As some of you I’m sure will have worked out by now, Boston Largs Works are again involved with a project for Rhyd Ddu. This time it’s the other ballast wagon – the beast that is the Romanian new-build.
The wagon is able to spread ballast between the rails as well as to the sides. I know how much effort when into initial alignment as track was laid as I did it myself a few times - avoiding the track moving before tamping was important and so being able to dump ballast all over the track prior to tamping helped considerably.
At superpower I spent a long time taking shots of this wagon and it’s a complicated model. It’s coming along very nicely indeed as I’m sure you’ll agree.
More shots of this project and how it has been built up (Rob’s also making one for Bron Hebog) are here: