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Blackcloud Railways



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
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Location: Sandbach UK

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: A convenient wagon? Reply with quote

There's a thread started by Juergen on the Gnatterbox forum about thunderboxes, the ones illustrated being obviously un-British, so I decided to have a go at my own version.

The chassis is an old Wrenn die-cast underframe for stability. Timber beams are rocket sticks, the step and floor are card. Coffee stirrers for the door and corrugated paper for the wriggly tin.

Woodwork is weathered using sand coloured acrylic then, while still wet, with black poster paint. The rust is a mix of flat earth brown acrylic and the black poster paint, again mixed on the model while wet.
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alastairq



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Location: the land that time forgot

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marvellous! Like the weathering colours!

[how does one empty the contents? Or is there a small cess between the rails, like a pit?]
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Blackcloud Railways



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:
[how does one empty the contents? Or is there a small cess between the rails, like a pit?]


It's a dry closet... One of the estate lackeys, whoever draws the short straw or is out of favour with the estate manager, gets handed a shovel.
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Jordan



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:
...how does one empty the contents? ...

There's a sign inside...


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davidbromage



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top Gear had a similar idea, although slightly more open to the elements.

http://benautobahn.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/untitled45.jpg

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