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Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:20 pm
by Lysander
Awaiting coal and some ordered coupling hooks, this 40ton bogie loco coal wagon is a Cambrian kit. Simple enough construction but much cleaning-up of flashed mouldings was needed. Keyser also made a model of this but I have never been able to win one when they occasionally crop up on eBay. The Cambrian kit is an improvement over the Keyser model however.

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It is very free running however, with wheelsets in brass bearings. The bogies are correct in pattern but extremely flimsy being perhaps a little too thin to be open-ended. Brass units [or white-metal] might perhaps have been preferable. It'll do though.

Lettering is by Pressfix, as usual, but unfortunately the appropriate sheet did not contain numeral of the correct size. Consequently, the running numbers are a little small. But who'll notice?

I know it's derailed: the wind blew it!

Tony

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:22 pm
by Dad-1
Nice quality Job, although I expect that from you.
Cambrian do some interesting kits, not always the
cleanest mouldings although they do suffer from the
'Obtain the bits' syndrome where you have to source
wheel sets, hooks. So long since I made one I can't
recall if it included buffers ..... probably did.

Geoff T.

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:37 pm
by alex3410
fantastic job, thanks for taking the time to share it.

the subtle weathering works really nicely

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:44 pm
by Mountain
That is nice. It almost looks similar to the brick wagons.

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:59 pm
by Dave
Don't see too many of these...


You are right, I havent seen one before. Far too early for my tastes, but it looks good and I admire your craftsmanship 8)

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:18 pm
by Lysander
Thank you all for your kind comments.

This wagon went for a run tonight at the club and when compared to other bogie wagons [eg my recently posted LNER Brick Wagon] it is absolutely huge! Even though too scale, this is a really big item and when coaled will be quite heavy.

If you are interested in a very brief history of these, and a note on the build, a note may be found at the end of this blog:

https://srmg.org.uk/recent-kitbuilds/

Tony

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:03 am
by Lysander
Coaled and weathered...

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Tony

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:06 am
by Dave
Very nice, I particularly like the effect yo have with the wheels 8)

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:15 pm
by TimberSurf
Nice 'light' job of the weathering on great looking truck. One day, in the distant future, when I finally retire, I will have the job of weathering 1,000 wagons! Is there some clever way to 'rust' the wheels without painting the running surface?

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:57 pm
by Lysander
Yes! Don't paint the running surface!

Seriously, I paint all parts of the wheel except for the treads. I use railmatch acrylic dark rust.

Tony

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:07 pm
by Bufferstop
Tony how well does the acrylic adhere to the wheels, does it stand up to the odd clashes with the rails when re-railing? I've use acrylic on loco wheels, but that's the first place you put your fingers when trying to avoid the details on the body.

Re: Don't see too many of these...

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:21 am
by mumbles
Nice job. Looks great