Model of the NZR LA-7 open high-side wagon. The scale is 1/80 for use with Frateschi locomotives.
To get the height of the couplers right, use Kadee 36" wheels, and #148 couplers.
When gluing the solebars to the base plate, first glue one solebar, then hold wheels in place while gluing the second to ensure that the wheel clearance is correct.
To get a complete wagon, you will need to print two sides, two ends, two solebars and one base.
2020-01-19 Raised the height of the axle in the axle box - this lowers the deck height slightly so the coupler mount has also been raised.
To ensure that assembly goes smoothly, it is important to sand at least the tops of the solebars, and the sides of the base to ensure that they are as square as possible
- Glue Solebars to base - using wheels to check the clearance between solebars
- Sand the ends of the base to ensure they are square
- Glue both ends on to the base, aligning the bottoms of the ends with the bottoms of the solebars
- Glue the sides on last