Friday, 8 June 2018

Rhymney steel bodied van

Rhymney Railway steel van done. Pretty basic changes: horse hooks, commode handles and vents. The brakes I bottled out of. The GWR made all sorts of changes including leaving the Dean-Churchwoods on one side and adding a Morton lever on the other with just a shoe on the RH wheel. For simplicity I just left the single Morton supplied with the kit. Ideally you'd start with a Cooper Craft chassis and Ratio body, but that's just getting silly. Making numbers up from single digits is not my favourite task and the camera makes it look even worse.


  1. Hi Chris

    It's a nice build. Looks good. I guess your concern about the numbers illustrates a dilemma with modelling. Does one just stick with the lovely RTR stuff that has the numbers applied by an ever so precise machine or actually build something that is a little way from perfection, yet is unique to the creator and for that matter is a good representation of the prototype? Have a look at how scabby real wagons were. ;-)

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