

Thanks very much dipstick. (quoted)

p.s thanks Geezer, glad to know someone noticed :D
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Postby Honeywell » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:04 pm

Well what better way to drag this thread from the depths of page 9, than to post some appropriate pictures having had the previous post mention wagon kits (I know it fits into kit building aswell, but it's all for the railway..)

Stage 1 - look at the packaging to see what it is supposed to end up like before I get my hands on it and end up with an abomination:

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Stage 2 - after reading the instructions decide which corners are going to go with which and make sure they are suitably modified so that they fit together as nicely as possible:

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Stage 4 - put together the sides and add in the floor to provide strength (does anyone else really struggle keeping the *word censored* thing square when putting together the first two pieces?):

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Stage 4 - add the two main chassis rails and a couple of wheelsets and it starts to look like a wagon rather than a shed without a roof:

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Stage 5 - the previous image shows what I dislike and try to get rid of on a lot of models.. I can never get the edges perfect and there's always either a gap or a bit of an edge where the wagon ends up looking like it's been thrown together rather than representing a single plate wrapped around the corner to tie the wagon together on the prototype.. Careful use of a very sharp knife and sparing use of additional solvent based glue (in this case Mek-Pak) disguises the corners a touch better and after painting should look more passable:

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And so ends for now the story of GWR Provender wagon 1.

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Postby Pete » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:54 pm

Hi Rich

I would have posted sooner, but he dust from this one got caught in my throat.

Nice kits, there's a lot to be said for building your own, you get that je ne sais quoi that rtr don't have.

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Postby Spavo » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:37 pm

Nice build Rich.....but shouldn't you be sorting your footy team out for Wednesday????

Only kidding mate, I have some abonimation wagons on my layout of my own making but I still love them as at least I tried....yours however looks pretty good.....

Keep going!

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Postby Pete » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:21 am

Rich

Forgot to ask, what is a 'provender' wagon. it looks quite high sided?
Provender is food for animals, I thought this would be transported in sacks?

Are these quite old GWR wagons?

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Postby Honeywell » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:19 pm

Pete wrote:Rich

Forgot to ask, what is a 'provender' wagon. it looks quite high sided?
Provender is food for animals, I thought this would be transported in sacks?

Are these quite old GWR wagons?

Pete


Provender
Hay, grass, etc., as fodder for animals. Thus provender wagon: large wagon designed to accommodate low weight, high bulk provender, or provender goods store: trackside shed for storing provender.


There's quite a good description here:

http://www.gwr.org.uk/procoopopens.html

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Postby joshing_man » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:50 pm

Good work on the corners Rich, definite improvement.

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