I have started weathering and adding decals, here is the almost finished wagon.
20170819_184137 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr
Today I started to draw a simple box van, I have already cut the 3mm laser ply parts and glued them together using medium Zap and Kicker. The design was based on the brake van, slightly shorter with different framing layout. I plan to laser cut my own axle boxes on this one instead of using bought in resin ones.
20170820_231929 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr
Sizes are width 98, length 190, height 150.
The roof will be 1.5mm birch ply on a frame similar to my brake van design, curved rain strips will be added before painting. Doors will be cut from 1.5 mm ply and glued internally. Axle boxes will be laser cut from a mixture of 2mm and 5 mm acrylic. I will be using some Swiftsixteen steel wheels and axle mounts that I had in the spares box. Buffers on this one will be Brandbright ones as I have a few spare. I do plan to model my own and 3D print them on future designs. Brake detail and other bits have yet to be designed. Not sure on colours yet, I might use wood stain and paint the roof, or spray colour for the main body with some weathering.
I a bit busy over the next week so production will be on hold for a week or so.
Open coal wagon
Curved top covered open wagon
Livestock box van
3 compartment 4 wheel carriage
Observation car based on the same chassis as above.
Any chance you would be up for printing out some for members for a price?
I very much like the running boards on the brake van
20170919_164506 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr
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Next job maybe some decals and a bit of weathering.
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Your builds look very neat, crisp and workmanlike. The box van is particularly lifelike. Well done!
"'cause I can't manage on three gaffer!"
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Life is so easy when I run my trains.
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I am building a 4 wheel coach based loosely on a GVT one, will post some pics this weekend.
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