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 Posted: Wed Oct 20th, 2010 04:41 am
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These brakevans used on ballast trains, had ploughs to help spread ballast - this shows mine with plough & Kadee on one end




The model is very heavy.

Part of the "privatisation" of the Devan and Summersett ( for new members - my layout), sees changes to rolling stock as knuckle couplings are being used to replace the old 3 link, etc. (irrespective of the fact that I have been using Kadees from day 1 on my UK outline stock, technically rolling stock is being updated when  purchased by the D&S  from GWR, BR, etc - that is my railway story)

So I had decided to update this brakevan




Buffers & all axle guards, etc under side frames removed

Bolster for bogies & centre sill installed = Kadees fitted



Bogies fitted & side frames & buffer beams painted  a very dark green - almost grey/black



The D&S Logo installed ( the bogies are Victorian Rail H0 units - wheels non-magnetic by Steam Era Models) - still slightly damp from a dull coat applied.

Shown coupled to a EWS hopper which in time will also get updated.



It tracks through all my home made 3 way  & commercial Peco code 75 points like a dream - far better than the 4 wheel version.

 

I can only blame Ian SA for this as I saw one such 4 wheel van he had put bogies on at the recent Exhibition I helped him with.



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Nice work, Ron.



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Neat work, Sol.  :thumbs   Is it mine eyes or does the van have more overhang one end than the other?



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Thanks -
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That's amazing, Ron.
It's a Hoptical Illusion.

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OK, now you have done it DD - I will need to look at it differently now.

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Just take another photo and Photoshop it.  :mutley



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Got out the calipers & both bogies are the same distance from each buffer beam end. Having a straight edge on the vertical handrails also bears it out. It must have been the slight angle - a new photo is better I think




I will have to re-coat with Dullcoat based on the photo, then start on the weathering. ( It will hide any mistakes)

 

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Much better.  :thumbs  Do we know why they called them sharks?   I can see it on the side of the van.  Maybe the initials stand for something?



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Max, have a gander at this
http://www.pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk/pages/NEWS2009page2.html

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You've turned it around, Ron!
That's cheating.



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ddolfelin wrote: You've turned it around, Ron!
That's cheating.


Is this better then quest:



:mutley

The camera never lies - we all know that exclam:

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Aha!! Sliding bogies at work here exclam:exclam: :lol::lol::lol:

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Now Ron, don't blame me for your mischief. :mutley

 Job well done, it looks good and probably runs better.
 with bogies.

 BTW Sol, you didn't mention that a certain British outline diesel ( with sound ) and rolling stock were running on my USA based exhibition layout.

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Iansa wrote: Now Ron, don't blame me for your mischief. :mutley   Why not???   I have to blame somebody !!

 Job well done, thanks it looks good and probably runs better.
 with bogies. it does                
BTW Sol, you didn't mention that a certain British outline diesel ( with sound ) and rolling stock were running on my USA based exhibition layout. Yes my Class 25 and 6 different 4 wheelers - there was even some South Aust loco & stock in the collection.

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Sol wrote: Iansa wrote: Now Ron, don't blame me for your mischief. :mutley   Why not???   I have to blame somebody !!
 If the cow calved and broke its leg in the attempt it woulod be my fault


 Job well done, thanks it looks good and probably runs better.
 with bogies. it does                
BTW Sol, you didn't mention that a certain British outline diesel ( with sound ) and rolling stock were running on my USA based exhibition layout. Yes my Class 25 and 6 different 4 wheelers - there was even some South Aust loco & stock in the collection.
Your not inferring MNWR are you Sol.

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Iansa wrote: Sol wrote: Iansa wrote: Now Ron, don't blame me for your mischief. :mutley   Why not???   I have to blame somebody !!
 If the cow calved and broke its leg in the attempt it would be my fault
Of Course

 Job well done, thanks it looks good and probably runs better.
 with bogies. it does                
BTW Sol, you didn't mention that a certain British outline diesel ( with sound ) and rolling stock were running on my USA based exhibition layout. Yes my Class 25 and 6 different 4 wheelers - there was even some South Aust loco & stock in the collection.
Your not inferring MNWR are you Sol. Who me ? Never !

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Even my mate Robbo thought it was OK, in his opinion, I only spoilt it with my Road Nme - it is small - I will try to make it larger.

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Re-configured the logo - a bit bigger




Cameras are cruel but from the normal operating  position of around 2 feet away, looks OK to me & I am the only one to keep happy!

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Did the prototype have solid wheels, Ron?
... or hand brakes?

Don't see many of those about in any form.
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Just like a Victorian Railways brake van but shrunk - they had solid wheels - brakes are inside the bogie - I will have to ask my experts locally how they got applied manuually.

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