BMT - Logbook December 2004
This article was published Dec 01, 2004. Hudson Ammunition Wagon
October 04, I did ask if anyone would startup a 18inch winter project, on the
7-8inchScaleGuild on Yahoo. After a while Ray Wyborn did come up with the nice suggestion to model the Hudson Ammunition Wagon, which several people did join in on.
This month was the first for the Hudson project, so a lot has happen since start.
Pict0923 -- Here is a picture showing when I solder the frame. In the background is my mini-torch, very handy. I couldn't find 'U' brass beams this big, so I soldered my own. At first I left the bottom piece by purpose, but now after I learned that it would fit just right, even for the 18' (O-scale) wheels I use.
Pict0940 -- Here is a photo on how I done it. First I printed an extra copy of the plan and cut it out with a scissor. Second I moved over that to hardcard. The hardcard I use as a template, to get all frames exactly the same size. To the right, the frame finished with first wood-pieces.
Pict0934 -- Here is a better closeup on the finished frame. To the right Brandbright 16mm scale wheels I use, these are called RSA29/0. Yes I know, the beams over the frame holding the deck, should be 'U' channel, not box type.
Pict0777 -- Closeup on the Brandbright wheels.
Pict0002 -- As far as it gone at xmas day. The axleboxes are from Ray Wyborn at the 7/8' scale group on Yahoo. At first I was going to wait for Talisman originals, but since I had these I put them on for the time being.
Pict0777 -- This pic and below added at Dec 28th. Paint is on and first side is done. Still many small details to fix, plus the other side and brake wheel arrangement etc, etc...
Pict0039 -- A bit from above. The side really starts to give the wagon that original look. A note about the screws, I didn't have M1 screws at home, but I found a bunch of M1.5, to long but they will have to do. Will cut them of to correct lengt later, want still be able to unmount the deck for adjustments.
Hudson02 -- Here is an example on a finished model made by Rob Bennett.
Hudson plan01b -- Drawing made by Stuart Baker, with permission (Dec 13, 2004).