Wagon improvement / making

Hornby STEF refrigerated wagon

In the 1970s, I had already taken over the decoration of these wagons, which I own in triplicate, including two brown end-of-series without marking. In particular, I had assigned to them a UIC number engraved by hand! I would like to do better, because even if their engraving is outdated, I still find them very sympathetic.

Jouef bogie wagons

Again, wagons of the 1970s, Gas, Res, Rloos, Habiss, Iaehss. To scale, correct engraving, their main defects are their accessories: bogies, steps, buffers, brake wheels, etc. So, to change. And adding elongation drawbars won’t be bad…

REE hopper wagons

These “EX” hoppers, which are very recent products, have no real defects, except for the tail lamps which blink blithely. And a load is to be realized.

LS Models car transporter TA60

I wanted to install tail lamps on one of these wagons. I took the opportunity to add a few details on all: bridge plate locking bars, safety chains.

Jouef cereal hopper wagons

There are two different models: one with flat walls, the older and, I guess, originating from Rivarossi; the other with curved walls. The first one is too high, the second is too low! Since they are almost always together in a train, the height difference can easily be seen.

AMF 87 Nord covered wagon

I begin making a metal kit, a nickel silver one in this case. This kit is supposed to be within the reach of a beginner. OK, I’m one…