|My rake of OTA timber wagons is swelling. A mix of kit-built and Hornby wagons, they're each carrying suitable loads of logs, three piles per wagon, with nylon strapping - just like the real thing!|
Another Model Rail feature is nearing completion, on the subject of creating realistic timber wagon loads. With the recent Hornby OTA release (and the impending Bachmann version), now's a good time to look into this fascinating and attractive traffic. I'll also be demonstrating some tips on loading-up pre-TOPS era wagons, with logs, pit props or converted timber - complete with protective sheeting. Using natural materials and a variety of off-the-shelf solutions, there should be a technique to suit all tastes and eras. Look out for the article early in 2012...
|Stone-cast wagon loads, from Ten Commandments can look very effective when painted and weathered. Shackles and tensioned strapping adds the final touch - see how it's done in Model Rail soon...|