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Offline exmouthcraig

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Shark brake vans
« on: August 24, 2019, 05:27:07 PM »
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Afternoon All, now the NGS has stock, (please don't all go on there and buy them all) of the shark brake van kit my question

If I was modelling say Bescot yard, which I think alot of engineering works run out of???? How many would be acceptable to have on rakes of ballast laden wagons?

We have Grampus wagons, dogfish, sealions and sturgeons to play PW works with but how many Sharks can I run? Without it looking stupid.

I don't even know if i can build them to be viewed yet but in the hopeful event they are acceptable.

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Re: Shark brake vans
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 07:10:52 PM »
Typically they top and tailed ballast rakes.

Cheers Mike



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Re: Shark brake vans
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 07:25:53 PM »
Cheers Mike, so if I had 5 rakes of ballast trains would there be 1 pair to share or upto 5 pairs??

Just wondering if I can justify 4 without it looking stupid  :hmmm:

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Re: Shark brake vans
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 07:34:50 PM »
mike suggests shark vans top and tail ballast tains - two per train needed. you would need 8 or 10 but 4 / 5 would suffice if only a shorter train


hope this helps

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Re: Shark brake vans
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 09:57:02 PM »
@exmouthcraig
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Afternoon All, now the NGS has stock, (please don't all go on there and buy them all) of the shark brake van kit my question

Only 22 left so,you better hurry.

Now comes the questions about livery was it gloss black and were they fitted?

Ray

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Re: Shark brake vans
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 10:59:56 PM »
I assume the NGS model is the most common 20T BR variant (Diag. 597). This was originally automatic vacuum fitted but judging by the TOP codes some later received a variety of air and vacuum piping. They were built from 1951 so the original livery would have been ED black which some carried into the 1980s. A few got into red from mid-late 60s before olive livery in the late 60s-late 1980s. Paul Bartlett's site will illustrate.

Only 21 left now.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2019, 11:18:57 PM by longbow »

 

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