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Author Topic: Peco whisky grain hoppers  (Read 575 times)

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Offline Tfc49

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Re: Peco whisky grain hoppers
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2020, 06:11:16 PM »
Received sets 1, 2 and 3 today from Harburn Hobbies; am very pleased with the models, fit and finish of all six hoppers was excellent. Very well packed too - thanks Harburn and Royal Mail.
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Re: Peco whisky grain hoppers
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2020, 07:08:20 AM »
Hi @Tfc49

Great, glad to hear the photo on Rails was just a rogue example.  It would be great to have some pictures of yours.

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Re: Peco whisky grain hoppers
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2020, 10:44:16 AM »
As requested, here is a picture of the Peco whisky grain hoppers,
Set 1 Johnnie Walker & King George IV;
Set 2 White Horse & Dewarís;
Set 3 Haig & Grantís.

As can be seen, the printing is very sharp, even down to the electrification warning flashes on the wagon ends. The advertising branding is printed on plastic boards affixed to the wagon sides, reminiscent of the Trix 00 wagons of the 1960s (which eventually found their way into the Bachmann range in the 1990s).

If you have a sharp eye and were to look *very* closely youíd see that the Set 1 wagons have spoked wheels while the others have disc wheels. Iíve no idea if this is prototypical or if itís a factory error, but if it offends the eye (and IMHO it would need to be a sharp eye indeed to be offended at normal viewing distances) then itís a simple matter to change wheel sets.

Comment was made above about poor fitting of wagon roofs and sides; the roofs are simple press-fits into the wagon bodies in a manner similar to other Peco closed wagons (e.g. fish vans) and may become slightly dislodged in transit in the mail, but are are easily pushed back into position.

All in all Iím very pleased with the wagons, which bring back memories of the 00 ones of long ago.

(The layout is my late fatherís Noch pre-formed layout which Iím currently restoring before incorporating it into my new magnum opus)

Sorry! Am having lots of problems trying to insert a picture when using my iPad, can anyone help please?
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