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Old 07-07-2018, 11:58 AM   #9
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Do what I did. The majority of what I have is in 00 gauge. I purchased a Smallbrook Studios body kit. Go for one of the easier ones like Ceto to begin with. Also, to make a start use old wrecked 00 gauge wagons. Cut the buffers off and as long as the wheels and couplings work....
The waggons in the first photo are the easiest to make. I might sell them one day. They are simply made from fine wire mesh cut and mounted onto Triang cast metal chassis.
The wooden waggon takes a little more effort to make but it is still fairly simple. The chassis is built from three pieces of wood formed in a letter H and you go from there.

I found 7mm narrow gauge ideal for using up scrap chassis from my 00 gauge collection.
The good thing about this type of modelling is there is nothing too technical about it. If it works and looks the part it has been a success.
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