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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2015, 11:12:07 am »
These do look like fantastic kits for the money and I like the work done by member's above.

Being a "metal wheels only" chap, might I ask which metal wheels are most suitable to use? I have used a few Farish ones but they seem too tight, hence with impeded rotation.

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2015, 12:55:23 pm »
Dan

I use the new farish Wheels but I take a file to the pin point and file it down a tad.  Thid way the point doesn't cut into the axle box
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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2015, 09:02:00 pm »
Latest on my batch of cattle wagons.

Painted but more painting/weathering needed.




From a normal viewing distance they look pretty good mixed in with RTR wagons.


One thing I did, which I should have realised before, was to screw the nuts on and off the lugs before final assembly to cut a thread.  This makes final assembly a bit easier as you're not trying to hold everything together and twist the nut onto a plain lug.

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2015, 09:09:53 pm »
Dan

I use the new farish Wheels but I take a file to the pin point and file it down a tad.  Thid way the point doesn't cut into the axle box

Thanks Jon

I'll give it a go!

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #49 on: June 14, 2015, 09:53:39 pm »
That is interesting to know Jon, thanks.
I had not tried it myself cos I didnt think the plastic threads would survive two passes !
My 'in construction / being painted' wagon is still held together, for running testing, by magnets.

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2015, 09:57:57 pm »

My 'in construction / being painted' wagon is still held together, for running testing, by magnets.

Magnets! Bah - I can't see what the attraction is.



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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2015, 10:14:14 pm »
:)
That is repelling ;)

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2015, 10:16:18 pm »
I was just about to post a review of KNR-4 "Open Wagon, Bolster"

now I've lost my train of thought

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #53 on: June 14, 2015, 10:25:52 pm »
You want to get your thoughts coupled together  :D

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Re: Peco wagon kits - KNR-4
« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2015, 10:29:42 pm »
 :laughabovepost:
In an attempt to bolster the flagging intellectual content  :laugh: :-

So here we have a puzzling double-bolster wagon.
Much the same construction as the other 10 and 15ft wheelbase wagons ( this is a 15) ie. wheels, couplings etc and all held together by two wee nuts, apart from the two bolsters and their stanchions (sp? that's a funny looking word !)

and here a closer-up of the important bits


The bit I dont understand (which is different from the other kits I have made so far) is that there is no obvious placement for the bolsters and what are thos two small pips or pads on the underside of the bolsters.
They will hold the bolster above the truck bed which doesnt seem proto ?
Surely the idea of the bolster is to lay flat on the wagon top and distribute the load ?

Anyhows, there is no info in the leaflet nor sign on the wagon of where they should be located :(

Unless I'm going blind or off my trolly ?

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #55 on: June 14, 2015, 10:35:06 pm »
Now that is an enigma  :hmmm:

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2015, 10:37:35 pm »
Send for Biggles !

Oh, sorry wrong machine, wrong era, wrong war,
argh dont mention ,,,
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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2015, 11:04:25 pm »
on my examples I cut the pips off the bolster supports so they fitted flush with the wagon floor

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #58 on: June 14, 2015, 11:19:08 pm »
Quote from: paulprice link=topic=28157.msg3
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on my examples I cut the pips off the bolster supports so they fitted flush with the wagon floor
Thanks Paul, I was contemplating the same but being new to all this was waiting to see what others had done !
How did you decide upon the position of them -- 1/4 way in from the ends maybe, or 1/3rds  praps ?

Meanwhile, it provides stirling (?) service transporting magnetite from the iron ore workings of West Cumberland via Silloth to the Metal Box Factory in Carlisle :) :)



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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #59 on: June 15, 2015, 07:27:14 am »
on my examples I cut the pips off the bolster supports so they fitted flush with the wagon floor
Thanks Paul, I was contemplating the same but being new to all this was waiting to see what others had done !
How did you decide upon the position of them -- 1/4 way in from the ends maybe, or 1/3rds  praps ?

Meanwhile, it provides stirling (?) service transporting magnetite from the iron ore workings of West Cumberland via Silloth to the Metal Box Factory in Carlisle :) :)


When I get home today I will see if I can did one out of the stock box, and photograph it
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