Thursday, 9 March 2017

MINERAL MAGIC

New 'O' gauge kit under trial.


The last two days have been spent building a brand new kit from Just Like The Real Thing, portraying the long-lived BR 21ton mineral wagon. Thousands of this wagon type were built during the 1960s, many of them lasting into the 1990s, particularly those working from the South Wales collieries.

Following JLTRT's usual formula of high quality resin, whitemetal and brass castings, all of the necessary underframe detail is supplied - including all of the plumbing for the vacuum brake gear - making for an extremely authentic rendition of the prototype. Indeed, the only extras required is a set of wheels and bearings, plus paint and transfers.

Assembly was highly enjoyable, with few tools required and a tube of cyano glue to stick everything together. I just need to prime and paint it now!

Look out for a full construction demo and appraisal in Model Rail magazine soon...


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