Sleightly different

Discussion in 'GB1. The 4 Plank or Greater Wagon Build' started by Neil, 27 March 2018.

  1. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    Just to be awkward my entry is less focussed on the wagon and more on the scene. The inspiration comes from one of my all time favourite railway photos, an image of Sleights station from LNER Lines in the Yorkshire Ridings, taken when the goods yard was still in use. Here's a tiny slice from the original which depicts what I've set my sights at.

    sleights station scan.jpg
    We're looking at the wooden open backing onto the platform. What interests me is that both doors are open, on the left fully so and on the right forming a ramp between wagon and platform. I suspect that the wagon is being used as a coal store for the station, there are empty bags draped over the side and what appear to be full bags within.

    I've no idea what the wagon itself is but for me that's not particularly important as I have a suitable victim lined up in the shape of an old Ian Kirk kit bought from the second hand shelf at Tywyn Wharf station a couple of years ago.

    wagon 01.jpg
  2. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Hi Neil.

    I'd love to see the full frame, please. I know Sleights, but only long after closure. (So does Steph, but he was knee high to a grasshopper).

  3. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Still am; it's just that grasshoppers are now much bigger :p. Strangely enough I was thinking the same as you and wondering what else was in the full picture...
  4. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Lovely pic', Neil - irrelevant, I know, but the wagon in the picture is almost certainly a wooden-underframed LNER six-plank with AVB. Not that it matters, but a nice scenic cameo nonetheless.

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  5. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    Well it appears that I've had yet another scatter-gun malfunction and instead of building the wagon in the photo I've built this instead.

    per 1.jpg

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    Well the weather has been unusually kind and it does mean that I can press on with guilt free baseboards in the attached gentleman's play space.
  6. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Somehow it more satisfying building in 1:1 scale when you can throw wood together with some gay abandon.
  7. Joe's Garage

    Joe's Garage Western Thunderer

    Completely off subject and of course a few years late but that is a VERY nice iron gate!!!!!

    And of course you could put wheels on the wooden framing and pretend it is a wagon of some sorts!


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