Mountain Goat Waggon & Carriage Works.

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I have diseced the tank part and made myself two new smaller tanks out of it. Modelling clay has been used to form the ends. This is a picture done prior to filing.
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After filing to shape, and during filing, superglue was added as a coat to toughen it up.
I was going to make fet for the bottom of the tanks, but I decided against that idea.
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Well done MG. They look fine (clap-clap( no clapping emoji))
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Well done
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Shaped and sanded nicely MG.
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Thanks all. I will do some more when I am organized. I wanted to leave it a few days to ensure the clay shows no signs of cracking as it settles. So far so good as there are no signs. If it does I will simply add more clay and superglue. It is always best to do this before one starts painting. Do I paint first or do I build the chassis frame? Decisions....
If I paint now, I will need to paint the underside of these tanks seperately or they will have to sit on fresh paint while they dry. But if I make the chassis then I can paint the whole waggon anyway in stages, so I think I will do it that way instead.
I am thinking to paint them in black, but my little tin of Humbrol black paint seems to take a whole month for the paint to dry. I have some exterior paint for metalwork etc which dries in less then a day. It maybe a bit thick as paint goes but at least it is better then waiting a whole month is just not on! It gives a new meaning to the term "Watching paint dry!" What is happening to paint these days? Mind you. It is probably still better then making my own paint.... Uhmmm. I wonder.... I did try once before though it was more of a black stain then paint. Naaa. Ok for insides of open waggons but... Haha.
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I need to update this thread with a few little projects I have started. I am good at starting projects but finishing them is another thing...

I have seven 00 gauge grain wagons. One was an old Triang/Hornby one and the other six are modern Hornby ones virtually new in their boxes built to the exact same design. The issue I was facing is that though the prices new have far more then doubled of such items, if I sold them off to buy 7mm NG kits instead I would be hit with two lots of postage expenses along with making a loss each time apart from that, so as I have these sitting there, I may as well make use of what I have.
To investigate this potential I decided to start working on the older unboxed one to see how easy it would be to convert for narrow gauge use. I am not too fussy about smaller details as long as they look the part, as after all, all my models are built to a freelance design to resemble a real narrow gauge railway rather then to actually be scaled down models of a real narrow gauge railway.

So here is what I started with next to a waggon I converted in the past from a battery operated train set.
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The lid comes off easily, and an hour or two later after romoving the unwanted details I end up with this.

It is not finished yet, but it gives an idea of what is possible if one wants to build up fleet of 7mm NG waggons.
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