View single post by oztrainz
 Posted: Fri May 15th, 2015 12:32 am
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Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
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Hi Bob
The circular braces internal braces and external braces were laser cut on a separate sheet of card with a different thickness than the hopper sides. Styrene T for the side braces and styrene angle for the end bracing were fitted after the bodies were assembled.

The hopper bodies and chassis frame were done for us a special order by Models'n'More based out of Penrith.

Here is the chassis frame, notched for the W-irons

In reality the central cavity for the drawgear should be narrower, as in

but as it is buried under the hopper floor on the model..

From memory, the hoppers were just spray painted with a red primer. So far they have behaved themselves with no swelling or moisture pick-up being evident.

We are planning on using adhesive vinyl letters and numbers on ours.

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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