Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway

Body works

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Further lowering of the W&L covered van into Ffestiniog 59 van continues. It is fortunate that there are plenty of photos on the internet to refer to for details – although I spent a lot of time around the van I never took note of its details and never looked to compare it to original format as I am now doing.

After that photo was taken I shortened the final side and so it’s now time to cut the doors out (leaving the frames). The following challenge is to make the louvred doors. There are various white metal ones available on the web but I need them to be light because this wagon will be heavy when it’s finished – more of that later.


Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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