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For my second post here are some Provincial Wagons container flat wagons with modified and repainted C-Rail containers.

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The CIE container is the one piece resin item provided with the Provincial Wagons kits.

My father, who worked for Michelin, was posted to Belfast in 1978 and I went to school there from 1978 to 1983.  I have been fascinated by the railways of Northern Ireland and Eire ever since.

Cheers

Darius

 

 

For the left over containers I built an NIR bogie container flat using a spare Ian Kirk kit coach chassis, some Triang bogies and bits of plasticard.

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Cheers

Darius

 

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I have had this Irish Freight Models anhydrous ammonia tanker on the shelf for quite a few years after obtaining it in completed condition from the Bay of e.

Over time the decals started to peel and it looked in a very sorry state.

Today I decided to improve things so the remaining decals were scrubbed off and extra undergibbon parts were added using brass rod and plasticard.

The tank and chassis have now been repainted.

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The original handwheels have been removed and will be replaced with etched examples.

The lines on the tank were drawn on using a 2H pencil and a guide made from three layers of Tamiya masking tape.

A new decal sheet has been obtained from MIR - still available on eBay.

Cheers

Darius

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…and painted.  It’s a green “Brown Van”.

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Painted UTA green - not sure if this is prototypically correct but it makes a change from brown “Brown Vans”.

it will get browner after a spot of weathering.

Cheers

Darius

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Next project:-

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MIR drop side cement pallet wagon - first of six.  A very nice kit with everything you need including wheels, brass bearings and some very fine chain.

Cheers

Darius

PS    I have kept these kits wrapped up in the box since Ian sent them to me several years ago.  On unpacking them yesterday I found that Ian had enclosed a cash refund for the combined postage saving.  So a belated thank-you to Ian for the refund.

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22 hours ago, Darius43 said:

…and painted.  It’s a green “Brown Van”.

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Painted UTA green - not sure if this is prototypically correct but it makes a change from brown “Brown Vans”.

it will get browner after a spot of weathering.

Cheers

Darius

Hi Darius

Seriously excellent work. They were brown with the NCC, but the UTA did indeed paint them unlined green exactly as you have. In fact, since the later ones were built after 1949, these ones would never have been brown at all, starting life in green.

NIR, of course, painted them maroon after 1968.

Your weathering is superb too.

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1 hour ago, airfixfan said:

Colour photos of the ubiquitous NCC Brown Van in Green are as rare as hens teeth. Great work Darius about a rarely modelled period on NIR that I remember so well!

Indeed - plus the fact that once painted and put into traffic, they were never cleaned and rarely repainted, so they ended up a nondescript dirty brown colour as a result of being caked in brake-block dust, like just about everything non-passenger that the UTA possessed.

Gave a new meaning to "brown van"!

 

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I found two of these MIR Fertiliser Wagon kits in a cardboard box with no instructions.  Assembled one wagon today with additional plasticard bits to the under-chassis truss work.

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Not sure what these parts are..?

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Cheers

Darius

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