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Here are some wagons that i have been weathering.

 

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This wagon was made with a TTA oil wagon chassis made a bit shorter & bits cut off & MIR beer keg containers.

The kegs were made by me from plastic tube cut and all stuck together.

 

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Brilliant modelling, you must have the patience of Jobe to make all those kegs individually. And the unpainted replacement planking looks spot on. thanks for posting.

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Just lovely work Popeye. What I find really interesting about your technique is how you've made the overscale coupling hook almost invisible. Just superb! R

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Absolutely top class, Popeye. The weathering on the metal strapping looks particularly realistic - beginning to rust in most places, and dirty. The unpainted planks on the UTA van bring back memories too!

 

Just one thing - could you drop me off one of those kegs?

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PALLET CEMENT WAGON.

Here are some pic's of a pallet cement wagon scratch built by me. Using my own underframe that i made with a mould & the main body was built with Wills Kits box steel plastic sheets, all the rest is made of plastic. Buffers by MJT 2350, Chain from Cambriam Models 1 metre 33 links per inch £7.90.

 

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Sublime - absolutely top class modelling. I love the subtle colouring and weathering.

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Superb piece of scratchbuilding there.

 

Two questions - would you consider releasing the 20' wagon base for sale and any chance of posting the dimensions or a drawing of the pallet cement wagon please? Thanks

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Studio Scale Models GN Brakevan.

Here are two pic's of the brass kit brakevan, it's one i done a while back but only took some photo's the other night.

 

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i echo what the lads - superb work! great info on the parts for the cement esp the location of the buffer supplier - thanks for that:tumbsup:

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Truly excellent example of scratch building on the pallet cement. The SSM brake van is a top job also.

 

Rich,

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Ah here popeye, that's class. The j-hangers on the pallet wagon - explain please, iVe been fighting them for some time. They make it so irish. R.

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Pallet Cement Wagon Drawing.

This is my drawing of the wagon that i built. I hope it helps anyone wishing to build this wagon. the underframe made from my own mould

is ok but needs a lot of work to get it right, so it would not be suitable for sale. Anyway Thanks for all your comments.

 

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Cement Bubble Wagon.

This is my first Bubble wagon and it took a lot of work but it turned out ok i think. It's my own moulded underframe and bubble is by D&M Models

MJT Buffers 2350, Brakepipes 2950, Brass etch detail by SSM. Here are some pic's.

 

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