Sparkshot MR wagon

nberrington
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Sparkshot MR wagon

Postby nberrington » Tue May 12, 2020 5:04 pm

Knuckles has these for sale through his Shapeways shop.
I though I would give them a once over - ordered on April 24, here today.

The quality is very good indeed - lovely detail. I suspect some cleanup is needed, but it looks minor to me. They have a bit of twist. I suspect once a suitable chassis is on, it will be fine.

I plopped it in an unattended Craig Welsh 9’ base - just to see - I think these are a treat.

Now to dig out my midland books to see what the chassis is supposed to look like.....

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nberrington
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Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

Postby nberrington » Tue May 12, 2020 9:54 pm

My head hurts! MR had a gazzillion different brake arrangements !
Mr Essery’s fine work has photos of D305 with
- brakes on one side
- brakes on both sides handles on one
- brakes on both sides with handles on both sides, but facing the same way!

Lively book all the same.....

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Knuckles
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Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

Postby Knuckles » Fri May 15, 2020 5:03 pm

Hello, glad they got there safe, can't really help with the brake gear although I own the same book.

The bit of twist can be ironed out by running under hot water, gently teasing it then setting with cold.

Before painting there are a variety of cleaning methods that everyone argues over. I favour a white spirit soak for half hour or so (goes white) yet others prefer not to.

Hope this helps. :)
“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.” Thomas Paine

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David Knight
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Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

Postby David Knight » Fri May 15, 2020 5:30 pm

Neil,

I think as a rule of thumb the number of brake bits increases with the date so the early version would have minimal braking and later, say about 1937, would have levers both sides at the very least if not brakes and levers. Your model has bottom doors IIRC so brakes and levers both sides would *probably* be safe. Now I’ll sit back and wait for the flood of pictures from assorted collections to prove me wrong ;)

Cheers,

David

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Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

Postby Le Corbusier » Fri May 15, 2020 7:30 pm

nberrington wrote:My head hurts! MR had a gazzillion different brake arrangements !
Mr Essery’s fine work has photos of D305 with
- brakes on one side
- brakes on both sides handles on one
- brakes on both sides with handles on both sides, but facing the same way!

Lively book all the same.....

C4275B29-60B0-4872-A7D3-AB337F24F804.jpeg

If you wanted chapter and verse on braking layouts Stephen Lea (Compound) has a thread on Rmweb which is dedicated to such things ... I am sure a simple question would ellicit everything you needed to kow ..... https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/113035-more-pre-grouping-wagons-in-4mm-the-d299-appreciation-thread/
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nberrington
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Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

Postby nberrington » Sat May 16, 2020 12:07 am

Knuckles wrote:
Before painting there are a variety of cleaning methods that everyone argues over. I favour a white spirit soak for half hour or so (goes white) yet others prefer not to.

Hope this helps. :)

- as in Windsor and Newton artists white spirit? Pretty nasty stuff....
Would IPA do?

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Re: Sparkshot MR wagon

Postby Knuckles » Sat May 16, 2020 12:20 am

Haven't tried IPA to know. :(
“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.” Thomas Paine

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/sparksho ... eationsscc
Mostly offering Loco kits & bits in 4mm.
SCC Photon Resin Prints Price list
download/file.php?id=19320


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