Advice about Swiftsixteen.

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Advice about Swiftsixteen.

Postby Pierre Berry » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:10 am

Hello ! :D
All advices about Swiftsixteen wagon kits are welcome !
They look very cute and very easy to build.
Thanks for your answers.

http://www.swiftsixteen.co.uk/
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Postby chris stockdale » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:58 am

There are plenty of good reports about them in the 7/8ths Lounge as being good quality and easy to put together.

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Postby KEG » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:13 am

You´ll probably find more information about Swift Sixteen products in UK Garden Railway Forums.

Last year I had one of those in my workshop for to paint it. It´s running on Michael Saettler´ s (Lasergang-Shop) 45mm gauge layout now.



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More pictures: http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=642&p=4418&hilit=Swift+Sixteen#p4418


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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:50 am

They look like nice models, and not too pricey. Interesting to see more about the Protected Simplex when it comes out.
Only thing I don't like is having to drill out axle holes, would have thought this could have been cast in, even if it then needs a metal bearing.

I like the idea of having instructions online so you have an idea what you are buying before you buy. Noticed this idea more with military modelling, but seems to be taken on with model railways
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Postby Brack » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:14 pm

instructions online = no need to print them and pack them in every kit!

as well as being able to see what you're getting yourself into before you buy.

sometimes the instructions have free drawings in them too, as you've noted.

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Postby Corusman » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:20 pm

The mouldings are very clean and represent good value. I use the 16mm tubs on my 1/12th layout. I raised them by putting the axles under the wagon rather than through the chassis and used Andel curly spoked wheels.
The 7/8 scale tub wagon is also good but is too big for my use. Also I know that the 16mm bogie open fits very well into a 7/8 layout.

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Postby Pierre Berry » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:26 am

Thanks for your advices. :D :D :D
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