Quarry Slab Trucks

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Re: Quarry Slab Trucks

Post by LNR » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:09 am

Astounding "O" gauge modelling. Blown away by the palm trees and tiles.
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Re: Quarry Slab Trucks

Post by markoteal » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:35 pm

Likewise - those Palms are amazing!
Where did I put that uncoupler?

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Re: Quarry Slab Trucks

Post by workwright » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:52 pm

Hi, thanks for the generous comments LNR and Markoteal. The point I am trying to make is that there is no way I could have made those things without the laser. I know I knew how I might be able to make them in my head but given time constraints of life and my lack of ability to achieve with a knife or scissors the effect I wanted there was no way of achieving what I was in my head. Unlike the engines I make, I have over the years, got to a stage that if I see it in my head and have good drawings, photos etc I have the tools and the ability to use them to usually achieve the vision. Where the laser is good is that I can often draw what I want ,eg a palm tree, far better than I can make it. With the laser if you can draw it, you can cut it out and then make it. It is a new tool for me that opens up so many new things to make. The railway the weblink takes you to is the start of a South American- Chile/Bolivia line of the possible history sort. The station is going to be in a small town with a large smelter. In none of the pics is the climb through the mountains to reach a mining complex. Before our next visit to the railway the laser is going to cut a few houses out. Some part depth warehouses and some more buildings for the mine.
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Re: Quarry Slab Trucks

Post by Maple » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:03 pm

That slab truck is amazing . Looks very simple to build as well. They look like they would go well with my wagon collecting problem :)
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Re: Quarry Slab Trucks

Post by workwright » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:18 pm

Hi, since last posting quite a lot has been going on. In the Autumn, on a very cold day I started the realisation of a dream. I decided to get a large railway under way. As usual I put the cart before the horse and got hold of the loco. It is an old 1/3 scale quarry Hunslet, all half ton of it. First problem is to to get it 500 miles to its retirement home in Scotland. It is running well at the moment but its condition is sad. It needs a general tidy up, a new cab, a slate truck style driving truck, a strip, clean and re-paint. The shed has to be built (condition of purchase from the boss!) and some track made and laid.
Over Xmas as a break from work (building a large batch of 16mm scale Wren locos) a train of slab trucks were cut out, assembled and painted. All in 8 hours of work. What a difference a laser makes. The total cutting time for the 8 was just 35 minutes.
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The photo show the ex works train of trucks, they will all be distressed and weathered when I have time. Morrisons provided the load. The shop has ripped out its garden and replaced it with crushed slate. The larger lumps get onto the road and pose a treat to car windscreens so I have been doing the shoppers a festive good turn by pocketing the road strays for loads. A Happy New Year to you all. Workwright.
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Re: Quarry Slab Trucks

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:21 am

Interested in the Hunslet you mention.

Can you start a new thread on it please?

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Re: Quarry Slab Trucks

Post by Big Jim » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:31 pm

They look rather good and I applaud your public service in saving Morriston's customers damage to their vehicles. Have fun with the 1/3 scale loco.
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Re: Quarry Slab Trucks

Post by bazzer42 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:38 pm

Those slab wagons look good but the wdlr wagon even better....gert lush.

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Re: Quarry Slab Trucks

Post by workwright » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:22 pm

Hi, bazzer42, the WD bits in the background are one of my WD Baldwins (rather superior to Accucraft product in my opinion, but I would say that , would'nt I?) The wagon is I think again the current ultimate in detail and operation. The body is the superb body kit from Swift Sixteen - an easy to assemble example of what a talented guy can resin cast for our hobby. The bogies are mine. I prefer the weight of white metal in these bogies to the resin alternatives that are in the complete Swift Sixteen kit. For the nerd(myself) the bogies match the quality of the body being fully detailed inside and out. The Swift Sixteen bogie is an excellent product but due to the casting method and to ensure ruggedness it lacks internal detail. The only neat idea in the wagon is not my own but comes from another talented modeller (Andy Copp, Lochgorm Models) that is to mount and pivot the bogies using press studs. One bogie gets a stud, the other bogie gets a stud and prototypic rubbing plates to stop the second bogie from tipping. The wagon then holds the track well yet is able to cope without derailment with very poor track. Regards.
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