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Weskie's Workbench

Postby Weskie » Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:51 pm

Inspired by the fact that we've had a few entries recently showing the latest wagon builds, i thought i'd join the bandwagon and put up a couple of my own for your delight.

First up:
Mousa Models D1 open wagon.

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Assembled straight out of the box, it went together really easy.
Waiting for the paint shop.

Then we have a London Road Models D14 Deal wagon.

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Still under construction. Modified to have sprung axles using some of the original Exactoscale FASS units.

Finally a LNWR 10t Brake van, also from London Road.
The newer version of the old D & S kit.

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Also modified to sprung axles using some Bill Bedford units.

Hope you like them.
Andy Westcott

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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby iak » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:08 pm

Earlestown naughtiness!
Hmmmmmmm :thumb
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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Mark Forrest » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:34 am

Very nice; I have one of the brake vans to build and had been considering getting one (or more) of the D1s. Was there much work involved springing the brake van, haven't looked that closely at the one I have stashed away ready for a rainy day of wagon building?

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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Weskie » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:47 pm

Mark Forrest wrote:Very nice; I have one of the brake vans to build and had been considering getting one (or more) of the D1s. Was there much work involved springing the brake van, haven't looked that closely at the one I have stashed away ready for a rainy day of wagon building?


It was easy really, just soldered the Bedford units to the floor, using the Exactoscale axle jig to get the correct wheelbase, instead of folding down the compensated w-irons. Also check buffer height is correct. Although if it is the old D & S kit, i think i'm right in saying no floor is supplied, but not to much trouble to fit one.
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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Weskie » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:28 pm

About time for an update.

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I had a delay with the Deal wagon as i wasn't sure how the brakes worked, but managed to sort that after borrowing a copy of the LNWR wagon book.
I've also been assembling a LNWR horse box.Another LRM kit. Also pictured a signal box, also from LRM. This is beginning to sound like an advert?
No connection really.
I've just fetched this lot out of the sonic bath,which is excellent for finding parts that weren't attached very well. I see that a roof vent is missing, will have to go fishing for that.
A bit more cleaning up required then on to the paint shop.
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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Weskie » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:26 am

Thought it was about time for another update, especially after getting a mention in S4news.
So with the rather dodgy weather that comes with a bank holiday I've taken some photos of progress so far!
And just when you thought you'd finished the photo shows up something you've missed.
Mousa Models D1. Still need to blacken the wheels.

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LRM D14.

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I've also built a pair of 51L MR Dia 336 long low sided wagons. Also fitted with Bill Bedford springing units. Not happy with the buffers on these, they are unsprung, but the castings are damaged so it's not possible to drill them out to fit springs. Just visible on the bottom buffer. I'll have to get some replacements at S4north.

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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Steve4RoseGrove » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:39 am

replacement buffers

Or get some from Lanarkshire Models - drilled or un-drilled (cheaper)?

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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Knuckles » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:36 am

Weskie, you're gonna have to stop uploading completed wagon pictures. My mouth is already dry with saliva loss and my top is gooey. :/

Great work! Enjoying seeing them very much. Highly tempted to give the last few a go some time.
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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Jol Wilkinson » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:40 am

Nice work, Andy.

Did you make the packing cases?

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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Weskie » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:26 am

Lanarkshire Models

That was what i was hoping for at S4North, but i see they aren't there.

Thanks Knuckles.

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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby sam.makins » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:57 pm

Weskie,

Impressive work! Do you mind me asking which Bill Bedford springing units you used, trying to get the right shape W-irons?

Your first 3 wagons are exactly the ones I have waiting to be built!

Thanks

Sam

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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Steve4RoseGrove » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:17 pm

That was what i was hoping for at S4North, but i see they aren't there.


I have used mail order (last resort for me) and had good service. I might want some, so joint order? Discuss Thursday………

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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby jasp » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:40 pm

According to Dave Franks' posting in the guest section he will be attending S4um North
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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Weskie » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:43 pm

Sam.

The D1 kit comes with it's own springing unit.
The 2 midland wagons, I've used RCH 1907 w-irons BWF001/4.
The LRM Deal wagon has some old type Exactoscale units.
The brake van also had the BWF001/4.
And the horse box used RCH NPCS BWF003/4

Hope that helps.
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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Jol Wilkinson » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:26 pm

Andy,

the LRM LNWR Deal wagon has its own compensated underframe.

The LRM LNWR 10T brake van originally had D&S w-irons but the newer version has its own compensated underframe too.

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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby sam.makins » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:51 pm

Andy, Jol,

Thanks for the information.

Jol, I'm inclined to change and use springing if I can just out of preference.

Got a coal tank to finish first that I'm struggling to get running but thats a different story for a different thread!

Thanks,

Sam

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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Weskie » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:14 pm

Jol

You are quite right, both the LRM kits came with compensated underframes.
but as i prefer springing they have both been modified accordingly.
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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Weskie » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:28 am

Oh dear where does the time go? Nearly a year since the last post and i thought i'd have more to show for it. There has been some activity, mainly on Scrubbs lane part of Clarendon to get it presentable for the Scalefour display at Warley. It's not finished but it's coming on as those who attended will have seen. Anyway back to wagons. Afraid the Midland long lows' still look like the previous picture. They will be next on the agenda to finish after these two.
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Something acquired off Fleabay and converted to a D3, just about ready for the paint shop.
Also.
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A coke wagon for Clarendon gas works. In order to get a rake of these we've each had two to build, one loaded, one empty. I'd better pull my finger out as i'll be the last to finish. nearly one down one to go.
Here's a finished one. I can't even say 'one i finished earlier' Built by Pete Bettany.
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Must try to update a bit more often.
Cheers for now.
Andy Westcott

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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Penrhos1920 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:42 pm

Weskie wrote:Inspired by the fact that we've had a few entries recently showing the latest wagon builds, i thought i'd join the bandwagon and put up a couple of my own for your delight.

First up:
Mousa Models D1 open wagon.

D1 open wagon.jpg

Assembled straight out of the box, it went together really easy.
Waiting for the paint shop.

.



Nice. Did it keep its single shoe brakegear or get upgraded at sometime?
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Re: Weskie's Workbench

Postby Weskie » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:58 pm

As far as i can tell they only had single brake blocks. Originally wooden, upgraded to cast iron pushrod type around 1896.
Info taken from the LNWR society page on D1 wagons.
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