Saturday, 3 November 2012

Make Up & Brake Up

I'm building a handful of the DZ wagon kits as a favour to a couple of clients.

If nothing else it's a useful exercise to experience how easy or tricky it is to put them together.

Designing the masters and assembling the castings that are produced are quite different, you see.

I assembled the wagon bodies some weeks ago but I had to wait for the etches to arrive from Narrow Planet to complete the kits.

The picture should give you a better idea of how the brake gear bits go together and the very straightforward fold-up design of the bogies.

My favourite bits, though, are the hexagonal handbrake wheels which are such a distinctive feature of these SAR wagons.

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