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OPEN & FLAT WAGONS (GENERAL MERCHANDISE)

 


Some wagons from the same era have also recently been completed:- BR diagram 1/001 'Lowfit' with a tractor delivery as a load. One morning spent surfing the web turned me into a minor tractor expert, so I now know this is a 1960 Fordson Power Major in standard factory colours, and a superb replica of the original too, once the front wheel width spacing is reduced a little (available from Oxford Di-cast / Hornby Skaledale).


A ex-GWR 'Conflat A' of 1947 with an insulated container. This wagon design continued in production almost unchanged under BR, so makes for an easy conversion from the Parkside kit. The main visual change is the chain shackle points as BR added more positions down each side.


Highfit B481774 to BR diagram 1/041 was a similar situation, this time with an LNER steel-bodied design. BR never came to an early decision on a 'standard' design for open goods wagons however (unlike vans) and instead continued building wagons based on LNER, LMS, and SR practice, although with some changes to the underframes. The tarpauline is modelled using the printed paper sheets available from traders....suitably crumpled and distressed before gluing in position.


Lowmac EP - Canada Road.


Lowmac EK - Lesney Park.


Canada Road.


Canada Road.


Canada Road.


Canada Road.


Usually found hanging around Wibdenshaw yard, created by Paul James.


The bodywork on this fleet of seven Shochood Bs for Morfa Bank Sidings has been created using Photoshop. The flat sides of the prototype lend themselves well to this technique. Printed using a high resolution printer the sides have been attached to a plastic box with Parkside ends and chassis.


Shenston Road.


Shenston Road.


Shenston Road.


Shenston Road.


Shenston Road.


Shenston Road.


Shenston Road.


Shenston Road.


Shenston Road.


OAA wagons at Wibdenshaw (Hornby).


OBA wagon at Wibdenshaw (Bachmann).