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What do you want to know about them? I discovered these coal mines when I was working in Taiwan just as they were closing some twenty years ago. I have many photographs, and dimensions, of the wagons and locomotives. They were 500mm gauge (more or less)
My photographs are prints, being over twenty years old. I will dig them out and investigate scanning them.
In the meantime - all dimensions in inches:
Solebar 70, section 4 1/2 by 4, longer dimension horizontal
Body length 56
Body width 33
Body height 29
Planks three or four 1 thick. Some mines had all metal bodies of thin laminated sheets that rusted badly. Any individual mine would have only one pattern - all three plank or all four plank.
Wheel diameter 9
Wheel width 3 overall
Wheel diameter over flange 11
Five spokes, slight 'S' shape
Axlebox a simple pedestal with a transverse hole to carry the axle end. No bearing. Lubricated by hand by the train crew.
Captive coupling chain at one end so cars were ' handed'.
Body interior corner steel angle 1 3/4
'Signature' curved side support 2 by 1/4 section
Overall height above rail 43 or so
Charles Small's book 'Rails to the Mines' has pictures of cars of the same pattern running on 600mm gauge. Presumably these were wider
No paint, just a stock number
I hope that this is useful
southpier wrote:as it looks to my untrained eye where the stills are from, i'm assuming everyone has seen these, but just in case:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du-n0E3 ... TN&index=2
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