Monday, 21 February 2011


When the brake and ballast control wheels go on the AY's really start to look the part.

Not much more to go now. Just transfer rivets, some footsteps and a bar beneath the buffer beam.

Saturday, 19 February 2011


Work has recommenced on a pair of 7mm SAR AY ballast wagons.

I had been waiting on some etches for the cogs on the ballast door mechanism arriving courtesy of Allen Docherty of Worsley Works. He has also produced enlarged etches of the wheels which control the hand brake and the door mechanism, which you can see below.

Here are the cogs on their shafts fixed in place on one of the wagons.