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RE: Making own rollong stock


First welcome to MLS and I hope you will find plenty of answers when needed.

From what you say you are somewhere in the UK, as I am. Steve Warrington at Back2Bay6 sells Bachmann trucks with metal wheels at £13.50 per pair + post. Bachmann metal wheels are £10 for 4 axles and well worth it – they are much better than plastic wheels.

Could I also suggest joining the G sale Society, and look at their website to see if there is a local group near to you, The local meetings generally have some traders at them.

Watch out for the Bachmann flat car kits – two kits in a box for £30.00 Bachmann Europe are very slow and their stock is by the container load from China when it arrives! At the moment they have all been sold I think.

I make most of my own stock, and it has been shown on MLS as I build it. I use plywood for an inner carcass and cover it with Slaters Plasticard planked sheet. Or (for flat cars) PVC solid foam 5mm thick sheet is very good (Vekaplan SF/Foamalux are some brand names). The PVC foam is also used for buildings, a section house is virtually finished at the moment, and some photos are on MLS already.

A final material for planked buildings is the corrugated plastic that is used by Estate Agents for their signs; again 5mm thick.
If you want any help send me a pm, or put up a topic on MLSand I will try to help.
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