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Wagons for Operations


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This post is an index to the wagons seen in operations on the Shelf Island railway as I am modelling it in June 2012. I get completely muddled by the Continental designations for wagons hence the photos here.

 

The railway has a connection to Network Rail, and the wagons for revenue-creating operations listed here run onto Network Rail metals. The railway also has  wagons of its own for strictly internal use. Some of these take advantage of the railway's larger loading gauge, but hopefully they still look at home in a supposedly British setting. Most of these wagons have their couplers in NEM pockets on close-coupling cams (the exception is the BG). I made this a rule for myself because the cams make trains look so much better and they still get round my radius 2 curves.

 

I will try to keep this list up to date. The main omission at the moment is some kind of open wagon to carry scrap metal away from the vehicle breakers. Other models I want to tackle are a BR courier van (from a Mk1 coach) and a fairly modest flat wagon to carry a road vehicle.

 

Some models have their own posts on my blog and for these, clicking on the thumbnail will take you to the applicable post.

 

Group A: Wagons Revenue Service

 

BYA covered steel wagon

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From a kit by British H0 Models


Habfis (F2) slide-wall bogie van

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Roco ready to run with detail parts added


Hbfis ferry van

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From an Electrotren model


ICA / Zanfs 90-tonne slurry tank

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Ready-to-run models by Modelbahn Union

 

Mk1 BG, newspaper conversion

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VGA van

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From an Electrotren model of a Hbillns 302

 

 

Group B: Internal User Wagons

 

AAEC container flat

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Roco ready to run with detail parts added


Tool van / track cleaner

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Roco RTR repainted


TSL Polybulk wagon

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Jouef RTR repainted

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I'm not sure what date is right for you but the current Modellbahn Union closed ferry van with sliding roof and ferry stake wagon are very nice models at an appropriate price. Prototypes disappeared during the nineties though. The MU blog post on the stake wagon. Disclaimer: satisfied customer.

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On 15/08/2021 at 22:06, readingtype said:

I'm not sure what date is right for you but the current Modellbahn Union closed ferry van with sliding roof and ferry stake wagon are very nice models at an appropriate price. Prototypes disappeared during the nineties though. The MU blog post on the stake wagon. Disclaimer: satisfied customer.

I have indulged myself in two of the MU vans and two of the open wagons. I think at least one of each would work as internal-user vehicles for the railway. I also have some of the Liliput stake wagons, and if I find myself wanting to customise a wagon then these were a lot more affordable and so less to 'spoil'.

 

I want to keep the layout looking British and I think to keep the balance right it would be best to make more models of British prototypes before I add these ferry wagons to the stock list.

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