Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

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Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:37 pm

As my stock building is starting to progress I thought I would create a post to show my adventures. I have almost completed my Brake Van which can be seen here.
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I have started weathering and adding decals, here is the almost finished wagon.
Image20170819_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.
Image20170820_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.

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:51 pm

Once this one is complete I plan to make the following:

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.

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by LNR » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:58 am

Looks like you are well on your way with the scratch building. Keep us posted as you progress.
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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by markoteal » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:10 am

I like the box wagon - got a real presence - be good to see it painted up (when you've time!)
Where did I put that uncoupler?

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:01 pm

I do like your decals and I think you said you made themselves?

Any chance you would be up for printing out some for members for a price?

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:37 pm

Checking buffer heights etc with wheels and axles fixed temporarily.
Image20170821_123238 (1) by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:38 pm

tom_tom_go wrote: โ†‘
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:01 pm
I do like your decals and I think you said you made themselves?

Any chance you would be up for printing out some for members for a price?
possibly send me a PM with your requirements

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Post by ge_rik » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:54 pm

Great looking wagons. Top notch scratch-building.

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by Maple » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:00 pm

They look really good . Nice job :)

I very much like the running boards on the brake van :)
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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:14 am

Bit of an update on the Box Van. Finished assembly a few days ago. Gave the whole van a few coats of grey primer rubbing down lightly between coats. The main van was given a couple of coats of battleship grey. I then masked off lower chassis and sprayed it matt black. I laser cut the fake axle boxes from 2mm Acrylic in 3 layers glued together to form the details. Wheels are from swift sixteen and buffers are Brandbright all other details are made from scratch. The roof at the moment is sprayed with appliance white.
Image20170919_164506 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr

Image20170919_164521 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr

Image20170919_164421 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr

Image20170919_164302 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr

Image20170919_164333 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr

Next job maybe some decals and a bit of weathering.

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by bazzer42 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:54 am

That's one lovely looking van.

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Post by Soar Valley Light » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:53 pm

Johnathan,

Your builds look very neat, crisp and workmanlike. The box van is particularly lifelike. Well done! :thumbup:

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:44 pm

Been a bit busy so not had much time to tinker. Test ran the brake van today on the track. Its almost finished, the interior is coming on, I have 3D printed a stove with a built-in LED and almost finished the rest of the interior. Pictures to follow of the interior.
ImageDSC06422 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr

ImageDSC06421 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr

ImageDSC06425 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by FWLR » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:37 am

Very nice build indeed, any prices available yet. :thumbright:
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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:13 pm

Been experimenting with Fusion 360 CAD app, today I have made a roundhouse style buffer and a coach door handle. Going to 3D print them tomorrow. In the meantime here is a render of the buffer. The buffer is not based on anything in particular.
ImageBuffer 001 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr
I am building a 4 wheel coach based loosely on a GVT one, will post some pics this weekend.

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