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Author Topic: Peco wagon kits - mini review  (Read 11988 times)

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #75 on: December 07, 2017, 11:52:51 am »
Mine are fine with plastic wheels.
This lot have run miles round my layout at exhibitions without any problems. I always put a GF wagon with metal wheels behind the loco and I think this helps. All the others are Peco kits.

Also got a few Peco vans mixed in with GF vans just to give a bit of variety to my van train.


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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #76 on: December 09, 2017, 06:03:04 pm »
The old Parkside Dundas are now owned by Peco and now called Parkside. These can be a bit tricky getting the solebars in exactly the right position. They will hopefully have clearer instructions in future, and less will get thrown at the cat!

Peco have hinted they will expand the Parkside range.
I'll be interested to see if Peco replace the plastic wheels in their current wagon kit range with the far superior Parkside metal wheels.

My #1 complaint with Peco (& Parkside) kits is still that the N gauge kits don't include decals. It's not like they don't know how; their O gauge kits include suitable decals!

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #77 on: February 18, 2018, 11:55:55 pm »
Well, I bit the bullet and ordered a few (10) Butterley style steel open wagons to build up my mineeral wagon rakes, Let's see how I get on with them.... I also bought farish wheels for them...
« Last Edit: February 19, 2018, 12:31:23 am by JonHarbour »
Still planning a layout...

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #78 on: Yesterday at 06:19:23 pm »
I prefer the plastic wheels for my shunting stock because I find that the steel in the wheels gets attracted to electro magnets when I am uncoupling causing all sorts of problems.
Parkside wheels are not very reliable long term, I have had to replace too many as they fall apart in use.

I do agree that the Farish wheelsets are good and for longer fixed rakes, they are the way to go.

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Re: Peco wagon kits - mini review
« Reply #79 on: Yesterday at 06:41:53 pm »
I do agree that the Farish wheelsets are good and for longer fixed rakes, they are the way to go.

I'm sure that's normally true, but around half my Farish 12-ton vans seem to have stopped rolling, or perhaps never rolled. They get dragged around the layout. I wish I knew why! My other Farish stock does indeed roll nicely.

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