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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Photo’s not taken on 4000 yards – area 5

 

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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Photo’s not taken on 4000 yards

SM32 WW1 Layout – Tin Turtle visit

On Thursday Graham brought his almost finished Tin Turtle along for some photo’s. The layout is progressing well, the main unloading yard is nearing completion and the sky has now been painted. Work on the rear embankment has been started, but there is a long way to go with that!

Photographs in order of work completed.

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Two more wagons for Morlock Heath

 

I have said two more wagons for Morlock Heath, but these will mainly been seen on Ashwell Moor, my sons O gauge stabling point that I made for him last year. I am hoping these wagons will also appear on Morlock at Exhibitions.

Again before weathering I put a light coat of matt varnish with a little matt white added, this just dulls down the brightness and gives a more care-warn look. after this the usual methods were used, shadowing followed by airbrushing, finishing off with a little dry brushing.

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There are several posts on the making of Ashwell Moor on this site if missed last year.

 

16T Minerals in O Gauge – revisit

Well they say a project is never finished and after adding the previous photo’s of the mineral wagons, I decided to have another look at them! My main reason was that I thought the BR Grey looked too clean compared with the really rusted parts. I decided to put on an overall grime coat to lessen the brightness of the grey – see what you think.

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Well, there we go – just a faint coat, but I think it helps. By the way I have photographed the opposite sides of the wagons this time.