An early LNWR four plank, in G3

geoff_nicholls

Western Thunderer
I've made a start on an early LNWR four plank open wagon. This is one of the LNWR wagons in D K Clarke's Railway Machinery. My intention had been to model an East Counties Railway branch line, but the complete lack of ECR goods rolling stock drawings forced me to make it a joint ECR/LNWR line. Laser cut ply for the body, 3D printed underframe, and Williams Models buffers. I had hoped to use Mike's sprung W irons and axleboxes, as I prefer springing in G3, but they wouldn't fit.

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Mike W

Western Thunderer
What was the reason for home made wheels Geoff? Different size to those available commercially, or just more delicate and less chunky?

Mike
 

geoff_nicholls

Western Thunderer
What was the reason for home made wheels Geoff?
It was mainly to have something finer, more like those in the drawings. They have thinner tyres than Slaters, and are only 5mm wide. the slaters wheels can be refined, but I have to pay someone else to do that. I'm not sure how resilient they will be, but David Viewing has done the same, and seems to get quite a lot of mileage out of them.
 
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