Thursday, 20 May 2010

Heavy Freight

Next up on the workbench will be what have arguably been the two most vital items of rolling stock during the project to rebuild the WHR - the South African AY ballast wagons.

Drawings of these vehicles have proved illusive, so I'm going to be relying on measurements I took myself and there is considerable scope for error. However, (finescale followers avert your eyes) I shall fall back on my modelling maxim that if it looks right it is right.

I think I shall make both at the same time, because previous experience suggests that if I make only one, by the time I come back to do the second I'll have forgotten what I did with the first!

Stage one is to fabricate the main frame / chassis.

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