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I was wondering if anyone can help me.

I am in the process of painting up some wagons to represent Kinneil Colliery wagons using Modelmaster decals. While they have a diagram for where everything goes on the sides, there is one decal which I assume goes on the end but for which there is no location shown. The decal is rectangular one half in yellow and the other in black. On the yellow half there is a black outline "C" and on the black half there is a yellow five pointed star.

Can anyone enlighten me as to what this symbol represented and where it should go. Information on which way round it should go, star to the left or right, would also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your time and help.

Roddy
 

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QUOTE (Roddy Angus @ 3 Mar 2007, 11:11) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Can anyone enlighten me as to what this symbol represented and where it should go. Information on which way round it should go, star to the left or right, would also be appreciated.

This is the 'Commuted Charges' symbol,it's a small c within a larger C in a yellow square, and it means that the owners of the wagon have paid a flat rate for their shunting charges,and it is sometimes accompanied by a small star to its right.

You really need a prototype photo of your chosen livery to work from here,- as it's position varied slightly according to the wagon livery,but [looking at the wagon broadside on] it goes in the bottom left hand corner,on either the first,second or third plank from the bottom,sometimes next to the end strapping,sometimes slightly further inboard....
 

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Thanks very much DS239.

They might have a prototype at the Scottish Railway Preservation Society museum at Bo'ness so I will try and get out there at some point. The information on what it signified was very helpful and interesting, thanks once again.

Roddy
 
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