NER Hoppers

Discussion in 'S7 Group' started by john lewsey, 27 November 2019.

  1. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  2. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    I'm just about to re start these NER Hoppers there will be ten in all .They were probably never seen on the LNWR but hey ho
    John
     
  3. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    I know that a few of you wanted a copy of the drawing that I have if you let me know ill try to get a copy to you
    John
     
  4. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  5. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Here's the original photo that Heather took
     
  6. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  7. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    These two are almost complete .The floor that comes with the kit is incorrect so I have made a new floor for the next two They do make up into a rather nice model and I hope that they capture the rugged feel of the prototype
    John
     
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  8. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    they look really great. how have you compensated them?
    Marc
     
  9. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  10. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hi Marc these were sprung like this but I now have some etched W irons for the next ones So they should be free running
    John

    Thank you for your comments
     
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  11. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  12. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    This is how I do the bolts
     
  13. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer

    So that's the bolts on the inside of the wagon ?

    The weathered wagon at the top looks great.

    Richard
     
  14. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Cheers Richard yes they are the bolts on the inside
     
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  15. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Interesting. would make refitting wagons easier. I have fitted slaters rocking sub frames to most of my GER opens but have a lot of wagons that that is not an option.

    Marc
     
  16. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hi Marc
    It is quite a good way of doing it as you don't have to disturb the W irons etc
     
  17. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    Hi John , most of the good ideas are simple and that springing system is very good , well done .
    Cheers Paul
     
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  18. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hi Paul
    I got them from Mike Osbourne a few years ago I'm not sure where he gets them from
    John
     
  19. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  20. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    A bit more progress still guide a bit of work to do