BMT - Logbook April 2006

This article was published Apr 01, 2006.

Couvert sur bogies Pechot, secteur de Moourmelon, type A

Pict1041 -- One pair will be dirty yellow, two pairs will be gray.

Pechot bogies. These will fit under two new projects. First a WW1 Moourmelon closed wagon which I am building in my scale at the same time as Claus Nielsen in Denmark are building his in 1:35. See plan 53 in Dr. Christian Cenacs perfect drawing collection (if you still miss it, see my book reviews). We aim to build as equal as possible, except that I need to alter slightly since my prototype gauge is 18inch and he builds for correct 600mm.


Pict1029 -- These are for 19mm scale, but works fine in this scale also.
Pict1029 -- These are for 19mm scale, but works fine in this scale also.
Pict1033 -- Sierra wheels makes them heavy and great rollers.
Pict1033 -- Sierra wheels makes them heavy and great rollers.
Pict1038 -- First batch of three pairs assembled.
Pict1038 -- First batch of three pairs assembled.
Pict1041 -- One pair will be dirty yellow, two pairs will be gray.
Pict1041 -- One pair will be dirty yellow, two pairs will be gray.

Plate-forme des ateliers de Suippes sur bogies Pechot, Model GS type C

Second project is a work caboose, also with origins from french equipment during WW1. The prototype for this are in Dr. Christian Cenacs book, on plan 45.

Pics1313
Pics1313
Pict1314
Pict1314
Pict1321
Pict1321

Steve Bennet Imitation

In spite the fact that I am deep in the currect project and also have four prev un-finished projects, yesterday I got staring on one of Steve Bennetts nice little Gn15 mine tubs. I realized that if I did double all measures I would get size for 1:12 but since I aim at 18inch rails and Steve's models are for 15inch, the result would be just right. Here is a short story on how I did it.

Pict1045 -- wheels from slaters
Pict1045 -- wheels from slaters
Pict1046 -- the frame in an early stage
Pict1046 -- the frame in an early stage
Pict1047 -- test fiting the halfdone box on the frame
Pict1047 -- test fiting the halfdone box on the frame
Pict1052 -- rather good, eeih?
Pict1052 -- rather good, eeih?
Pict1055 -- a bit more from above
Pict1055 -- a bit more from above
Pict1057 -- frame almost done
Pict1057 -- frame almost done
Pict1058 -- overview
Pict1058 -- overview
Pict1059 -- rivets are plain old cut-off spike heads
Pict1059 -- rivets are plain old cut-off spike heads
Pict1063 -- finished, only paint remains
Pict1063 -- finished, only paint remains
Pict1065 -- finished, from above
Pict1065 -- finished, from above
Pict1067 -- with paint
Pict1067 -- with paint
Pict1068 -- with paint, from above
Pict1068 -- with paint, from above