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Vintage Wagonry

Max Stafford's Kennel

2016-03-16 08.27.45

Whilst I’m off after a small but important hospital procedure I’m getting back into some modelling.

A secondary project I’m running involved what will ultimately be a display case with representatives of Scotland’s five major pre-1923 railway companies.

I just feel it’s another bit of our national industrial heritage that needs celebrated a bit and the liveries are nice too.

From what will ultimately be the Caley goods train, here are a cattle wagon and a five plank open. Two modelling generations apart in terms of media and construction, both have challenges of their own. The cattle wagon, supplied by the Caledonian Railway Association, is fairly straightforward superglue assembly and as long as you clean the parts up (careful of the dust!)  and make sure the sides/ends go together squarely you’ll have no real problems. If you are using Bill Bedford spring suspension like I did, you’ll also need to…

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