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Hi everyone, Well after months of research, CAD, checking, corrections, amendments to corrections and tooling, the first sample of our massive 'project 42' has arrived, sporting a first sample view of our weed spray tanks! The fully diecast underframe provides a lovely weight with excellent detail and fidelity in plastic and wire fittings. It also comes on our excellent Y33 bogies as first seen on the Tara Mines wagons, so rotating axle hubs are included! We have some corrections to make, but overall it looks excellent! Here are some images to whet the appetite! (Please note that this is a pre-production sample, and details like the headboards will not be on the weedspray wagons. It is just to demonstrate parts, fit and finish!)
Goods Wagon, no wheels, The wagon is on Nenagh rd just outside Birr, first field after last houses on bad bend, wagon on right as you leave town. Sorry i couldn't measure the wagon, was on private property and I on business driving past, so i hopped over the wall, took the photos quickly. looks like 50's 60's Cie goods wagon i wanna take it home! End to end joy above photo with vent, part rivited on this side upright on pressed steel angle iron, maybe its older than 1950's then its bolted on at the other end of wagon , opp' end see below and 3rd pic down, could been repaired earlier wagon didnt see any markings the frame door hinge detail, i love rust, no realy, i go to great lenghts to capture rust on all sorts of old items, see those nuts, me thinks there 1950's below is door on far side, by road with flashing, looked like alloy not lead, sorry was rushing, didnt think to check. below, as plywood was manufactured way back, no clues there, as too age ah sure what about another glorious view, smaller image than first pic, i noticed those boards on ground and theres some yellowish green paint... ye are licking the lips by now is that a Cie logo? doubt it, but as timber expanded so did paint, maybe a sellers mark, drips and all yummy. either great steel or not that old? i thought pins like this were 1930's not 1950's
Following on from the advice I received on the forum a few weeks ago about liveries, I have completed a Y8 van. I had intended the initial effort to have computer generated sides and then to move on to a plastic version. However, I was revising some other wagons and and found 2 8 plank wagons that I still had to convert. I thought that one could become the Y8 as the Y8 is just over 15ft over body in length, just the same size as the 8 plank wagon. Attached are a series of photos showing the sequence of conversion The first photo shows an 8 plank wagon (not) the one converted but the same type. I had to raise the sides and one end as they were lower than the second end. One end had 2 vertical bracing strips which needed to be lengthened The other end had one central bracing strip so this was removed and two new ones added Next on each side the existing door needed to be framed and vertical bracing (plastic strip) as well as 2 small doors (plastic planking sheet) added. The roof was made from card as were the plain curved portions on each end, supporting the roof. The wagon was then painted in crimson with a little light brown added. the numbers and lettering were computer generated. I am not sure that colouring for the lettering and the numbers is correct as it does not show up very well. The other side is the same. The black line below the roof represents double roofing. This is one end, the other is the same. I thought it was too bright so I applied a wash of "Sepia" to the sides and ends and a black wash to the roof. As per the advice the chassis was painted black for this wagon only. MikeO