Scratch Built NBR 4 Plank Dropside Wagon

While I was off for the last week I also did more work on the NBR 4 plank Dropside wagon. It’s a good job that I did because since returning to Wakefield with big plans to crack on with the G5 my mojo seems to have taken a holiday too and no modelling has been done for the last couple of days:(.
Sorry about the poor quality of the photos the white styrene is quite difficult to photograph and I am not yet at the stage where I can give it a coat of primer.
Scratch Built NBR 4 Plank Dropside Wagon

Scratch Built NBR 4 Plank Dropside Wagon

Scratch Built NBR 4 Plank Dropside Wagon

Scratch Built NBR 4 Plank Dropside Wagon

Scratch Built NBR 4 Plank Dropside Wagon

Scratch Built NBR 4 Plank Dropside Wagon

Scratch Built NBR 4 Plank Dropside Wagon

Scratch Built NBR 4 Plank Dropside Wagon

Scratch Built NBR 4 Plank Dropside Wagon

Scratch Built NBR 4 Plank Dropside Wagon

The door bangers had me scratching my head – the Evergreen strip kept snapping as I bent it to shape (despite using a coat of solvent to soften it). My solution was to use the broken ends of styrene as the outer strap andĀ cutting about 2/3rds of the circle fromĀ a small length of styrene tube to use for the main protruding part of the door banger.