Resurrecting old wagons

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Hardwicke
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Resurrecting old wagons

Postby Hardwicke » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:23 am

Found a few wagins half built or second hand ones in need of refurbishment. In all cases they need springing, P4 wheels and couplings, and some need missing parts such as brakes, brake levers and buffers replacing.

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Parkside 24.6T mineral chassis


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Parkside 24.5 Ton mineral. The solebars have been placed at 00 distance.


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Brakes at 00 distance.


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Mis aligned brake lever


Hornby Shark Ballast Brake.

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No clearance on a Hornby "Shark" ballast plough brake van


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The problem with Hornby axle irons. Too thick !


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Axle irons thinned for P4 clearances
Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Resurrecting old wagons

Postby Hardwicke » Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:40 pm

Rebuilt a 3H coke hopper.chassis. It now requires Bradwell suspension units
Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Resurrecting old wagons

Postby Hardwicke » Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:06 pm

Square chassis

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Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Resurrecting old wagons

Postby Hardwicke » Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:19 pm

A couple of Slater's wagons ger prepped for springing. Holes drilled in the frames and headstocks.

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Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Resurrecting old wagons

Postby Hardwicke » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:59 pm

I've scribed the floor too as although the Slater's kits were astounding at the time and still some of the best around, the raised planking joints has always frustrated me. My early detailed wagons, inspired by Chris Crofts were so scribed. And so are these.
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Just visible are the nearer lateral planks, drop doors and central short planks. The far ones are raised Slater's originals.
Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".


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