BMT - Logbook March 2007

This article was published Mar 01, 2007.

One more coal wagon

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Never seem to get bored of these wagon projects..., here is one more coal wagon. The coal inside is 'scaled' to 7/8in. We got our first spring sun today, so I did sit in the garden and smashed a big rock of coal into 7/8in scale while I was siping a beer. What more can a train lover ask for...?

If you are interested, there is a CAD drawing on my Download page which you can download for free (it's in pdf format, so no special program except Acrobat needed (also free on the net)).


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Pict 4561 -- Almost done, still to clean, needs more dirt..
Pict 4561 -- Almost done, still to clean, needs more dirt..
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Pict 4594 -- Maybe not one of my best weatherings, but at least it got dirty...
Pict 4594 -- Maybe not one of my best weatherings, but at least it got dirty...

BMT Coal Wagon, Second series

First time ever I made and finished more than one wagon of the same type, for me that is a serie..

Pict 4595 -- Test fiting frames before glueing
Pict 4595 -- Test fiting frames before glueing
Pict 4597 -- Inside axles boxes, just a brass tube on a U angle
Pict 4597 -- Inside axles boxes, just a brass tube on a U angle
Pict 4600 -- All parts made
Pict 4600 -- All parts made
Pict 4602 -- This time I did pre-paint so I can avoid white lines in corners where the glue fills the wood instead of paint.
Pict 4602 -- This time I did pre-paint so I can avoid white lines in corners where the glue fills the wood instead of paint.
Pict 4606 -- all parts are dry, time to check parts before assembly
Pict 4606 -- all parts are dry, time to check parts before assembly
Pict 4607 -- assembling started
Pict 4607 -- assembling started