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New arrival on the PLR

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:00 pm

Took a bit of time off from other projects (eg LGB coupling replacement) to convert an LGB US style box van which had been sitting on the shelf for a couple of years ......
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..... and converting it into something a bit more UK ish
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Doesn't bear close scrutiny (as with most of my builds and bashes), but I think it will look OK rattling along with the rest of my stock on a mixed goods train.

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Re: New arrival on the PLR

Post by Dwayne » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:06 pm

Looks good. :thumbright:

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Post by CSL » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:10 pm

I like it! (Thinks: if that doesn't bear scrutiny, just wait 'til I post a close-up of a wagon...)

I'm sure it's posted somewhere else, but what kind of coupling do you use (now)?

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Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:13 pm

That's why all new comers should go 45mm, more choice!

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Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:27 pm

CSL wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:10 pm
I'm sure it's posted somewhere else, but what kind of coupling do you use (now)?
It's my own version of an LGB hook and loop with a narrower profile so it looks less obtrusive. I'm still working on perfecting them, but this thread shows work in progress - https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 30#p136491

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Re: New arrival on the PLR

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:30 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:13 pm
That's why all new comers should go 45mm, more choice!
Not convinced that's true Tom, more RTR maybe but almost all of it American or European. But if you are able to convert to UK style then go for it. I'm sure there has been a lot of 'bashing' done by Rik to achieve this conversion and perhaps his blog will explain?
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Re: New arrival on the PLR

Post by IanC » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:03 pm

The van looks good. In a train it's origins won't be noticed.

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Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:05 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:30 pm
........ perhaps his blog will explain?
Hopefully, quite soon .....
(Though minimal bashing was involved)

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Re: New arrival on the PLR

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:07 pm

IanC wrote:
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In a train it's origins won't be noticed.
Given most of my rolling stock is bashed or beaten into submission from various sources, it'll be highly likely - well that's the plan .... :)

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Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:33 pm

There is far more choice in running 45mm for RTR in rolling stock and locos that are also up for kit bashing.

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Post by ge_rik » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:31 am

Now written-up the bash for anyone interested......
https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2018/0 ... x-car.html

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Re: New arrival on the PLR

Post by FWLR » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:51 am

Very nice Rik…. :thumbright:
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Re: New arrival on the PLR

Post by FWLR » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:52 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:13 pm
That's why all new comers should go 45mm, more choice!
Nah, I like 32mm better…. :thumbright: :thumbright: :lol: :lol:
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Re: New arrival on the PLR

Post by IrishPeter » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:56 am

Nice bash. Reminds me a little of some shaky looking vans the GSR built for the West Clare section in the 1920s except the roof is a lot "squarer" in your version.

I am not much into the Battle of the Gauges. I like to keep things Broad Church here, so I do a bit of 45mm and some 32mm as well. My mainline - Irish 3' gauge is inside and 45mm, and the outdoor 32mm line is going to be a 'bit of fun.'

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Re: New arrival on the PLR

Post by FWLR » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:33 am

Neither am I Peter, the comment was tongue-in-cheek…. :thumbright:
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