Saturday, 9 February 2013

a sneak peak...WZLR

This is very brief look at a project that I (Jason) have been working on for some time. If you look back at the archive blogs you will see the arrival of a pair of mining wagon chassis. I have always had the idea along with others who work on the railway we really should aim to give rides on the railway to our visitors.

To start the ball rolling I am turning one of the mining chassis into a fully fitted out box van with veranda, air braked with all the mod cons. You might be wondering how this helps in getting to a passenger carrying position, however the design of the chassis and the air brake system is a trail for a second chassis to be built which will be a passenger carriage, the two will be able to be run together to add interest.

So far the new chassis has been formed, wheel sets given suspension and air brake system and brakes fitted. A lot more work is needed to get it to rolling chassis/decked but once this is done a start will be made on the body. Watch this space for further updates.

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