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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2018, 10:43:06 AM »
Who'd have thunk it? Pink panels on wagons and, presumably, orange on the blue ones :goggleeyes:
Anyone know the reason for this?
I think they were originally Orange/Red Mick but faded to the pink colour over time.

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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2018, 11:04:22 AM »
But why just 2 end panels, Stu? Do the colours denote something? :dunce:

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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2018, 01:37:37 PM »
But why just 2 end panels, Stu? Do the colours denote something? :dunce:



They are tippler wagons, the coloured ends denoted rotating couplings, wagons without coloured ends had fixed couplings. I guess they could be tipped whilst still coupled in the rake.

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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2018, 05:44:52 PM »
Makes sense  :thankyousign:

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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2018, 01:19:26 PM »
But why just 2 end panels, Stu? Do the colours denote something? :dunce:



They are tippler wagons, the coloured ends denoted rotating couplings, wagons without coloured ends had fixed couplings. I guess they could be tipped whilst still coupled in the rake.

Cheers, Stu

Exactly so- very effective at unloading, noisey, safe and cheap as not much shunting at terminals.  much neater but not so cheap as with simple box wagons and mechanical grabs.
density of iron saw wagons with what looked like only part loads - often physically only a third full, but still 70 plus tons all up weight.
 
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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2018, 10:15:49 PM »
Bit more progress on the Iron ore tipplers. Second batch of 10 wagon bodies now sprayed in light grey..



Bogies wheels & couplings now fitted to the 1st batch of 10 wagons..






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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2018, 02:02:45 PM »
Another update, all the iron ore wagons now painted & bogies assembled


I've done all the transfers on them which has took absolutley ages to do & I'm now fitting the ladders & brake wheels (no photos as yet)


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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2018, 02:10:39 PM »
Also in between I've been weathering & detailing my rake of 28 HAA empty MGR hoppers, to go with another rake of 24 loaded ones for the Porthkerry layout.











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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2018, 03:49:03 PM »
Very nice, Stu

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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #54 on: December 05, 2018, 10:51:53 AM »
The iron ore wagons are now finished building wise, apart from making up some removable loads for them. All the transfers done which took ages to do on 20 wagons, all individually numbered too. Ladders & brake wheels fitted, (although the ladders are a bit brittle being old kits) & all given a bit of weathering. They've cost a bit to do, in buying them, buying all the transfers etc but I'm pleased with how they've turned out & enjoyed building them, plus they are a wagon type not available as RTR so it's something a bit different. Hopefully I've done them justice. A few cruel close up photos....

 












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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #55 on: December 05, 2018, 11:42:51 AM »
They look great like that, bet they will look awesome running on your layout!

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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2019, 10:57:00 PM »
Not the best of photos. My rake of 3 Motorail wagons I recently weathered.





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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #57 on: November 16, 2019, 01:34:56 PM »
I love the faded tones that you've got on those tipplers! I find the very deep colours which usually prevail on RTR stock pretty unrealistic, especially on freight stock (and especially especially Farish's rendition of EWS red), but you've really captured the right look there.

Jim
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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #58 on: November 26, 2019, 05:23:29 PM »
Hi all. A few photos of another batch of 12 16T minerals I've recently weathered & detailed.










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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #59 on: November 26, 2019, 05:33:28 PM »
Particularly impressed with those
 Motorail rakes certainly  done a
 Great job on the 16t wagons
 How do you achieve that ? To a high standard. Chris

 

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