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Offline Ensign Elliott

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China Clay Wagons and weathering
« on: September 16, 2019, 10:47:45 AM »
I was really pleased when Kernow brought out their new Farish clay wagons - a much better alternative to the Peco wagons I'd been using previously. Despite being a better wagon I dislike the plastic tarpaulins so have attempted to make my own out of cigarette papers (kindly donated by one of my local club members). Although not perfect, I think they are a big improvement on the plastic ones.

I have around 25 but would like a few more so I can have some empties and maybe have a go at making some blue hoods as well. Kernow don't seem to have any in stock - does anyone know if Farish will be doing another run? 












I also have a rake of dapol silver bullets. I wasn't able to get hold of any of the factory weathered versions so had to settle for the pristine ones. I've had several attempts at weathering these but (I think) due to the shiny surface, I've never been happy with the results, even using a quality airbrush. Has anyone weathered one of these and if so, how did you achieve a good finish?

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Re: China Clay Wagons and weathering
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 01:14:04 PM »

I spent most of the TINGS weekend looking for some Farish/Kernow UCV China Clay Wagons, but after a long conversation with Steve Farmer it looks like I may not need them after all, as it seems that the UCV's very rarely ventured out of Cornwall, so for the Clayliner I actually need OWV's which I think are on 10' Roller Bearing chassis, anyway I digress.

I have a few of them and am currently building some of the old Parkwood kit versions, however as I say above, it seems the UCV's never really left Cornwall although they were occasionally found in the Clayliner rake. I suppose it depends on what era you're modelling, if like me it's the 70's-80's then I really need 10' wheelbase OWV's, which are available from the NGS, I just have to work out what the NGS call them :hmmm: :hmmm:

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Re: China Clay Wagons and weathering
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 02:06:53 PM »
I looked all friday for clay hoods too Neal.... couldnt find any so will have to stick with the 60 odd i have until another 24 can be found!



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Re: China Clay Wagons and weathering
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 02:12:11 PM »
I looked all friday for clay hoods too Neal.... couldnt find any so will have to stick with the 60 odd i have until another 24 can be found!

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Re: China Clay Wagons and weathering
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 03:22:09 PM »
I suppose it depends on what era you're modelling, if like me it's the 70's-80's then I really need 10' wheelbase OWV's, which are available from the NGS,

The layout is set in the 60s so I need the flat tarps rather than the hoods. That said, I occasionally run a but of BR Blue so some hoods would be nice.


 

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