Well I received a commission to make two wagons for a gentleman through a post on Facebook of my Hornby M1 Compatible wagons.
Well in for a penny in for a pound - I have decided to make a small production run of these wagons. The plans for the first five have been drawn up and work is about to commence.
Here is a pic of my rough Preproduction Prototype from a previous thread.
They will be stamped OGG for O Gauge Garage as that’s were they will be made - in my small garage. It is also a tribute to O Gauge House a manufacturer of course scale NSWGR prototypes who manufactured from the 1930’s through to the 1950’s.
My wagons are quite simple compared to those made by the original O Gauge House.. but I guess I have to start somewhere. .
Each wagon will have a serial number. 01 and 02 have been spoken for already but 03-on I will list in the For Sale section.
There will be improvements over the prototype including:
*Etch priming undercoat
*All metal parts will be painted with high quality enamel with two clear coats. Each coat will be oven cured for durability
*Removable lumber load with small lifting ring for use with Hornby tinplate platform cranes.
*Tinplate profile wheels made from impact resistant, low wear polyurethane. (Fun Fact. The wheels are cast using a 70yr old two piece mould originally designed for producing bakerlite wheels.)
Pricing will be around the US$30 mark.
Well apologies for such a long and boring post!
I will post briefer updates with pics as work progresses.