Well I have today purchased two Graham Farish goods wagons, they are metal and need tidying up, but they are so heavy compared with modern goods wagons.
They are not boxed, but both runners, they cost me £4 each.
I see what you mean about the couplings though.
I am still stuck trying to get a Bogie for the TRI-ANG "TPO" I bought, I have put it on a temporary bogie for now, but will not run it too much like that, if at all. I hope I can find one somewhre to fit.
I also have a HORNBY DUBLO goods brakevan, the detail made me smile, the window and doors are painted on, but I had to have it if only to sit in the sidings.I enjoy picking up "old timers" like that. Another one I have got is a 4 wheel tank, "esso Royal Daylight Pareffin". It is showing signs of once being well used but it is not too bad really but the couplings are rusty.
I think finding "old uns" like those really make the hobby interesting, even if they make up a train in the goods yard, I think it gives the layout atmosphere of model railways years ago.
Hello Tiebar. the wheels on the van are plastic and the flanges are in very good order, the wheels on the wagon are metal flanges and are very good, what I do find amusing is the handbrake lever on either side which gives a lot of detail.
Yes Tiebar, the couplings are exactly as you describe them, it is strange really because although the wagon is showing signs of use, the couplings are looking unused and yet on the van the couplings are definately showing their age so with the wheels on the wagon and the couplings I am wondering if someone at sometime has had it "in the works" and replaced both ?
Anyway I am happy with it mind you I run it for a bit this afternoon with my 08 and those metal wheels "dont arf" make a noise. Lol.
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