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Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
I've never see a Wells engine built into a wagon before. From the photos it looked very like Mamod bodywork, but its all scratchbuilt. It even came with the pattern for the hind wheels. I don't know when I'll get round to doing it, but thought someone would find it interesting.


IMG_5407 by sv dave, on Flickr

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Edward
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
wow, somebody had a good idea  
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
I like that. If it's not a Mamod body then it's a good copy.
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
im pretty sure some of it is mamod maybe with some "enhancements"
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
The bosy work at first glance looks to be Mamod, but it isn't.
The Mamod body is pressed tin, if you look closely you can see the lines on the tray and door and from rod soldered on.
If you look at the back tray you can see no indents on the inside of the tin tray like the Mamod one has, and also it has a different number of lines.
I think someone did a great job on that.
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
Very interesting and attractive!

Graham
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
tmuir wrote:
The bosy work at first glance looks to be Mamod, but it isn't.
The Mamod body is pressed tin, if you look closely you can see the lines on the tray and door and from rod soldered on.
If you look at the back tray you can see no indents on the inside of the tin tray like the Mamod one has, and also it has a different number of lines.
I think someone did a great job on that.

You're right, Tony. It's a bit strange. If you're going to build some bodywork from scratch, why go to so much trouble copying a Mamod design in so much detail, even to the slope and taper of the canopy? The only immediately visible difference I can see is the shape of the rear window.
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
Impressive work. Sad it has been allowed to decay so badly.

I look forwards to see her back in full glory
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
 

Gorgeous job, what a shame it was never finished and appreciated by the originator. There is a sad story there somewhere.

There where many brands of steam wagon, it not a copy of a Mamod any more than its a model Foden.

I am sure it will be terrific when finished.

 
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
kenneth wells and mamod body wagon combo, nice, cannot wait to see it cleaned and painted
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
IMG_5455 by sv dave, on Flickr

Chopping out a couple of temporary rear wheels on a hand drill.

IMG_5456 by sv dave, on Flickr

Running.

Now in a box ready for a new home.
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
So Edward did you sell it on to the new member with the KW website
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
 
Sold...and not to me?
Shucks, I will have to be less polite in future.  
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
Yes - the VERY proud and EXTREMELY happy new owner of this unique mechanical marvel is indeed the new member of the Forum with the KW website - me! I am so grateful to Edward for selling it on to me, and for getting it going in readiness for its departure to join my Wells collection and undergo a full restoration!

I hope in due course to post up-dates here on the Forum and on my site:

http://www.kennethwellsengines.webs.com
Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon

Congratulations Steamfair!

Nice website too. I look forward to seeing the results, it will be great next to your other engines.
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