BMT - Logbook January 2006

This article was published Jan 01, 2006.

A Hopper of a Different Kind

Pict0750 -- One side up before I ran out of hinges..

Below pics are from my latest, 'a hopper of a different kind' from Garys LID (Light Iron Digest), one of the autumn 2005 issues.

What really did fire up my interest was an thread at Railroad Line Forum (TOPIC 10492), there Marc Reusser have presented his version. I will never get close to his work, but it doesn't matter, I prefer brass and wood in 7/8in and a bit more 'rough' feeling..


info:Sofar no one knows if it had 2 or 4 axles, I fancy this version with inside axleboxes.
info:Sofar no one knows if it had 2 or 4 axles, I fancy this version with inside axleboxes.
info:Closeup
info:Closeup
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Pict0686
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Pict0688
info:Background image from Railroad forum, see above link (in the index)
info:Background image from Railroad forum, see above link (in the index)
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Pict0691
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Pict0697
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Pict0698
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Pict0703
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Pict0705
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Pict0720 -- Hopper bogies complete finished!
Pict0720 -- Hopper bogies complete finished!
Pict0721 -- Now only smaller details remain on the body.
Pict0721 -- Now only smaller details remain on the body.
Pict0729 -- Birds view on three latest projects.
Pict0729 -- Birds view on three latest projects.
Pict0750 -- One side up before I ran out of hinges..
Pict0750 -- One side up before I ran out of hinges..
Pict0754 -- Side view
Pict0754 -- Side view
Pict0744 -- Close up
Pict0744 -- Close up

Decauville Open Bogie Coach

Next project already started... the hopper isn't complete finished due to missing details, but I wanted to have something to do, and this is next on my wishlist.

Open Coach -- Drawing on a Decauville open coach.
Open Coach -- Drawing on a Decauville open coach.
Coach Closeup -- Correct size for 7/8in scale.
Coach Closeup -- Correct size for 7/8in scale.
Coach End view -- Correct size for 7/8in scale.
Coach End view -- Correct size for 7/8in scale.
Pict0715 -- First bogie for next project, a Decauville open bogie coach.
Pict0715 -- First bogie for next project, a Decauville open bogie coach.
Pict0725 -- Complete wrong axleboxes, but who cares.., I don't
Pict0725 -- Complete wrong axleboxes, but who cares.., I don't
Pict0745 -- This wagon will be blue, Tamiya XF-18 medium blue.
Pict0745 -- This wagon will be blue, Tamiya XF-18 medium blue.