After sending off the two models in the post below for resin moulding, I cleared the decks and got the books out to research a model railway wagon.
The Cordite paste wagons as used on the Royal Armaments Factory's 18" line at Waltham Abbey.
At the last minute I realised from my imperfect photos (best of them shown here) that they were bogie wagons, but which bogie? Hudson, Fowler, who knows?
The frame could only be guessed at and as I have spent a working life interpolating photos of rare subjects, my guess is as good as anybody else's.
The loco, a Ruston ZLH petrol/parrafin, I have already done in 7mm scale to run on an N-Drive 9mm chassis, thereby representing 18" (ish!) It was done in resin and photo-etch. Here's the resin parts master. The axleboxes were incomplete when this photo was taken.
So, with the drawings done last night, it's full steam ahead for a brass master of the Cordite wagon, to give N-Drive a very nice little train.
Alongside this job, runs a build of a rather nasty Spanish slot rally kit for a good customer (I wouldn't touch it if he wasn't!), a Skoda 130 RL rally car kit master, an H-16 BRM F1 car master and a 4mm kit master of the paddle steamer Kingswear Castle, to be followed by a 7mm scale version.
In between that lot, I am re-veneering my son's Triumph Renown dashboard and helping my wife with her new passion, a Memorial Garden to her Dad, a fenced off, NO DOGS corner of our main plot. No dogs because they eat everything. Only today, out little black bugger, Archie, stole a tomato plant seconds after she put it in its grow bag and he ate it!