Not so Edwardian wagons

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Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby garethashenden » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:18 pm

Itches sometimes need to be scratched, so I've built a BR 1/208 van. Parkside kit, lots of bits from Bill Bedford, Wizard, MJT, and LMS.
I need to add the tie bar between the w-irons, otherwise it's ready for paint.

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I've got a few others in progress, a shock open, a Southern open, and a tube wagon. I'll post those as I come to them.

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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby Serjt-Dave » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:08 pm

Very neat and tidy work there. Well done.

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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby dal-t » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:33 pm

Excellent stuff, that brake gear is crispness to die for! I know what you mean about itches, I'm currently struggling against one which is going to make me build some Presflos (which would be fine if my own modelling period didn't stop in 1919 ...)!
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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby Mark Forrest » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:40 pm

Very nice, which of the suppliers that you list is responsible for that brake gear, I assume Bill Bedford? It is looks great.

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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby garethashenden » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:44 am

Mark Forrest wrote:Very nice, which of the suppliers that you list is responsible for that brake gear, I assume Bill Bedford? It is looks great.

Yes the w-irons, brakes, and coupling hooks are Bill Bedford.
The springs are MJT, the axleboxes are 51L. The brake cylinder, hoses, and buffers are LMS.

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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby garethashenden » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:48 am

9:30 on Sunday night after three glasses of wine and when in a bad mood usually is a bad time to start a new project. Nevertheless I have started another BR van, this one is a Panval that Neville (Highpeak) picked up for me at Scaleforum. I started with the chassis, Rumney Models B.01 with clasp brakes. I haven't done much with clap brakes before so this will be an interesting experience. So far I have got the two main chassis pieces together and formed one of the solebars. More importantly, the kit is so well designed that I'm in a much better mood.

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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby iak » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:38 am

Very nice....
Just avoid making not far 50 of them :?
BR standard vans are not very standard, just have a look on my workbench threads :shock:

Mr Newitts chassis are addictive mind.
I have some in various stages of incompleteness and really must get them moving - wibble!
Not easy with your head in a sling......
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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby steamraiser » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:04 am

Exquisite workmanship!

I am very envious of your skills.

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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby garethashenden » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:58 am

I haven't managed to get a great deal done this week. Nonetheless, progress on the Palvan chassis has continued. It's all gone together quite well aside from not having one of the needed sizes of wire (0.6mm) or the appropriate axlebox/spring combination. I hadn't expected J-hangers somehow. Mostly just the "greater brake levers" left to do.
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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby garethashenden » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:30 pm

I have built the body of the van. It is tight around the stanchions on the ends and they need a bit of thinning.
I've posed it with my other two BR wagons, the 1/208 already in this thread and a shock wagon.
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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby iak » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:58 pm

Excellent stuff Gareth. :thumb
I assume the Shock Open is a Newitt underframe as well?
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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby garethashenden » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:07 am

iak wrote:Excellent stuff Gareth. :thumb
I assume the Shock Open is a Newitt underframe as well?


Yes it is. They are wonderful underframes. If this were my primary era and I had a large layout I might feel differently, but as things are I really like them.

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Re: Not so Edwardian wagons

Postby garethashenden » Fri May 11, 2018 5:21 pm

Well, I bought a Hymek. I'm a bit surprised by this, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. It's blue and pre-TOPS, so that fits the few BR wagons I've accumulated. It came pre-weathered from eBay and the person who did the weathering did a very good job. I bought a PenBits sprung bogie kit for it and over the past week I've been putting it together. It went together very well and now that it's almost done it was definitely worth it. It runs much more smoothly than the Class 25 I have. I still need to add the brake shoes, and weather the wheels and buffer beam details, but it's almost done. I think the Class 25 will get sprung bogies too at some point.

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