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Offline bluedepot

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vtg continental wagons
« on: August 01, 2011, 10:08:56 PM »
hi,

do you think i could run these wagons on my british layout or would they look out of scale? (i'm pretty sure they came over to britain on the ferry...)

VTG chemical tanker:
http://www.modellbahnland-digital.de/shop/article_T15275-05/Trix-15275-05-Chemie-Kesselwagen-VTG-EP.V.html?shop_param=cid%3D521%26aid%3DT15275-05%26

Roco VTG ferrywagon:
http://www.ekmpowershop3.com/ekmps/shops/scograil/roco-66327-ho-gauge-db-vtg-ferrywagon-1146-p.asp

has anyone got any continental wagons on their british layouts, and if so which ones?

cheers


tim

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Re: vtg continental wagons
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 10:23:18 PM »
Hi Tim,
I have three of those vans, which certainly did run in the UK from the later 1970s, though I widened and raised them all slightly so they mixed better with the 1:148 wagons. Luckily the way they were constructed lent itself to alteration. Basically the grey roof clips off, splice down either side of the pillars, blend in a bit of 30 thou." plasticard on each of the side/end pieces, glue back together and repaint the grey (only). I also put in plasticard washers on the bogies (can't remember how much) and lowered the bufferbeams slightly (article in an old Practical Model Railways around 1983 or thereabouts). Altered like that they don't go too badly even with the Dapol Cargowaggon ferry vans. I've also got some Roco vans (ref: 25175) which make very good facsimiles of the older 4-wheel ferry vans.

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Re: vtg continental wagons
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 07:39:25 AM »
hi,

do you think i could run these wagons on my british layout or would they look out of scale? (i'm pretty sure they came over to britain on the ferry...)

VTG chemical tanker:
http://www.modellbahnland-digital.de/shop/article_T15275-05/Trix-15275-05-Chemie-Kesselwagen-VTG-EP.V.html?shop_param=cid%3D521%26aid%3DT15275-05%26

Roco VTG ferrywagon:
http://www.ekmpowershop3.com/ekmps/shops/scograil/roco-66327-ho-gauge-db-vtg-ferrywagon-1146-p.asp

has anyone got any continental wagons on their british layouts, and if so which ones?

cheers


tim


Buddy the links you have given in your post are not working..!!
I have tried to open them many times but got an error message of "page not available"..I think either I have a slow internet connection or the link are broken..!!

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Re: vtg continental wagons
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 08:54:57 AM »
Both links worked fine for me.  Maybe you were just unlucky Joseph!  :)

The second wagon is HO, but I'm sure you realised that and it was just for reference. :thumbsup:

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Re: vtg continental wagons
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 09:28:37 AM »
I have 3 of the roco VTG vans
And have them in a mixed rake of speedlink oba flats so you dont notice any diffrence in height like you would see with a VBA or VGA vans..
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My Layout build thread.... Milton grove TMD 1985 - 2000
www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=57.0

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Re: vtg continental wagons
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 12:32:03 PM »
"has anyone got any continental wagons on their british layouts, and if so which ones?
cheers

tim"

Modellbahn Union canvas hood wagons, I have 4 weathered and one not in DB liveries under rule 1 running as a short train.
Not sure how undersized they really are, but look good (especially the weathered ones) with Grafar BRAs / BYAs & Dapol Telescopic hood wagons.
Regards
Iain

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Re: vtg continental wagons
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 07:17:21 PM »
cheers for replies

i'll look out on ebay and at future shows for some suitable continental wagons. i wouldn't buy new ones because they cost so much and without seeing the wagons in real life i'm not sure i definitely want them.

it's a shame there are different scales for continental and british n gauge


tim

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Re: vtg continental wagons
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 08:05:03 PM »
can anyone suggest continental tanker wagons that ran in britain and are available in n gauge?

i have looked at paul bartlett's wagon website at lots of pictures, not seen any n gauge models to match though and i did look on german ebay...

thanks


tim


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Re: vtg continental wagons
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2011, 10:16:10 AM »
hi,

do you think i could run these wagons on my british layout or would they look out of scale? (i'm pretty sure they came over to britain on the ferry...)

VTG chemical tanker:
http://www.modellbahnland-digital.de/shop/article_T15275-05/Trix-15275-05-Chemie-Kesselwagen-VTG-EP.V.html?shop_param=cid%3D521%26aid%3DT15275-05%26

Roco VTG ferrywagon:
http://www.ekmpowershop3.com/ekmps/shops/scograil/roco-66327-ho-gauge-db-vtg-ferrywagon-1146-p.asp

has anyone got any continental wagons on their british layouts, and if so which ones?

cheers


tim


Buddy the links you have given in your post are not working..!!
I have tried to open them many times but got an error message of "page not available"..I think either I have a slow internet connection or the link are broken..!!


Both links worked fine and I think you are having a problem with your internet speed..!!
So you should contact your internet service provider for better service...!!

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Re: vtg continental wagons
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2011, 07:45:06 PM »
this van looks nice... i wont get it though, i'll wait for dapol to produce the vtg livery on their vans so in correct scale...

http://cgi.ebay.de/Roco-N-Schiebewandwagen-VTG-Ferrywagon-DB-PV-PL2-/250827194934?pt=DE_Modellbau_Modelleisenbahnen&hash=item3a66774236

 

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