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The 'PAB' cokehop project confirmed, a full rake of 17 will come...

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No wonder EWS are reinstating more 37s for CazRail...

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Right, October 27th, the day both 37057 and PAB hoppers projects will begin!

Tools, materials, kits, and 37 body ordered. A start has been made to mould a split head-code nose from a Lima one. All systems are go!

 

It's great to have a trio of projects to do!

 

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The PAB project is progressing well...

12103 is currently progressing steady.

12111 is not far behind. 

12106 and 12107 will be the next through.

Need to buy: suspension units, romford bearings, primer, black paint, decals.

37057 re-instatement project 

At experimental stage of creating the nose mould. Body stripped of windows and fan assembly. Next job is to get rid of decals and any lining/numbering/other printed detail. It will then have its horn recesses filled, and then primed. Once sorted, it will receive Ews red, which will make the bodyshell ready to accept the nose ends.

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Wagons Roll!!

Pretty glad to report progress on the PAB Covhops! Finally I've managed to sufficiently straighten the chassis of one of the wagons, and have fitted wheels and Symoba NEM coupler system!

I've tested it in my rake of HEA coal hoppers using my GBRf 66720. Ive taken photos and a video to show its running qualities.

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Obviously, Ive learnt a few lessons from these wagons, and I will take more time with the second batch. This wagon and the second I built will be primed, the first won't go in the rake.

Things to buy are oleo buffers, coupling hooks, more Cambrian suspension units and more.

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Further progress tomight with the construction of what will be 12106 being started. Got up to gluing the top face to the frame before being summoned by the missus...

Also, 12107 had end bracing fitted. 

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Above - The wheel/axle/coupler arrangement. The Cambrian compensation units have had to be butchered to fit but are glued solid, meaning they need breaking off to remove wheels.

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Thankyou Chris, seems to be styrene sheets which have been pre-scribed with a machine which ive cut out with a craft knife and glued together. All detailing such as end bracing and ladders are my own work.

Tonight ive finished the structure of what will be 12106. Ive also added foot steps each side of 12107.

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A little update...

The three wagons have now been painted black!20180112_192258.jpg

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More Cambrian compensation units bought, two more wagons can be made track worthy! 

The last three wagons of this batch being made now, hopefully more will become available soon. The first one I built is being dropped as im not happy with it's build quality 

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