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Morning Gents,

I have started scale 1 modelling with a Marklin set (55033) I got from my wife as a birthday present. I would like to extend my rolling stock with some kitbashed wagons. I was visiting model shows in the UK and looking around in the net, finally I ended up buying a Tenmille Mink A wagon kit. This is more like an experience to see how to build something from scratch.

Next would be a kitbashed wagon. I would like to build a continental model that would match in dimension with my other Marklin stock. I am thinking about a simple 2 axle gondola for the start. I would prefer to by the main frame, axle guards, buffers from a kit, and just build on top of it from styrene.
I don't have a workshop, just some basic tools and a dining table to work on. This is why I prefer to use plastic for the top of the wagon and use kits for parts (such as wheel, axle guards, etc.).

I know that Tenmille has wagon kits that I can use as a base, but what other manufacturers would you recommend? Is there any commercial product for scale 1 motorized bogies? Where would you recommend to buy plastic products in the UK (sheets, beams, etc.)?
 

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QUOTE (Nygma @ 3 Oct 2008, 08:23) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>.... Is there any commercial product for scale 1 motorized bogies? Where would you recommend to buy plastic products in the UK (sheets, beams, etc.)?

There are a few firms specialising in this area - see for example Garden Railway Specialists www.grsuk.com
There is also the Guage 1 Model Railway Association www.gaugeone.org which may be worth looking at.

Most model shops have a range of plastic sheet, strip, angle and girder sections available. You don't say where you are in London, and I am aware there are not many decent model shops in our capital. Have a look at www.ukmodelshops.co.uk which may help you find something not too far away to visit - and there's always on-line shopping from advertisers in the various model railway magazines.

Regards,
John Webb
 
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