loads wagon, without much success either here in Australia or the USA.
Not being a stickler for rivet-counting, I decided that this item of rolling
stock will be a near-enough version of the NSW item that is now held in
preservation (at the LVR if my memory serves me correctly).
I eventually tracked down a place in Germany and have ordered one; probably be a
couple of months before I receive it.
I think the only modification I will make is to junk the 4-axle bogies (6 off),
and replace with 12 indivdual bogies (but I don't know what type yet; pretty
sure the correct ones.....coded DAA.... don't exist in HO scale).
I plan to only use the wagon in it's "short" form (ie: no load on board) and
will form a short train with attendant bogie wagons and a brake/guards van, with
double headed locos.....similar to the video of the transfer from Goulburn ....
All-up cost to me is around $310.00 so far; still need to buy those bogies. If
anybody has any ideas as regards a "close" resemblence to the DAA, I'm open to