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Author Topic: 3D Rectangular Tank Wagons  (Read 790 times)

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Re: 3D Rectangular Tank Wagons
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2020, 11:34:45 PM »
Top job!

Thanks Mike - what do you think about the weight/number of rivets I've added?


It's a matter of perspective.

As they sit, in that rake of a few wagons, they look great as regards rivets size, spacing, and appearance.

If you compare your end result with your original photo of an actual wagon, then they look oversized, too few and imposing.

But the latter doesn't matter. (Ooo, that rhymes!) It's what the viewer 'sees' that matters. And what I see is a excellent looking unusual wagon which looks the part. I prefer the rivet work on these to the wing plate tank wagons.

I'm spent out at the moment, Paddy has already convinced me that the second lot of Cromwell's i bought isn't as good as the ones he's just bought and done, so four of those are on the purchase list, I'm looking to have a crack at one or two of your Pecketts, as well as a tank wagon of yours and now you've done these. Keeping up with the constant kit/build wishlist us exhausting!

I like 'em. If/when I get to them I'd probably go with a made-up private owner livery. It's the sort of thing you can get away with on a rare wagon like these.
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Re: 3D Rectangular Tank Wagons
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2020, 12:06:53 AM »
Thanks Mike - yes, on balance I agree they're more convincing than the rather subtle rivets on the wing tanks in the rake. I was thinking about your bogie LMS hoppers and their Railtec rivets. I think their prototype riveting was less obvious than on these Victorian wagons?

« Last Edit: January 24, 2020, 11:28:55 AM by maridunian »
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