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Old 12-11-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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Just thought I'd show a few a few pictures of different designs of wagons I've made in 7mm narrow gauge (Very easily to make) along with kit built items etc.
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The first photo is one of the first I made and also the easiest to make!
Simply some mesh that I found in a back lane and an old Triang chassis.
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These little wagons are made cheaply from wood and have suspension, originally to correct a building mistake (Axle holes drilled at wrong angles) but was so successful others I made to the same design were also made lightly sprung! Hornby wagon wheels are fitted. Will be converting the couplings to home made type in the future.
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A wagon made from one of those cheap battery toy trainsets. View shows home made coupling design.
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This one is small. Body made from baked tin can and frame/chassis made from 00 gauge code 100 rail. Wheels bought secondhand in a model railway exhibition a few years ago and they look like they came from USA bogie wagons in H0 scale.
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Peco 0-16.5 coach kit repainted in my railways livery and added seats (Made from wood) and three passengers (With their painted on clothes!).
Next job will be to change the couplings for the homemade ones.
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Guess what loco this used to be before it's Smallbrook Studio conversion?
It is not quite finished yet. Will fit home made couplings, home made name and number plates (When I get round to making them)...
A nice looking loco, but as the conversion kit uses most of the donor locomotives body, it is lighter weight then the results of some of the other full body kits from Smallbrook. Not to say I won't be dealing with that to improve its traction a bit...
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This one is the only kit I didn't build. No idea what make it is other to say it has a resin body and a Triang long wheelbase plastic chassis, and metal three wheels from another make (If rough handled its tyres fall off the wheels!)
I will change the couplings when I have a coupling building spree!
It did have a man standing on the back, but he has been acquired for other duties.
The body is quite narrow, the same width as the 00 gauge chassis it stands on.
I have other brake vans waiting to be built with bodies from Smallbrook studio. Will either find the odd RTR chassis and alter them to fit by cutting in half and glueing it at the required spacing for the body (Seems crude but had success using this method in the past), or I will use resin castings to hold on the wheels.
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Another Smallbrook Studios body kit. I slightly messed it up when building and managed to get it back right. It has also had damage repaired more then once through being dropped more then once, and more recently needs touching up after an evening of kiddies who were too young to know how to handle them.
[I was asked to bring them to a Christian event hobbies night. The speaker said "All children, there is a railway layout for you to play with in the back!" Well.. They did survive to live another day somehow!!!]
This coach runs on the split chassis method mentioned earlier.
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Thanks for sharing. Amazing what you can achieve with some parts, plus some basic materials!
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This wagon (The rusty one!) is a simple build using a Triang coach bogie as a suitable chassis. The body was made from a large rusty baked bean tin! Salty water was rubbed into the inside of the wagon body and it didn't take long to look as rusty as the outside of the body! The chassis quickly fades to look the part. I have another two wagons like this, though one is waiting couplings and the other needs its body glueing back on due to the old glue on the chassis was attached more to rust rather then the body!
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