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In April I bought a copy the IRRS booklet Great Northern Railway (Ireland) Carriage Diagrams Part 5 Non Passenger Stock. The booklet contains drawings of a number of GNR 4, 6 and bogie wagons. I saw a bogie parcel wagon in Desmond Coakham's book and thought that it would make a god model. However the book did not have any dimensions so I was delighted to get the IRRS booklet which had all the information I needed. In may I started to make a P1 parcel van mainly from plastic sheeting but enhanced with card and some brass tube. The only part I did not make was the bogies these are N gauge society kits. The following photos show roughly the progress in making the wagon. The chassis is made from mounting board. The bogies are attached by means of a small piece of brass tube glued into the mounting board. the board id raised above the wheels of the bogie by a washer which also provides a little weight. This view shows the side, the other side is the same. I put some generic boxes inside as I had glazed the windows but nothing can be seen inside when the roof is on As can be seen the windows are too small in this scale to see anything. For the louvres I tried scoring the plastic but with little success The roof made from card has been added together with details on the doors and chassis This view show one end, the other being the same The final stage was the painting and lettering. the following photos show the completed wagon. The lettering and numbering were done on the computer. I have given the wagon a worn look. MikeO
Just to let everyone know that we've recently released the transfer packs below: "]#5786: Tara Mines wagons "]#5787: Tara Mines - early logos "]#5789: Solebar detailing (works overhaul codes/dates/etc) #5791: Concrete cement bubbles - early variants #5792: Concrete cement bubbles - later variants #5793: Pallet / curtain-side cements #5794: Bogie cements We are absolutely confident that we will not be beaten on either price or, more importantly, quality. The numerous folks on this forum who have used or seen our transfers will be able to vouch for the superb crisp and solid colour print quality (many examples can be seen on Anthony's workbench). Initially these have been released in 4mm scale but we are gradually getting round to also releasing them in 2mm scale. You can view and purchase these packs by clicking the link below: Railtec Models We will continue to release more packs very shortly, eventually covering the entire Irish market.