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    Railcar B

    Latest addition to the fleet, completed in CIE livery No 2509.

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    Looks good. have you built it since Warley? better get my finger out with the Bredins and the A class!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike 84C View Post
    Looks good. have you built it since Warley?
    Mike I did not build it, a Guy in England did and 'Frank the Piper' showed a picture of one he did for him a few months back.
    It is built out of card and this is how I got it a week ago.

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    Did a bit of extra work to it.

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    Then painted it and added the interior.

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    I wanted the front bogie to have a coupling rod (as on the real thing) and Brian Osborn of Branchlines suggested and supplied a Tenshodo motor with etched coupling rods. Finally fitted a decoder underneath the body.

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    Very nice!
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    Bigger brother!

    Am amazed that anyone could do such a complex shape in card. They look to have made a decent job too - when ever I've tried such methods, they invariably end up in the bin! Needless to say, my 'B' will not be having a repaint. Looks like it is not articulated? Not surprised - it was enough work in 7mm scale. Can't imagine trying it in anything smaller.
    Now, how about a 2A...? Doing that in 4mm scale really would be a challenge!

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    Last edited by David Holman; 11-12-2016 at 08:20 PM.
    Whither atrophy?

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    Not articulated David as previously attempts made the model unstable. The quality and detail of your model is superb.

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    Interesting model. I don't know much about the prototype , were they offshoots of the 2600 aec gnr(I) šesign tree ?

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    Not at all - a one off manufactured by Walker Bros. of Wigan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junctionmad View Post
    Interesting model. I don't know much about the prototype , were they offshoots of the 2600 aec gnr(I) šesign tree ?
    Railcar B was a development of Atkinson-Walker single and double ended railcars supplied to the GNR(I) in the 1930s.

    Walkers supplied similar cars to Victoria Railways in the 1950s http://trainbuilder.com/walker
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    If I was going there I would'nt be starting here.

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    A few were supplied to South America too, including one with an articulated cab/engine unit at both ends.

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