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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:42 pm

Hello!

As promised, here's an update - if this looks like a load of cr*p, then I've got it about right:

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A little research showed that back in pre-preservation days the Welsh Highland sometimes used to carry manure - which I've (hopefully!) replicated with a compost/PVA mixture and some old brush bristles.

I'd assumed that manure would have been being transported from the local farms to fertilise barren city parks and flowerbeds, but it seems it was the other way round - cities, full of horse-drawn carts etc, were desperate to get rid of the stuff. I'd thought too that it would have travelled in sacks, but it appears that mineral wagons, like this one, were used, much more fun to model!

For now I've completed my ultra low-cost (no cost!) wagon load project with a tool to retrieve the loads - the end of a magnetic dart that came with a kids' dartboard, glued into a length of garden cane:

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Poo sticks, anyone???

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Post by ge_rik » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:53 pm

I'm going to have to produce something similar for the Boneworks. For some reason, they also collected piles of manure as well as carcases. Maybe it was something to do with the production of fertiliser??

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Post by Peter Butler » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:56 pm

Looks so convincing I can smell it from here!
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Post by Soar Valley Light » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:30 pm

Puts a whole new aspect to the term 'train movements'!

Fantastic stuff Andrew and very effective too.

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Post by FWLR » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:12 am

Fantastic idea Andrew. :goodpost

So much can be achieved with a little bit of imagination. It's getting to be a lost art.... :roll:
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Post by Andrew » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:35 pm

Afternoon all,

I mentioned earlier that I'd made three granite loads for a future project - which is now underway...

I'd planned for a while to model at least one of the Ffestiniog's side tipper wagons, which were converted from 3 ton slate wagons. I'm not sure what the originals were for, but in my made-up history the Welsh Highland has "borrowed" them for the Penlan granite traffic.

I somewhat ambitiously decided they'd make a good first project for 3D CAD. Naturally, I fell at the first hurdle (I'll pick myself up and try again sometime!) but the idea piqued the interest of a fellow GRF member, who very generously finished the project, resulting in this kit of parts, seen after an initial clean up:

FR tipper 1.jpeg

I don't recall working with PLA before, and it's an interesting experience. I'm finding it sort of "sticky", as in when you clean the flash from a part it seems reluctant to leave! Beautiful parts though, aren't they? It's really interesting to see a project through another modeller's eyes - the level of detail incorporated is quite exquisite. Amazing to think too that all this was modelled on a screen first, and then extruded into being...

Anyway, here's where I'm up to so far - One wagon (the prototype, sent to me fully finished) in primer (looks good in gold, doesn't it?!), one partially complete, and the last with some new pieces being made to represent FR wagon 830, which has some detail differences:

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I'm taking my time over this, doing a little every now and then, but I'll keep you posted...

Cheers,

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:13 am

That is brilliant Andrew. They do look very very good and when put at the back of one of your locos they will be a train to be proud off.

Must look to see if I can locate those files..... :roll: :roll:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:22 pm

Afternoon all!

After a period with very little time for modelling, this week I've managed to find an hour or two to progress a couple of projects. Two of the three Ffestiniog tippers I'm putting together from a member's 3D printed parts have now made it onto their wheels and are painted - the real things are a slightly darker grey, but some weathering should take care of that. I'm still fiddling about with some detail differences on the third one, but decided not to hold up progress on this pair...

Behind them, work has recommenced on the FR brake - I hope to finish the matchboarding this weekend, then I can seal and sand it before adding detail to the duckets and ends.

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