I have had a set of Columbia models NOFF ore hoppers for a while now which were part of a collection I purchased. Not being a fan of the wagon they sat in the shed for months until a mate gave me an idea. On one of his many trips into NSW photographing trains he showed me a picture of a converted NOFF into a shunters wagon. So me being always on the look out for a new challenge and some individuality I had a go at representing the wagon.
The first panel removed with the gas axe.
The opposite side panel removed and undercoated.
New handrails and step into the wagon. The step is a left over from an AR kits BD.
Paint completed with the rust weathering and some black and white highlights.