Small, low-sided, 4-wheel wagons for indoor line.

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Small, low-sided, 4-wheel wagons for indoor line.

Post by gregh » Sun Sep 10, 2023 4:23 am

When planning the indoor line, I wanted to use existing wagons and locos from the garden line. They do work ok but look a bit too large, so I have built 3 smaller wagons for the transportation of the clay.
These are just low sided flat wagons.
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The frame is 8mm pine, the floor is coffee stirrers, the sides are 3mm balsa (or its equivalent – seems to be getting harder to get ‘real’ balsa).
They are just 150mm long.
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Coloured with black shoe polish.

24mm dia wheels from Peter Binnie (but the flanges are not deep enough at 1.5mm). Axles are 3mm knitting needles (running in styrene only)

Axles ‘boxes’ just bits of styrene and balsa as a rough approximation of the real thing not even any springs modelled . The 0.5mm styrene sides provide enough ‘flex’ to get the axles/wheels in or out.
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Weight empty is only 65 g so another 100g of lead was added.

And so wagons 75, 76 and 77 join the Sandstone & Termite roster.

The loaded train heads down from the mine
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Ready to be unloaded
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Empties are returned to the mine
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Re: Small, low-sided, 4-wheel wagons for indoor line.

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Sep 10, 2023 11:13 am

They don't come simpler than that Gregh and they look just fine. I'm amazed how much you manage to fit in to such a limited space and still make it look right.
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Post by ge_rik » Sun Sep 10, 2023 3:50 pm

They look spot on!
Where are the sacks from?

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Re: Small, low-sided, 4-wheel wagons for indoor line.

Post by gregh » Mon Sep 11, 2023 11:39 am

Peter Butler wrote: Sun Sep 10, 2023 11:13 am They don't come simpler than that Gregh and they look just fine. I'm amazed how much you manage to fit in to such a limited space and still make it look right.
Thanks Peter - the camera does lie sometimes.

ge_rik wrote: Sun Sep 10, 2023 3:50 pm They look spot on!
Where are the sacks from?
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I could say "from Pauline's Pottery" and in reality, Pauline did sew them many years ago. She sewed a long tube, we sat and stuffed the tube with cotton wool and then she double sewed across the tube at 1" separations and then cut then each. Too bad I never learned to use a sewing machine. I need more.
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Post by GAP » Mon Sep 11, 2023 9:30 pm

Another masterpiece of scratchbuilding Greg they fit the theme perfectly.
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