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Title: Ryanontherails Workbench
Post by: Ryanontherails on July 04, 2018, 02:13:21 AM
Hi everyone and welcome to my topic / blog about whatís happening on my little workbench. I do have another topic over on layout construction where you can follow my progress on the building of the layout. But I wanted to keep another topic open here with all the other jobs that Iíve got going on. Iím sure I will have much more to post in the future.

For my first post over here, tonight after a awful day at work I came home and relaxed by building 1 of the 4 Slimrails OTA wagons that will feature on my Scottish themed layout. Have to say that the kit is very well made indeed and easy to assemble, comes in only a few seperate parts. Only part Iím having to adjust is the buffer to fit in the holes of the wagon, a quick run of a little drill bit will sort that out tho. Itís got great detail and Iím lookong forward to putting together the other 3 and now considering getting a couple more for the layout. Think a nice rake of 6, 7 or maybe even 8 OTA wagons behind a 37 would look damn good! I think with the next 3 I will paint all the parts first before assembly as it will be easier that when assembled. Posted a couple of pics of the first build of the wagons. 

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/5799-040718014952.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67187)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/5799-040718015212.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67188)

Coming in a later post will be a detailed look at how Iíve modified the rapido coupling into a semi-permanent magnetic coupling, that will come the next time I do a batch of modifications to some stock so I can get some step by step photos. I discovered this method after getting fed up with them Dapol Mk3 couplings dropping down all the time so needed to find a simple cheap fix.

Happy modelling
Ryan.
Title: Re: Ryanontherails Workbench
Post by: Jollybob on July 04, 2018, 08:26:13 AM
Excellent work so far. I look forward to reading more of your posts.  :)
Title: Re: Ryanontherails Workbench
Post by: cjdodd on July 04, 2018, 08:48:02 AM
I've never heard of SlimRails before

http://www.slimrails.co.uk/indexNgauge.html  (http://www.slimrails.co.uk/indexNgauge.html)for those that are interested.

I like the look of their OTA Timber Wagons
Title: Re: Ryanontherails Workbench
Post by: Ryanontherails on January 09, 2019, 10:21:01 AM
Due to work and family, modelling has been on hold for a while but over the past few days Iíve finally managed to find the time complete the 4 OTA wagons. Enjoyed building these. Very simple kit to construct. I did plan on painting before assembly but Iím needing to get some Railfreight red paint before I can continue. Also need to find the buffers! They are somewhere in a bag of bits that has disappeared! If I canít find them Iíll need to source some alternatives. I do plan on purchasing some more of these when the budget allows but priority is getting some more decoders for the locos first.

Happy modelling
Ryan.
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/5799-090119101726.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=73002)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/5799-090119101829.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=73003)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/5799-090119101909.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=73004)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/5799-090119102038.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=73005)
Title: Re: Ryanontherails Workbench
Post by: robert shrives on January 09, 2019, 03:48:22 PM
Hi
If buffers gone to ground then try N brass loco kits - Nick shows several oleo buffers at around £1.70 a pack of four.

Robert
Title: Re: Ryanontherails Workbench
Post by: Ryanontherails on January 10, 2019, 09:44:42 PM
Hi Robert.

Iíll take a look on there if needed. Thanks for the info.