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Re: Another new van for the PLR

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:06 am
by IrishPeter
ge_rik wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:03 pm
IrishPeter wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:09 am
I tend to find British stock a bit Bijou!
I like bijou - I think that's what attracts me to narrow gauge in the UK - though I prefer 3' to 2' gauge stock (some of which is very bijou). I really must get around to modelling something Irish - mostly my stock is inspired by the Southwold and the Welshpool (which I know isn't 3'). Mind you, the Rye & Camber was 3' and their stuff was pretty bijou - especially the locos.

Rik
I tend to like the idea of unloading a 10 tonner into a 10 tonner, so Leek and Manifold is more my world than the 3 and 4 ton wagons used on the Ffestiniog. I guess the major influence with me is Calthrop - another Lincolnshire man - who liked to work everything to the max.. On the other hand, Irish BG stock was pretty small, so some of the Irish 3' gauge stock (which I also model) was decided 3 to 2 when transhipped to IBG.

Peter in Va

Re: Another new van for the PLR

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:26 am
by ge_rik
Can't decide if the doors on these wagons are supposed to be thin steel or plywood. I've been triying to track down any UK ng prototype vans with flush doors to see if there were any precedents.

Rik

Re: Another new van for the PLR

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:41 am
by philipy
From the pics, they look to me as though they are supposed to be steel. The timber horizontal slats on the body are quite prominent and the doors are just flat with bolt/rivet heads indicating internal framing/bracing, which suggest a sheet face. I suppose they could be plywood, but that seems less likely IMO.

Re: Another new van for the PLR

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:43 pm
by ge_rik
Second van now more or less finished. A little bit of tidying and of course weathering needed.
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The HLW chassis worked out quite well - provided you don't look too closely.
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Here's the new with the old.
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Quite pleased with the outcome.
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Many thanks to Bazzer42 for helping the PLR gain another new item of rolling stock.

Rik

Re: Another new van for the PLR

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:03 pm
by Andrew
I'm a big fan of weathering, and you've made a lovely job of "distressing" the first van, but I really like the contrast between the two - would you consider leaving the second in ex-works condition? I keep meaning to do it myself then get carried away with assorted grot colours...

Cheers,

Andrew

Re: Another new van for the PLR

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:05 pm
by tom_tom_go
I agree with Andrew, maybe slightly weather the running gear but leave it pretty as a contrast.

Re: Another new van for the PLR

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:12 pm
by ge_rik
Not sure. The PLR doesn't do 'pristine'. I might give it a little light weathering just to accentuate the planking.

Rik

Re: Another new van for the PLR

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:05 pm
by Andrew
The odd pristine wagon would be a good excuse to build a carriage and wagon works...

Re: Another new van for the PLR

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:45 pm
by IanC
Andrew wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:05 pm
The odd pristine wagon would be a good excuse to build a carriage and wagon works...
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Another new van for the PLR

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:21 am
by Lonsdaler
Andrew wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:05 pm
The odd pristine wagon would be a good excuse to build a carriage and wagon works...
Now it's that sort of careless remark that sets off a whole new chain of modelling! You ought to be ashmed of yourself :lol: