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Title: NGS Hopper wagons.
Post by: emjaybee on August 27, 2019, 10:01:16 PM
Does anyone know if any of the NGS Hopper wagons were descendants of LMS hopper wagons, or are any of them close enough that they would pass muster for an LMS one?

Ta muchly!

Title: Re: NGS Hopper wagons.
Post by: Steven B on August 28, 2019, 09:14:39 AM
In a word, no. I don't believe that any NGS hoppers were descended from LMS wagons.

The BR 21t hopper (kit 16) is related to the LNER hopper wagons so could have been seen on LMS lines. The kit could be bashed into something that looks a little like the LMS' 20t coke hoppers - reduce the height of the straight section a little and replace with staves/planking; Ideally you'd also need to extend the length a little too.

Hopper wagons weren't that common in the pre-BR era - manual labour was cheap. Only the LNER built coal drops to use coal hoppers in any great numbers for example, and even then not all stations got them.

The LMS appear to have four key hoppers for revenue traffic, one for iron ore, one for coke, one for coal and another for grain.

The Farish Iron Ore wagons isn't too different from the LMS equivalent. NGS Kit 1 can be bashed into something that looks like the LMS wagon. See https://www.igg.org.uk/rail/11-kitba/ngshop1.htm (https://www.igg.org.uk/rail/11-kitba/ngshop1.htm) for information.

There are a couple of continental wagons that look like the 40t bogie wagons, but with a longer body than the LMS wagon.

As mentioned above, the coke hopper could be bashed from the NGS kit.

The grain wagon is available from Dapol.

The other key hopper used by the LMS was the bogie ICI stone hoppers. There were hints in the last NGS Journal that this may be the next RTR model from the Society.

Steven B
Title: Re: NGS Hopper wagons.
Post by: PaulCheffus on August 28, 2019, 11:20:15 AM
As mentioned above, the coke hopper could be bashed from the NGS kit.

Hi

Though they are available from the 2mm SA as an etched kit which isn't too bad to build if you want some.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/main_14120.jpg)

Cheers

Paul
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