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#51 beast66606

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 23:51

I'm documenting my local workings - which will include wagon numbers - and will make this info available some time in the near future.


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Posted 05 December 2016 - 22:03

Ben/Mike,

 

Thanks for the map/consists. It confirms my worst fears - that I'll need a rake of Hanson liveried ones. :)

 

Next question - the EOI form on your website - is this for N-gauge only, or should us OO-gaugers use it too?

 

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 22:29


Hi Adrian,

Thanks for the post. At the moment we are only offering an N Gauge model.

Once we have delivered actual models to 00 customers we will look at offering something else in 4mm.

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Ben A.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 16:44

The HOA is a fantastic announcement, core to my modelling interests and something I see virtually every day at work so a subject I know well.

It's interesting to see from the pictures that Dave posted of the Tarmac/ Ermewa batch that they have the same style buffers as the EWS type rather than the 'bread loaf' shape fitted to the Mendip/ VTG ones built at the same time.

Hi Paul,

At this time we aren't planning the unbranded ones as a stand alone, but we are looking at including blanking decals or rub-downs, since these are fairly visible my on the real thing.

But the first priority is to reach adequate expressions of interest.

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I don't know if it's something that can be reproduced on a commercial set of transfers but each of the debranded Cemex wagons is patched slightly differently and several have bits of the Cemex logo showing through the patch and it'd be a nice touch if this was carried across!

IMG_6540-HOA-320034.jpg

IMG_6541-HOA-320014.jpg

IMG_6543-HOA-320024.jpg

IMG_6550-HOA-320030.jpg

 

The map looks really good too, and like the TEAs and KFAs gives a good quick check of where they run. If you make any changes in the future, a couple of minor bits that may be of interest to you, the Whatley - St Pancras and Whatley - Hayes (same path, 10.37 away) is a Tarmac train, hence the use of DB wagons not Mendip. Also, the Mendip HOAs also visit Allington in Kent (ex Whatley), Wootton Bassett (ex Merehead) and could potentially (and probably already have) visit Stud Farm/ Cliffe Hill in Leicesteshire, thus. I have a consist of the Allington train that's 100% HOA.

 

Work beckons but I'll post up some more info on the trains around here when I get a chance

 

Jo

 


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 17:28

Hi Das,

I will dig out the magazine and have a look when I am next at home. Unfortunately I don't have it with me.

Cheers

Ben A.

Page 62 of 'Rail Freight Since 1968- Bulk Freight' by Paul Shannon mentions the Anglo-Scottish flow. It initially ran to Mossend (Presumably P D Stirling's terminal) then to Ayr; in both cases, the sand would have been carried onwards by road to Irvine. The flow ceased in May 2007. The customer would seem to have been the Ardagh Group, who mention on their web-site that they now use mainly cullet (recycled glass), rather than virgin materials.

Curiously, there had been a flow of sand from Mossend, using Polybulks that had brought lime from the Peak District. 


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 19:49

If the Peak Forest operation is still Cemex, then why have their wagons been debranded?

 

BTW, my understanding is that the Revolution wagon will have Cemex branding, it will be up to the user to debrand them, but having seen the real thing that would seem to be dead easy as they didn't bother to match the shade of grey they used to the original wagon body.

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 20:31

Hello all,

Thanks for the ongoing updates about the Scottish angle. There has also been more recently a flow from Shap Summit quarry to Mossend; I am hoping to get some pictures of this soon.

I am going to update the map to add the flow from Middleton Towers to Arpley/Ince as that's missing, and I will also make some adjustments to the Whatley traffic in the light of Jo's comments above.

Please keep the information coming; it seems these wagons travelled even more widely than we realised when we selected them as a candidate for a model.

For the Cemex models it seems easiest to produce rub-down blanking patches in a pale grey colour as an aftermarket product for those that want them; but they would also be a very simple mask/spray job too using Halfords grey primer. And any slight differences or errors in application would be prototypical it seems!

Cheers

Ben A.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 20:46

If the Peak Forest operation is still Cemex, then why have their wagons been debranded?

The wagons are now used on traffic from other places as well as Peak Forest, the repaints from EWS into Cemex livery, and the later patching out of it presumably reflects changes in the contracts with that quarry over the years.


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 21:18

The Cemex branding seems to have been painted out towards the end of 2008 (along with the similarly branded IIA wagons) according to my photos. And also when first delivered new in early 2007 the first 6 EWS Construction HOAs I saw were in traffic from Tunstead with the JMA hoppers on aggregates traffic these being noted being loaded at Tunstead after a long hike up on top of Great Rocks Tunnel hillside. These were 320006 / 000 / 015 / 004 / 001 + 002 followed by 8 JMAs on 18th February 2007. You don't tend to see many at Peak Forest now sometimes the odd one in the sidings next to the road but I haven't seen a full rake there recently most of the work being done by the HTAs now.

 

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:35


Hello all,

I have revised the map on our website to include Tunsted, the MIddleton Towers/Ince flow and the Tarmac workings from Whatley.

Having done a little more work on establishing the routes taken by the various flows I have tried to tidy up the Midlands, reflecting that the Peak Forest - Bletchley trains travel appear to travel out via the WCML and back via the Bedford link and the MML.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:56

For speed - as I have some family issues which is taking my time unfortunately - here are the basic train formations.

 

I've posted 6L39 (were appropriate) only - the 6M43 return would be the same wagons, possibly in a different order but the same vehicles. There are some other workings with HOAs mixed in.

Note they are all ermewa/Tarmac on the Trowse.

 

09 May 2016 - the first working of the HOAs to Trowse.

66138 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (10 PGA, 12 HOA (Tarmac / ermewa grey))

 

25 May 2016

66127 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (8 PGA, 1 JGA, 4 PGA, 10 HOA)

 

06 June 2016

66019 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (12 HOA)

 

13 June 2016

66138 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (4 HOA, 2 JGA, 4 PGA, 4 HOA, 2 PGA, 1 HOA, 1 PGA, 1 HOA, 1 PGA, 1 HOA)

 

16 June 2016

66176 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (2 HOA, 1 PGA,1 HOA, 1 PGA,1 HOA, 2 PGA, 6 HOA)

 

21 June 2016

66138 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (5 HOA, 3 PGA, 2 JGA, 8 HOA, 1 PGA)

 

27 June 2016

66019 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (3 HOA, 1 PGA, 2 JGA, 4 HOA, 1 PGA, 4 HOA, 1 PGA, 1 HOA, 1 PGA, 2 HOA)

 

29 June 2016

66114 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (7 HOA, 2 PGA, 4 HOA, 1 PGA, 1 HOA, 2 JGA, 2 HOA)

 

02 July 2016

66019 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:52) - loaded stone (2 HOA, 1 PGA, 2 HOA, 1 PGA, 8 HOA)

 

04 July 2016

66135 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (6 HOA, 1 PGA, 2 HOA, 1 PGA, 8 HOA)

 

06 July 2016

66019 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (1 PGA, 15 HOA, 2 PGA)

 

11 July 2016

66133 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (5 HOA, 2 PGA, 1 HOA, 1 PGA, 4 HOA, 1 PGA, 6 HOA)

 

13 July 2016 (ermewa/Tarmac HOAs)

66133 on 6L43, 08:55, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Kennett Redland Siding (13:50) - loaded stone (3 HOA, 1 PGA, 5 HOA, 2 PGA, 9 HOA, 2 PGA, 1 HOA)

 

14 July 2016

66059 on 6M43, 18:30, Trowse Yard Redland Siding - Mountsorrel Sdgs (21:52) - empty stone (4 HOA, 2 PGA, 9 HOA, 2 PGA, 1 HOA)

 

18 July 2016

66013 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (3 HOA, 2 PGA, 9 HOA, 2 PGA, 3 HOA)

 

22 July 2016

66056 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (9 HOA, 2 PGA, 1 HOA, 1 PGA, 6 HOA)

 

25 July 2016

66111 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (9 HOA, 2 PGA, 1 HOA, 1 PGA, 6 HOA)

 

29 July 2016

66013 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (5 HOA, 5 PGA, 5 HOA, 2 PGA, 1 JGA, 3 PGA, 1 JGA, 1 PGA)

01 August 016

66019 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (5 HOA, 5 PGA, 5 HOA,  2 PGA, 1 JGA, 3 HOA)

 

05 August 2016

66111 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (14 HOA, 2 PGA, 2 HOA)

 

08 August 2016 - first full rake

66041 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (17 HOA)

 

12 August 2016

66061 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (17 HOA)

 

16 August 2016

66040 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19 HOA), 66040 fitted with LED lights

 

26 August 2016

66014 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19 HOA)

 

01 September 2016

66014 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (15 HOA)

 

05 September 2016

66004 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (20 HOA)

 

06 September 2016

66040 on 4M45, 14:17, Barham - Mountsorrel Sdgs (18:18) - empty stone (14 HOA)

 

07 September 2016

66004 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19  HOA)

 

12 September 2016

66107 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19 HOA)

 

14 September 2016

66107 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19 HOA)

 

17 September 2016

66206 on 6L40, 04:52, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Barham (10:20) - loaded stone (14 HOA)

66206 on 4M44, 14:15, Barham - Mountsorrel Sdgs (19:26) - empty stone (14 HOA)

 

66068 on 6L85, 02:35, Arpley Sidings - Middleton Towers (09:25) - empty sand (2 EWS HOA, 3 "6955", 2 DBS HOA, 4 ex BLI HOA, 1 DBS HOA, 4  ex BLI HOA, 1 EWS HOA, 5 ex BLI HOA, 1 EWS HOA)

66068 on 6M89, 13:39, Middleton Towers - Arpley Sidings (21:05) - loaded sand (1 EWS HOA, 5 ex BLI HOA, 1 EWS HOA, 4  ex BLI HOA, 1 DBS HOA, 4 ex BLI HOA, 2 DBS HOA, 3 "6955", 2 EWS HOA)

 

19 September 2016

66128 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19 HOA)

 

21 September 2016

66128 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (14 HOA)

 

04 October 2016

66006 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (9 HOA)

 

06 October 2016

66112 on 4M43, 18:20, Trowse Yard Redland Siding - Mountsorrel Sdgs (21:17) - empty stone (20 ? HOA)

 

08 October 2016

66177 on 6L85, 02:35, Arpley Sidings - Middleton Towers (09:25) - empty sand (10 HOA - 3 ex BLI, 1 EWS, 4 ex BLI, 1 EWS)

66177 on 6M89, 13:39, Middleton Towers - Arpley Sidings (21:05) - empty sand (10 HOA - 1 EWS, 4 ex BLI, 1 EWS, 3 ex BLI)

 

10 October 2016

66115 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (20 HOA)

 

11 October 2016- (HOA - EWS)

66012 on 6Z43, 11:30, Trowse Yard Redland Siding - Wembley Eur Frt Ops Center (21:23) - empty stone (6 JGA, 1 HOA, 11 JGA)

 

14 October 2016

66112 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19 HOA)

 

19 October 2016

66100 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19 HOA)

 

24 October 2016

66084 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19 HOA)

 

28 October 2016

66100 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (8 HOA)

 

31 October 2016

66119 on 6L39, 07:46, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:37) - loaded stone (19 HOA)

 

04 November 2016

66147 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (13 HOA)

 

07 November 2016

66120 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19 HOA)

 

14 November 2016

66080 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19 HOA)

 

18 November 2016

66061 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (13 HOA)

 

21 November 2016

66025 on 6Z39, 12:05, Whitemoor Yard L.D.C GBRF - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (13:59) - loaded stone (18 HOA)

 

25 November 2016

66021 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (4 HOA)

 

01 December 2016

66114 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (9 HOA)

 

05 December 2016

66136 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (19 HOA)


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:58

Note - 6L85/6M89 are the empty and loaded  "Ince" workings - they go to Arpley and then to Ince on Monday mornings.

 

If further details are wanted for any of the workings please let me know, I've photographed most of the wagons on the trains.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:37

Hi Das,

 

What a fantastic resource - thanks for taking the time to compile that list.

 

It's great that for you can run authentic rakes of anything between just four HOAs and 19, mix in PGAs and JGAs, and for those with a little less space the average number of HOAs seems to be 12-14 which is a lot more modellable than many freight trains; intermodals and coal trains are usually significantly longer.

 

EDIT:  I have also added Arpley to the map for the Middleton Towers - Ince trains.

 

cheers

 

Ben A.


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 12:04

Todays offering

 

07 December 2016

66101 on 6L39, 06:37, Mountsorrel Sdgs - Trowse Yard Redland Siding (11:51) - loaded stone (14 HOA)



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 20:57

When the first batch of Mendip wagons was delivered in the summer, they ran as a block of 20 with 16 EWS HTAs on the Theale and Colnbrook trains.

As more HOAs were delivered the HTAs were stood down and the HOAs can now appear on any Mendip service, mixed in with the Mendip IIAs and older Hanson and Yeoman JHAs. The one exception that springs to mind are the sand workings in the London area - this uses a dedicated set of IIAs that can be differentiated from the others as they are VTG not Nacco owned.

Whilst the majority of Mendip operations originate from Merehead (AI, ex Yeoman) and Whatley (Hanson), other loading points for these services include Avonmouth, Machen, Angerstein Wharf and Cliffe Hill, in Leicestershire.

 

Any questions on the Mendip services, I'll do my best to help and give an answer

 

As promised, here's a few HOA heavy consists I've been able to research lately, with a mix of class 59, 60 and 66 haulage, depending what takes your fancy.

 
6O47 Acton - Ardingly (loaded ex Whatley via 6A20) and  
"6V60 Ardingly - Acton (empty, numbers reversed) 19/10/16"  
66055 Ex works DB Cargo red 
Load 18  "13 HOA, 5 JHA loaded and empty"
81706957112-0 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957114-6 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957111-2 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957113-8 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957110-4 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957105-4 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957107-0 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957108-8 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957101-3 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957103-9 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957104-7 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957102-1 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957098-1 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
17921 JHA ARC Hanson
19879 JHA ARC Hanson
19845 JHA ARC Hanson
19892 JHA ARC Hanson
17920 JHA ARC Hanson
  
6V18 Allington - Whatley 17/10/16  
66143 "EWS Maroon, DB sticker on yellow panels only" 
Load 19  19 HOA empty
81706957058-5 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957112-0 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957114-6 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957111-2 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957113-8 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957110-4 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957105-4 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957107-0 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957108-8 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957101-3 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957103-9 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957104-7 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957102-1 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957098-1 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957097-3 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957096-5 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957095-7 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957109-6 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957100-5 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
  
  
6M20 Whatley - St Pancras 17/10/16  
66207 EWS Maroon 
Load 20  "15 HOA, 5 IIA loaded"
33706955068-3 IIA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
320045  HOA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
320020  HOA EWS Construction
320002  HOA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
33706955099-0 IIA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
320054  HOA DB Schenker red
320011  HOA EWS Construction
320010  HOA EWS Construction
320024  HOA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
33706955090-9 IIA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
320015  HOA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
33706955095-8 IIA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
33706955100-6 IIA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
320030  HOA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
320044  HOA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
320056  HOA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
320065  HOA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
320038  HOA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
320034  HOA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
320014 HOA "Blue and grey, ex Cemex"
  
  
6B12 Merehead - Wootton Bassett 20/10/16  
59102 Hanson 
Load 19  19 HOA loaded
81706957053-6 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957075-9 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957082-5 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957092-4 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957083-3 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957088-2 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957094-0 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957090-8 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957080-9 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957069-2 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957074-2 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957086-6 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957063-5 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957085-8 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957076-7 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957087-4 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957056-9 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957084-1 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957091-6 HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG


6B12 Merehead - Wootton Bassett 7/10/16  
60091 DB Schenker red 
Load 19  "12 HOA, 7 IIA loaded"
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
37706955nnn-n IIA Mendip Rail/ Nacco
37706955nnn-n IIA Mendip Rail/ Nacco
37706955nnn-n IIA Mendip Rail/ Nacco
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
37706955nnn-n IIA Mendip Rail/ Nacco
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
81706957nnn-n HOA Mendip Rail/ VTG
37706955nnn-n IIA Mendip Rail/ Nacco
37706955nnn-n IIA Mendip Rail/ Nacco
37706955nnn-n IIA Mendip Rail/ Nacco
 
Finally, here's a picture of that last working, 6B12 to Wootton Bassett from Merehead with 60091
20161007-IMG_7296-60091-6B12.jpg
 
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 21:21

Very useful Jo, thank you.

Would love some Hanson JHAs too. Hint hint Ben and Mike ;)
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 21:30


Hi njee,

The Hanson (ex ARC) JHAs are attractive but the characteristic inside-bearing bogies present significant difficulties.

The only comparable bogies I am aware of in British N are those on the Voyagers, and have much more drag than the pin-point bearing types. This isn't a huge problem on a four car passenger train, where there are six trailing bogies, but on even a relatively light aggregate train of 12 hoppers you're looking at 24 bogies.

Cheers

Ben A.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 22:41


Hello all,

I have updated the map to reflect the additional Mendip workings from Angerstein Wharf, Cliffe Hill and Machen. It is getting pretty crowded around the London area so I won't be adding any more - I think the picture is pretty clear that these trains hit most, or all, of the freight routes across the capital.

I will say again though that when we selected these wagons we didn't quite realise just how widespread they are!

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 22:54

Hi there,

I've seen a few photos of consists which appear to include JGAs in what looks like a debranded version of the Buxton Lime Industries livery produced by Farish.

Is there anyone who knows the workings that could confirm whether or not this was the case as it'd make for an interesting combination alongside the HOAs.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 23:11

HOA

 

Hi there,

I've seen a few photos of consists which appear to include JGAs in what looks like a debranded version of the Buxton Lime Industries livery produced by Farish.

Is there anyone who knows the workings that could confirm whether or not this was the case as it'd make for an interesting combination alongside the HOAs.

Cheers

John

 

 

Not a Buxton lime JGA, but a debranded RMC JGA next to a HOA. Backing in to Peak Forest

 

JGA HOA.jpg

 

The train was quite a mix of hopper types.

HOAa.jpg

 

HOAb.jpg

 

HOAc.jpg

 

Ignore the file names - just my quick shorthand picture edit.....

 

 

Cheers,

Mick

 

 


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 08:39

Hi njee,

The Hanson (ex ARC) JHAs are attractive but the characteristic inside-bearing bogies present significant difficulties.

The only comparable bogies I am aware of in British N are those on the Voyagers, and have much more drag than the pin-point bearing types. This isn't a huge problem on a four car passenger train, where there are six trailing bogies, but on even a relatively light aggregate train of 12 hoppers you're looking at 24 bogies.

Cheers

Ben A.


Makes total sense, you've only got 3 livery options and more limited distribution too, plus no ARC/Hanson 59 haulage (yet!), so I think the HOA is a far wiser choice. I just like the JHAs!

Sorry, heading off topic!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:26

10th May 2013 at Westbury - Believe this was also the Whatley-St Pancras working but I didn't record it for sure:

66108_Westbury_10052013%20%281%29-L.jpgIIA_33706955069-3_Westbury_10052013%20%2


66108 (EWS)
IIA 33706955082-6 (patched Cemex)

HOA 320012 (patched Cemex)

HOA 320065 (patched Cemex)

IIA 33706955089-1 (patched Cemex)

IIA 33706955090-9 (patched Cemex)

IIA 33706955099-0 (patched Cemex)
HOA 320043 (EWS Construction)
HOA 320041 (EWS Construction)

IIA 33706955086-7 (patched Cemex)
HOA 320067 (patched Cemex)

HOA 320030 (patched Cemex)
HOA 320000 (patched Cemex)
HOA 320015 (patched Cemex)

HOA 320016 (patched Cemex)
IIA 33706955080-0 (patched Cemex)
IIA 33706955069-3 (patched Cemex)


 



 


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:40

At risk of dragging this OT again, but how do the TOPS designations work? I'd assumed the IIAs were repurposing of the ex-GBRF coal wagons, whilst those up there look far more like a JGA. Why are they both IIAs?

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:51

Anything with an I prefix means it is internationally registered (with a RIV number rather than a shorter wagon number used in the UK).  Many TOPS codes cover more than one type of wagon now, presumably because there isn't enough codes for all the possible variations.

 

There is a good description here: http://www.ltsv.com/..._codes_tops.php

 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 13:01

Tops designations work......irregularly. There used to be some logic behind the codings under BR but as things have evolved since privatisation there is less and less logic behind the codes, as reasons for decisions become irrelevant over time. You are better off not trying to understand the logic, some ways things are coded in 2016 are 'wrong' based on the original BR logic for example - including private owner bogie hoppers getting the code HOA!

I know that doesn't help much, sorry!

To your specific query:

IIA-A was used for some GBRF and Fastline coal hoppers (some since repurposed)
IIA-B was used for the above EWS (Cemex) and similar MRL aggregate hoppers
IIA-C was used for biomass hoppers based on the coal hopper design 

 


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