A scratchbuilt P&R gondola circa 1902. Homeade resin casting on a MDC cast metal underframe. Westerfield decals.
Floors of both new models are finished
A single plank fitts the center of floor, nobody sees after fini´shing that this plank can vary in wide.
Gluing the floor planks in bundles.
A heavy plank is glued on end sill and first single floor plank is added. In background a jig in order to hold intermediate sills in straight...
Bundles of floor planks are ready for gluing
Cutting the floor plankes to lenght
Wood strips are temporarely fixed by a glue tape for cutting the floor planks
Smaller intermediate sills are glued
Side and end sills are connected, insede a exact measured jig for a rectangular gluing
Gluing first parts
Side sills in preparation
A second start with two models looking like fresh from the car builder shop - step by step: the end sills
GONdolas are in Italy
BN 65' Fishbelly Gondola
Fine N Scale Caswell gondola kit
kitbashed in N scale
Completed Gondola scratchbuilt to a prototype built by the CB&Q's Havelock shops.