The scratch building of O9 wagons continues. The latest wagons to be completed are this pair of single plank wagons.
The construction was essentially the same as the open wagon I made. The fake sole bars, floor, sides, hinges and rivet details were made from plastic card and rod. The main difference is these wagons are built on the Peco N Gauge 15ft Wagon Chassis (NR122) and are slightly longer than the open wagon.
The two wagons were made to resemble one another, with small differences. The one on the right is slightly longer (52mm compared to 48mm), has more hinges on the side planks and has shorter end stanchions.
I designed the wagons so they would accommodate the Skytrex Model Railways O scale packing cases and crates. This has worked out well and the loads look good in the wagons.
Both wagons are painted in manufacturer’s photographic grey (also known as primer 🙂 ) because I still haven’t decided what colour to paint my O9 stock !
Very nice work could you show how you achieve the plank affect on the wagon base to look like individual planks many thanks
Thanks for the positive feedback. To create the planking I use a Plastic Cutter called a ‘Scrawker’. It ‘gouges’ out the plastic to create a groove rather than cutting the plastic like a normal knife. I can do a post with more details if that would be useful. Here’s a link to a ‘Scrawker’:https://eileensemporium.com/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=product&task=show&name=plastic-cutter-scrawker&cid=1622&Itemid=189&category_pathway=1063
Thanks for that it very useful it’s something i had wondered about and not seen explained. I also really like your axle boxes on your a1 kit i made one and was very pleased with it im looking forward to seeing how you finish it. Do you have a layout in o9 thanks Barry
Interesting that you also made the a1 Hunslet kit. Mine is (slowly) progressing to the paint shop and I will post some pics when it progresses. I don’t have an O9 layout but I will be building one in the future, I have a couple of ideas (one industrial, one rural). At the moment I’m just going to build some stock and see where that takes me… Do you have an O9 layout?