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Old 03-06-2018, 09:10 PM   #371
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Ah. The old spelling had two "g"'s which the spelling carried on in narrow gauge form especially those which used to be horse drawn tramways (Waggonways... Not the street tram type tramways), so I continue to use this spelling to describe narrow gauge waggons.
However, when I describe a standard gauge wagon I use the spelling with a single "g" which is the shortened form of waggon which has been universally adopted in standard gauge form.
Thanks for bringing that point up. I was thinking how many would notice!
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:38 PM   #372
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OK Iíll let you off then.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:58 PM   #373
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Haha! I'm happy now as the chassis is running round the little loop of trainset track rather nicely. Umm. It was! Its just kept off the rails, but I did have it running at speed with no weights sitting in it. I'm hoping that by the time I replace the weights and the body it still works when it is all back together. Nothing worse then a loco which works fine with the chassis off but refuses to go with the body on...
Amended... It works well with its body on.

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Old 07-06-2018, 11:16 AM   #374
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Just a few pics of rusty metal I plan to form into some little waggon bodies. For now it means I have four little pieces of rusty metal in my bedroom instead of a whole tin of rusty metal. Rusty metal isn't really appropriate for a bedroom I believe! I've marked out the design plan on each piece of metal ready for folding.
If storing thin metal like this, always cut the corners round so you are less likely to have accidents.
All going to plan the design will end up being similar to the waggon in the last picture except that these will have both ends closed to form a box.
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Blimey MG, 10/10 for inovation.
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Thanks WTD.
Here is the result of the first one cut out and folded up. It gives a real impression of a battered look which is just right for what I'm trying to achieve.
Apart from cutting out and folding the others, the next job is to get the chassis sorted out. They should fit on old triang cast metal coach and wagon bogies. These bogies make ideal chassis especially when one changes the wheels. (With these the origional axles are to be retained and new wheels are to be mounted (I use 10.5mm wheels) on the old axles using slices of drinks straw as axle spacers.
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Made a second waggon body like the one above and sorted out the panel controller as it wasn't quite sitting correctly. Found the reason. One of the soldered wires to it was squashed between the panel and the woodwork. Here it is fixed in position and flat, along with its gold paintwork which tends to show up fingerprints... May end up a different colour.
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