Some months ago at an exhibition i picked up a very old Lswr wagon kit. A bargain at 3 Quid.
The body was already made up although i had to unglue one end as it rocked a bit on the four corners. The body was constructed from 1mm plywood.
It appeared that all parts were present.
Trying to work out what type of wagon it was became a topic in its own right.
The Lswr built a number of Bar/open wagons but after consulting the bible, a came to the conclusion that it is one built from around 1901 to Dia 1309/1310 mainly because of the resemblance to the fox chassis.
The phot below shows all the parts in the kit.
What did intrigue me was the thin plastic strips with rivet detail punched into them, what a good idea. i had to be very careful with these as they had become very brittle.
It went together very well. I had to supply the sheet bar made from 1mm round bar and the half moon pieces at each end made from brass strip also the door stop on the chassis beam made from the same brass strip.
The only thing missing is the draw hook on the buffer beam, i had runout so when they arrive they will be fitted.
The finished wagon. the scrawl in the bottom left hand corner does say 'Exeter' made to look like it has been rubbed off ready for its next destination to be chalked on the side.
Another note with these wagons was that the number was placed one plank lower than the lettering.
What more could you ask for, for just 3 quid.
Chuffed to bits with this little kit, just some 'Sprat & Winkles' to fit and she will be ready for service