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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:52 pm

Hello all,

I've made a start on the next (WH)WHR rolling stock project, goods an number 2:

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I'm currently without a closed van while WKLR van 11 awaits repairs to damage sustained through being stored in the tunnel, and anyway it's time I got back to building genuine NWNGR/WHR vehicles...

I've got no fewer than three drawings of this van, all different, but analysis of photos has resulted in a version I'm happy enough with. It's really quite a small vehicle, but that's because it's just a coal wagon with a few added planks and a corrugated iron roof...

Here are the basic bit, hacked rather badly out of 6mm ply:

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These bits will just form a basic shell, with individual planks and other details added over the top.

Parts have started arriving for another vehicle to be built alongside this one - more on that in due course...

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Andrew

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:54 pm

I like the 'barn door engineering' look of that wagon, particularly the roof.

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Post by Andrew » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:38 pm

This van and its sister, No.4, were pretty much cobbled together from bits and bobs. The doors on this one used the ironwork from the original doors of the coal wagon it started life as, and those on No 4 were curved - probably because they were pinched from a Ffestiniog flour van. I'll make a model of No 4 at some point too, but I thought No 2 would be a quicker job, with a better chance that the completed van might see service this summer.

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by JMORG » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:15 pm

No. 2 was believed to have started off as a "ridged-roof" wagon. These were used in passenger trains as a possible luggage van before the large Pickering's made an appearance. Both van 2 and 4 had doors on both sides, so don't forget the other door!
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:39 pm

JMORG wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:15 pm
No. 2 was believed to have started off as a "ridged-roof" wagon. These were used in passenger trains as a possible luggage van before the large Pickering's made an appearance. Both van 2 and 4 had doors on both sides, so don't forget the other door!
I quite fancy having a go atone of the ridge-roofed vans at some point too! And yep, was going to go for doors on both sides - I'm guessing you read the same WHR Heritage Group Journal that I did that debunks the "doors on one side" myth? Judging by the article in this one - https://www.welshhighlandheritage.co.uk ... -No-64.pdf - No 2 was built from a coal wagon though? The similarities in the shot of the van standing next to a coal wagon are striking... I really must get around to joining the Heritage Group...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:52 pm

Just read another article, suggesting that although Van 2 was converted from a coal wagon in NWNGR days, the doors came from the ridge-roofed van it was intended to replace...

What I'm supposed to be doing at the moment is packing to go away for a few days - researching really obscure details of railway history is more important, isn't it??!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:45 am

This will be another brilliant build Andrew. Looking forward to the up coming photos of its progress...

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