GW Macaw bogie bolster wagon

Phil Burkett's GW Macaw bogie bolster wagon

By Phil Burkett

Base model

This is a scratchbuilt imitation in 1:87 scale of the 1:76 scale kit by Ratio.

Body work/chassis

Fineline styrene shapes. Plain styrene sheet. Embossed styrene sheet: Evergreen 2067 0 Scale Styrene Car Siding. Brass wire: Alan Gibson 0.45mm.


Micro-Trains H0 arch-bar bogies.


Brush painted. GW dark grey.


Numbering series for these wagons is 3232778, 32331-32340, 32343-8, 32351/2.


Kadee, bogie mounted.


Buffer heads: Railmatch A12, 12inch. Stakes: centre portion of Peco track pins cut to 11.5mm length.

A step-by-step guide to creating this model was published in issue 2 of Satellite 1:87

British 1:87 Scale Modelling