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Author Topic: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.  (Read 649 times)

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2019, 09:26:37 PM »
I'm still filling and filing at the moment on these, so looking ahead...

...I'm going to need transfers.

The big LMS is no problem, I can get them in spades, but is there anyone who does custom number runs of decals?

I need set of numbers for a few of these wagons, along with Tare ratings etc.

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2019, 01:02:23 AM »
Try RAILTEC   No connection with them except as a satisfied customer.

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2019, 11:31:40 PM »
I've fired off a couple of emails to Fox and Railtec for the transfers I'm after, we'll see if they're able to help.

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2019, 04:57:20 PM »
I think I've solved the issue of the side doors being flat, and should be profiled.

I've chamfered the top edge of the doors, thinned the side 'legs' by the doors so they can tuck in a little closer to the chassis. The alloy chassis of these wagons has been narrowed by about 2mm to allow this movement. With the Fleischmann bogies this would restrict the minimum radii too much, but with the diamond pattern bogies the radii is still adequate to cope with at least 10" curves.

So it's a little bit of modification with a little bit of optical illusion. The doors are still predominantly flat, but now look like they have a curved profile.

It's difficult to see in the following picture, but it gives a bit of a idea of the shape change of the top hopper.


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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2019, 05:32:02 PM »
Seriously looking good mike. I take it they handle curves and points without the risk of couplings becoming detached and fouling / buffer locking ? Chris

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #35 on: Today at 09:22:31 AM »
Just in case you haven't come across this site.............

https://www.steve-banks.org/prototype-and-traffic/143-lms-coal-the-40t-hoppers

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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #36 on: Today at 09:36:45 AM »
Well if that's true, the original poster is gonna need a 9F  ;)

Would need to be a Minitrix one as a Dapol one might pull one wagon :-X

Just to balance and old argument. My three Dapol 9Fs happily pull 20 Anhydrite wagons and a brake van, although the front pony does argue with some points but then so do the Minitrix ones

That's a mean bit of triple-headed power  ;)


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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #37 on: Today at 09:38:32 AM »
Just a little bit off topic, but the German style of wagon also operated in block trains on the Southern Region of BR in the 1960s/1970s. They were referred to as LHBs as they were built by Linke Hoffmann Busch. I think they may have worked for a company subsequently absorbed into Hall Aggregates, and then RMC. Not near my books at the moment to confirm the owner and route.

I have now identified these 20 wagons as operating in sand traffic between Lavant and Chichester for Francis Parker/J. Heaver Ltd. Post and diagram in this link - 16 March 2014. Built in Hartlepool, it seems, .with LHB bogies?

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/10325-br-ex-lms-bogie-coal-hoppers/
« Last Edit: Today at 09:42:04 AM by woodbury22uk »
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Re: LMS 40 Ton hopper wagon.
« Reply #38 on: Today at 09:51:46 AM »
Just in case you haven't come across this site.............

https://www.steve-banks.org/prototype-and-traffic/143-lms-coal-the-40t-hoppers

Thanks, I have perused that page previously, it has some nice pics in it.

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