Seeing as so many of you commented on Roger’s flat bed wagon ‘how to’, here’s another of Roger’s.
I was horrified to see that people actually SELL wagon loads on eBay. Even worse, the proprietary manufacturers sell them! And if you buy a truck with a load included you can guarantee it will be expensive. Great fun to make them and of course … for no cost whatsoever. I call it FREELOADING. So here’s the first of my free-loads for flat wagons – illustrated for a Macaw double bogie – but it can of course be adapted for all sorts of trucks.
And the pipes could appear at road sides – or piled up outside factories and industrial sites – or loaded on lorries. If you glue them together in a chunk and attach it to your truck with tiny blobs of Bluetack – then you can take off the pile whenever you like and use it elsewhere on your layout.
I guess we all use plastic drinking straws for all sorts of modelling projects but these are a bit special. They come stuck in cellophane on the front of those packs of little cartons of juice – usually bought for kids’ lunches. Most drinking straws are a little thick for OO modelling but these are nice and slim. Included a picture of them as they are sold so you know what I mean. Take a look at the bend in the centre of them. This gave me an idea – which follows.
There seems no end to Roger’s talents. A huge thank you to him, from all of us.
PS If you missed Roger’s first, ‘how to’, it’s here.