Unklian's G3 5 plank wagon ( Mike William's kit )

Discussion in 'GB1. The 4 Plank or Greater Wagon Build' started by unklian, 17 March 2018.

  1. unklian

    unklian Western Thunderer

    Well here goes with the intention anyway. The kit is for a Gloucester Carriage and Wagon built 5 plank circa 1887 . I have had this kit in the stash ever since Mike introduced it, and I acquired it because of its similarity to some wagons owned by the Isle of Wight Central Railway. It also comes from a very nice pattern by Geoff Nicholls of this parish . The aim then is to build it and alter it to suit . Here then is the kit as supplied , but with the wheels already 'treated' .


    The information on the prototype is a bit limited, I have one photo and a few dimensions in these two books . But as the IWC had about 200 odd wagons very few of which were the same, I am sure my model will resemble one of them !


    A few of the smaller parts are going to have to be changed to make the model more accurate for my chosen prototype as well. Mike put the very nice Slater's RCH buffers in this kit, but they are sadly the wrong pattern. Nevermind they will surely find a home elsewhere . The axleboxes need to be a plain greasebox and I think I might swap them for Mikes GER greaseboxes. I shall try and scan the photo next .
  2. unklian

    unklian Western Thunderer

    IWC wagon002.jpg

    And this is what I hope it will look like eventually . Points to note , inside angled strapping and 5 1/2 plank sides as per the kit . Narrow corner plates, taper buffers, plain grease boxes and light 5 leaf springs ( wagon was only rated 8 tons ) features different to the kit . Question now is ' how far to go ?'
  3. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    All the way :D
    Go on, you know you want to...
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  4. unklian

    unklian Western Thunderer

    It's those pesky corner plates they will be a beeatch to trim back, and then reinstate the plank joints . Hmmmm ....
  5. unklian

    unklian Western Thunderer

    I am still chipping away at this ( quite literally ! ) and the corner plates are now reduced in width. To hell with the dead line I think I am going on with this anyway . RIMG0680.JPG
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