Monday 9 April 2012

Skip with brakes (1/35)

Having two trains of five Scale Link skips each Nystrup Gravel needed some way of braking them when not in use. As an experiment a braked skip has been aquired.

The brake skip is made from two Scale Link frames combined and fitted with brake gear and a platform. From three kits I get parts for two braked skips – and two wheel sets and four axle boxes in surplus that will come in handy for future projects. The platform is a piece of etched brass tread plate and brake gear is nothing but nickle silver rod and brass profile. The diminutive brake blocks are from plastic card.

The skip is currently being painted and weathered to blend in with the other skips.

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