LBSCR two plank ballast wagon

Discussion in 'G3' started by Jon Nazareth, 14 March 2019.

  1. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

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    Here is 7796 all finished and, I would have loaded it's mate but, I've mislaid it's wheels :confused:. I thought that there was a better picture of the prototype here but can't see it at the moment. In that picture the bolts that hold the side planks are visible as is the draw hook linkage. It's possible to see a small link and so, I've interpreted this as a 5 link coupling and have shown this on the model. It's thought that by others more in the know than myself that the brake rack only had a parking place for the lever in the off position with no means of locking the brake on, this can be seen in one of the end on shots. When the new wheels arrive, I'll post a picture of both wagons.

    Jon
     
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  2. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    very nice
    Marc
     
  3. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    I managed to pick up two 7mm versions at GuildEx this weekend. I will have to make up some strapping as it doesn't come with any but they did come with wheels.
    I will post pictures as I build them.
    Marc
     
  4. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    Marc
    I thought that you were a 7mm man.

    Jon
     
  5. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    I am. That's why I got the 7mm version.

    Marc
     
  6. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Just finished the bodies of the 7mm versions. Very easy to put together but in like the G3 version there is no strapping. I'm going to have to source some cosmetic rivets. Some of the parts were a little fragile and the half cut lines went all the way through in some cases. The coupling hooks were a little chunky but for £25 including wheels not bad.

    Marc
     

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  7. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    I might just have a look at the 7mm kit
     
  8. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

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    Fitted the wagon plates this morning, they were etched by Diane Carney.

    Jon
     
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  9. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    Why not try a Gauge 3 kit John - just a single wagon for the mantelpiece of course! Would look impressive .... You know you want to ....

    Mike
     
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  10. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Not sure MDF is the correct medium for some of the parts in 7mm as it's just too fragile. The axle-boxes fell apart as I drilled them out to fit the brass bearings so I replaced them with the 3D printed ones from my own 7mm LBSCR wagon kits. The coupling hooks and the brake ratchets were also swapped out for brass ones. Once I had raided the spare strapping box, fitted the rivets and replaced the axle-boxes they don't look bad. Not sure you could call them kits more an aid to scratch building.

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    Marc
     
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  11. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    That's a great photo
     
  12. Dave Bowden

    Dave Bowden Western Thunderer

    Hi Marc
    If you haven’t already got some rivets take a look at my posts 12 & 14 in the 1/32 section under Python/Siphon C there is a photo of 1mm and 1.5mm nylon rivets plus costs.

    Dave
     
  13. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    Which scale have we drifted into here? For 1/32" brass rivets, try 'Items mail Order' on 01427 848880, I use their's for all of my builds.

    Jon
     
  14. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Hi Dave,
    I got my rivets from EDM. The strapping came from a spare NBR dropside wagon etch. I now have some transfers from POWsides that I need to add.

    Marc
     
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