SHOCK!! HORROR!! WGLR goes 16mm

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Very nice. As you say Mel, incredibly sharp casting.

It does have the look (and size) of an American construction worker's lunchbox....
 

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beavercreek said:
Very nice. As you say Mel, incredibly sharp casting.

It does have the look (and size) of an American construction worker's lunchbox....
Funnily enough mate, the wife thought it was a mobile Aga. :rofl::rofl:
 

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yb281 said:
beavercreek said:
Very nice. As you say Mel, incredibly sharp casting.

It does have the look (and size) of an American construction worker's lunchbox....
Funnily enough mate, the wife thought it was a mobile Aga. :rofl::rofl:
As used in Persia......if anything can do it the Aga Khan.............................................coat, ........door
 

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That gunpowder van is exquisite. As you say Mel, a casting triumph. From a prototype viewpoint, I'm curious about it having end doors which means access from between the rails. Is it a model of a specific prototype, or a freelance item?
 

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That gunpowder van is exquisite. As you say Mel, a casting triumph. From a prototype viewpoint, I'm curious about it having end doors which means access from between the rails. Is it a model of a specific prototype, or a freelance item?
Prototypical mate, there's more info including the real thing here;
http://www.gscalecentral.net/Gunpower-van-m290009

Cheers Col, certainly would look good on your railway. :clap::clap:
 

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Now Mel, you know your desperate to try 7/8 :happy:
 

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Now Mel, you know your desperate to try 7/8 :happy:
:crying::crying::crying::crying::crying::crying:
 

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Loving it.
Must do some more with my 32 mm quarry line, it's deteriorated
 

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Cheers Paul.

The other end of the 16mm train is now built, just got lettering to add and maybe a light weathering? ;)
It's another from the Swift Sixteen range and based on a prototype (check out the website). It does look decidedly top heavy, so a goodly lump of lead bolted to the floor should produce a little downforce. :D

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So, the whole train is coming along nicely. Sorry about the indoor photos, but considering what the weather's like outside ............ well, as I keep saying, I'm nowhere near as daft as I look.

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That guards van looks bullet proof and knowing the quality of Rob's kits it probably is!

Rik
 

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That guards van looks bullet proof and knowing the quality of Rob's kits it probably is!

Rik
He's supposed to be bringing out a protected Simplex (Tin Turtle) soon Rik which I'm also hoping to get. I think it will go well with the guards van.
 

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Getting to the real business end of things now. The 16mm train is supposed to serve a granite quarry and these Binnie GVT wagons are ideal. Many of us with 45mm railways have built their skip wagons, but these ones are also great value for money and are complete with compensated chassis. They only come in 32mm gauge, but Keith has shown that conversion to 45mm is fairly simple.

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I built the red one a few months ago, but picked up 3 more from Exeter. The one nearest the camera came in a deal with the Simplex and just needed painting, the far two were kits.

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I've made a start on the weathering, but lettering will have to be done next.
 

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Mel
lovely very that rake just is (Yoda ).

You really have now got a spiffing little collection of narrow gauge stock.
The more that you do, the more it inspires me to have a little 'Brit' line somewhere in me garden.
 

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Mel, the loco and the wagons look great.
When I built my GVT open to 45mm gauge I had to leave off the compensation as I fitted the axle boxes directly to the outer solebars, It still seems to run OK though (not that its had much opportunity to do so recently).
 

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That looks really good:clap:
 

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The 16mm train is now pretty much finished ............ until I find something else to add. ;) ;)

Bear with, I'm still not totally certain I've sussed posting photos on here yet?