Another bash for the PLR

ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
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Cheshire
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After bashing the Newqida vans I remembered I had a couple of cheapo open wagons which I bought over 10 years ago, sitting on the shelf (one of existing opens in between for comparison). As you can see, they were too large for my railway but, given the Newqida van was as well I decided to attack them.

The wagons were made by Echo Toys in the 1990s but can still be found on eBay from time to time (one on there at the moment for around £6.00, but it's in the USA). I started with the most challenging one which had been painted green (badly).

Out came the trusty razor saw and and it was hacked about a fair bit - trying to retain as much of the moulded detail as possible

I think it's turned out OK - well not bad considering the original cost.


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The second one should be easier - I've learnt how to do it by now and I don't have to strip off the old paint.

Rik
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

Retired Oik
27 Oct 2009
24,275
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North West Norfolk
What is interesting, given my current activities, is that while this is a cheapo wagon, there is commendable details on the springs and axleboxes
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
9,548
91
Cheshire
www.riksrailway.blogspot.com
65 1057

65 1057

Railways @ 1.435 mm/ 1.000 mm/ 750 mm and 45mm
9 May 2018
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55
Berlin
Hello Rik,

very nice conversions with excellent results! Your post encourages me also to take the saw...
Before I do so I have to understand one thing - I saw your picture:

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...and I was wondering how you managed to get the diagonal cross beams from the door aligned to each other.
If the upper with the bottom part would be simply glued together, the cross beams would look like this:

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Did I miss something in your explanation, or could you please share the trick?

Andreas
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
9,548
91
Cheshire
www.riksrailway.blogspot.com
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