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Peco 0-16.5 wagon kits. What are they like?

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#1 GWR88



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 20:49

Hi all, im wanting to restart my paused 0-16.5 layout and I need to get some rolling stock for it. I keep looking at the Peco side tipper OR-28 and the flat wagon OR-21. Are this kits plastic or metal and if metal are they any good or do they need lots of work to be useable?

Also does anyone know if Slimrails is still running as ive tried emailing and phoning but haven't got any reply which is a shame?

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#2 Dava



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 22:27

The Peco kits are a bit dated and crude from the 1980s. They are whitemetal and stretched to fit 016.5 and don't represent any prototype well.

Better plastic wagons are available eg the new Slaters L&B open wagons and from Slimrails. If they don't respond then you can message Roger on Finelines on this forum.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:35

The Peco van and open kits (OR24 and OR25, with the chassis OR-40) are very nicely moulded plastic kits which are L&B 4-ton prototypes. I've built a few of these and they go together very nicely with no fettling required. Can't comment on the whitemetal ones though!

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