This happened a bit after the wagon, and in the second photo is the wagon cleaned up, the only pic I have of it. I had to collect a package from DHL, a long way from home and I have to do it by public transport or taxi. It being a nice day I elected to walk and although it's a lot further than I remembered, I found a new footpath I never knew existed, which runs through the Ford car-transporter loading place and up close and personal with the container depot. Not maybe as romantic as walking out to see the ducks on Sunday, but interesting nonetheless.
I watched some Transits being loaded, just like getting a car onto Le Shuttle, and then turned my attention to the unloading of the early morning down train from Manchester. This brought back memories of working on a system for Felixstowe to reduce the total number of movements made - a fine art.
I remembered Jim Snee's posting about 9mm wagons fitting across a G scale wagon
and the discussion about having the traverser in full view on Chris Mears's double ended traverser concept:
When I got back I quickly bodged a carrier wagon. It's one of Steve's channel underframes originally decked in treadplate for Gnordlys, but I set some code 85 FB rail into it.
I did wash it with yellow as well but it doesn't show in the pic. I'm better with the E300 these days, but the layout and stock are no more (and neither is the blu-tack Hagis, for those with long memories. Naturally, the loading gauge I'd settled on for the tub was too large for this: withy little 'real' industrial prototype to work from, standards are always going tp be a problem.
Now set up a sorting game. Those on the far side will be three tiny scotch kilns, to be loaded with three kinds of 'stuff' for firing. Originally I thought bricks, but not many standard size bricks will fit so I figure handmade tiles. Three different types, placed at random and to be sorted into pairs.
This of course is the basic setup for my brickworks, and the loco I sketched on the train is destined for there as well.
Don't think one can make a puzzle in G much smaller than this. With the loco I might even build a proper one. If I can get FTP access, I'll post the drawings based on the London Brick Co. loco Steve sent me a pic of; if not, tonight instead.