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Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

Postby PeterH » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:39 am

A couple of years ago (though it seems like only yesterday), I made a 1:25 scale goods van on 24 mm track, for 2 ft gauge:
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See here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10699

This seemed a bit big to me, so I made three more goods vans in different scales and gauges to see how they looked, and to try out different ways of making. My first wagon is on the right:
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I really wanted something that would run on 16.5 mm track, but if the wagon was big enough, the wheels were so close together that the wagon was unstable. So I’ve decided to stick with 24 mm track, 1:25 scale but use a smaller prototype than my first wagon. On the se lounge I found several drawings for goods vans about 10 ft long, 5 ft wide and a bit over 6 ft high. Also here, second drawing down: http://www.009.cd2.com/history/goods.htm. This model is second from the right above.

I’m going to make another...
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Re: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

Postby PeterH » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:19 am

Wagon number 5:
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The basic wagon core is mostly cedar, a light wood, to keep the center of gravity down. It was time consuming to get all the angles right, and I’ll probably make future cores from bits of wood glued together.

The planks I cut from old wood Venetian blind slats. They are possibly basswood, and yes they do make fuzzies when I sand them.
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Re: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:33 am

Peter,

I particularly like that first van. The track looks to have very light rail, just out of interest what Code please?

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Re: Peter’s 1:25, 24 mm gauge rolling stock

Postby PeterH » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:44 pm

Chris, the rail is Frank’s finest 00, which is a bit light. My backstories often play out at the level of the model, not the prototype, for example this excerpt from the Huia Morning Star, 2019:

“... rail used on the line was second hand, obtained at a knock-down price from a local abandoned line of 15 inch gauge. The CME was quoted as saying that the light weight was justified because the loads on the new line were not expected to be heavy. The ceremony for hammering the first spike will be next Wednesday at 2 pm, followed by refreshments at the Poke and Fern Hotel”

The stick boys have been busy:
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though they will be going away up north for a week now.
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