NBR Jubilee Mineral Wagon.

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  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    In between working on the Kirk twin art set I have been slowly assembling a Parkside NBR Jubilee Mineral wagon. Not the best mouldings that I have seen from the Parkside stable but I think it will be fine once painted and weathered.

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    I made the loops that allow the end door to open on the original from 0.6mm styrene rod which I wound around a 0.5mm drill bit in a PIN vice, I then poured boiling water over it and then quenched it in cold water which retained the coil. It was then an easy matter to trim and fit the loops. I used a couple of the off cuts to make the rings for the horse hooks. I would have normally used brass wire for these but I didn't have any to hand the correct size so I decide to see what I could do with styrene.

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    The more observant will note that the brake levers are in different positions in the photos. This is done because I find it a real pain masking them off while painting so I decided to make them move.

    To achieve this I drilled the back of the lever and glued in a short section of 1.5mm styrene rod. I drilled through the mounting block under the sole bar and then cut a short length of 1.5mm inside diameter styrene tube to fit over the rod once it passed through the mounting block to create a locking washer which retains the lever but allows movement.

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    Before it hits the paint shop, I still need to solder the coupling links closed and add the pins and chain to the brake levers.
     
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    That's a great looking wagon Rob, well done :tophat::thumbup:
     
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    Nice build Rob (as usual), but shows how with a little extra work the difference it makes to a standard off the shelf model.

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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    Thanks Paul, I hope that the paint job will improve it further but I will wait until I finish the other and paint them together.
     
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    Is Line Clear T' Owd Knotty Full Member

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    Sounds like a plan Rob, saves on flushing out the air brush too much.
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