Thursday, March 05, 2009

A man with a van and a plan

This is the ex SAR brake van and the first of my creations to feature a removable roof. This is because it has a fixed floor and to ensure that the bogie bolts can still be accessed if maintenance is required, I have decided to have a removable roof. So, the roof has two spare bits of brass soldered onto the underside of the roof at each end. These drop down and are angled so that they friction fit against the internal sides of the van. It seems to work fine. Lead weight was also added and the bogies had two O rings added and work fine. Time to spray it - after cleaning - in red oxide primer.


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