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Converting peco milk tank wagons
« on: September 27, 2015, 04:31:09 pm »
Hello,

I bought some Peco Tank wagons with the vision of converting them to 6 wheels asmy layout is Southern BR in the mid to late 1950's. Is it possible to convert them to 13 footers using another Peco chassis? Has anyone ever done it?

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BM

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Re: Converting peco milk tank wagons
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 05:04:10 am »
I'm sure someone probably has, but personally feel that it would be more trouble than it would be worth, especially when Dapol do six wheelers.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Converting peco milk tank wagons
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 07:16:50 pm »
Hi BM.

There was an article on this in the 'NGauge Journal', 1996, issue 2, p.19.

I'm sorry but I don't have copy.

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Re: Converting peco milk tank wagons
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 07:51:07 pm »
Hi Joe,

I actually read the same somewhere! I can't find a copy either. Does anyone know if they do back copies at the NGS?

Hi Bealman,
I do see what you're saying. Unfortunately, I can't really justify spending 15 per wagon (especially now that there's a little Brass Monkey on the way) for the rake that I need. I can hopefully make 3 for the price of 1.

BM


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Re: Converting peco milk tank wagons
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015, 09:46:07 pm »
BM,

The Peco tank wagon is also available as a kit, which should be cheaper than a finished wagon and also maybe a better starting point for the conversion.

Good luck !


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Re: Converting peco milk tank wagons
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 10:00:08 pm »
Hi Joe,

It is actually the kits that I have bought for the conversion. At about 4 each, it's worth having a go and if I mess it up, the wagon can be used for something else.
I was just hoping someone could advise on the best way to do it so I don't mess it up!
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Re: Converting peco milk tank wagons
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2015, 12:45:03 am »
As you both point out, the kits are good value. Please let us know how the project goes!
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Re: Converting peco milk tank wagons
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2016, 04:02:29 pm »
Hi Joe,

It is actually the kits that I have bought for the conversion. At about 4 each, it's worth having a go and if I mess it up, the wagon can be used for something else.
I was just hoping someone could advise on the best way to do it so I don't mess it up!
BM


Have a look at this article on producing a 6-wheeled furniture truck wagon. Using 3 x 10ft chasses, sacrificing one to take its W plates and inserting those into the centre of the other two, you could get 2 6-wheelers quite easily. You'd need to fettle the end stantions a bit so they brace diagonally.

Mike
« Last Edit: August 12, 2016, 04:05:05 pm by maridunian »

 

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