Tuesday, 4 September 2012

IT'S A GAS!

Geen GWR Gas Tank Gets Going...



Having obtained this delightful whitemetal kit about 4 or 5 years ago, I've finally got around to start building it. It's a OO gauge kit from the David Geen range and represents a GWR wagon designed to carry and store carriage lighting gas to wayside stations, where coaching stock could be replenished. My knowledge of these is pretty limited, however the supplied paperwork include plenty of prototype information (more than there are assembly instructions!), including b&w images. Which is just as well as these things boasted much in the way of variety and in-service modifications.

The main metal components have now been assembled, with the chassis framing proving a little tricky to get square and true (I had to build a wooden jig). Real wood veneer is provided for the decking, but that will wait until after the painting stage. At this early stage, it's already looking purposeful and, being whitemetal, it's pretty hefty. All in all, it's a jolly nice kit!


2 comments:

  1. Did you know George that the coach used on the Hemyock branch was gas lit to the end. Simply because the speed was too slow for a dynamo to recharge the batteries.

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  2. Yes, I think it was Ben who was telling me the same thing a few weeks ago!
    Cheers,
    George

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