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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2016 11:08 pm
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Cardboard, paper clips, tin cans---you name it
Now, if we could just convince him that a window isn't the best of backdrops.....





















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Wow, great cars!

(one of the brake levers fall down, time for a car repair shop!)

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Very nice, is the lettering done by brush or pen?
cheers
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Very impressive.

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My thanks to Herb for putting these photos onto the FR gallery from Madame's I-Pad. The Gallery & my computer have fallen out with each other big time.

All completely scratch built except for wheels, axles, axle boxes & brake shoes - the brakes even work on some of them, just press the brake-lever down. All wagons have full independent suspension on each axle, exactly as the prototype - none of this "compensation" malarkey. Because I like to mount the brakeshoes as close as possible to the tyres (as per the real thing) the brake linkage has to move to allow the suspension to work.

The side of the dark grey NER wagon is from a kit because I don't have a good eneough photo for all the ironwork, with additional details by myself. The small white circle & horizontal bar symbol on the top plank signifies a wagon with modified/strengthened ends for use as the leading wagon on cable hauled inclines.

These are all Private Owner wagons, mostly from about the 1890's, liveried to advertise their owner's businesses (similar to the U.S. billboard reefers). Wherever possible I like to model an exact specific wagon, together with any faults etc, from old photos but I usually change the owner's names as these can be be very limited to certain areas that I am not modelling.

As Herb says, mostly old tin cans, & bits of wood & card.

Alwin: defect noted, job card to be issued (sometime when).

Bob: all lettering is freehand using a pen. I usually rough out the letter spacing first on a scrap of card.

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Wow, very impressive work.
Frankly, I like generic backgrounds, they really make the models pop for what they are...



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Thanks Salada, I have a draftmans pen thrown in a drawer somewhere. Never seemed to have much luck using it.
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Micheal,

The fact that they have suspension makes them even cooler. But how good does it work? Often models lack weight to make the suspension work. Or is the suspension soft enough?

Do you have a close-up photo of the suspension and brake system?

Thanks.

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Wow is right... That thing is beautiful!



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Hi Michael.

Arh !

Got lost at Watford Gap services on the way to Salada Wagon Works !
( shoulda let the train take the strain ! )

AWESOME work on the models !

I figure that's quality Lyons-Maid siding on there...
...those Wilko gardening-sticks sucked, right ?

If I wasn't such an Americanophile...
...turn of the century British O-scale would be a great subject.

:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

Cheers

Si.

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