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Thorness wrote:Hi Paul,
There is an excellent walk-through for wagon building here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10024&p=117174#p117174 obviously you can adjust the size as much as you need. The standard Heywood "Top"wagons were 6ft long and 3ft wide, most of my wagons are between 4 and 5ft by about 2ft 9in so really it is up to you.
With regard to a critter once you have sorted a chassis then anything goes! If you look at The Loco Shed at the top of the first page
Albert wrote:Hi Paul,
Welkom here. The width of a gritter or a lorry is about 80 cm to 120 cm for the big ones. Keep in mind that Gn15 is parkrail, it runs on about 370 cm. Make the gritter to wide and it will tip over. My models were about 45 mm wide. The funniest thing is that you can't do anything wrong. Ask yourself: how tall is a tree? Exactly. Everything is possible. And everything you come up with is already built and does exist in the real world.
So, stop worrying. Just start building.
chris stockdale wrote:Paul,
One last suggestion: grab an old cereal packet or similar bit of card and some glue or tape and mock up a wagon or two and maybe a loco. It's a great way to quickly get the feel of any scale with almost no cost.
If it looks right, it is right.
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