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Are there suitable RTR models of these hoppers for the late '50s?

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Andy,
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Hi Andy

Now I have done a google search for these (hydrate hopper wagons canada and various other combinations) and it seems to be an expression not picked up by google because nothing seems to come up. How about offering up a link to a site with some pictures of the prototypes so that we can see what sort of wagons you are after?

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On one of my UK DVDs, there is footage of 9Fs hauling what the commentry says, hydrate hoppers/wagons over Shap. If it helps, most of the wagons had a tarp over them.

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Thanks for the extremely interesting link. Was BR anhydrite hopper wagons, not hydrate.

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Just to remind members and visitors that there are a number of hand picked links in the links section at Model Rail Forum. The link above happens to be one of them. We have provided links that are considered to be extremely useful for research. If you know of a good link then let us know and we will have a look at it. Or you can submit it yourself whichever is easier.

Now that we know what type of wagon Andy is talking about then I will look into it. Unless of course somebody else beats me to it with an answer!

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The link below takes you straight to images of the wagons. British Railways built a single batch of 150 wagons for anhydrite from Long Meg Quarry on the Settle and Carlisle. They are well known to enthusiasts of the line and were vacuum braked. Less well known is that some 'escaped' to work from Wellingborough in the mid 1970s. The N gauge society makes a kit available for these. Now I don't believe that anybody has ever offered these wagons in OO ready to run form. Does anybody know if kits are available or the best way of converting a ready to run wagon?

http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c27285.html

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Gary
 
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