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Author Topic: Scratchbuilding wagons  (Read 257 times)

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Offline tmcg1959

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Scratchbuilding wagons
« on: January 03, 2018, 01:03:53 pm »
How feasible/practical is it to build N-gauge wagons using resin castings? Has anyone done it here and is it difficult. I'm considering N-gauge Irish GNRi wagons but not sure if its worthwhile.

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Re: Scratchbuilding wagons
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 01:10:40 pm »
Gramodels have managed to produce resin wagon bodies. There's a little flash to clean off but they paint up quite nicely.

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Re: Scratchbuilding wagons
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 01:31:22 pm »
How feasible/practical is it to build N-gauge wagons using resin castings? Has anyone done it here and is it difficult. I'm considering N-gauge Irish GNRi wagons but not sure if its worthwhile.

Do you mean including the chassis? Or a body plonked on a Peco or Parkside Dundas chassis? The latter would surely be extremely do-able, even for someone with limited skills. Building a chassis on the other hand takes some doing because all the angles need to be 'just so' and the axle holders perfectly aligned -- otherwise reliable running will be impossible.

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Re: Scratchbuilding wagons
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 05:33:41 pm »
Providing you can make a good RTV mould that when poured has head and flows to its vent/s then you should find it pretty much straight forward.

Making your master or "plug" is probably the hardest part.

 

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