G3 Mid Wales Railway Brake Van/LBSC 4 ton ballast wagon.

Discussion in 'G3' started by Arty, 12 July 2018.

  1. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    Baz, it’s my “waste pipe” dust extract system for my Proxxon machines.

    I think a Manning Wardle would be nice, have to be an 0-4-0 to go round my corners.

    Richard.
     
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  2. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    If youd rather an archaic Neilson for motive power, Ive got one designed and build tested, as seen on my workbench thread. It gets around 4.5' radius with no bufferlock risk.
    A manning wardle would be nice as well. They have a specific charm to them with the tank and handrail designs.
     
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  3. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    Arty
    If you need LBSCR transfers, try getting in touch with Mike Waldron, mike.mjwsjw@gmail.com. He has them printed to order so, you need to be specific. I also see that you have an 'illiterate' sign in the top left hand corner and you'll need some of those too.

    Jon
     
  4. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

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    Jon,
    Have you come across any of these clamps yet ?
    I’ve found a supply, if you need any let me know.
    Richard
     
  5. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    Thanks Jon, I’ll send him a mail and see what’s possible

    Richard
     
  6. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    So there’s another candidate, thanks Trevor.
    When you look, there are lots of nice 4 wheel locos that would fit the bill.
    But it becomes more about what bits are available, specifically wheels to start with.
    I shall investigate your Shapeways shop - again.

    Richard
     
  7. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    Well if you want accurate, Mark Wood makes proper castings. If you want easy, Slaters 3'6 wheels work too for my Neilson.
    If you do decide on trying it, just send me a message requesting the 2D cad drawings and I can give a recommendatiom for a lasercutter in the UK.

    That reminds me, I do need to write up some proper assembly instructions. A job for tomorrow along with some quick CAD for Jon.
     
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  8. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    Arty
    I did find some little clamps with red plastic ends but, they weren't as strong as the ones that I bought some years ago. Next time, I'll have to buy them in the flesh, so to speak.

    Jon
     
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  9. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    At the moment, the 5 wagons have an assortment of axleboxes, which isn't really a problem.

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    But I have now some LBSC boxes from Mike Williams, so after a bit of fettling :-

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    Richard
     
  10. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    That bottom wagon is terribly loaded. Overloaded, not tied down, and will foul the loading gauge!

    Your stack is quite impressive.
    Any reason a couple have different springs?
     
  11. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    Just happened to have them in stock at the time, I may change them, but I have 3 more wagons in the pipeline, more springs, W irons, and axleboxes on the shopping list.
     
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