Steve's post Supersize Me
reminded me that I hadn't posted pictures of the rolling stock I'd been building.
As Steve pointed out the easiest starting point is with a ready-built chassis. I went a different route than Steve (I can quite happily use a different scale wagon for Gn15 but could never go from Gn15 to another scale
) I bought some cheap (scrap) Triang wagons on eBay and also a Palitoy van I had laying about. I removed as much of the width as possible which isn't easy, as they used the hardest plastic and metal known to man but gives a nice weight.
I then built new bodies from balsa and added Peco track pins.
The end bulkhead wagon is mocked up with reinforcing section.
The flat wagon has the Palitoy chassis, the bulkheads use the Triang.
They are all worn, but not worn out (I would have taken close-ups but it started raining
I wanted to see how worn I could go so I had the idea of a rotten wagon now being used as a buffer stop.