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    Timber Wagons

    I wonder if anyone has drawings of the 6'2" Timber Wagons for a future project. The only drawings I've seen has been the 47' 6" wagons?

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    I did some Timber wagons years ago using the Hornby Railroad Liner wagons but some have warped.

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    Any help would be appreciated.

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    http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/cont...Wagon-Drawings

    It's that wagon, with the timber cradles sitting on top. R
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    Thanks Richie, I actually checked the Freight Section but some how missed it. Ah the capriciousness of age.

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    First time capriciousness was used in anger on the forum K

    Capricious is an adjective to describe a person or thing that's impulsive and unpredictable, like a bride who suddenly leaves her groom standing at the wedding altar. You can criticize a fickle-minded person as capricious, but it could just as well describe quickly changing weather, as in "capricious spring storms."

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    My searching of the Freight Section was capricious in the extreme
    indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic:

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    Kirley,

    Have you had a look at the Gaugemaster site. They are advertising Piko 58900 for sale. They are HO wagons and are a good representation of the IE timber Wagons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Blarney View Post
    Kirley,

    Have you had a look at the Gaugemaster site. They are advertising Piko 58900 for sale. They are HO wagons and are a good representation of the IE timber Wagons.
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    David.
    I have to disagree with you there. I see the timber wagons on a weekly basis and the Piko models have barely a passing resemblance, as well as being HO. I think we are beyond the days of HO models passing as prototype Irish rolling stock.

    Rich,

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    I'd agree with the H0 business. The days of passing off should be well and truly behind us, but sometimes there's no alternative. My only practical concern with that wagon is the length of it. I built a talgo pocket wagon from scratch some years ago, and it's the same size. The overhang on small radius track was considerable, and if the wagon was in anyway top heavy, she'd get pulled off the track and fall over. I suppose some of Leslie's style lead shot would work to keep a low centre of gravity, though.

    Lastly, those wagons also had continental bogies along with the heavy duty sambre et meuse, the former being readily available, though they are being phased out on the networks on the island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRich View Post
    I have to disagree with you there. I see the timber wagons on a weekly basis and the Piko models have barely a passing resemblance, as well as being HO. I think we are beyond the days of HO models passing as prototype Irish rolling stock.

    Rich,
    Well. That's me put firmly back in my box.

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    Thanks Guys for your comments. David I know the Piko wagon has been used by many to represent the current Timber Wagons.
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    It is 57' 6" scale length and has 16 stanchions instead of 10. I suppose you could extend the body and rebuild the top deck but it looks a lot of work but it's worth considering.

    Meanwhile I have down loaded the drawing of the 62'9" container wagon from the Freight Section but I'm having difficulty in making out the measurements. When I enlarge the drawing the numbers go blurry.

    Can any sharp eyed reader tell me please help me with the following distances:
    Over Buffers
    Over Headstock
    Over Containers (Deck)
    Bogie Centres
    Also where can I get more information on these wagons, my Oliver Doyle book of '87 only refers to Flat bogie Wagons Series 30501 -30540?

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