Anyway here it is. I have replaced the wheels with Slater's steel wheels and put some small bits of lead weight under the chassis to add a bit of weight to the wagon. I think they run far to light for us personally. But it's a personal choice. The rust effect was achieved by using various methods with cinnamon, brick dust and pastel chalk sticks. The chalk sticks were crushed and some mixed with the brick dust and some with the cinnamon. I also just used all of the methods separately to see how they worked. I am pleased to say they worked well. I still though am not to happy with the way the wagon looks, I think it's too much, but then I suppose if it had done a lot of work and then left outside in all weathers it would look like that...maybe.
Looking at the chassis now maybe that needs a bit more weathering. What do you think....
That was helpful, wasn't it?. Sorry!
Sporadic Garden Railer who's inconsistencies know no bounds
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You are right Rik, it has been near the coast. We used to live in Thornton/Stannah which is just about half a mile from the River Wyre. We used to see the big diesel's go through Thornton on there way to Hillhouse International which was formerly ICI and also Fleetwood Docks. They were so long that the crossing gates were closed for a good 10 minutes, mind you the train did go very very slow.
So now the skip is near the end of its life...
The body looks great too, its the bit that gets the lions share of the abuse, albeit typically impact damage, depending on the load it carried.
Mamod Brunel - ongoing modification
IPE Jane - rebuilt from 45mm to 32mm gauge, 'globetrotter'
I am pleased that it as helped me understand a bit more about rusting iron, although my dad was in the scrap metal business and there was different levels of rust on the scrap iron that was in his yard. I do remember that anything that was enamelled that had been chipped, it took on a totally different level of rusting completely.
If it looks right for you guys and more importantly, (Anne) then alls well with life...
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