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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Project 20 - 0 Gauge Layout - Part 20

The siding to the left of the paper mill is in practice a dead end that needs a buffer stop. However, if this were a real railway the siding would continue further along the quay side. I wanted to depict this but how?

The answer was to deploy a fixed wagon as the buffer stop. Not a complete wagon but a cut down version. I choose a cut down wagon because it gives more room in this short siding for train movements.

I find this approach quite amusing and enjoyed building the buffer-stop-wagon. In the photo above a 'vanwide' wagon is shown alongside. This I designed and 3D printed as a kit some time ago. It was a simple case of cutting the same parts in CAD, print and assemble. The buffer-stop-wagon is fully detailed, like its parent. It is fixed to the baseboard with a large flat head nail through its floor.

To Part 21.

To Part 1.

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