More Narrow Gauge – Slate Wagons

Most of the famous ‘Little Trains of North Wales’ were built for quarry work – particularly slate.
So, as a resident of North Wales I have become quite interested in them and have a preference for 3D printing this kind of rolling stock. I have finally got round to finishing and painting them – it’s has been a long time since I did any kind if model painting, Airfix as a teenager, so I have a lot to learn/relearn. Most of the items are in ‘OO9’ scale – which is effectively OO scale on 9mm track. But I have also printed and decorated a few items on O16 which is ‘O’ scale (7mm/ft) using OO/HO track.

A rake of OO9 slate wagons with simulated loads.

And are some accompanying passenger coaches. Not bad for a first attempt – need to do a better job of fitting the roofs in future.

And here are the few O16 wagons I have made. One of the joys of 3D printing is that you and up and downsize models.. Hence the resemblance to the OO9 ones: