LSWR open wagon

Discussion in 'G3' started by Jon Nazareth, 6 January 2018.

  1. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    I've made a start on the LSWR 'wooden' open wagon as supplied by Mike Williams. I want to make it as representing an earlier version and so am following a drawing that I have which shows it with a single wooden brake block and slightly longer and more slender buffer housings. This picture shows the new housings that I've machined up with the supplied buffer heads turned down to a scale 12". The 16BA nuts and studs were silver soldered from the back and then returned to the lathe to have the surplus solder machined away. They were then placed in an acid bath to clean them which has given them a 'cast' look.

    Jon

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  2. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    This is me patting myself on the back for spending most of the afternoon threading tiny chains onto tiny rings in order to make up that which you see in the picture. I've never done this sort of thing before so, I suppose that I've raised the bar a bit for all future rolling stock that I make that need this sort of detail :D
    Jon

    P.S. I didn't notice that piece of styrene swarf to the left of the pin, I'll just go and remove it.

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  3. jamiepage

    jamiepage Western Thunderer

    Excellent, Jon.
     
  4. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Active Member

    Very nice! I find making those pins a real pain, but the effort makes a huge difference.