GCR 45ft 15t Bogie Fish Van D.50 & D.50A


These images are from the first test builds of this kit. MDF laser cut components form the body parts.

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Side overlays for version with slatted sides - D.50A

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Alternative ends - GCR & LNER

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Door detail

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End detail - some strapping to be added to both end and side.


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Side view - lower door runners partially completed, more strapping to go on

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After two unsuccessful attempts to model the steel underframe with brass etchings I admitted defeat. It was just too difficult to fix them together in prototype fashion. So I decided to use MDF laser cut parts. Here is the 3D model, used to check things out.

Etched brass overlays are used to add detail as below.

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Original louvred version - D.50

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David Howes 2017