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tipping wagons

Postby Dave freeman » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:05 pm

bought some tipping wagons they are made by Lima[/iImagemg]
and they came apart like this Image
and with a bit of cutting about i came up with this Image
using plastic lolly sticks for axles Image
need to add some weight and take the points off the axles
but i'm pleased with the results so far

(and posted first pics thanks Gerry)
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Postby RobM » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:20 am

Looking good Dave,

Can see a rack of these rattling along behind some well worked critter.

With a paint job and some weathering these will look just the part.

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:27 pm

Neat looking tipper. Is the wagon still in production or was it a second hand purchase? It could become a suitable successor to the erstwhile Gnomy tipper body if it is still widely available.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:00 pm

Bob, the wagon is available in current Lima(Hornby) trainset, but only one tipper wagon per set. Only hope is that someone is splitting sets. I am not sure if wagon is available on its own.
just checked suppliers and can only find tipper wagon in trainsets, the best for us is probably this one
http://www.ontracks.co.uk/index.php?page=product&prodID=144870&catID=91
might even be possible to use the loco
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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:12 pm

Cheers Simon, that's a bit steep though. Those locos must be all of a tenner on Fleabay. The tipper wagon is tempting, but not that tempting!

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:32 pm

Bob, it may be the old loco, but new chassis I expect, which might be more useful than the old one for narrow gauge.
The new price for loco on its own is £35, and the open and closed wagon are over £10 each, so the tipper would be a similar price.
Like all trainsets from Hornby, they are not too bad value against the price buying the bits individually.
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Postby Dave freeman » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:29 am

Hi all
I bought these wagons and a lima loco at a show the other weekend
from a company called The signal box they had loose wagons at 3 for £10 and locos at £12 each they often have smokey joe type locos for about £10 . www.thesignalbox.co.uk hope this helps
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Postby Dave freeman » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:35 am

These don't appear on their web site you may have to contact them and ask
what they have

(should of looked at site before posting :oops: )
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Postby Dave freeman » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:43 am

This is the loco seems to have a better motor unit than the old ring motor type
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sorry about the quality
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:59 pm

thanks for that, I will keep an eye out at the shows as they visit many up this way
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Postby Adrian » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:50 am

G'day guys
Many years ago I wanted some of those Hornby/Triang working dumper wagons.
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Seen here with cosmetic modificationa, Kadee's and running on bogies.
As they are no longer being manufactured it took several years to
build up the train of 4 that I wanted.
So using second hand stuff is a possibility BUT don't be in a hurry.
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