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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2018, 10:43:06 am »
Who'd have thunk it? Pink panels on wagons and, presumably, orange on the blue ones :goggleeyes:
Anyone know the reason for this?
I think they were originally Orange/Red Mick but faded to the pink colour over time.

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2018, 11:04:22 am »
But why just 2 end panels, Stu? Do the colours denote something? :dunce:

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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2018, 01:37:37 pm »
But why just 2 end panels, Stu? Do the colours denote something? :dunce:



They are tippler wagons, the coloured ends denoted rotating couplings, wagons without coloured ends had fixed couplings. I guess they could be tipped whilst still coupled in the rake.

Cheers, Stu
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2018, 05:44:52 pm »
Makes sense  :thankyousign:

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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2018, 01:19:26 pm »
But why just 2 end panels, Stu? Do the colours denote something? :dunce:



They are tippler wagons, the coloured ends denoted rotating couplings, wagons without coloured ends had fixed couplings. I guess they could be tipped whilst still coupled in the rake.

Cheers, Stu

Exactly so- very effective at unloading, noisey, safe and cheap as not much shunting at terminals.  much neater but not so cheap as with simple box wagons and mechanical grabs.
density of iron saw wagons with what looked like only part loads - often physically only a third full, but still 70 plus tons all up weight.
 
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Re: Stu's Workbench
« Reply #50 on: Yesterday at 10:15:49 pm »
Bit more progress on the Iron ore tipplers. Second batch of 10 wagon bodies now sprayed in light grey..



Bogies wheels & couplings now fitted to the 1st batch of 10 wagons..






Cheers, Stu
Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

My Box File Layout (South Wales Valleys Colliery) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.0

Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

 

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