Old ??? trolley cars

Andreas

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Hello together,
a little tinkering on the side. I have 6 of these trolley cars. They only look plastic to me - not suitable for an Irish branch line....
I rebuilt the first 3.
So they had to suffer. With a knife and files I worked on the edges. In addition, a few scratches. But the most important: The plastic of the lorry was heated with the blowtorch until it became soft, then I bent a little here and there. After that the whole thing was painted with rust color. DONE.
By heating with the flame, the plastic got a rough surface - I like it that way.
Here an picture Clonmacnoise & West Offaly Railway
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Paul M

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I use a hot air gun to bend the plastic, it's a bit more controllable. However, as you say, using a flame does give a nice rough and rusty type of finish
 

David1226

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I use a hot air gun to bend the plastic, it's a bit more controllable. However, as you say, using a flame does give a nice rough and rusty type of finish
Cor, rode the trucks.

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dunnyrail

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Common terminology for these wagons amongst UK Industrial Railway guys is V-Skips. The LGB ones do take a lot of abuse, did similar liberties with mine in my Luton days. Soldering iron, hammer etc. They also lived outside 24/7/365 in the garden.