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Tipping Skip Wagon

Postby RoGNer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:35 pm

Hi all

Can anyone suggest a kit or something bashable etc to make a working side-tipping skip type wagon ??

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Postby JeffSaxton » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:55 pm

It might depend on the capacity tipper you want, Roger?

There are the Roy Link/KB Scale cars in O14 that are adaptable (and pics are in these forums); as well as the RTR Bachmann On30 cars sold as a three-pack. Slaters Plasticard sells a 1:32 kit, and I seem to recall Peco does (did?) an O16.5 kit. You can scratchbuild, too, and there is a cardboard printie in "Gnot Minimum Gauge" someplace for a larger car. My own are custom laser cut and use a much modified Lionel tip body -- which I may one day do as a resin kit yet ... my thread is here down the page a bit. I also just remembered that TeBee does a resin printed version available on Shapeways website.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:02 pm

The Fleischmann HO tipper wagon, had a track tipping devise. The Magic Train version was slightly taller so the tipping device needed modifying(remove the roof basically)
I built new hoppers for my HO wagons, based on the Magic train Oe version, and these could still be tipped easily.
If building your own, 2 things need to be taken into account.
Firstly something to tip the wagon and also bring it back into travelling position.
Secondly something to stop the whole wagon tipping over. The Fleischmann one has small protrusions on chassis which are positioned under part of the tipping device preventing wagon being knocked over completely. Hope that makes sence.
Not sure if the Fleischmann HO wagon is still available
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Postby RoGNer » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:18 pm

Thanks all for the help and links etc - food for thought there over Easter weekend !

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Postby RoGNer » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:03 pm

Just bought a "3 pack" of the Bachmann wagons and also 3 of the Fleischmann tippers with tipping "shed" ! Give me something to play with/ideas etc ! and i got nectar points for the mrs! :D

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Postby JeffSaxton » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:04 pm

There are many more options, Roger, if you do a "search" using this site's feature -- I simply couldn't find all of them at once.

A German firm once made a kit specifically for Gn15, but I think it is no longer available (Lokfurher Lukas?); and there is the Smallbrook tipper from O16.5 if you want inside frame cars.
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Postby KEG » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:43 am

A German firm once made a kit specifically for Gn15, but I think it is no longer available (Lokfurher Lukas?);


Lokfuehrer Lukas never offered Gn15 kits. He tried to offer 600mm prototypes in 1 . 32 /35 on 16,5 mm rails.

Thomas A.Yorke planned to release some many years ago:

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Here is a unpainted one next to a RB skip, which never was commercially available.

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Postby JeffSaxton » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:38 pm

Here's a few more from the archives:

Fleischmann tipper:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=5680

Slater's 1:32 kit:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3810

Bilco's kitbashed models:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=4065
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:00 pm

forgotten I had posted those photos.
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Postby JeffSaxton » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:04 pm

It's been amazing discovering all the goodies hidden away in the archives!!
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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:58 am

One of my early excursions into Gn15 used the Tri-ang Big Big Trains side tipper, rewheeled for 16.5mm gauge, and operated by a simple push rod hidden in the bushes behind the line. Unfortunately I don't have photos of it any more but it can be seen on Small Layout Scrapbook #51 about a third of the way down the page.

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Postby RoGNer » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:20 pm

Nice one Bob - do you still have Hayfinch?

The Bachmann V skips arrived yesterday but as i have been decorating my daughters bedroom today - with the "help" of her and 2 of her friends - not had time to play with the skips yet. They do look good tho and quite weighty.

Did manage to get some static grass planted on my version of Steve's "Simplicity Sidings" that i have been cobbling together over the last few weeks or so... :D

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:55 am

RoGNer wrote:Nice one Bob - do you still have Hayfinch?

Unfortunately not, but there is a new branch of the Hayfinch Estate Railway to Lescanby Moor under construction.

The tipper wagon had its original wheels refitted and is now part of the stock (in storage) of my 1 inch scale Blackcloud Estate Railway.

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:28 pm

So, I now have 6 tipper skip wagons.

The Fleishmann 3 came with the tipper device thingy which works well although i've only hand pushed them around so far. Bit of bashing to the chasis or use the skip part on a new build to industrialize them i think..?
I do like the weight and feel of the Bachmann 3.

So plenty of scope for some tipping action me thinks

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Postby KEG » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:34 am

In a German Feldbahnforum the Gn15 skip question pops up every once in a while as well: http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=425&p=5342#p5342

A few days ago, Ronald Sandbahner designed a V skip, after seeing one made by Decauville for 400mm gauge: http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=981

Order for a testprint went to shapeways. One file for the undercarriage, one for the skip plus holders.

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