|Cambrian Railways 10 Ton Machinery Wagon.|
The most difficult part of this task was drawing the letters to conform to the oval shape of the plate and it was only on my second attempt that I achieved a reasonable result. I could not find an example of a preserved Cambrian wagon plate so I took the etched one supplied on trust and used it as a guide.
The wagon cries out for a load and I'm thinking about this now. I bought a Fordson F tractor from Universal Hobbies with this wagon in mind but it's not one of their best models. I have a Duncan Models kit for a Portable Steam Engine in the cupboard which would make a much better load though it would be a far more time consuming project.
|M & G N Roll Wagon with portable boiler load c.1920|
The above photo is copyright of the National Railway Museum & SSPL... here's a link to more photos on their site...