Tank wagon kitbash

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Tank wagon kitbash

Postby lesmond » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:11 pm

I've been using bits and pieces from the Ratio OO "oil tanks" kit for the fireless crane described elsewhere here, and in a bit of a light bulb moment realised that I've also the makings of two tank wagons on the bench :D

So, after some measurements, it appears that a short Hornby wagon chassis is about the right length to go under a Ratio tank on a new floor etc:

Image2017-07-22 15.03.03 by lesmond2009, on Flickr

I cut a new floor from styrene, scribed it for "planking", then added grain using a razor saw dragged across it:

Image2017-07-23 16.08.00 by lesmond2009, on Flickr

I also removed the Hornby couplers, buffers and the weight, then made and fitted the buffer beams:

Image2017-07-23 19.43.56 by lesmond2009, on Flickr

That's it so far, hopefully more progress tomorrow.

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Re: Tank wagon kitbash

Postby Kerluk » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:40 pm

Another very interesting thread. Thanks.

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Re: Tank wagon kitbash

Postby lesmond » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:58 pm

Cheers, Chris :)

I've attached the chassis to the floor, and added some scrap lead to get the weight up:

Image2017-07-26 20.42.15 by lesmond2009, on Flickr

The tank is an easy build - top and bottom go together, then the two ends, then the filler. I'll add discharge pipework later.

Once everything had set, I added a length of girder to the bottom of the tank to make a mounting:

Image2017-07-27 20.05.52 by lesmond2009, on Flickr

I'll add some more reinforcement to the girder to make it look bolted to the floor, then eventually get around to painting it...
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Re: Tank wagon kitbash

Postby adibitar69 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:53 am

Its interesting..........


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