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Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Kenneth Wells / Slough Grammar School wagon Reply with quote

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.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, somebody had a good idea  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that. If it's not a Mamod body then it's a good copy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im pretty sure some of it is mamod maybe with some "enhancements"
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting and attractive!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive work. Sad it has been allowed to decay so badly.

I look forwards to see her back in full glory
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

 

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.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneth wells and mamod body wagon combo, nice, cannot wait to see it cleaned and painted
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Chopping out a couple of temporary rear wheels on a hand drill.

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Now in a box ready for a new home.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Edward did you sell it on to the new member with the KW website
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Sold...and not to me?
Shucks, I will have to be less polite in future.  
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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:

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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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