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wagons built in the early 1980s
« on: April 07, 2011, 07:21:15 PM »
hi,

can anyone name some british wagons that were built in the early 1980s?

i've got:-

VGA Vans
JGA Hoppers (or maybe these were later on...?)
CDA Hoppers (China Clay)

i want to find some wagons that would have gone through acceptance testing in the early / mid 1980s....

sorry it's nothing specific to n gauge this post....

thanks


tim


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Re: wagons built in the early 1980s
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 02:34:33 PM »
The JGA's are right but it depends on what version has there many different ones for different uses

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Re: wagons built in the early 1980s
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 03:08:29 PM »
Try this website. LTSV Wagons provides an overview of British rail freight vehicles in the TOPS (post-1974) era. http://www.ltsv.com/w_home.php

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Re: wagons built in the early 1980s
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 03:58:10 PM »
Not sure if you are looking for wagons that were in use during the 1980s or specifically built in the 1980s
My favourite in the 1980s was the British Steel PTA, which operated between Hunterston and Ravenscraig, quite unique in that they had outer (buffers and screw coupling at one end) and inner (no buffers) wagons
I hope to add a rake of these in due course, Lima produced them in OO gauge and I hope either Dapol or Farish do in due course
Next to that is the old faithful HAA, HDA, and HFA

Next were the BAA and BBA steel carriers, which operated south along the WCML
Again, I hope a RTR version of these follows in due course
« Last Edit: May 30, 2011, 04:03:22 PM by mjkerr »

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Re: wagons built in the early 1980s
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 04:30:28 PM »
hi,

thanks for replies.

the reason i'm looking for wagons that were built in the 1980s is that i have a RTC autocoach that was apparently used for new wagon acceptance testing, so i was wondering what i could run with it.

cheers


tim

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Re: wagons built in the early 1980s
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 04:40:14 PM »
Ah, then you'll want info from the horses mouth. Dave Coxon spent most of his working life in railway vehicle testing and vehicle commissioning for the old British Rail organisation based at Derby.

The autocoach you mention is on his website.

http://www.traintesting.com/index.htm

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Re: wagons built in the early 1980s
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 06:46:35 PM »
hi

cheers for reply

yes that's the website where i first read about wagon acceptance testing when i googled the rtc wagons, and i also got that small book about derby rtc as well by colin marsden. the problem is i can't actually see pictures from the 1980s with any wagons coupled up to the autocoach so don't know what to buy to run with it. i was planning to run it with 1 or 2 'new build' wagons (coupled up to the viewing end of the autocoach) and then a class 25, 31 or 37 in blue as the motive power (not the 24 in rtc livery as that costs too much... but i can pretend they just borrowed another loco as i'm sure happened).

best wishes


tim

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Re: wagons built in the early 1980s
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 07:03:39 PM »
You could try searching Paul Bartlett's website. He has a few thousand wagon photos there. :-)
http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/

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Re: wagons built in the early 1980s
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2011, 06:24:03 PM »
cheers for link

i'll look around and in some books to see which were built in the 80s and then which i can buy rtr or get kits of

best wishes


tim

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Re: wagons built in the early 1980s
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2011, 10:44:08 PM »
You could try searching Paul Bartlett's website. He has a few thousand wagon photos there. :-)
http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/

Excellent link Poliss..... :thumbsup:

Superb website if you are looking for prototype wagons to base a weathering project on... :thumbsup:

 

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