SM32 (16mm) WW1 hopper wagons.

These will ultimately be a rake of four wagons, Graham has found another after I finished the first three! I have also just noticed that I forgot to clean the wheels, which will need to be done. I am not sure of the wagons parentage, but they are old!!! I may also give the stone loads a bit more colour. On O gauge photo plank again I am afraid.

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SM32 (16mm) Type C wagon

This wagon is a laser cut kit and took several coats of paint to complete – of all the WW1 wagons this was one of the rarest types – although finished it may well be weathered slightly more to blend the body and the bogies a bit better. Again photo’s taken on the O gauge photo plank. It is also a bit lightweight and extra weight will need to be added either through a load or underneath!

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Class R wagons – weathered & loaded

I have now made bales of ‘fodder’ for the type R wagons. Fodder was an overall term for the horses feed, it could be made up of various plants. I have made hay bales cut from grass land. These were made from a softwood base with glued on chopped coloured hair and bound by wire. Not perfect – but they look the part.

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Now loaded with the removable bales of hay

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Three Class R wagons for 4000 yards

Here are three class R wagons, used mainly for provisions etc. There were several different types made for the WD, but also quite a lot of commandeered ones from various sources. These three are generic, but are the correct length etc.

I purchased some 7mm hay bales and hope to set up a production line making some in 16mm – must feed the horses! They are varnished, but not weathered yet!

Also pleased to say we are now up to four Exhibitions in 2019 with the layout.

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SM32 WW1 update on 4000 Yards

Its been a while since I updated this thread – anyway, Graham came to see me today and we added some signs, ammo boxes and rifle boxes to the layout. These were made by Graham and very good they look.

We also took a few photo’s of part finished wagons and posed the 18 pounder field gun that Graham is working on. We still have some more packing cases to add, mainly ammo boxes and .303 rifle boxes. I have also purchased some ‘hay bales’ to add to wagons later.

Even although it is not finished, we are likely to have at least three exhibitions with the layout next year. I am sure we will be ready for the first in April at Stowmarket.

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SM32 WW1 Old Barn re-gauging

Just when you thought you have finished another job comes along. Even although I made the height of the old barn to scale plus an extra mm or two, it’s not until you actually test the tallest piece of rolling stock that you find models can differ from scale.

Anyway the height had to be increased by 5mm, I decided to increase the height by 9mm, just to be on the ‘safe-side’.This is because 9mm fitted in with the stone brick formations.

I have also amended the barn side on the viewing side to hopefully enhance the viewing. I had to cut and rejoin five pieces of the remaining embossed plastic as supplies were very low and I did not want to buy another whole sheet – strangely, it worked out fine!

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