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Hi all
Does any know of any coal hopper wagons on the market that have a trap door underneath similar to the old tri-ang wagons?
Many thanks in advance
Andy
 

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Nothing British. Remember that a working mechanical trapdoor also requires the building or bridge with mechansism to operate the trap which Rovex Triang Hornby of course did provide. I cannot ever recall seeing anything European so you may have to look to the USA. Rovex designers did like their mechanical working toys and it is a design skill that now seems to have been lost as the world has gone electronic.

I wonder how todays designers would design a Corgi James Bond Aston Martin ejector seat?


And would it be possible to apply DCC technology to a hopper wagon?

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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QUOTE (Gary @ 16 Apr 2007, 14:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I wonder how todays designers would design a Corgi James Bond Aston Martin ejector seat?

Happy modelling
Gary

I doubt if they could and keep the Heath & Safety Police happy !
 

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I'm not sure of any OO scale but Fleischmann has two hopper wagons of which both trapdoors are functional but need a ramp to go with it.
Serial numbers are 5521 and 5525.Can check from their site.

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Hornby do an 'Operating tipper set and wagon' which uses an end-door wagon and an electrically-operated tipping arrangement. Part number R8132. The end-door wagon is of a type used for coal. It does not appear to be available separately from the set.

Hornby also have mechanically-operated log loading and unloading sets, also a gravel wagon - both these are side-tipping rather than an underneath hopper type, at least for the gravel.

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QUOTE (ebaykal @ 16 Apr 2007, 16:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm not sure of any OO scale but Fleischmann has two hopper wagons of which both trapdoors are functional but need a ramp to go with it.
Serial numbers are 5521 and 5525.Can check from their site.

Baykal

FLM do quite a few although they are side dischange, other numbers are ;

5510, 5521, 5514, 5515, 5516 & 5517 - these are long wheelbase (overall length 122mm) 2 -axel wagons.
5525 & 5526 - these are medium length (overall length 133mm) 4 - axel wagons.
5521 & 5523 - these are high capacity (overall length 144mm) 4 -axel wagons.

They use the 6482 unloading ramp or 6485 unloading track - the operations are completly mechanical.

They all have close couplings & NEM pockets so changing couplings is not a problem.

Hope this helps.
 
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