Rob P's O Gauge Christmas Competition entry

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  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Right, here we go.

    I intend to convert one of these - Slaters North Eastern Railway/LNER 20 ton Hopper Wagon kit

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    This is a prototype for the Bulk Alumina wagons that were used for many years in a few variations for carrying Bulk Alumina to the smelting plants at BurntIsland in Scotland by the LNER and later BR. The image above is copyright Peter Tatlow and is shown here purely to illustrate what I plan to convert the hopper wagon to.
     
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  2. Rob Pulham

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    I will have to get my finger out with this one but I have made a start.

    The basic body is assembled.

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    Glad you found your way Rob. :avatar:Great start.
     
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    Well, I managed to get the wagon up on it's wheels on Saturday but a bout of lurgy and a day in bed scuppered the best laid plans. I have worked today but from home and not straying far from the bathroom. Just what I need, not!
     
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    Not so good. hope things ease off soon.

    cheers

    toto
     
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    Further progress this weekend on the Alumina wagon.

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    It's up on it's wheels, the brakes are fitted and the false roof is in place with the outer skin started to be fixed in place.

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    Since taking the photos I have got all but one end of the skin attached but forgot to take a piccie.
     
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    This last weekend was one of those where the modelling just flowed and much progress was made on the alumina wagon.

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    Just the detailing of the hatches and operating levers for the hoppers left before paint.
     
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    I see that I need to straighten one of the brake lever guards too.
     
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    Coming on very nicely Rob
     
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    Well it's going to be touch and go with this one, when did you say the deadline was....
    The transfers have arrived from Fox but I have spent almost 11/12 hours interviewing and scoring the resulting applicants and I am too jiggered to do anything tonight so I will be a busy man for the next few nights.
     
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    Ah but you know its worth it and you enjoy it as well ...... anyway that's what Toto keeps telling me :avatar:
     
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    I will be back at it tonight....
     
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    For the last couple of evenings I have been beavering away making the parts for the hinged lids

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    The last photo is to give an idea of how big they aren't

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    Sadly this is where my entry ends. A couple of days ago Chris scolded herself quite badly on her abdomen and this morning the blisters burst leaving her in a bit of a state so I won't be doing any modelling for a few days untils she' improved.
     
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  14. Mr Porter

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    Pity about the competition entry Rob. Hope you still finish it when Chris is better.
    Give my best wishes to Chris.
    Jim
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    Thanks Jim, I will and I am sure that she will appreciate them.
     
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    Very fine work Rob.
     
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    Send our best wishes to Chris, and take it easy.

    It'll still be good to see the build finished when you get time to complete it.

    Paul
     
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    Just re-read your thread and picked up on Chris's accident there Rob. Sorry to hear of that. Sounds very nasty. Please pass on my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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    I'm sorry to learn about Chris's accident, here's wishing her a speedy recovery which is the main thing. Get well soon Chris:thumbup:
     
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    Sorry to hear of Chris's accident Rob. I hope she mends soon. Last thing you both need at this time of year, keep your chin up lass!!

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