1/32 Fred Phipps open wagon kit

Discussion in 'G1/32' started by Thirtysecond, 14 April 2017.

  1. Thirtysecond

    Thirtysecond Western Thunderer

    Hot on the heels of the beautiful BR ventilated van comes another Fred Phipp's masterpiece, a 5 plank open. Fred says he's happy for me post some pictures of the pattern being made ready for resin casting.

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  2. D6356

    D6356 Western Thunderer

    lovely strap details !
    Robert
     
  3. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Yes indeed. I assume the lines of diagonal bolts are still pending?


    Regards

    Dan
     
  4. David Halfpenny

    David Halfpenny Western Thunderer

    I'm interested to know where 'finescale' starts and stops. For example, what's the story behind the Pimples on the straps? Do they represent nuts? Or does the prototype have its bolt-heads on the outside and nuts on the inside? Thanks, David
     
  5. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    It would be very interesting to see how Fred cuts such a large piece out from the mould and preventing too many marks in the casting.

    JB.
     
  6. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Broadly, yes. And I would add these details in 4mm scale since their absence is noticable (at least, it is to me!).

    Adam
     
  7. David Halfpenny

    David Halfpenny Western Thunderer

    'Yes' to which alternative, please, Adam?
    David
     
  8. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Sorry David - the latter - bolt heads internally and nuts on the outside - this is more or less usual on wodden-panelled, steel framed stock.

    Adam
     
  9. David Halfpenny

    David Halfpenny Western Thunderer

    That's what I'm used to, Adam.
    So has Fred put the nuts inside the wagon instead of outside, or is he using the pimples on the strapping to represent nuts on the outside? David
     
  10. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    What looks to have happened (thus far) is that there are no boltheads present corresponding to the nuts on the diagonal strapping running from the top corners to just by the doors.

    Adam
     
  11. Thirtysecond

    Thirtysecond Western Thunderer

    One of Fred's BR vans nicely weathered.

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  12. David Halfpenny

    David Halfpenny Western Thunderer

    Wonderful photo! May I bring it to a wider audience on the 1:32 Finescale website, please?
    David
     
  13. Thirtysecond

    Thirtysecond Western Thunderer

    Here are some pictures of the resin body of new Fred's 5 plank wagon kit.

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  14. Martin Field

    Martin Field Western Thunderer

    Holy cow, I wish I could get slot car bodies moulded so beautifully!
     
  15. JimG

    JimG Western Thunderer

    Could I see the inside of the corrugated ends? :) I've been considering doing a kit of the corrugated end open in S and I'm wondering what I can get away with. :)

    Jim.
     
  16. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Hi Jim,

    As far as I'm aware, all corrugated ends (certainly LMS and BR-built ones - Mr Bulleid's for the CIE weren't, I think) were wood-lined with vertical planks. See this one, for example:

    BR (LMS) open merchandise corrugated end OWV ZGV

    Adam
     
  17. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Also, scroll up to post #1. :thumbs:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  18. S7BcSR

    S7BcSR Western Thunderer

    You may find some corrugated ends lined with plywood especially the 13T steel versions. For example B494730 which is at Peterborough Nene Valley and photographed last weekend - which I would post if I could work out how to post a photo.

    Rob
     
  19. JimG

    JimG Western Thunderer

    Adam,

    That would certainly make life easier. :) I've been trying to work out how I could show a corrugated interior that would be too thick and that would cast in resin.

    Jim.
     
  20. JimG

    JimG Western Thunderer

    Whoops - forgot about that. :):)

    Jim.
     
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