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Re: Pipe/tube wagons
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2020, 01:54:10 PM »
Those Peco wagons are getting on for fifty years old now but still have their place: nice crisp body mouldings, close coupled, free running and a good bit cheaper than the superdetailed Farish equivalents.  The 15 foot wagons came first, I think in 1968.  I believe they were originally designed by British Trix but Peco did a swap for the Mk1 coaches they had been working on.  Hence the hard nylon wheels which was a feature of Trix wagons at the time.  The grain wagon was a half-size version of the Trix OO gauge one and had a very accurate chassis with correct springs, brake gear etc:  all the other 15 foot models except the brake van had their dimensions butchered to fit the grain wagon chassis. The tube wagon is as others have said based on a Ferry Tube (rare beast in itself), but a bit shorter than it should be.  The underframe detail on the Peco model is a lot closer to a Ferry Tube than a standard Long Tube which is probably why Peco chose it.  The 10 foot wagons are a bit closer to scale although the 7 plank and mineral wagons should really be on 9 foot chassis and the cattle van only takes Dexter cattle due to being two feet shorter than it should be.

For my 30-35 wagon trains on "Stobs" I will mainly be using Peco 10 footers, either complete wagons or underframes with NGS kit bodies.  I don't think I could afford a train of that length using Farish models, nice though they are.

Richard


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Re: Pipe/tube wagons
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2020, 04:00:56 PM »

For my 30-35 wagon trains on "Stobs" I will mainly be using Peco 10 footers, either complete wagons or underframes with NGS kit bodies.  I don't think I could afford a train of that length using Farish models, nice though they are.


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Re: Pipe/tube wagons
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2020, 10:00:24 PM »
After some uncharacteristically slow service from Rails I finally have the wagons mentioned above.
Both look excellent, with the Peco weathered one looking suitably grimy - enough for me to think I could get away with it on my era 5 layout.................





Damn the camera - shows my track needs a clean :-[

 

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