Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

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Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Postby tebee » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:10 pm

As there have been questions on about 40cm gauge wagon sizes I went and took some photos of a Decauville 40 cm gauge skip wagon and some others with a tape measure against them .

The skip itself is roughly 1 meter long, 1 meter wide and 60cm deep - I guess this ends up being a one half cubic meter capacity when you allow for the sloping sides

Full set of photos is here https://picasaweb.google.com/1125942068 ... directlink Note I CC licence all my photos so feel free to use them elsewhere

Here is a few samples

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Re: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Postby Nevadablue » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:34 am

Thanks Tom, nice reference material. :)
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Re: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:56 am

Nice pictures. Were they taken at the brickyard museum in Brittany? That tank wagon would make a Gnice model.
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Re: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Postby lesmond » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:24 am

Cheers Tom - I've filed those away for future reference.

Thank you for making the effort.

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Re: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Postby Jon Randall » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:52 am

Good photos, thanks Tom
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Re: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Postby tebee » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:02 am

Yes it's the brickyard museum - http://chemin-fer-baie-saint-brieuc.fr

I'm glad you all appreciate it - it was my first day out after having been down with flu for a week. Got myself soaked doing it and woke up with a cold this morning! The sacrifices we make for the hobby....


Must admit they were smaller than even I remember. I thought the wheels were the same as the 10 inch ones we used at Windmill Farm, but they were a little under 20 cm so around 8 inch. The axle were 40mm in diameter and the bearing surface in the journal at the end only 20mm in diameter.

Overall they are only about half the size of the Theakston on the Ravenglass.

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Re: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Postby ian holmes » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:01 pm

Ditto on the tank wagon. I like that one a lot.
Thanks for going to the trouble of taking the pictures and sharing them.

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Re: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Postby henrix72se » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:41 pm

Tom,

Did you notice one of the wagons were marked "TB 15" .. as an invitation to 3D draw me as your TB no 15 wagon, hint-hint .. ;)

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Re: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Postby tebee » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:39 pm

Yes- next time I go there I'll just explain it must be one of mine that got mislaid and take it home with me........


I am trying work out if I can do models of these - I'm not sure yet if it will end up as a home print model or a Shapeway's one.

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Re: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Postby ChrisMears » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:45 pm

Thank you for posting these photos and including a tape measure in many of the shots for reference - I really appreciate it.

I really appreciate the shots that show how the frame was assembled. As the pendulum of my interests sways back strongly in favour of Gn15 I find I'm attracted to the idea of really modeling the cars the way they were built which wasn't always as easy in my much smaller scale modeling interests.

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