Sunday, June 19, 2016

PW Trolley

PW trolley

I'm still stupid busy, so here's a photo I took years ago at the Severn Valley Railway of an interesting permanent way trolley. 

Presumably home adapted, it's one you could happily build a model of without worrying about some pesky RTR wallah coming out with one. Making those wheels would be a challenge though.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Severl Valley Railway? Is it in Austria or what? ;) Jokes apart, we want to see some real modelling…

Anonymous said...

In 4mm, the wheels could possibly be made from N gauge wheels regauged with new axles.

Phil Parker said...

Severl Valley - Oops. Now fixed. Thanks. Real modelling will start soon. Just got to finish a big magazine project this weekend. Then, perhaps I can get back to some of my half-finished stuff.

Wheels - N gauge would give you the size, but not the distinctive pattern and shape. Maybe 3D printing a master and then casting it in metal is a possibility?

Mark Nicholson said...

Cooper-craft do a kit of these with just a flat body, called Platelayers trollies you get two for just £2.50. If your local shop doesn't stock them look on the shop-cooper craft.co.uk site. Lots of other interesting stuff for most scales too. No relation, just a happy customer etc.
Mark

Phil Parker said...

I think I've got a Coopercraft kit around somewhere. Not sure how easy it is to get them now though, production of the range has been stalled for quite some time.

Paul B. said...

Apparently Heljan have been seen laser scanning this particular trolley. Meanwhile Bachmann have been flipping through a copy of 'The Chronicles of Boulton's Sidings'. Expect eveything that ever ran on flanged wheels to be available RTR in the next 24 months...
Apart from the Fell.