Even though I may not have been spending too much time on the layout the past couple of months I have been keeping the 3D Printer busy turning out more OO9 Slate wagons with slate loads. Here is my current stock all 3d printed.
In fact my current problem is a shortage of wheels for the wagons…
Here is a closer look at the wagons with their loads of cut slate:
Currently the locomotive is a Hunslet Quarry Pannier Tank engine using a little Kato 4 wheel N Gauge chassis.
The dream is to have a DeWinton vertical boiler locomotive, which was commonly used in the North Wales slate quarries.
It is rather a quaint looking locomotive, which because of the vertical boiler were often nicknamed ‘coffee pot’s’..
It seems that I will have to get properly up to speed on 3D design as it looks like no current ready to run or 3D models exist..
I do have a technical drawing for a larger scale model to use.. but first I need to get way better in 3D Design – probably using Fusion360…