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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:45 am

FWLR wrote:
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Love to see it when you finish it. Maybe tomorrow... :lol:
If only!!!

In the meantime, I thought I'd look in to see if any progress had been made on the Mystery Carriage. Unfortunately, the shed doors were closed, but these were propped outside:

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They appear to be interior partitions, very much like those in the Gladstone Car, which is odd, because we've already got one of those... Hmmmm....

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:57 am

Thats getting everyone's minds working overtime wondering what this Mystery Carriage is Andrew..... :scratch: :scratch:

Well mine anyway..
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by JMORG » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:29 am

Andrew,

The mystery carriage: is it old F&WHR? Unless it's another Gladstone I cannot guess what other carriage has partitions like that from the NWNGR (the workman's and one corridor carriage didn't have doors)...
The only alternative is an FR van? Again they had mainly compartment stock.
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Post by Andrew » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:47 am

JMORG wrote:
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Andrew,

The mystery carriage: is it old F&WHR? Unless it's another Gladstone I cannot guess what other carriage has partitions like that from the NWNGR (the workman's and one corridor carriage didn't have doors)...
The only alternative is an FR van? Again they had mainly compartment stock.
Strange, isn't it??? Of course, I'm just the messenger, but I'll keep you posted with updates as I spot them...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:00 pm

Hi all,

A brief update on the FR coal wagon, a modified Phil Sharples kit. It's now in one piece, and the body is painted, including some tare weight markings - not great, but they'll be hidden by heavy weathering. In looking at reference photos I realised that in its current guise it only has four planks, unlike the six sported by the model. I was relieved to find another picture showing six planks earlier in the preservation era - who knows how many it had in the 20s???

The kit includes a false floor, so I've taken the opportunity to add some scraps of lead - it's nice and heavy now.

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A good sanding will be next, then painting and adding the strapping, followed by weathering...

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Post by Peter Butler » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:51 pm

That looks interesting and while I was trying to work out how much lead you had fitted (quite a lot!) I also noticed that one end has horizontal planking and vertical at the other, is that correct?
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:06 am

Peter Butler wrote:
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That looks interesting and while I was trying to work out how much lead you had fitted (quite a lot!) I also noticed that one end has horizontal planking and vertical at the other, is that correct?
The lead was some I picked up outside a neighbour's house after some roofing work, and which just happened to fit - the wagon now weighs over 9 oz, possibly a little heavy, but it's got a lovely "trundle"...

Yes, the wagon has horizontal planking on both sides and one end - the other end, with the vertical planking, is the door - it should make sense when the strapping goes on...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:39 am

:thumbright:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:13 pm

Hi all,

Here's a quick coal wagon update, which is now nearing completion. In this picture it's had its paintwork distressed, strapping added and final gaps filled and awaiting painting:

FR Coal wagon 3.jpeg

I've just ordered a FR-style number plate from Wood Valley Works, so once the strapping's touched up and the plate added it just needs a little more weathering and it'll be ready to go...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by philipy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:29 pm

Looking really good. I do like the worn painted woodwork look.

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Post by Andrew » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:51 pm

philipy wrote:
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Looking really good. I do like the worn painted woodwork look.
Glad you like it, thanks - I thought it would contrast nicely with the "beer wagon" which is in a much better condition.

I've finished the paintwork since posting and added some additional strapping to the non-opening end - the super glue came out rather quickly and I now feel like I've got an extra layer of skin on several fingers.. Avoided sticking them together though, so that's a bonus...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by ge_rik » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:00 pm

Mighty fine looking coal wagon, Andrew. Nicely weathered, including the lettering which looks just right. A little careworn....

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:47 pm

Agreed, nicely made to look as though it has come straight from work.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:06 am

Love it Andrew. Let's have the final work done photo please....
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:28 am

FWLR wrote:
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Love it Andrew. Let's have the final work done photo please....
Thanks Rod! And yes, there'll definitely be a photo of the finished wagon - I kind of see posting a final photo on here as the equivalent of rolling a wagon or carriage out of the workshop for the first time. Except that my new rolling stock often looks like it's on its last legs rather than brand new, I guess!

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