Monday, 22 March 2010

Irish Cement Wagon

A very distinctive wagon, the kit offers a choice of large pulley wheel patterns

This resin and whitemetal kit from Model Irish Railways has been built for review in Model Rail and proved an enjoyable project. Resin can be a bit tricky at times, especially where chassis are concerned and the very soft material must be treated with care when cleaning up flash and cutting or drilling. With this in mind, I swapped the resin buffers for a set of whitemetal castings and added a few other extra details such as couplings, vac pipes and cylinder.

The brake gear isn't entirely accurate, but is close enough to give a good representation of the real thing. The model has been primed and will receive a coat of regulation blue paint this morning. Followed by soome suitable weathering, naturally!

I'm tempted to invest in a few more of these kits to run with my Bachmann CIE 121 Bo-Bo

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for covering modern Irish prototypes! Can't wait to see how it comes out after paint, decals and weathering.